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301 redirect an expired domain that was 302 redirected in the past

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by h1h1h1, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. h1h1h1

    h1h1h1 Newbie

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    I found a PR4 domain with a clean backlink profile in my favorite niche. The owner seems like he changed his domain and made a 302 redirect to the new domain. Since this is a temporary redirect I was expecting link juice and PR not to pass, but it did. His new domain has PR4 and shows the same amount of backlinks as the old one.

    My plan is to start a blog in this niche and 301 redirect this PR4 domain to a new domain that I want register. But since it had a 302 redirect already....I`m not sure if it will pass link juice or PR again..or if Google will start freaking out about it.

    My question to people that have experience with redirecting expired domains is: Would it make sense to buy the expired domain that has been 302 redirected in the past and now 301 redirect it to my "money blog" that i want to create? I don't intend to redirect more then 1 domain to my new blog.

    Any advice is welcomed.
     
  2. TeKn1qu3z

    TeKn1qu3z Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I wouldn't have the links going straight to your money site. Do tier link building with Web 2.0 sites
     
  3. h1h1h1

    h1h1h1 Newbie

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    @TeKn1qu3z thanks for the reply. Why not? If the backlink profile of the PR4 site is clean...and even relevant to my niche. (still doesn't answer my main question)
     
  4. h1h1h1

    h1h1h1 Newbie

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    anyone else? i would like to know what would you do instead of me...and why
     
  5. tony_d

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    It absolutely will re-direct the link juice. No issues there.

    And, some people like to buffer their 301's, and others (me included) have been known to point them directly at the money site. It's just a matter of preference, really.
     
  6. h1h1h1

    h1h1h1 Newbie

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    @tony_d thanks for the reply. but the 302 that happened in the past will not affect any of the 301 i intend to do now? since the guy has the PR and link juice passed already (or at least temporary)
     
  7. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If the older domain has way higher authority than the new one, the old one may show up in the serps instead of the new one. I've seen this time and again with new sites and 301's.
     
  8. SteveWaller

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    As soon as he let this domain expire, the PR and juice that was passing through his 302 would have ceased so I see no reason why buying this domain and then 301ing it to your new site will be a problem. Since this is a domain in the same niche, for all Google knows, the site has been rebranded - can't see why the existing backlinks would suddenly lose their effectiveness now.
     
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  9. h1h1h1

    h1h1h1 Newbie

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    I will buy it and do the redirect, I will also try to update here in 2 weeks time to let you guys know how it went.
     
  10. SEO Power

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    Check if the domain is indexed in Google by doing a search like this: site:domain.com. if it's still indexed, go ahead and buy the domain. A domain can still pass link juice even if it has been redirected before.
     
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