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Bought domain that turned out to have 0 TF

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Maser, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Maser

    Maser Registered Member

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    Bought a domain earlier that on the historic has 19/14 TF/CF at root and 15/6 at www but didn't notice until I'd already paid the broker (not much at all) and registered it that the fresh is 0/4 at the root and 0/10 at the www

    It only has 3 ref domains and lost 1 of those on the 9th of Sept

    I was thinking of building out a bunch of social profiles so I could get at least get TF up to 10 and get some use out of it?

    There's no spam history or problems in wayback
     
  2. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    I don't want to sound like an ass, but, I guess the lesson simply is that you should check it more thoroughly next time before buying :)
    Just be thankful that it wasn't a $900 domain that turned out to be 'not like the picture on the box' :)
     
  3. Maser

    Maser Registered Member

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    Yeah, I meant to post "take it as a cheap lesson learned" also.
     
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  4. Examiner

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    Do proper research before purchasing any domain. Always go for domain having 35+ ref domains.
     
  5. GoGetRanked

    GoGetRanked Power Member Premium Member

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    reminded me of my ebay days .. :) .. i once had a guy try to scam me by writing a whole shitload of content on the ebay ad about cisco routers .. about this particular switch .. etc etc ..
    and there was even a pic .. i think it was like 6500$ sup720 or some other line card for the 6509 chasis
    anyways .. in the end just before the last line .. "* please note you are bidding on a PICTURE of the item "

    :) was fun trying and getting money back from paypal on that one.
     
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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    We've all made mistakes when buying PBN sites. Examples: not indexed, fake PR, historic vs fresh CF/TF, thinking high PA/DA means shit, spammy backlinks/anchor texts.
     
  7. SocialMediaManager

    SocialMediaManager Elite Member

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    Lesson Learned Move on
     
  8. Walt Heisenberg Jr

    Walt Heisenberg Jr Registered Member

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    Just take it as an experience and move onto buying more domains while learning from your mistakes.
     
  9. spurge0n

    spurge0n Junior Member Premium Member

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    Majestic SEO defaults to fresh. Why would anyone check historic?
     
  10. Maser

    Maser Registered Member

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    Probably didn't make it clear when I made the initial post. I actually paid before I even checked the stats, just assuming it would be as advertised I guess.

    Dumb, I know. But now I guess I have a clean domain that I can use for testing things on. :)
     
  11. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    This. Why would you focus on historic index?
     
  12. Maser

    Maser Registered Member

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    That's the numbers that were quoted to me and I stupidly paid before verifying.
     
  13. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Well, you learned a valuable lesson, I hope you didn't pay too much for it.