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Buying expired domain with high PR

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mr.Nick.., Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Mr.Nick..

    Mr.Nick.. Regular Member

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    Okay so I've found an expired PR5 domain with no drops, but I don't know how to tell exactly if it's real PR or not..
    I tried info:domain.com but it displays no results..

    and also, how can I remain that PR?
     
  2. Piscola

    Piscola Registered Member

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    To remain the PR, backlinks must remain, and that is impossible to tell if they will remain, in order to get better odds you should build the site related to the content which was before, that way your odds will be better. good luck
     
  3. Webs2Be

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    I agree with the above comment. In order to maintain that PR, you are going to need to add content and keep the site focused around the same topic that it was previously used for. Also, make sure your content is unique and not spun or copied as it will make it easier to maintain that Page Rank. Check out Archive or the WayBackMachine as well so you can take a look to see how the site was previously.
     
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    pooinmyloo Regular Member

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    Use Open Site Explorer or ahrefs and check what links are coming in. Do a little research on those backlinks and work out the PR of the sites that point to the domain that you bought. A chrome add-on would help with this.

    You could then use something like this chart to work out whether it's legit or not: http://www.smartpagerank.com/pagerank-calculation-chart.php

    No backlinks no real PR, or not a PR that will keep anyway. And as Piscola said, if it's a dropped or expired domain then you should still be able to see the backlinks pointing to it, if it's legit then get some content on it pronto.
     
  5. masush300

    masush300 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Totally agreed with Piscola
    :)
    bst of luck
     
  6. halfpoint

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    If it's not showing any results with an info: search don't buy it. As another measure, check it here: http://rankchecker.com

    Generally speaking, I like to see at least 1 page link that has an equal PR to the domain I'm buying.

    As in, in this case I'd like to see at least 1 PR5 link before buying it.

    Additionally, you want the good links to be ones that are not likely to be removed. For example, if you see a high PR link on a random deep page from a few years ago which is likely giving the domain its PR then that is a good thing as it's likely to stay up after you buy the domain and do whatever you're going to do with it.
     
  7. MarkWW

    MarkWW Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    It has nothing to do with the content. It all depends on it's Backlinks. Does the domain hold a PR5 and only has a couple PR3 backlinks? This means the PR will not stand after the next update.
     
  8. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    How can I tell if the domain has been dropped or blacklist?
    The expired domain I plan to purchase has infact expired for awhile, so it does make sense to be de-indexed anyways? (cant be found using info:domainname.com method)
     
  9. MarkWW

    MarkWW Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Yes google now de-indexes expired and parked domains. It will gain back it's indexing, rankings and PR (if any) after you send it live.
     
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    creativepotion Regular Member

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    How do you check if the domain has been dropped or not?
    And how does it matter in this case? I assume its pretty normal for buyer-A to not renew the domain, and buyer-B picks it up?
    It happens time to time?
     
  11. MarkWW

    MarkWW Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I never really cared about how often a domain was dropped. I believe you domaintools.com whois lookup can tell you how many times has the domain dropped.
     
  12. OldLord

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    Yes, check the backlinks. These are crucial to its place in page rankings so if you can find quality backlinks still attached it should be worth buying. However, I wouldn't ignore the issue of content either. If you can get some good content on there then that can help the traffic and make the site more credible. If it's well backlinked, buy it and set about putting quality unique content on there; it should be well worth the investment.