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Combine two Domains/Websites or not?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by gluco3, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. gluco3

    gluco3 Registered Member

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    I've recently acquired two websites which I intend on flipping and selling for a huge markup one year from now. Both websites are forums and both websites are forums about the same topic.

    Website #1
    1 year old domain
    PR 1
    100+ visitors per day
    Very Little backlinks
    Poor SEO

    Website #2
    5 year old domain
    PR 0
    Poor Backlinks
    Unknown Visitors per day
    3rd page of Google for target Keyword Phrase

    The second website was actually a huge forum at one time. I knew the original owner and there were a ton of people visiting. Now it is dead and hardly anyone visits.

    Now, here is the problem/question. I have a domain with the keyword phrase that both of these websites target. My original plan was to merge both websites into the new domain and permanently redirect and do a change of address in Google. Any individual pages/threads that actually bring traffic would also redirect to the new location. However, I'm starting to doubt that I should merge website #2 since it has 5 years worth of age and was once large (so it obviously worked).

    Any advice?
     
  2. gluco3

    gluco3 Registered Member

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    Anyone?