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Expired domain: 301 redirect or Wordpress install with backlink?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by qwazer007, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. qwazer007

    qwazer007 Newbie

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    Ok, Newbies first post so be kind!

    I purchased a couple of expired domains with great DA and PA, in the attempt to pass link juice to my money site. I had planned to do this with 301 redirects, which i believe i have set up correctly. (both do redirect to $$$ site but check on Moz's opensiteexplorer of my $$$ shows no backlink. Thought this was normal as have to wait for index but even after moz update still not showing

    1st site .htaccess

    Code:
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^expireddomain***co***uk [NC,OR]            *** replaced with '.' (newbie)
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www***expireddomain***co***uk [NC]         *** replaced with '.' (newbie)
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ (normal http start)***moneysite***co***uk/$1 [L,R=301,NC]
    *** replaced with '.' (newbie)

    2nd site .htaccess

    Code:
    RewriteOptions inherit
    
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*$
    RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/moneysite\.co\.uk\/" [R=301,L]
    Not sure as to why they are different, think i wanted to test two various .htaccess in case one particular way didnt?

    Alternatively i have been researching and wondered if installing wordpress onto each expired domain and then have a backlink and 301 in the header to $$$ site would be a better solution?



    (I'm a SEO newbie, and know this is inevitably an improper or inefficient method, just need a bit of advice or help!)
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2014
  2. RockstarSEO

    RockstarSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Forget SEOMOZ check with other tools. Also you could simply redirect it from your domain cp. why get a hosting account for a domain which you will be redirecting ?
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Don't waste your time checking for the 301 with Moz's tool it is super slow at updating. I would just check the 301 by manually typing it in and seeing if you're being redirected, if so you should be good. Also, I would say that the 301 is better than setting up a blog and putting a link on the page to your money site. I say this because, a single or few links is only going to pass a fraction of the link juice, where as the straight 301 is going to pass 80-90% of the link juice.
     
  4. jxiong2012

    jxiong2012 Regular Member

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    Quick question, do you need to do the 301 in htaccess or just using the godaddy 301 tool will be enough?
     
  5. qwazer007

    qwazer007 Newbie

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    I had read on here that although all three sites could be on one hosting package but I had also read that different referring IPs would be better in the long run. Correct me if I am wrong!

    Ha I thought that! After reading various related posts on here I decided to:

    1) Download a .csv from MOZ, each address of my expired domains that do not exist any more, but still have backlinks pointing to them.

    2) Install WP on both expired domains and using the ‘Simple 301 Redirects' plugin and its extension/add-on ‘Bulk uploader' , uploaded the csv of each expired domain

    Looked something like this:
    Non-existent page: ---------------- Redirect:
    / about / old-page***html ---------www***moneysite***co***uk
    / about / old-page2***html -------- www***moneysite***co***uk

    Again replace *** with a ‘.' Normal http start for redirects

    To avoid 404 errors and pass maximum juice I thought that this would be the most reliable option! Seems to work great when testing! - no idea if this is a decent solution though with limited SEO knowledge.

    I originally had 301s in each .htaccess file (see first post) but I didn't want backlinks to pages that didn't exist on the domains anymore to give 404 errors so I decided to go with the method above. Looking back I could have used a 404 redirect (again, no idea if this is suitable,or even viable option so seek further guidance from an expert) which would have saved me the hassle with the wp install, Moz download and then upload.
     
  6. RockstarSEO

    RockstarSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have seen people getting the 301 work even without hosting simply through the Domain CP
     
  7. bignose

    bignose Power Member

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    Of course having a whole site is much better than just 301. The site is your asset forever, even one-pager. A link from website is much more valuable than 301. And you never know how long yet G will allow you this redirect trick at all.

    So if you have resources - for site building, content, hosting etc. - build websites, it's no-brainer.
     
  8. rhinocat

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    Some using a host for 301 because they want to hide their 301 to search engine so that the competitor didn't track their backlink but if u don't have to plan to hide your 301 domain cp is enough