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301 redirecting an expired domain

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  1. Fakkard

    Fakkard Junior Member

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    Is it necessary that an expired domain should be indexed in Google to use it for 301 redirection? I bought an expired domain from a private vendor a couple of days ago and found it was not indexed in Google. If it is necessary, how can I get it indexed? Thanks in advance!
     
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    Choosing an old domain and get redirect by 301 is good for your site more traffic. But, you say that your old domain is not indexed by google. First of all you must check all the metrics of your old domain before you bought it.

    In some other cases, google will index the old domain again for some times. Using PBN links to get more traffic of your site and it tends to index your site by the google at fast rate.
     
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    Yes it has to be indexed. If it's not, there's a high possibility it was penalized by google.
     
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    Before buying a old domain from anyone you should check the metrics of your old domain
    If the metrics is good, you can definitely buy the old domain.
    301 redirect from old domain really helps to index your site.
    You can try link building to old domain. If it has good metrics it will be indexed.
     
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    Yes it needs to indexed and after 301 when the crawlers will crawl the link then results will show your other domain where this 301 is going.
     
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    That's totally not what he asked.

    That's entirely wrong.

    not what he asked, and good metrics and indexing are not related in this case.

    No it doesnt have to.



    I don't know how many people can be wrong at the same time.

    If your domain as good metrics and a good backlink structure, then it doesn't particularly have to be indexed.

    The fact that the domain you bought is linked by other domains will make google crawl it at some point. Then it will realize it has a 301 to your website and that's when you'll see the results of it.
     
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    When the crawlers will crawl the link then results will show your other domain where this 301 is going.
     
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    An expired domain will be most likely deindexed, not a rule but if it lacked a website for a while it wasn't crawled, thus removed from index.
    You can add a few articles, but make sure you include at least 1 youtube video in each one, post like 1 articles per week and let the domain sit. If you checked it for spam and it looked clean you should get it indexed, there is a small chance that the site got a penalty at some point.
    I bought a new domain at some point and tried for 30 days to get it indexed and then checked it's legacy and found traces of spam ;)
     
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    You're talking about dropped domain, not expired domain. If dropped domain not index on google, it can be index by google (if it has a good history and link profile) But if it's expired domain not index on google, there's a high possibility it was penalized by google.
     
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    No no and no. I'm talking about expired domain because that's what he bought and mentioned. An expired domain just means the owner didn't renew it. It also means it probably won't be indexed in google since the deletion period goes from sometimes more than 70 days, and if Google crawls during these days, they will just de index it because no content or no dns resolving.

    There's high chances that an expired is deindexed. penalized? you just check the historic on multiple sites and you'll get your probable answer.
     
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    Based on my experience, the 301 site does not need to be indexed. I have done quite a couple with good increases to my SERP rankings.
     
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    I think 301 redirect from expired and deindexed domain to new domain cause some problems.
    You can Re-create the website and get it index then do a 301 redirect.
     
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    Yes mate index the expired domain and then you can do 301 redirect to your site
     
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    At first,you have to index the site you bought and then make a 301 redirect to your site for better results.
     
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    Redirecting is a good move. unless it has good traffic and good profile backlinks.
     
  16. Fakkard

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    Away for a while and loads of useful answers. From all the info everyone posted here It's clear that Google bot has to visit the expired domain somehow, either from manual fetch or from the backlinks this domain already has. As most of the backlinks are still alive, Google will crawl the domain at some point, needless to create a website and get it indexed.