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Buying Expired Domains For PR And Age Questions

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by HelloInsomnia, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The domains I'm talking about are expired and are out of redemption so you can hand register them. Will they lose PR on next update for sure - even if they are still indexed? Is it possible to preserve that PR? Same question but with age - is G just looking at age in terms of date first indexed or are they going to see it was old but then expired and is a new domain?
     
  2. TheMatrix

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    The best way is to see the site in web archive or majesticseo, and try to recreate the site as it is. Use WP to create old, indexed pages. Do some backlinking as well.
     
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  3. themidiman

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    As Matrix said, your best bet is to recreate the old content. If there is no record of old content, I wouldn't register it.
    It really is hit or miss though. I have had some that keep their PR through the next update, and some that lose it a couple weeks after registering.
     
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  4. Kikerinka

    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    With 99% probability, the PR will be 0 once you buy a dropped domain. Then, with 95% probability, the domain will not gain its PR back with the next update.

    If you want to be sure that the domain keep its PR, you should go for domain auction.
     
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  5. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm not looking to recreate the site - I simply want to buy them and I'd like to be able to hang on to some of the PR if possible. I don't mind if a 5 drops to a 3 but I do mind if they are all going to go to 0 next update.

    I buy domains from auction now and those usually work out I was wondering if it would work the same way with the ones that fully expire.
     
  6. HarrisonHill

    HarrisonHill Regular Member

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    PR totally depends on backlinks. So just check backlinks to domain and check if they have PR backlinks pointing to it.
     
  7. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for the terrible advice and misleading numerous people. Why do people post when they have no idea what they are talking about?

    Anyways, for some truth, instead of talking out our asses....
    Assuming it's a quality domain, ie quality backlinks, it's PR will come back in a week or two, and should stick, or change appropriately the next update.
    You have to keep in mind some shit sites get PR with like one incoming link, or some sites might have a PR3 because a PR4 or PR5 site linked to it, but that site might have removed the link once the site was expired, so the PR might drop.

    I have DOZENS of expired PR sites that retained their PR.
     
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  8. brainstorm1

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    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I have a question along these lines.

    I have an aged/indexed domain that I got about a week ago. Within 4 days I had an indexed page from my site that I am building, but the other 8 are the old pages.

    Considering I am still getting backlinks / referrals from the previous site, should I create pages with those same URLs even if I have different content? Is that what you guys mean when you say re-create?
     
  9. deusexmachina

    deusexmachina Newbie

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    Here's my strategy.

    I buy the domains

    Setup wordpress

    404 Redirect is a plugin in wordpress

    It automatically registers all 404 error when google spider tries looking for pages that "don't exist" anymore --- it then creates a 301 redirect to the homepage for those nonexisting pages.

    Helps retain + save all that link juice.

    Strategy works well!!!

    -Press thanks if you find this useful!
     
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  10. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    Happy to see people that know wtf they're talking about. All this rebuild content shit and look at waybackmachine nonsense is silliness. Set up the 301 redirect for 404 errors and build whatever the hell you want to build on it.
     
  11. jon_xx_x

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    If you can make it useful, I would. If not, use the other methods above, and just do the redirect. I use a plugin called linkjuice keeper for wordpress, but I can never seem to find it anymore in the plugins section. The 404 redirect plugin above is probably identical. Or just create your own.