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How effective is expired domain as money site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by waitier, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    Hi,

    This may come off as quite a noobish question. So I have been digging into BTB's post on using expired domain as money site from his authority journey.

    My intention was never to build it big but to harness the power of existing backlinks. The domain I've bought is from a reputable expired domain seller here.

    I got the site set up, and sure enough it was indexed quickly. But the question is, will it ever rank when I have no other forms of backlink built to it? It's been a week+ and I've not seen them anywhere in the 100s. Compared to what BTB is doing, he's been getting some form of ranks already.

    I have been tracking someone in my niche which uses expired domain and digging into ahrefs, I can't find any sort of additional power backlinks apart from existing ones(it could be hidden pbn). They shot up in rank pretty fast to number 1.

    1. Is it that the backlink profile suck?
    2. Is it the kw being too competitive?
    3. All the above, plus some other thing i've missed?
     
  2. emilerove

    emilerove Newbie

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    I don't think it will rank automatically. You definitely have to create some quality links.
     
  3. xrfanatic

    xrfanatic Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Can you post any metrics of your expired domain ?
     
  4. smartboyhere

    smartboyhere Power Member

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    You can't rank with existing backlinks alone, have to build some quality links.
     
  5. jak19

    jak19 Elite Member

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    what sort of profile does the domain have already?
     
  6. Initial Effort

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    1. You need more backlinks
    2. If the domain was spammed to death, it probably won't rank -- check the Majestic Historic data https://majestic.com/
     
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    What amount would you personally consider 'to death'?
     
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    Hey you have to build more links. Because you can't get rank only with exiting backlinks though it was expired domain mate.
    Because for a money site there will be lot of competition for your keywords. My opinion don't think to rank your money site without building backlinks. It is not possible... :)
     
  10. waitier

    waitier Power Member

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    TF16 CF19 PA24 DA9

    10+ domain with google as backlink

    Interesting. Why do I need more backlinks, contrary to what a PBN does, which needed no extra backlinks to link to money site?
    Need some more input from you. If the domain with existing backlinks can't rank this site, what gives it power to be used as PBN to rank a money site?

    Pretty sure it wasn't spammed to death as I don't see any money keywords apart from naked URL in ahrefs. Unless I'm far off from what defines as spammed to death.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2015
  11. SEO Power

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    The existing backlinks don't link to your site with the keywords you want to rank for, so they just won't rank your site unless you build additional relevant links.