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Expired Domain Ranking

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by radichone, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. radichone

    radichone Registered Member

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    Hello
    I have bought an expired domain that previously was Number 1 on Google.
    How long will it take so the domain get the same ranking again after recreating the website?
    I know nothing is guaranteed but considering Google will give it the same ranking, what will be the period?
    Thanks
     
  2. tiiberius

    tiiberius Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If the domain is truly expired (deleted) there is a great chance Google devalued its backlinks. In that case you'll have to start anew.

    It might not be the case tho.

    Do as you say and re-create some (or all) of the pages you'd like to see ranking using WaybackMachine. Make sure it gets crawled.

    Then wait for the effect.

    If the domain still has it's previous authority you should see positive results quite quickly.

    If the domain is an EMD and that's the keyword you're after there is a possibility of penalty and that's also the reason why previous owner didn't renew it.
     
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  3. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If it was #1 and expired it probably got penalized or something else happened, is my guess.
    You should see it jump back up in a week or two. I'd send some links to the tier 1 links as well. Kinda like a reminder for Google that those links are still there and the site is active again.
     
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    jacker818 Power Member

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    Is is still indexed in google? If not then you just wasted your time :(
     
  5. Nargil

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    Google does not devalue the backlinks of the expired domains, but the problem here is, that if it's entirely deindexed, then well... it's penalized and you won't manage to get it indexed. And if you do via reconsideration request, it will still be "damaged goods".

    If it's partially indexed, like homepage etc, then you can recreate it, but it will not rank the same. The content age plays a huge role in the process and there are other significant factors which will prevent that.
     
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    There's no guarantee that you can get the same ranking but you might get in the page 1 if properly optimized and no previous issues with the expired domain. So you need to check if the expired domain was penalized.
     
  7. starki

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    True, but deindexed isn't deindexed. If the domain expired and Google simply removed everything from the index because they recognized nothing is online any more, you are fine. If it was deindexed as in "removed completely from the Google index before the domain expired", you have a problem indeed.

    From just typing site:example.com and seeing zero results you can't figure out, if it just dropped from the index for not existing any more or if it was actually removed for a violation of the webmaster guidelines.
     
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    Precisely correct. But from the premise that OP stated, that the domain was previously #1, I presumed that there is indeed a penalty. After expiration, domain won't disappear from the index anytime soon and it's still there for a couple of months, so thus my reasoning.
     
  9. starki

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    100% agreed, hints to a penalty.