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301ing dropped domains

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sefi00, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. sefi00

    sefi00 Junior Member

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    Hey anyone with much experience of the effectiveness of this? Is all equity lost when the domain is dropped?

    Just to be clear about what I'm talking about:


    • a domain has some really nice links pointing at it, major news sites etc, and it's dropped.


    • Register it


    • 301 it to your root domain

    Will it pass any equity on?

    Thanks
     
  2. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I thought about doing this because I thought that even temporarily, even a small amount of the traffic that would of gone there, SHOULD go to you? If your site is relevant to the redirect dropped site, they may even just accept it as the new site and stay.
     
  3. SEOGrenoble

    SEOGrenoble Junior Member

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    301 transmit about 70% link juice. So you will rank (a little lower) on some keywords the dropped domain was ranking before.
     
  4. sefi00

    sefi00 Junior Member

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    Yeah no doubt about the traffic, that'll pass on no problems

    I know that's the case normally, but isn't the domain being dropped factored in? Sounds too good to be true
     
  5. WinningIO

    WinningIO Regular Member Premium Member

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    Yes, the linkjuice will pass but if it's an unrelated domain you won't rank.
     
  6. SEOGrenoble

    SEOGrenoble Junior Member

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    I mean, the dropped domain will reappear on the same keywords ONLY if you put the same content. Sure if it was ranking on "real estate (for example), and you the keyword "real estate" is not in the new content, you won't rank anymore.
     
  7. IMTopgun

    IMTopgun Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I use them mostly for the traffic but have not noticed that much link juice being passed.
     
  8. watsonovedades

    watsonovedades Senior Member

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    find relevant dropped domains with Scrapebox
    register them and 301 them to your money site or buffer sites
     
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  9. jayrat14

    jayrat14 Senior Member

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    it wont help in most case but give it a shot .. You never know what works for you in SEO
     
  10. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    The dropped part is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is it the domain was deindexed. If it gets deindexed it loses all the link juice pointing to it. Doesn't matter if you get it re-indexed with new content or whatever. Doesn't work that way. If it's been indexed the whole time, then yes the link juice will flow through the 301. And whoever said it won't help you if the anchor texts aren't related to your niche is totally wrong. The link juice won't be as relevant, but will still pass juice guaranteed.
     
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  11. SEOSPERM

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    I totally agreed with the Laubster -- Dropped domain doesn't affect to new money site, if you do it 301
     
  12. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    People forget to renew their domain all the time. No harm no foul, as long as it isn't dropped so long that the links fall away.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try it and report back the results.
     
  14. denimuntao

    denimuntao Newbie

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    It has happened to one of my site before, I got a dropped domain and all the link juice came back with it.
     
  15. linkking

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    I think you can use the expired domain for link diversification. If it is related to you niche or keyword then it might rank you for other keywords or long tail keywords.
     
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    denimuntao Newbie

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    How can I get ScrapeBox? Is it available for free or on discount here? Thanks for your help.
     
  17. sefi00

    sefi00 Junior Member

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    Get the fuck out
     
  18. kbklash

    kbklash Senior Member

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    Yes it does work. The hard part is finding decent expired domains only.I did it and got some success.
     
  19. sefi00

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    Did you use scrapebox like someone mentioned?

    I'm gonna give this a crack and report back in this thread.
     
  20. tony_d

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    I came to answer, but all I need to do is refer you to Laubsters post. He's 100% right.