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Can I rank with a DA of 17 on a medium competition niche?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CSergiu, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. CSergiu

    CSergiu Newbie

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    I'm planning on buying an expiring domain and I'm wondering how hard it would be to rank. The root domain is 7 years old, has PageRank 6, about 500 backlinks from 11 domains and a DA of 17. The backlinks are in good standing (no spam whatsoever)... other than that, can I check somehow if it has been penalized by Google in SERPs or something like that?

    Thanks, this forum is a goldmine :D
     
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If its backlinks are clean and if it looks good in the waybackmachine its a good sign.

    If you can rank it or not will depend on your seo skill and the site you build.
     
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  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You can check if there have been any manual penalties applied to the domain by using the manual actions section of the Google Webmaster Tools (penalties can expire and be removed).
     
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  4. redbandit

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    is the domain you are building in the same niche?
     
  5. smartboyhere

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    If the domain have clean baclink history.. Sure it ll help to rank easily..
     
  6. WritersBlok

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    I've always felt PA holds more importance, especially for short, specific keywords.

    But I'd imagine it's totally possible.
     
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    Doesn't sound impressive to me unless the domain has decent niche relevant backlinks.
     
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    500 backlinks from 11 domains and PR of 6.

    Says it all.
     
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    I have a question . Is the domain you are developing in the same niche? If the domain have clean backlink history.. definitely it'll help to rank easily and faster..
     
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  10. CSergiu

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    You mean the PR is fake? Maybe they faked it.. but I know that Google hasn't updated their public PR since December 2013 :D

    Yes it is in the same niche and the anchors used are for the same niche as well.
     
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  11. CSergiu

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    edit: delete this post pls
     
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  12. GVSET001

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    it depends on your onsite SEO and link building strategy.
     
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    It depends on many factor like, Your SEO ability, Website Quality, Competitors website authority/quality etc.

    check yourself if you can beat them.
     
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    ok Thats Great.. now its cleared to me..