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How to maintain pagerank and DA of a purchased domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by galaxyduo, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. galaxyduo

    galaxyduo Newbie

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    Hi. I've been looking into setting up some private blogs. If I purchase an expiring domain that has pagerank and decent domain authority, what do I need to do to ensure that pagerank and domain authority is kept by Google? Here are a few questions I have:

    1) Should I keep the same registrar? I have read that if you switch registrars for the domain, Google may reset pagerank and domain authority to 0.

    2) Should I use private registration when purchasing such a domain? I have read that if Google sees a change in ownership, Google may reset pagerank and domain authority to 0. Thus, private registration is suggested.

    3) How long do I have until I have to put content up on the domain? Everyone seems to suggest immediately (ie. on the same day). What happens if I wait a day or two before putting up content?

    4) Can name servers be changed or will Google reset the pagerank and domain authority to 0 if it sees a change to the name servers?

    5) Can a different host and IP address be used? Or will Google reset the pagerank and domain authority to 0 if it sees a different host or IP address is being used for the domain?

    For those of you guys/gals who have done this before, your advice would be appreciated. The last thing I want to do is spend a few hundred dollars on a domain and then do something stupid to lose the pagerank or domain authority.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    Excellent questions, I have to ask the same thing.
    I want to buy few domains on godaddy auctions and make a 301 redirects to main site but same set of questions are coming to mind and some educated answer would be appreciated.
     
  3. Mayer

    Mayer Regular Member

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    HI,

    I don't have all the answers but I can share what I have learned.
    There are 2 different types of what people call "expired domains":
    1) the godaddy auctions "expired domain"
    2) a domain that is for sell at registar price but it has history (this are expired domain)

    I've bought some of this 2 types.

    The 1st, the domain is not really expired as the registrar keep it "online" this means if you type the url in the browser it will return a page (probably some registrar template saying the domain is for sale) and you can see the page rank. You buy the domain , you have to wait a week or so , and then the domain is transferred to your account . The PR (shown in the PR tool bar) will be the exactly the same. So if you buy PR4 you will get that PR4. But you don't know for sure if this is the real PR (that's why you should have a look at the backlinks profile among other stuff). So what may happen is that the PR tool bar say it's a PR4 but in reality it's a PR1 .. When you will know that for sure ? after a PR tool bar update. Don't want to wait all that time ? try a guess looking at the backlinks with ahrefs, majestic, etc , to see if the backlinks are good ones, of if it's not a bunch of redirects to inflate PR.

    2 Case. You find a domain that have been used for some person/company, let say, in 2002 and then the person let the domain expired in 2004 (didn't pay the registrar).If you enter the URL in the browser you will get a message "page not available" a 404 code. In this 2 years that person/company built the site, add some content, and got some backlinks . You find the domain, let's so today, and when you check the backlink profile you see some old power links and you can try to guess what would be the PR (looking at ahrefs etc). You purchase the domain and the PR toolbar will say N/A. To know for sure the real PR you will have to wait until new PR Toolbar update.

    IMO doesn't make sense that you have to keep some registar, some ip, some hosting etc ... it's normal to change all of that.Regarding to content, since it's an aged domain and you want to take advantage of old sold backlinks I would insert content somehow related to what was the page before.

    Hope I have helped
     
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  4. Mnet17

    Mnet17 Junior Member

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    Keep building backlinks to your domains and you should be fine. Backlinks basically include blog comments, web 2.0 and articles are nice and will maintain/boost your DA/PA and PR.
     
  5. zx123

    zx123 Senior Member

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    From what "GURU" you read these fake answers?? LOL I hope that you not paid for these answers :D

    real answers
    1) You can change registrant

    2) private registration is suggested

    3) You can put content when you want, but the first content will be the same content that the site had before drop, expire or other... wait google reindex the original content and after you can start to put the new content

    4) You can change NS.

    5) You can use different ip or hosting
     
  6. keadams26

    keadams26 Regular Member

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    First thing I want to say is Google doesn't have jack shit to say about Domain Authority. That is a MOZ metric and google, as much as they may want to, cannot "reset" the DA to 0. If you do enough due diligence, you shouldn't have to worry much about PR. Make sure the domains are still indexed and make sure they have a decent backlink profile and a clean history (No porn, pharma, gambling etc).
     
  7. galaxyduo

    galaxyduo Newbie

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    But if Google resets the pagerank or domain authority of the domain you purchased to 0, didn't you just waste a lot of money and time purchasing the domain? Your answer doesn't really say how to avoid losing pagerank/domain authority upon the purchase of an expiring domain.
     
  8. bluesigma33

    bluesigma33 Newbie

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    If your domains have legit backlinks, there is no reason why it should be losing its PR/DA. Get some onpage high pr ******** backlinks from low obl sites, and you should be able to not only retain the pr but also improve it with time.
     
  9. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Build links. Thats the only factor to having a high PA/DA Trust Flow etc.

    build lots of high quality links (do follow).
     
  10. infoking1

    infoking1 Junior Member

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    Hi,

    1. First add content as soon as possible.
    2. Second make the content similar to previous site, let say old site is baseball news site, so its good
    to add baseball related content to that site. This way no one remove their existing backlink to your site
    3. regular add 1 or 2 articles.

    If your domain had real PR and backlink, the above step will help keep your PR