I've been planning to try 301 redirects for quite a while now and a few days ago I managed to gather a decent amount of money just for that purpose. Now, there's still one thing I can not totally understand about 301 redirects - and yes, I used the search function and I've read around 20 threads but I still can't understand this: If I find some good expired domains that are not indexed by google anymore can I just simply buy them and then 301 redirect those expired domains to my Money Site via the cpanel of my registrar [namecheap has this option] and then send some backlinks to the expired domain - would this work? Or do I have to buy the expired domain, host it, bring back its old content, send backlinks, get it indexed and then 301 redirect it? The second would be really time consuming (I know, I'm a bit lazy) and I still don't understand if that's actually needed or not? If the expired domain has to be indexed and I buy one that is still indexed by Google, do I still have to host it or can I simply 301 redirect it from my registrar's cpanel? My plan would be: money site < 301 redirect < sape links. I'm sorry for the idiotic questions, it's my first time trying SEO, been thinking of trying it for more than 2 years but never had the courage and the will to do it, focused on other traffic sources instead. ps: I'm trying to rank a kw with 18k MS and very low competition - I'm not interested in long term rankins because with the type of sites I'm trying to rank you get penalised sooner rather than later, all I want to do is churn&burn.