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How can you check if a domain for sale is penalized/deindexed?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by turdface, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    So some of the domains I'm looking at just have godaddy parked pages on them. Assuming they've been parked the entire time, they wouldn't be indexed anyway.

    Is there a way to check if they have ever been developed or deindexed or anything?

    I want to buy domains and develop them, not build sites that don't get indexed because they're banned by Google.
     
  2. seismic blast

    seismic blast Newbie

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    You can try the wayback machine , domaintools also has screenshot, hosting and whois history. This would at least give you a shot at seeing if the domain has a weird history or previously hosted some heavy spam content.
     
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  3. Ixidor2016

    Ixidor2016 Newbie

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    Thanks for the info, been wondering about this as well for a while.
     
  4. imktng

    imktng Junior Member

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    So have I, thanks!
     
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    • To check if the domain has been de-indexed run the following query in google - "site:domainaname.tld" (without the quotes). This query asks google to list all the pages indexed from the site. If this query shows zero results, then its possible that the site has been penalized/deindexed
    • To check if the PR is valid you can run the following query in google - "info:domainname.tld". This will ideally only show one result and that result should be the same domain name that you have entered. If the domain name is different, then this domain had been 301 redirected to another domain and the PR is fake
    • Check the domain in majestic Seo. Look for the anchor terms. If you see any spammy words there (words not linked to the domain), that means that other SEO guys have bought this domain and tried to squeeze its juice out to their money sites. Stay away from these domains.
    • Wayback machine (as previously mentioned) is a good way to see what kinda web pages were on the domain previously.

    Hope this helps
    Niki