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Alert! Help! Should I be excited or...?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Massacre, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Massacre

    Massacre Regular Member

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    Long Story Short

    I am starting an Amazon affiliate website - reviewing the products of one niche.

    BOUGHT DOMAIN, RANDOM ONE. well, not so random it's "[niche]+1word".com

    I'm basically in the middle of just uploading the content and once I do that I will start doing off-page SEO.. To say shortly, I was set already to launch the website.

    and this evening, I just installed one of the SEO extensions of Chrome which accidentally showed to me that my WEBSITE has an ARCHIVE.com snapshot capture.

    SO, "[niche]+1word".COM, back in 2014, was doing the same I was going to do - reviewing exactly the same niche with the same products.
    Basically, I ended up having unique content back from 2014. And it seemed the whole big website around 20 product reviews with all those website filler contents.
    I have checked the plagiarism of few of them and apart from few sentences they are all UNIQUE. I just checked this to see if the previous owner just changed the domain to another one.

    It's really weird why he abandoned the website. Later in 2014, he seems to be redirecting the website to same domain name but .INFO. but that is dead as well.


    So my question, am I freaking lucky and I should kiss my own ass or it means that the website didn't work normally and he suspended?
    What would you have done in that case? btw, I'm in no way going to give up as I have devoted alot of time to this website, but still would be glad to hear your opinions. Moreover, when I basically ended up having thousands of unique content free of charge lol


    P.S. not a short story it turned out
     
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    nikchaing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    does it have links still?
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There's a reason why they abandoned the domain.

    If this domain isn't spammed to oblivion, then it's generally good news to find aged content for it.

    There's only one way to find out, you're gonna have to put it up and see how it goes.
     
  4. biolitfoosy

    biolitfoosy BANNED BANNED

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    Check if its blacklisted or not before you get excited.
     
  5. Massacre

    Massacre Regular Member

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    I checked the plagiarism for the content with one website, but want to check with few ones to be sure they are unique and not used on another websites. So can you give me some trustduplicated free dublicate content checker website, please?
     
  6. Massacre

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    no idea to be honest. I just discovered it, didnt have idea till now

    So, no way of checking the domain's history somehow?

    How to check it? please advise.


    But the reason for abandoning might have been as well that they couldn't rank.. or something. It's also a possibility.
    As for my keyword, I'm going to rank my sire, I'm sure it's rankable in perspective, as I've purchased it here from a guy that I trust with a bunch of metrics.
     
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    There was one guy that didnt make money with that domain....now there will be 2
     
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    Try http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/ it is free
     
  9. Massacre

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    I will make it, I'm sure ;)


    Just checked the backlinks with http://smallseotools.com/backlink-checker/
    there is 59 backlinks and mostly pinterest and few web 2.0. Nothing spammy I can see

    But for instance, when I got to Pinterest links, I can't see even an URL of my domain, lol

    Thank you, I will check few of them now


    It's strange, why would someone redirect .COM domain to .INFO one.. unless he couldn't afford the COM domain lol


    @bartosimpsonio Do I need to check anything else than Backlinks to see if the domain was spam-abused?
     
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  10. Disloyal

    Disloyal Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I advise you to give Ahrefs or Majestic a shot, so you can really do some analysis.You won't get far with those free tools.
     
  11. DeadJoe

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    Dude, did you add it to WMT? see if there's a penalty.
     
  12. Massacre

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    https://ismywebsitepenalized.com/ shows it's not penalized.
    Basically, I got 8 pages of my new content already indexed in the Google, so I doubt it would have happened if it was penalized or something.
    btw, I didn't want those 8 pages to be indexed as I'm going to change them:/
     
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    Of course there is.

    If you're not sure, you can hire an expert to perform due diligence for you.
     
  14. Massacre

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    Well, I am going to give it a try

    As far, I checked it with few tools and the backlinks come with the same quantity, thus, I don't see that there are some spammy links, at least for now.
    Moreover, the domain has been dropped in '14, so it's been a while, even for a google penalty if there was such.

    But honestly, I don't see why would anyone abandon such website with such content.. unless he/she didn't have money to pay domain/host expenses before ranking, either he/she couldn't rank it or he/she passed away.

    Any more ideas about this will be appreciated.:)