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I found over 80% of backlinks to aged domain are dead sites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by AckAck, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. AckAck

    AckAck Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I ran a back link report (backlinkwatch) for a brandable domain we just bought and now transferred new content over, and almost 80% of backlinks go to dead pages, not even 404 pages. The backlinking was done in 2007 so I see lots of url.com/resource-links type of link exchanges but the whole site is entirely dead when you visit.

    Should I remove these links in google webmaster? We plan on using this domain to slap on fresh content. We do not want to use as PBN.

    I wasnt able to do a report before purchase. Domain was bought because it's "brandable"
     
  2. CSharksChris

    CSharksChris Newbie

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    IMO Google is aware that sites die off so I don't see leaving them in place being a negative thing. I have not however had the same experience in the past so this advice can be taken for a gain of salt.
     
  3. AckAck

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    Yea not sure to keep the 404 pages and disavow links that are completely dead.

    Anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance
     
  4. Krystovsky

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    Check ahrefs and majestic, if the link have 0 power I would disavow, and redirect individually the couple pages that might have some power... hope this helps..
     
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