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Expired Domain Strategy

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kontentguy, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I have a strategy that, if possible, would be great if ppl could provide some tips/assistance, as this is the first time im going to be attempting this: There is a domain that is expiring in 2 wks, and it is ranking well in serps, and seems to be getting a few thousand hits a month in traffic (checked using semrush). Also, some solid backlinks pointing toward it. This is a very informational/content heavy site. i want to continue this website after it expires. So, i plan to purchase it at auction. After i purchase it, i will move to my own server, and "relaunch" the site with all the current content. (im currently copying and pasting all of the content for all 200 pages so that i can republish it within a day or 2 after the site goes live again).


    Are there any flaws with my plan? Any legal issues?


    I know there are some vets here who have probably done something similar, so id be very grateful for some feedback. Thanks for your time
     
  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Really you should wait till you actually manage to get it at auction, which will probably demand a high price, as there will be plenty of people looking at it. Also you are talking about 2 months before it even goes to auction once it expires.
     
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    It Is Good!

    But First Get Domain..
     
  4. thebigweb

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    Sounds like a good plan. My only advice is to try to copy the structure / titles of the site as well as the content and make changes over time. Too many changes too soon can cause your rankings to tank for a while.
     
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    Panther28 - that is a good point. I have a budget, so hopefully I can snag the domain at a fair price.

    thebigweb - are you referring to title tags? Also, i figure that it makes sense to copy everything now, while the site is live (before it expires), bc after it expires i will have to use wayback machine , which although helpful is EXTREMELY tedious. The obvious risk for me is that if i go ahead and copy 100's of pages of content on my computer, and hten i dont end up getting the domain bc it becomes too expensive :(
     
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    If you can rip the whole site 'as is' then this will take care of the structure / titles / meta info etc. so you should be fine. I was just concerned that you maybe setting up a new site with new structure and then just adding the content.
     
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    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    How can I rip the whole site as is?
     
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    I've not used this service so I cannot vouch for it but seems good value: -

    https://archivescraper.net/
     
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