Ok, I'm trying to settle a debate on a few things, so I'm opening it to the collective wisdom of BHW, but I want to hear from members who have first-hand experience, rather than hearing what someone read on some guy's blog. ;-) 1) Expired domains vs new domains - is it really true that expired domains outperform new domains? My feeling is that it is almost impossible to find decent domains related to some niches (ex: oral surgeons, SEO, etc) that have a good TF/CF ratio. So, one is either left with the option of buying a decent, non-niche-related domain OR just buying a new domain. Yes, I know that you can get some decent stuff for over $1k/domain, but I am not sure it will necessarily outperform a new domain after a couple months. My feeling is that the new domain will take longer to rank, but may be on par with the expired domain within a few months if it is fed with decent content. 2) 301 or build a blog - Let's say you buy an expired domain related to your niche. Would you rather 301 it or build a blog on it, and why? Now, let's say it is an expired domain NOT related to the niche; like it used to be a site that built LED's and you want to use it for a site about oral surgery. Is it better to just copy/paste the old deindexed content on the site and plug a link on the homepage, or start over again with new content related to oral surgery. 3) How many hosting accounts are needed? I've heard it all...each domain with a new host to just put all on the same host. I know some guys use a CDN like Cloudflare to mask the IP. I know the questions are a bit general, but I'm trying to get some informative answers rather than sarcasm/snark because I suspect there is a lot of misinformation out there from people who don't actually work with PBN's on a daily basis.