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Expired domain or new domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johndea, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. johndea

    johndea Regular Member

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    If I want to start a new niche site for money-making, and want it to rank high, should I purchase a new domain name for it? Or should I purchase an expired domain?

    I understand that a domain name that is old has higher SEO value. But if it expired and then I buy it, does Google treat it as old or only as new as when I bought it?

    Is an expired domain worth the money?
     
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    Chrisss Senior Member

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    If you are able to find a old domain, that has a record within the same niche you are looking for, then buy it.
     
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    richtop123 Newbie

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    old domains usually perform better in google rankings.
     
  4. johndea

    johndea Regular Member

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    How / where do you buy an old domain for not much money?

    If you buy an expired / expiring domain through Pool, I think it resets the age in the whois. I have one domain I snatched through Pool, and when I look at the whois information, it says it was "Created On" the date that I snatched it, not the date it was originally created.

    So how do you buy an old domain for not much money?
     
  5. mrclean

    mrclean Newbie

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    "old" domains do NOT perform better just because they are "old". That is the BIGGEST myth in the expired domain game. The only way they would perform better is if they had existing in-bound links preferably with high PR.
     
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  6. johndea

    johndea Regular Member

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    I chatted today with a friend who is an experienced SEO. He says that if the domain drops and you buy it (e.g. through pool or snapnames), that google knows. So if you want an old domain, it has to be transferred to you by the buyer. For example, you can actually simply contact people and try to buy them.
     
  7. healzer

    healzer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Expired domains are sooooo ... pre-panda :p
    don't really waste your money on them