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Expired domain which had a 301 redirect for 9 years: still good?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Durzumin, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Durzumin

    Durzumin Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'd like to buy a quality expired domain and use it as my money site.

    I've found a very good one and I'll try to buy it at an auction.

    The link profile is 100% clean and the backlinks are extremely powerful.

    However the domain has been live until 2007, then it had a 301 redirect to another website.

    NB: the niche of the website was different from the content I will publish, however the domain name makes sense with my target.

    Is it still good? Is there any chance that my money will be wasted?
     
  2. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Think of it this way: If the money ends up wasted, you could always 301 redirect it to a new domain and transfer most of the juice right over. :)
     
  3. LatteGrande

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    Does the previous 301 redirected to a niche relevant site?

    I don't think it'd be wasted considering the domain has powerful backlinks and clean profile.
     
  4. redrays

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    It won't be a total waste for the reasons mentioned above, but I've found that these types of domains are a lot less likely to index once you've put up a new site.
     
  5. seb_ali

    seb_ali Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If the domains has backlinks already existed you could go for that! Many people believe that redirected domain transfers all of its link juice and has no juice left! However the base of link juice are backlinks which are live (as per my analysis) ...

    If the domain is relevant to your niche, you could consider it as your moneysite!
     
  6. djp371

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    Domains that redirect to another site is fine unless they were redirected for SEO purposes.
     
  7. onlineonly

    onlineonly Power Member

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    Can you explain yourself?
     
  8. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It all depends on how much you're paying for it. That's your risk right there.
     
  9. DigitalCon

    DigitalCon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That doesn't even make sense mate. Almost all of the times a domain is 301ned for SEO purpose only.
     
  10. judaculla

    judaculla Regular Member

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    You might want to elaborate on that.

    I think you mean if they were using it for a spam filter type of redirect, but OP said the backlink profile is clean.

    Maybe you're referring to some other 'SEO Purposes?'
     
  11. djp371

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    I mean there are domains that redirect for a valid reason like for example if the owner moved to a new website and that is fine for me. But I avoid domains that clearly redirects to unrelated sites done by SEOs.
     
  12. judaculla

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    So for OP's knowledge—what's being said is that if the redirects seem to be kosher in that someone bought a new domain name, a company got bought out, someone upgraded a .org to a .com, etc... You are most-likely good--to-go. However, if you look back an see local grocery stores website all the sudden showing as being redirected to a Chinese site selling discount pokemon—realize that domain is coming with a LOT of spam probably.

    Also, my guess is that OP is just fine not having content in the same niche.