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Did i snatch a nice domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by usong725, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. usong725

    usong725 Regular Member

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    I noticed this dropped domain "exacthospitalname.com.xx" when i was checking my PR1 health niche blog last month. It turns out that it is the previous official site of a tertiary hospital here in my city.

    As per my checking, the oldest record (backlink) i could find is 2006. Oldest record in wayback machine is 2007 but it seems it was dropped in late 2010 and was replaced with "exacthospitalname.xx" til Aug this year 2013. Because it was again replaced with a shorter name "hospitalcom.xx". Since 2010, it was not registered again.

    The nice thing about this is that the link in all those pages (gov.xx, edu.xx, .org, etc) referring to the old and original domain were not updated and changed with the current domain. Even its own wikipedia and facebook page were not updated.

    Here are the other details i found:
    PR - 4 (with www in URL) / 0 (with out www in URL)
    DA - 21
    PA - 34
    MozTrust - 5.23
    MozRank - 3.97

    Backlinks:
    .gov.xx - PR2
    .edu.xx - PR4
    .org - PR4
    wikipedia.org - P3
    hotel homepage - PR5
    facebook page - PR3
    wikimapia.org - PR1
    sites with hospitals list - PR2

    So i just registered it this morning for $30. But now im not sure what is the best action for this domain.

    If i 301 redirect it to my blog site, will it pass its authority/juice/rank?

    Or is it better to just build content and put a link to my blog site? The domain has no "hospital" in the name but has a related word + my city in it. So if ever, i can build a directory of hospitals.

    Any suggestions? Thanks
     
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  2. netmatrix

    netmatrix Regular Member

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    If you want to have a better chance of keeping the links, add content to the site rather than redirecting it.
     
  3. usong725

    usong725 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I had since then removed the 301 redirect and built the site using the content found in wayback machine.

    I am now getting an average of 50 unique visitors (150+ page views) daily from organic search results. According to google planner, monthly exact search for the hospital name is 1600.

    The site is either #1 or #2 in google, yahoo and bing. With its own wikipedia page (PR3), wikimapia (PR1) and facebook page (PR3) in #2, #3, and #4 spots. It is also getting a lot of traffic from the google map.

    And since my main site is part of the navigational menu (backlink), it is getting a lot of referral traffic also. :)