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Expired domains and 302 redirects

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Shilas, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    Hello BHW!

    I know that you shouldn't buy expired domains, which has been 301 redirected in the past.

    But what about 302 redirects, is that the same thing with them?
     
  2. mrblackjack

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    Not exactly.
    302 redirects used to hijack serps positions. you set an identical website of your competitor, let Google index it, and then redirect it 302 to your competitor website. if your duplicate content had gained more inbound links that made its PR higher than your competitor, your competitor ranking position would have been replaced by Google to yours.

    Now, if an expired domain had been redirected 302 in the past, it can be either:
    1. a simple 302 redirect - a legit one (usually used when you have old website that you still want to represent till the newer will be ready so you can inform your website visitors of the switch)
    2. serps hijacking

    if the domain was redirected 302 because of number 1, you're good to go.
    if it was because of number 2, well, it could be bad reputation for the domain + plus the PR could be a fake.

    you should test how Google perceives your domain with the following operator: "info:yourdomain.com"
     
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  3. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    Thank you!

    Great, I'm 100 % sure that it's because of reason number 1.

    I'll go register the domains. :)
     
  4. jayrat14

    jayrat14 Senior Member

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    Ok go and come back soon ;)... lol
     
  5. Shilas

    Shilas Registered Member

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    Haha. :cool:
     
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  6. rambolife

    rambolife Regular Member

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    Learned from this, thank you