When buying an expired domain to use for 301 purposes, can someone answer the following questions to make sure I do this correctly: 1. Does it matter if what the domain name is at all? meaning does it have to have the keyword in it or anything. 2. Does it have to have backlinks, pagerank, etc already? 3. If I get a bunch of backlinks for it, and then point it over to the new domain, will it hurt the new domain? (I'm hearing it doesn't) A technique I was told was to buy and older domain then buy a shit load of links from fiver, and article submissions pointing to it, and after the links are found, 301 it to the new domain. All the while staying white on the new domain. What concerns me the most is if I get slapped by G with on the purchased, spammed old domain, will the offense carry over to the 301 domain?