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301-ing expired high PR domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SuperNoobInc, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    So I found an expired high PR domain with quite a few backlinks.
    I am wondering if I can a buy that domain then 301 to my money site?


    After 301, I assume the link juice will then pass on to my money site then right?


    Thanks.
     
  2. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    In theory that is how it should work. I'll be curious to see what others have to say...
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    superNoobInc,

    If you had purchased this domain from someone before it had expired, then yes this strategy would work. There is some ambiguity now as to whether this will be true. An article from searchengineland reports that links pointing to expired domains are no longer given credit, at least by Google. It may also depend on how old the expired domain is (i.e. how long ago it was added back into the pool of domains)

    The article is old (2009) so things may have changed although I doubt Google would change things back to the way they were before.

    Here is a link to the article,

    http://searchengineland.com/do-links-from-expired-domains-count-with-google-17811


    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  4. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    Thanks for your input, Shawn.
    So basically, since those input are 2 years old, and we dont know if they roll back on these changes (or if it is true at the first place..)
    it has become quite hard to determine if it really helps afterall?
     
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    infoasian Supreme Member

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    That's not how it works. Expired domain will adopt your site's PR, so it will be diminished in value. Linkjuice will only pass on if your site has similar content as expired domain. However, it might be good for actual traffic. Some expired domains provide great traffic.
     
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    MarkWW Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    a 301 redirection is suppose to pass link juice and SERPs -- I just tried the latter and waiting for the results.