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expired domains: drop in backlinks really a nogo?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    when a site goes offline it will naturally lose a lot of its backlinks / referring IPs. I sometimes read here that you should stay away from domains with backlink drops. But I see that all the time. I think it is just natural. For example I am about to buy an expired domain with really good / clean backlink profile. But after it went offline some months ago there was a big drop. See screenshot.
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    Should I not buy it?
     
  2. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    Should I not buy it?
     
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    Look at the existing backlinks and the backlinkstructure. Usually a expired domain is just use for a PBN and until the domain dies, so if there are a few good existing domains, then buy it.

    But if there is a high risk that the domain will lose all links (because all backlinks are from same network or something), then dont buy it and look for another.

    But a domain with dropping backlinks is not a nogo, why it should..
     
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    If it has a high PR and it retains some of the old backlinks, it should be ok
    Main thing is to check the backlinks
    and you should use a plugin like digibacklink, (I think that.'s the name)
    to redirect old backlinks to your main or new pages
     
  5. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    thanks guys.

    what I was thinking is this: say a website had 100 referring domains. and loses 50 then in a short time, lets say 3 months. 50 left.
    I could imagine that this domain is weaker now not just by the 50 lost domains. But even more weaker because google does not trust domains which loose a lot of backlinks.

    In other words: It is better to have a domain with stable 50 referring domains than a domain with 50 referring domains which had 100 before and lost 50 then in a short time.

    What is your opinion?