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Getting An Old Site Back Up With Archive Question

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ThemeWave, May 1, 2015.

  1. ThemeWave

    ThemeWave Regular Member

    Oct 13, 2013
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    Hi all,

    So I had a site a couple years back which I had around 50 pages of content on and used wordpress. I let it expire and someone registered it and never done anything with it.
    They just redirected it to another url...

    Just noticed the domain had expired again(well few days ago now) and looked it up on the way back machine at archive.org my old site is still there.

    MY question is - is it worth buying this domain and copying all the content from way back machine and re-upload it, so it was the way it used to be.
    Can't remember if it ranked for anything I think it only got like 50 visitors a day but if I put it back up online will search engines pick it back up again or ignore it?

    Is there a fast way to download or copy the pages?

  2. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

    Jun 22, 2013
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    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View CA
    Only you know whether its 'worth it'... depends what it will earn you.

    As for whether it will bounce back to where it once ranked - I would guess that it will come back (assuming your backlinks are still there), but probably not as strong as it once was... if it's an easy keyword, just do a bit of work and drive it up. That is, if it's worth it.
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  3. welly_59

    welly_59 Power Member

    Aug 30, 2011
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    they will pick it up, but be careful what backlinks were built when it dropped out of your ownership