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Expired domains, what to do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nipon7, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. nipon7

    nipon7 Newbie

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    Hello,

    I need your advice.
    This is my first Black Hat experience, so your comments will be apreciated :)

    I bought a cuple of expired domains (PA 30) and Im thinking how to use them. Both domains have a bunch o backlinks, some of them with high DA and are spam free. All 3 sites (2 expired domains + my money site) have different topics.

    I put my money site online one month ago and is still not ranking well for my core keywords. OnPage SEO is ok and content looks great.

    I was thinking to buy another domain related with my site, with the same topic.

    Do you think it would be a good idea make a 302 redirection from one expired domain to the new site Im thinking to buy (related with my money site) and then another 301 redirection from this site to the money site?

    My other idea is work on the expired domains, writing about the old topic and try to create a PBN.

    Which is your advice?

    Thanks in advance mates!
     
  2. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No idea why are people so obsessed about 301 redirects. And why would you even consider 302 is beyond me.

    Build PBNs out of those sites. Find some common topic between them and your money site and that's it. 301, especially if your domains are completely irelevant to your money site are a bad idea. Not to mention 301 barely works these days.

    Another thing, why do you care for PA of the expired domains? Only thing PA says about a domain is, that most of its backlinks point to a specific page. That's all. If you really want to use Moz metric, then use DA please.

    Bottom line. Don't cut corners, don't speculate, don't overanalyze, build PBN sites out of those two and that's it. There is no shortcut to ranking an the less patient you will be, the sadder you will eventually end up.
     
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  3. danparks

    danparks Junior Member

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    Never understood this either. I've never used a redirect on a domain I bought. Make it a PBN site. Have full control over the anchor text you choose when you link it to your money site. I'm pretty sure Google considers a contextual link in an article of more value than a redirect.
     
  4. nipon7

    nipon7 Newbie

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    Thanks guys!

    @Nargil: I meant DA sorry :)

    The idea under 301 redirects from a website with high authority is to transfer the "link juice" to the money site.

    I mentiones the 302 redirect because I read that if the topics of the sites arent relates, a 302 redrect could be "ignored" by Google.

    So, your recomendation is "re-build" the expired domains and work on them, then link from these sites to the money site on a natural way, isn't it?

    Don't you recommend a expired domain 301 redirection on no scenario?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I can't recommend you 301 the domain in any scenario, which would be more benefitial than creating a PBN site instead.

    And no need to rebuild the site, you can put new content on it without any rebuilding as well.
     
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    I'm not a big 301 fan either but it might be useful is when it has the exact same topic as your money site.
     
  7. nipon7

    nipon7 Newbie

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    Perfectly clear!

    Thank you very much.
     
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  8. djp371

    djp371 Elite Member

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    PBN is one of the best ways to improve your rankings. But make sure they are good quality which underwent due diligence.