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How do you grab previous content to upload to an expired domain???

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Scococo, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Scococo

    Scococo Registered Member

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    This is really bugging me and seems to be the missing piece of the puzzle...

    When you purchase a domain and intend to re-upload the old content (for the sake of keeping PR and continuity), what is the process for this?

    Both the homepage and cache now display the standard "This domain is available for purchase" speil.

    This is the biggest hurdle I've had in SEO so far and I'm stumped, any help would be a lifesaver.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    search G for wayback machine they may have a copy just grab the page source
     
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  3. Scococo

    Scococo Registered Member

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    Thanks buddy, I think I'm on the right track now
     
  4. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yeah check the Internet Archive (Wayback Machine). You could also search google for "site:domain.tld" to see if any of the pages are cached.

    I don't think there's much chance of getting those pages if they aren't available from one of those two sources. You're only other option might be to search for the whois info to see if it's still listing the old owner and then email them. That's probably a long shot getting it that way though. :cool2:
     
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    roberteb Regular Member

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    Even if you can't get the content find out what the URL of the old page was and 301 permenant redirect them to the root of your domain. Then as time allows you can create content with the same URL and remove the redirect. This won't recover all the link juice but it'll help.

    Also even if you find the old content you'd have to rewrite as it wasn't yours :)
     
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    WizIMS Power Member

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    In most cases , the wayback machine won't work with small websites

    Anyway , try that, it's the best you can do I guess