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Are expired domains worth buying?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Zizou10, May 17, 2015.

  1. Zizou10

    Zizou10 Junior Member

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    Are expired domains with 40+ TF and CF worth purchasing? The domains I'm looking at have a lot of high quality backlinks. No spam, all natural. Are these worth purchasing? If so, what can they be used for?
     
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    they are used to build PBN's mostly and sometimes build out big authority sites. It all comes down to how good the domain is.
     
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  3. Zizou10

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    How would I measure how good the domain is?
     
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    pradep89 Power Member

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    just check link profile and PA DA and PR and if sites connected with big brands site its worth to buy and use as a PBN
     
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    Expired domains are great for PBNs

    I also purchase expired domains and build a new site on them. This way you don't have to worry about age as a ranking factor and most of the time they have a few good links already so thats a bonus.
     
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  6. Zizou10

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    Thanks guys. But how much should I spend on one of these sites?
     
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    searchengineland. XXX /do-links-from-expired-domains-count-with-google-17811

    According to that article Matt Cutts says:
    "There are some domain transfers ( e.g. genuine purchases of companies) where it can make perfect sense for links to transfer. But at the same time it wouldn't make sense to transfer the links from an expired or effectively expired domain, for example. Google (and probably all search engines) tries to handle links appropriately for domain transfers.

    Adding further, he said:
    The sort of stuff our systems would be designed to detect would be things like someone trying to buy expired domains or buying domains just for links."


     
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    TF40+ is something which is very rare, as per my experience these are golden domains, never miss chance to grab them. These domains are much better then trying new domain.
     
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  9. jo080711

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    Was this a joke? If so..good one! If not, do you work for google?

    First off, I'm amazed Barry & crew get their heads out of his ass long enough to publish anything. I wouldn't take anything from there at face value. And secondly, that article is 6 years old. You should know by now it is bullshit from all the people making bank by ranking sites with PBNs.

    I'd definitely pick up a TF 40+ domain. I can't say exactly what I'd pay for it without checking it out myself, but I imagine it would go for a premium.
     
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    If it has a solid backlink profile you can even rebuild the old website and it will start ranking again.
     
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  11. Zizou10

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    So does Moz PA and DA matter? Or is majestic TF and CF more telling of how good the domain is?
     
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    You'll get a different answer from everyone on this. I think TF is the best available of the metrics from Majestic or Moz. It isn't impossible to manipulate, but I think it's the best we've got. CF, PA and DA can be VERY easily manipulated. As a quick example - I have a test domain that I pounded with nothing but shitty GSA links. The only of those metrics that didn't go way up was TF.

    That doesn't mean you should buy just based on the TF though. What you really need to do is have a diligent look through the backlinks and check the site's history in Archive.org. I like to look at the whois info too - if it changed hands a dozen times there's probably a reason.

    It's almost more art than science. There really is no "if the DA is this and the TF is that you have a good domain". Need to look at everything as a whole and go with your gut.
     
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    definitely worth buying if the Tf is 40+ , such domains with a clean profile are rare to find.
     
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    Go ahead and buy it. 40+ TF is good, may be double the Backlinks profile again before buying it..
     
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    If they meet all the quality guidelines then yes, they could be used for backlinks, redirects as well as for money sites.
     
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    what does 40+ TF mean?
     
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    Avoid anything that is 12 inches and above

    Too Funny. It is special metric developed by leading Dallas SEO company
     
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    Good stuff as always, would read again
     
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    No doubt. It is good to buy, as long as its back links are not spammed.