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{Help} If I buy a PR6 site what will happen?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tejsin, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    I would like to buy a PR6, or PR7 site but I heard that when the domain changes owner then the PR drops.

    Is it true? If yes, what should I do to keep the PR?

    If I backorder the domain, will it cost anything to me or will I have the domain and its PR after I bought it?

    Please post only if you know the answer, or related materials.


    P.S: Any unrelated post will be considered spam. I would like the thread clean, and helpful to those who need help.

    Best, T.
     
  2. coolfx35

    coolfx35 Regular Member

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    there's no such thing as changing owners will lower PR.

    I wonder how much does that PR6 site cost?
     
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  3. audiosway

    audiosway Newbie

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    I just bought a couple of PR2 sites and nothing changed when I took over. As long as there is a transfer and not a total expiration it should be fine. I would check to make sure the PR is real and check back links as well as age of domain.
     
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  4. ivictus

    ivictus Regular Member

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    About 75% of the time the PR does not change. If your backlinks remain intact it should be okay. You know how to check if PR is fake right?

    Back ordering is usually waiting for a domain to drop and that is NOT the way to do it.
     
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  5. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    Thanks for the answers guys! Well, here goes another question. The domain is expired or about to expire. What should I do in order to have the domain PR intact?

    To answer about fake PR. How I check them is by some different sites that offer PR checks, links that the site has (if not many links) than the age of the domain.

    What other do you suggest me?
    Best
    T
     
  6. philionaire

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    I have just bought my second PR3 website, and the PR is still good.

    Here are the rules I go by (I am fairly methodical and like to check everything I can)

    Check PR with these 2 sites:

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    http://www.digpagerank.com/
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    http://www.cekpr.com/
    If thats good check the backlinks in yahoo site explorer, google, msn (maybe even other tools if you wish).

    As long as you dont think the links will drop then that side is done.

    Make sure the domain is transferred to an account on the same registrar ie

    godaddy -> godaddy
    name.com -> name.com

    as soon as you have it enable privacy the very second you get it.

    This means google cant see the changes (I have changed host no problem).

    I have done this with 2 PR3 sites and both went well following this.

    The only real test will be when google does another PR update, but no one can predict what they're going to do!

    GL
     
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  7. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    what is a good indicator of whether the links will drop?
     
  8. philionaire

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    There arent really any, just common sense.

    I just bought that PR3, knowing it had a PR4.edu link.

    It had about another 30 links, but i dont mind if they die.

    The PR4.edu link is on a very good domain.

    I very much doubt the domain will ever die, the page get removed or anything on the page change, so knowing this I was happy to spend $25 getting it.

    Just spend that extra bit of time looking at the links.

    I was thinking about another domain that had links from lots of high PR pages, but when I went to look at them, it was a fresh instal of WP with some autoblog stuff. These links will soon vanish, but until then the person selling the domain might be able to unload it on to some unsuspecting buyer.
     
  9. allinet

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    The PR will remain intact as long as the incoming links do not change. However, G will do what they want anytime with little warning.
     
  10. ivictus

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    To check for fake Pr you must always search google for info:example-domain.com and site:example-domain.com and make sure the results are for the example-domain.com (of course replace example-domain.com with the one you want to buy).

    When you do the info search look at the related sites and links to the site. If you can keep the subject of the site so the related sites are of the same general topic it is a slight advantage.

    The Google listed links are always redacted but I take a look any way. Then go to Yahoo site explorer and see if the links listed there look like they will be quickly edited and deleted. Links from old neglected pages on many different domains with high PR are ideal but not always possible. Site explorer does a pretty good job of sorting by PR so usually you only need to look at the first 5 to know where the PR comes from and if it should stick.

    IMO it is a myth that Google ever looks at registration info for any domain. It would violate the terms of service for Internic (or something like that). DNS changes, IP changes and drops are a different and I do think these can play a factor in ranking.
     
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    If you want to play safe game then buy PR domain after checking... Activate privacy once you get domain... Setup website as soon as you get domain... Explore domain links and check for such urls which is getting pr links, setup similar url on site or 301 that page to home page...

    You will need to make backlinks for site also... I have bought 3 pr 6 domains recently and they all doing good...
     
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  12. mikkseen

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    PR stays fine. We have moved sold / bought a few over time and can comfortably say changing ownership is all good as long as you maintain links and keep that content going.

    Do some research. Find out what content/frequency updates, links. Basically everything you would do for organic seo but backwards would be the only way you loose PR.

    But like someone mentioned G can do whatever they want whenever they want. Tommorow we can have another G update and those nice PR links you had would be worthless :( including your SERPs ,PR and etc....
     
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  13. beazt

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    Yes, PR wouldn't change but the domain age might be reset to zero.
     
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  14. tejsin

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    Great beatz, I will go an' try it out as soon as I can. Right now, am testing smth, to see how PR algorithm works :)
     
  15. detinut77

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    also try to keep the content on the same niche...