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How to know if an expired domain has been banned by Google

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Abcxyz77, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Abcxyz77

    Abcxyz77 Regular Member

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    Is there any way to check it? i can see these checking website is not accurate because they just do the search site:domain. I've check many others expired domain and they are not appear on gooogle, is there any other way to check it? I don't want to buy a domain then realize that it has been banned
     
  2. jo080711

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    To my knowledge there is no direct way to check for this. Just have to thoroughly check out the past of the domain, buy it - install WP and wait a couple of days. If it gets indexed it's likely you're good to go. It is definitely a bit of a risk, but can pay off greatly.

    Check it in Ahrefs and Archive. Google spam checking or search this forum if you need more specific info.
     
  3. jyahoo

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    You might have some luck looking up it's link profile to see if there's spammy links or anything like that.
     
  4. Abcxyz77

    Abcxyz77 Regular Member

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    Yes, i can see some backlink on ahrefs but how to know what is spammy link? It has 50 backlinks from 30 domain
     
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    joeb1ow Regular Member

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    are you looking for a website or tool to use?
    here is a website you can use to check to see if site is banned
    http://isbanned.com/

    -JB
     
  6. imaplya

    imaplya Registered Member

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    Spammy links could include profile links, comment spam, or anything that isn't natural.
     
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    imaplya Registered Member

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    Also sorry to double post, I didn't see this post until after my original one. That website won't work because expired domains are naturally de-indexed until they are up again. Just look for spammy links.

    Edit: Just realized you can edit posts, sorry about that.
     
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    This is only useful to know if adsense has banned the website, not index of google search results.
     
  9. william19510

    william19510 Regular Member

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    I've never bought a domain from someone, I always buy expired domains., but you can still get an expired domain that has been banned. I always check for domains at freewebseotools. You can tell if a domain has been previously owned.
     
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    I have not experienced any tool yet!!!
    But I would love to use if someone has please please in box me..
     
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    Reported . . . . .
     
  12. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    I thought if you buy a domain banned from adsense you just send google an email saying your the new owner, and that they reverse the ban.
     
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    There's no way to know for sure if a site has been de-indexed or penalized by Google without actually having access to the domain itself, but here are a few tricks:

    1. Check SEMRush and see if there have been any sudden drops in traffic in the domain's history. If the drops correspond with dates Google rolled out a big update (e.g. panda, penguin), then you need to proceed with caution.

    2. Check the backlink profile for spammy links, over-optimized anchor text etc.

    3. Check the wayback machine. Was it a legit site at one point? Did it change into a PBN/SEO owned site? If it was obviously repurposed by an SEO at one point, I would generally stay way. It was probably dropped for a good reason.

    4. Assuming the site was still live before the domain dropped (and assuming the domain dropped recently), check if the domain is stilll indexed using site:domain.com. If the domain just expired dropped a few days ago and a site was still live when it dropped, but it doesn't show up in site: , that's not a good sign. Sites don't drop completely out of the index within a few days.

    5. Using OSE you can try Moz's new spam score, which will give you a % likelihood of a domain being considered spammy by Google.
     
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    bobojonathan Regular Member

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    Not specifically as the sites are generally long gone from the Google index.

    Having said that, there are a few red flags to look for:

    1. Evidence that the site was a previous PBN, Pharma or Chinese spam site (Wayback machine is your friend for this).
    2. Evidence of link spam or use of GSA etc etc (Ahrefs or Majestic can help you check for this).
    3. Evidence of link spam off forums and stuff (A Google search for: "www.domain.com" will often discover some of the naked url spam links).

    Having said all this, it's natural to buy the occasional dud domain. I tend to build a simple site and let them index over the space of two weeks these days. If they index and appear to rank for their brand name then you're good to go - if not then you've probably bought a dud.

    Don't let that put you off though, the ratio of duds to good domains is very low if you take your time and research thoroughly.