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buying aged domain for 301 redirect

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    I am looking to buy an aged domain to spam the F out of it and redirect to a new domain. I have been looking at godaddy auctions and they have thousands and thousands of them.

    What criteria am I supposed to be looking at to make sure the domain fits this purpose?
    I have located a couple of domains from 15 years ago. They have zero backlinks. is that good enough?
     
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    Hi mate,

    The 301 redirect works great and is quite effective in ranking a website.

    Now my personal criteria for choosing a domain are the following:

    1. Use majestic to check if the site had any backlinks built to it in the last 5 years.

    2. Use waybackmachine to see if the domain was hosted and the type of content and website it had loaded on it

    3. Check to see how many times the domain has been registered and dropped

    Hope this helps!
     
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  3. nonai

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    Hi buddy,

    for #1, let's say the answer is yes. now what? let's say the answer is no. now what?
    same question for #2

    for number 3, I dont really have any questions, I will make sure it's never been dropped.
     
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    Hi Mate,

    In a nutshell, the results you find from #1 and #2 will give you some insight behind the history of your domain. However what you find doesn't necessarily insinuate that you should stray away from the domain, just be cautious to ensure that the domain didn't have 100k spammy links built to it 2 years ago.

    Let me know if you have any further questions!
     
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  6. nonai

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    I have another question.

    when I buy the old domain, should I put some content related to my niche, build some links to it, and then redirect?
    or should I redirect it immediately?
     
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    It depends. If the target url is a brand new domain, I would not immediately redirect it. The older domain may overrun the new one...and it takes a while to fix the new domain after that happens, because it keeps thinking it's the old domain name....
     
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    I personally am about to test using PR1 domains that have upwards of 1k backlinks and DA 35+. Word is heavy spam to redirects doesn't work as well as it used to. Instead guys are using quality high PR links to the redirects. My logic is if a site is aged, has PR, and has over 1k links, hitting it with 20-40 high PR links isn't going to set off flags nearly as fast as mass SPAM will.
     
  9. Ash2012

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    Cut out some time and do it in this order: Search Google for: site:domain.com to quickly check indexing. Then search the domain in majesticseo, ahrefs, seomoz, archive.org, toolspot backlink check, backlinkwatch, alexa. If you see a good solid backlink profile then go with it, if it's shit then cunt it in the bastard there and then.

    (The cutting out time bit is because I remember searching for domains and finding excellent looking ones only to find out they were bombed out of Google's existence - should have searched there first: see what pages are indexed and how they appear)

    The next thing to do is to re-create the site as much like it was (contentwise) before according to what you can find on the waybackmachine (avoiding any copyright violations) and leave it be. You will have a happy site with nice links sitting in your armory.
     
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    High quality links at the 301'd domain are the way to go.. forget about spam, I doubt it's effectiveness now.
     
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    Where's the best place to check how many times a site has been dropped? I keep running into subscription services when I've looked for this
     
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    You just look at the whois using domaintools.com