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Expired domain with backlinks.

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Optic88, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Optic88

    Optic88 Regular Member

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    Hey everyone I found a domain that is expired with 59k Yahoo indexed backlinks. Would this domain be worth it to buy? The domain is not relevant to anything. But I thought might be useful with all the random back links.

    What im asking is it worth it?
    And what would I use it for just 301 it to another domain I have?
     
  2. Optic88

    Optic88 Regular Member

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  3. Dragn

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    rebrand whatever its called into a niche. create a product that is named after the domain, get creative.

    if you cant target the website at anything its almost useless because you -need- that traffic.

    do your research, find out what kind of anchor txt those links have, use the wayback machine to try and figure out what the previous owner did with it, etc etc
     
  4. falcoarticles

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    Check out what kind of backlinks this domain have. 60 000 indexed profiles won't be a serious value for rankings, if you are planning to target very competitive niche plus they will probably have wrong anchor text (not your keyword), so basically you will be getting sort of prevention from sandboxing and a bit of authority of high links count.

    Plus don't forget to search for site:domain.com , if there are no indexed pages, domain might be deindexed and this could be the reason, why previous owner decided to abandon it ;)
     
  5. Tim1505

    Tim1505 Registered Member

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    I very rarely find a domain with that many links.


    Search for the domain in Google to see if there is a penalty or ban on the domain.


    Check that the links are not all coming from the same source. I have a directory with 150,000 pages indexed, so all I would have to do is to place a link into the footer of my directory, and that would give me 150,000 links. Domain diversity is important when building authority and trust.


    If both are ok, then it looks like you have found a good domain.
     
  6. cookie48

    cookie48 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I used expired domains years ago, not sure if it still has any value.