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A few questions about How To use Expired Domains for PBNs

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by worldatlarge, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. worldatlarge

    worldatlarge Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello, I was hoping I could get some advice on the "best" way to use expired domains to build a PBN.

    • Is it OK if the expired domains have been expired for several years? (Assume they have some good authority backlinks that are still live, but that things like DA, PA, etc. do not apply)
    • Would it be "best" to try to duplicate the old website as closely as possible (using archived web pages from the old site)? -OR-
    • Is putting some new content (like articles) on the old domains as good as duplicating the old site, or is it not as good?
    • Assuming I only want to link to a single money site per old domain, I will not sell links, where is the best place to put the link to the MS? If I duplicate the old site content, should I work the link to MY site into the old content somehow, or create new content (like an article) and put the link to the MS in the article?

    Thank you!
     
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    as far as i know..

    1. yes it is as far as it has good metrics
    2. i am not sure y ru doing that..
    3. new content is always good.
    4. 1 MS and few authority sites are good to go.
     
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    1. Yes
    2. Useless except if you dont want to put money with new content
    3. New content
    4. Hp link
     
  4. SEOTraveler

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    Expired domains with good metrics are great to have, and they could pick up PA/DA once its back live in operation. You may want to duplicate it to retain existing backlinks, but if its has been expired for a while, I wouldnt think that would matter.
     
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    I'd duplicate the old sites until you decide what you want to do so the back links don't get remove. If not, do a wildcard redirect to the homepage.
     
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    If the domain has been deindexed for a longtime it will have lost the value of any good backlinks pointing to it.
     
  7. worldatlarge

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    Well thanks for the replies... I got some different opinions on the "should I duplicate the old website" question.

    It seems like if there were a semi-automated way to duplicate the old website via the internet archive (wayback) machine, then I could easily duplicate the old website and at least get it up and running, until I decide what else to do with it (like add more content, etc.)

    Is there an easy way to go to the wayback machine and duplicate the website?
     
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    I tend to agree with you (despite me being a beginner). For everyone else's information, the site I am referring to was an expired domain I got from macdonjo3 via his service. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...beat-com-techcrunch-com-nytimes-com-more.html

    The domain that I have was for a very legitimate company, and most of the old website is still available in the archive. My gut tells me I should duplicate the old website, at least for now. It's not like the website was a little blog with 1 article, it was a very legitimate company.
     
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    Don't listen to this - it's plain wrong. How do I know? I test!
     
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    I am also looking for some info for the same topics sorry to ask on this thread.

    I bought two PR 3 one domain was from cosmetics niche BL profile and other one is on real estate niche BL profile. But I want to post new content related to home needs products review content. Will I able to rank my MS by posting content on expired domains which is not related to the niche
     
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    nikita12 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    One thing to keep in mind that a lot of PBNers don't think about is this -

    All domains that have expired for a while will naturally get de-indexed from the search engines. Now, there is no way to really tell if the de-indexation is due to the domain having expired or an algorithm/manual penalty. So what I suggest you do is put up a single page website on the domain and wait for a while - generally 2 weeks. If the site gets indexed within the two weeks, then you can continue to build content on it. If the site does not get indexed in 2 weeks, then it may not be worth using.

    Important: till the site gets indexed, do not link from the expired domain to your money site. You definitely do not want to bring a penalized domain into your PBN.
     
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