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Been away from SEO for 4 years....authority web 2.0 vs expired domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jamie3000, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. jamie3000

    jamie3000 Senior Member Premium Member

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    This is my first post so don't rip me apart too much :p

    I used to be quite into SE0 while in uni (aberystwyth if you care) and had a fair bit of success considering the few hours I put in. However I left uni and went into the typical boring corporate 9-5 finance software development job. I've got some more free time now and want another SE0 project, I've been reading up on whats changed as much as possible. Wow! 4 years is a long time in SE0! However the fundamentals seem the same. I've read some great stuff on here so thought I'd put this question forward....

    What do people prefer over authority web 2.0's blogger/wordpress etc vs expired domains on their own hosting for building private blog networks? The whole, "google trusts YOURSITE.blogger because its on the blogger domain" thing I don't get because I always thought Google treated sub domains as completely separate sites?

    And I know this question depends somewhat on what expired domain you can snatch up (PR/Trust etc).

    Perhaps a healthy mix would look more natural in the eyes on Google?

    And for your expired domains do you just do a 301 in .htaccess or do you place some content and a single contextual link?

    Any input/advice would be great!
     
  2. leobar

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    hi and welcome back!

    4 years ago things were simpler, but somethings haven't changed at all.

    there is no exact formula for ranking.
    personally i prefer PBN, mixed and look natural links.
    keyword diversity, web 2.0 , old domains, new domains, high pr blogs, low PR blogs. keyword link, synonym link, long tail keyword link, link on sub pages........
    what have changed is social media impact. if u want it to look natural, grow a fan page while implementing backlinks. get fans - add backlinks - buy traffic -add backlinks.
    content also and in page SEO is very important too.

    if you going for short term results, there are still some blackhat techniques that you could use.

    Best wishes.
    Leobar
     
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  3. jamie3000

    jamie3000 Senior Member Premium Member

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    thanks for the great answer! I've found tiered link building particularly fascinating. Basically obfuscating black hat techniques so they look white. Have you experimented with GSA? I used to use scrapebox for both black and white, worked pretty well when used correctly.

    I've been studying some of the big players in the niche (that I know only use white hat) I'm thinking of targeting. I've been looking at how the link anchor text and even link type (text/img) varies. Number of do follow vs follow etc etc. Going to try and emulate theirs. Looking natural is the key I believe :)

    Very interesting how much social signals effect rankings now. Do you have any rough idea of their weight?
     
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    Expired Domains any day. But I do both.