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Expired domain 301s from competitors - dumb or ballsy?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nobodyelsein, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. nobodyelsein

    nobodyelsein Regular Member

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    I've been formulating a plan in my head to use scrapebox to look for outbound links to expired domains. I would be using the linkfromdomain: footprint to scan all the top ranking sites, and then if the back links of expired domains the competition links to looks good I'll register them and either 301 them to my site or rebuild the expired site using archive.org

    Now is this an audacious plan or a dumb quick way to alert my competitors to the fact I'm messing with them? I ask because in theory if I 301 the expired domains my competitors will in fact be linking to my site!
     
  2. Ch3Mik

    Ch3Mik Registered Member

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    Well, that's something I like to do. And I wouldn't worry that much about it, because if those links are broken, I'm sure they have been broken for a while (months at least) and no one noticed it.


    Your worst scenario: they notice those broken links and they are removed. But as you said you are only registering domains that "look good", losing one backlink shouldn't be a major problem :)
     
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  3. quietlearner

    quietlearner Junior Member

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    If they haven't noticed yet that their redirects are broken, don't expect them to in the near future. What would it matter if they're alerted that you're doing this? They would just change their links.
     
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  4. nobodyelsein

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    Great! Thank you!