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Does Google remember 301 redirects after the source domain expire?

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  1. Sburator

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    Hello,

    I intend to buy some expired domains with good backlinks profile, in order to implement 301 redirects to several articles from my money site.

    My question is, after let's say a year if I stop paying for that domain, will Google still take into account those 301 redirects created?

    I know, the backlinks would disappear, but do the 301 redirects persist in the "memory" of google after that domain becomes expired again?

    Thank you very much
     
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    Typically, Google may reset the value of a domain name when it expires. But not always.. So , if it happens then Google may still show the same link for the articles and if you click on that article link, then it will show the domain is expired or something like this. So, if you still want to use those articles then you need to remove the redirect code from them. And after that you can also make you of GWT's feature "Change of address"
     
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  3. Pinktoe

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    I'm testing this right now... just to see how long it takes for it to no longer have an effect.

    I bought a domain a few months ago, that receives all of its juice from a 301 of a very powerful domain. The powerful domain just expired 3 days ago, I'm tracking its main KW, and it hasn't moved yet. I think it will start dropping in a few weeks. It will be interesting to see if it drops because of time, or because some one else will pick up the domain.
     
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  4. davids355

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    My guess is that it will drop - if you think about it, all the backlinks that point to domain a get forwarded to domain b when you do a 301. That means traffic, juice etc gets forwarded.

    If domain a expires then anyone or bot that follows the backlinks pointing to domain a will stop right there with a message about domain not found. They will no longer get forwarded to domain b so no traffic, no juice, no benefit.
     
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    Google will drop SERP as soon as they update 301 removal.
     
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    Of course the 301 will stop working.

    I've met a few people, clients, maybe 5 over a year, who claimed that once 301 domain is redirected, it loses all its power. Forever. So if the domain was redirected in 2005, it won't do anything today, not even as PBN, nothing.

    Let's just say, I don't have enough hands to facepalm enough over this.

    Sure, it may take a while until 301 redirect gets dropped, Google is quite slow in taking them into effect, but think of this logically.

    Yeh and also, majority of the domains were redirected at some point in their history, whether it was a parking page or a different website. Even though you don't see it in Archive.

    So yes, once you redirect the domain, you get a link juice. Once you drop the redirect, you lose the juice and everything is as before. End of story.

    Yeh and 301 redirects suck overall.
     
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