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Case Study - Expired Domains 301 Experiment

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoz87, Sep 2, 2019.

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  1. terrycody

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    Pretty slim case study, good share.
     
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    Nice share. Tks
     
  3. M4DM4X

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    Did use scrapebox to find your domains ? I am just starting doing this and it's promising, scrapebox is a beast
     
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    There is a really nice grey hat trick to boost your ranking faster and better than doing just 301 or build a site around it:anyway:, already given you a hint ;)
     
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    Great case study. Thank you for doing the experiment.
     
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    Great trick. Thanks. Would you recommend redirecting single pages that are not niche relevant my money site?
     
  7. KenWalker

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    whats the hint :) for us newbies
     
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    What if the domain is not indexed on google and has good RD, do you still think if i redirect non-indexed domain via 301 will it give the same power?
     
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    What is the hint build a pbn
     
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    Can you please explain your process of finding such domain? For us newbies its a good thing to get this sort of knowledge.
    Thanks
     
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    Expired domains are awesome. I've been telling it to my clients all the time.
     
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    Can youbuldate your rankings with in a few weeks? + if the redirected domains are still indexed?
     
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    Were the links pointing to inner pages or homepages regarding the redirected domains? and they were still indexed?
     
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    Firstly COngrats bro .

    I have few doubts in this.

    In your post you have mentioned that , the domains got indexed on Aug 10th.
    How they got indexed? You have used any indexer ?
     
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    Is ranking stable like the screenshot or have everything gone done?
     
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    Hey there

    I'd really appreciate your in-take on this,

    So I have a big money site, and I just got an expired domain which was live WITH TRAFFIC just a few months ago (no penalization, etc)

    The expired domain was literally doing the SAME thing my website does now (100% same niche), the content and anchor text profile are 100% relevant.

    However, it would take too long to set up redirection rules for each category / page,

    Would it be ok if I 301 all URLS from the expired domain (since the domain had MANY URLS, just like my current website has) directly to the home-page, and let it pass the link juice and authority to my internal pages? The idea here is that if I only redirect the root domain to my home-page, I'll be losing out on all the link juice the domain had before.

    My website already has traffic and good backlinks, this is just another business that I bought (domain) which didnt want to continue working in the same niche,

    let me know :)
     
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    Already gives a big hint, sorry i cant for the moment
    No, PBN are really good method if you have knowledge + $$$ to set them up, but this trick is just with the domain! search and you will find
     
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    okay then...too many messages...let me try to answer what i can :)

    in my experience 2 - 3 weeks. I recently did an experiment where 301 actually hurt the site's ranking. So i removed it after 2 months and the site start to climb back after 2 -3 weeks. but its slow.


    No traffic. They were very old expired domains.

    Well , I have done a couple of experiments with redirects. In one experiment, the rankings actually went down but in other case it gave a strong boost and the site's been ranking fine since 7 months.

    Yes.

    They were very old expired domains so few years back.

    Planning to add more. Infact already added 1 more :)

    You can search the BHW forum there are few guides. I used https://www.expireddomains.net/ plus i have access to ahref. These 2 are enough to find good domains if you have lots of time to waste :D:D

    You can directly redirect the domain from domain panel. I use namecheap and it offers to redirect the domain directly from its panel. So you dont need hosting to setup a site with an expired domain and then redirect it via htaccess

    Again, its too tedious for me. Plus i tried it with 3 domains and only 1 of them actually helped. The other 2 negatively hurt my site rankings.

    you have to buy/register/transfer domain to namecheap first. Here is the tutorial
    https://www.namecheap.com/support/k...x/385/2237/how-to-redirect-a-url-for-a-domain


    Yes it is but i dont use scrapebox anymore. I got bored :D:D

    Taarget same kw on the expired domain, let it rank organically and then redirect it ?:D:D
    or are you talking bout Niche Edits ?

    Yes as long as it has some good backlinks. worked for me. May be it worked for you as well :)

    Usually expired domains are non-indexed. I have worked with an expired domain that is indexed in Google and results are same :)

    Please search BHW. There are quite a few tutorials on how to do that. I usuaylly use https://www.expireddomains.net/ and Ahref/Screaming Frog

    Sure..Will update thread on Sep 30. Please do remind me.

    Fortunately in these 3 domains, all links are pointing to home. If you find an expired domain with links pointing to its inner pages, you might have to use htaccess to first redirect all inner pages to home and then redirect home to your target site


    They were expired domaisn but had links already...so all i did is set up a redirect and then get them crawl by Google

    So far it is good. Will update the rankings again on 30 sep. Please do remind me.

    I worked on a similar case and we redirected individual pages to similar pages and then redirect all other pages to home. So for example
    If my site has bluecolor.com/color-1
    and the expired site also has a page bout color-1 then its best to redirect that page to bluecolor.com/color-1 instead of home

    Ofcourse if its a huge site then it could be a problem. In that case 301 all links to an individual page on your site will be your safest bet. If that page starts ranking, then you can redirect that page to your homepage :)
     
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  19. budimanman

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    thanks for the share
     
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    I would like to see if your result is the same after 3 months time. 301's tend to give temporary boosts in rankings but please my dear sir..Keep us updated :) And of course...Thank you for sharing.
     
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