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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by vonSteinberg, May 11, 2014.

  1. vonSteinberg

    vonSteinberg Registered Member

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    I have just acquired a PR3 domain at an auction for a good price. The domain has a lot of edu links, including from stanford. However, when looking at it history it looks like it was dropped for a few months in 2004 and then re-registered by a domain brokerage.

    Since then, it staid in their custody as a parked domain, and recently it was redirected to their main domain.

    Looking at the PR, like i previous mentioned, it has a PR3.

    My question is, if those links are still valuable, considering it was dropped. If not, why does it still have a PR 3, considering it had no content and no new links?
     
  2. I Make Dollars

    I Make Dollars BANNED BANNED

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    Are you sure the PR3 is not a boosted thing?

    If the domain was redirected to a page with 1000's of other domains redirected to it the page its redirected to could well be a PR3. And when google accesses the domain and lands on a PR3 page, it gives the domain a PR3 rank.
     
  3. SkyrocketSEO

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    If it was redirected before the last Google PR update domain got the PR from the domain they forwarded it to. That's how people fake high PR
     
  4. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    This!

    Still, if the backlinks are still up, then it's not that bad. I hope you didn't pay too much at auction because the PR3 is most likely fake.
     
  5. fireexhautseo

    fireexhautseo Newbie

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    If strong pr passing backlinks still point to your pr3 domain, then there is a chance that it will retain its pr like it has done.
     
  6. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    Forget the PR. My rule for redirects is A. Is it redirected on the same site?, If yes go for it. B. Is it redirected to the same organization/site on another domain, OK maybe. C. Is it redirected anywhere not relevant to what the site was about. Dump it. Especially if the redirect was before the last PR update.
     
  7. vonSteinberg

    vonSteinberg Registered Member

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    I paid 130 USD for it, it has live links from 11 edu domains and 55 edu links in total.

    I was thinking to redirect it to a website, but im not sure what value it would bring now.
     
  8. vonSteinberg

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    I forgot to mention that before the PR update, the domain was 302 redirected to a PR6 website(a known domain broker), where it is also redirected now. Considering this, could be that the PR is still valid?
     
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  9. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    I think so, I am not 100% positive, you should wait for an answer from someone more experienced.