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Expired/Dropped/Closeout confusion?...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Resistance3, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Resistance3

    Resistance3 Regular Member

    Jan 5, 2013
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    So I have been doing my research and have found a lot of contradictimy statements on this subject.
    So an expired domain appears on closeout site and will be available to buy now and retain its age and pr as far as I am aware. A dropped domain is one that is not purchased in its expiration period and age will reset but domain may or may not return depending on how you rebuild site. Correct me if I'm wrong as everyone seems to say something different but this is the most common opinion.
  2. mikeydell

    mikeydell Senior Member

    Dec 16, 2012
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    I can honestly say that I have purchased expired/dropped/and closeouts with pr that never lost there pr. My approach has always been to
    #1 check out the domain authority etc
    #2 check out archive.org
    #3 whenever possible, I try to recreate alot of the content and articles/posts from archive.org

    But Im mostly buying domains for private blog networks strickly, so with me at least , I could care less what the blog is about etc, as long as I can grab most of the original content from archive.org Im normally good to go. I have had a couple of domains here and there lose the pr, but it's just part of the game and risks we take. But Im picking up 90% pr4 and below domains, so maybe google doesnt get to worried about these?? Im not sure how they would treat a higher pr domain.

    Earlier today I found 3 pr8 domains on godaddy for auction at $150 each. I almost pulled the trigger on them until I seen a domain authority of 1 and 0 page authority , and roughly 20 links, Even though every test I did on all 3 said they were real pr8, I still highly doubt it, but hell who knows,