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buying aged domain - how do I make sure domain is good?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    I was searching for an aged domain on expireddomains.net
    I am confused about what things to look for. How do I know google looks at the domain as "aged"?
    on the website expireddomains.net it says the website's birth year is 2003. but when I go to netwrok solutions whois tool, it says the website was created 2011. why the difference?
    what things do I need to look at, and how do I make sure the domain is aged and good?
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Check in ahrefs.com and similar tools to make sure it had backlinks flowing to it up until it expired. Look at the backlink profile and make sure it shows relatively consistent growth. You don't want a previously spammed domain. That would have giant spikes and dips or long periods where links stop and short periods where they start fast..
     
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    Before buying an aged domain, make sure that you're in the right place (auctions often sold more expensive domains) and exercise due diligence to avoid fake PR:
    1. Check in Google search, simply key in info:domain. If the result in Google does not match with the description of the Aged Domain that you're planning to buy, then it's fake PR.
    2. You can also check the backlinks of the domain using Majestic SEO.
    3. Check its backlinks. You should target at getting at least 2 or more backlinks with PR that is equal or higher than the domain you want to buy. This gives you guarantee that the domain will maintain its PR in case one of the links was removed as the other link would be sufficient.
    4. Check if it has inner pages with page rank. You can use SEOQuake or Google search (type in site: domain name).
    5. Check if it has drops. If it has drops, then it's not a good buy.
     
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  4. Aedan

    Aedan Regular Member

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    No doubt this is good idea to buy aged domain but it require more attention because this is aged domain and you should to check either it was triggered spam in the past or not. If it is not spammed then you must buy it otherwise look for another one.
     
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    Martin1971 Senior Member

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    How importend is pa / da when it is pr4 and pa /da is 1 Is the domain still usefull for 301-ing?
     
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    jay yadav Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Check DA/PA Or Links..
     
  7. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    Always check everything out for yourself before purchasing.

    1. check registration date on who.is
    2. check how many owners there have been, also on who.is
    3. see if the URL is indexed by googling site:http://urlname.com
    4. check old content on archive.org
    5. check back links on ahrefs.com
    6. finally, check PR (try scrapebox or online tools)

    If it's 5 years old or more, had few owners, wasn't filled with spam content or links, has a decent PR and backlinks, AND suits your niche, you've got to buy it!