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Expired Domains - Should They Be Indexed

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Engange, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Engange

    Engange Regular Member

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    Hi
    I'm browsing through a lot of domains, and that if I type in Goog e Site:DomainName.com and the domain is not found I shouldn't buy it.
    My question is why? I mean are they all penalized? Isn't it possible since the url has expired Google deindexed it and the moment I'll set it up it will be indexed normally again ready to rank with the old juice?
     
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    lobo13 Regular Member

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    i have the same question so am pumping this so somebody can inform us???
     
  3. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    exactly. Most deindexed domains are NOT penalized. If the history looks ok and the link profile is clean you are good to go no matter if indexed or not
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

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    Normally, expired domains will not be listed unless they were being hosted until recently which is normally not the case.
     
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    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    They are only not indexed because there is no content to index on the site....Not because they are penalized.
     
  6. Brad100

    Brad100 Supreme Member

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    Uhmm, they're not indexed because they're expired...duh? They have probably been expired for a long time and the content that once used to be on these domain names is de-indexed, unless the domain name was expired hours ago, there is no way it would be indexed, because heck, there's literally nothing on it.
     
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    Think of an 10 years old domain which got dropped 9 years back. How could you expect Google database to keep it indexed till now? Obviously it got removed long back. That does not necessarily mean the domain is penalized. You can use Way back Machine to have a look at the old site and decide for yourself if it was a spammy website but regarding penalty, you will only be able to guess using the Anchor cloud of Ahrefs or way back machine screenshots
     
  8. Engange

    Engange Regular Member

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    I wonder why Google keep the url's authority at all... Why would they just reset it to 0?
     
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    If a domain has no content, it gets deindexed shortly (no content to have in the index). So expired domains almost always are not indexed. Go ahead and get it, if the links and archive is good, you're good.