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How do you know if a domain is spammed

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zotohost, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. zotohost

    zotohost Registered Member

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    I am planning to buy a new domain but don't know how to check if that domain is spammed.
     
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    Use mxtoolbox and ultratools. Just google it!
     
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    moonshine7000 Senior Member

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    You can tell by putting your domain name in Google,you will see pages with Chinese characters in them.
     
  5. berth

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    Check the domain history in wayback and also check the anchors.
     
  6. HoneyHelper

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    I usually put up the domain name in google to check the whole history of it!
     
  7. zotohost

    zotohost Registered Member

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    Those tools are only useful if you need to fix some technical issue with domain & not to see if it's spammed.

     
  8. zotohost

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    It's an expired domain & has been de-indexed by google.

     
  9. zotohost

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    History in wayback is clear. Do I need to look at anything else?

     
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    I hate to say this but sometimes no matter how hard you check you might get a crap spammed domain. I brought about 20 for a pbn. Checked way back on them all, checked historic anchors, googled the domain, checked whois history and still I got 4/20 that were penalised. Its up to you then if you want to try and get that penalty removed...
     
  11. flux252

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    1. Google: "yourdomain.com" -site:yourdomain.com to check on indexed backlinks.
    2. Check the domains through the site explorer in majestic and ahrefs. Check the number of backlinks (thousands of links might mean it's spammed) and anchor texts (if crap words like cialis or something appear, drop it immediately).
     
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    i would also like to know
     
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    You can check it with OpenSiteExplorel or Ahrefs, also through WebArchive.
     
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    OP, check their anchor text in majestic if domain is spammed. Also, check your domain in google by using site: and in wayback machine.
     
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    Marc_L Regular Member

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    You have to do more than that. Some networks interlink and by the time you are checking for the profile of your domain they have long removed the links from their network and they fall out of the index of the backlink checker. In Majestic you can check the historical links this is where you'll see these spam links.
     
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    1. Check archive snapshots - anything that looks like a website was repurposed means BAD
    2. Check the anchor texts used (ahrefs or majestic for BL report) and see if they seem like a natural pattern - exact anchor used a lot is a red flag - also anything porn/pharma/gambling/review KWs/replica products

    These two points should get you close. You can skim over the backlinks too if you want, and see if anything looks like spam.
     
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    MXlookup can be used to check whether the domain is spammed or not.
     
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    I think Ultratools is the best option.
     
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    Hi,
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