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I just bought an expired domain and the site is not indexed, what to do ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by apka apna, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. apka apna

    apka apna Newbie

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    hey guys
    I have been hearing about PBN and expired domains for a long time but never really took much interest. However today I came across an expired domain with good metric so I bought it.

    after reading more about expired domains, blogs are saying it should be indexed. However mine is not!

    what should I do ?
     
  2. intenso09

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    Some different things might be.
    - Domain was penalized by google and is not indexed for this reason
    - Google decided that the domain is not worth is to be indexed for quality reasons(Maybe never was indexed because of this)
    - You have not added it through WMT so google doesn't know about it
    - There are no backlinks to the domain to google doesn't know about it (metrics might be outdated and links not existing anymore)
    - Domain is expired for a long time and got kicked out from the index for lack of content/not active anymore
     
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    ebiz101 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    if it's been dropped for a while just put some content after 1-2 week if its not penalized it will be indexed again
     
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    I have a very nice domain name I bought a few years ago. It's an old website I never did much with. The URL is not indexed now in Google. I'm using the password protected plugin which blocks the homepage and entire website. (looks like a membership site to the G bots) Behind the scenes I am developing a brand new website with lots of content. When it is finished I will disable the password protected plugin, then my entire website, all posts and pages will be ready for indexing in the first shot. Then I will submit it to webmasters tools and be carefully adding links to it.
     
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    That's normal, you have to re-index it as @ebiz101 said, put some content on it first
     
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    I think it is not indexed due to dropped or penalized by Google. If it is penalized using WMT, clean the bad thing linking to your site then it should be indexed or the domain is dropped adding content it will be indexed again
     
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    THINGS TO DO
    1. check whether your site is penalised or not
    2. wait indexing takes time
    3. index ur links by posting it in web 2.0
    4.use link indexing tools
     
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    Ah, it doesn't really work like this at all. There are millions of domains with good metrics and maybe 5% of them have clean anchors and clean history. There's a pretty good chance that you bought a penalized crap.

    Also, don't read bullsuhit blogs about domains that need be indeed. That's utter bullcrap. I have thousands of domains which are not indexed, they are super clean and will get indexed no problem.

    What you however should and NEED to do is to make sure that the domains is clean. You need to check anchors, backlinks, Archive.org history, Domaintools history and also hosting history. This way you can tell with 99% certainty whether the domain is fine or not.

    If you send me a PM with your email, I will gladly copy you my guide from Jr Vip section about how to check the domain properly. Or if you want, I can also check this praticular domain for you. It will take 30 seconds tops. :)
     
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    apka apna Newbie

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    Thank you for the offer to help. I really appreciate it. However, being a new member I think I cant PM you. Can you PM me so that I can reply to with all the info ?
     
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    apka apna Newbie

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    hey there
    I dont have the budget to build a PBN. Shall I just put some content on it so that it gets indexed and link to my main blog or recreate the old content and url's ( if yes then how )
     
  11. sensitiv

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    you can find old content in archive.org, and it would make sense to use it if available.
    Anyhow from my experience (and in line what Google people say), a dropped domain looses its strength. Also, as some other people have outlined it above, there might have been good reasons to de-index.
    So try to find some old content,and see whether G. is willing to re-index now. May need 1 or 2 months. If it happens .. fine ... then link to your home site. If not ... better dont do it....
     
  12. Nargil

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    Christ... this again. You mean what one random guy on a random video made up on the run, that's what you meant? Same guy who said linkbuilding doesn't work and domain authority is a myth. That one? :)

    Right...
     
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    Its not a myth you know. DA is the main ranking factor now. I told you yesterday :D:D:p:p
     
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    This time I meant the actual authority, not the metric. :D
     
  15. sensitiv

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    Its definetly not a myth that dropped domains dont have the power they used to have. Moz and all the others do NOT have the metrics G. has, no. G. is not god, but they are not that silly as well. Its not that easy this game ...
     
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    Now you confused me like a shapeshifter. :cool::cool::p:p:D:D
     
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    The only reason why dropped domains "lose" power according to you, is because their content gets deindexed, so if you were to recreate the site, it wouldn't rank where it used to rank before. That's because the age of content matters a lot these days and by deindexation, it would get reset.

    Apart of that, the domains is absolutely the same backlink wise and strength wise and if there is some juice/strength drop for some reason, then it's absolutely minimal. I am just quite agitated by all this bullcrap with a guy from Google talking bullshit about backlink niche relevancy expired whatever reset. Such a made up crap.

    Also, I would love to know how you measured the strength of the domain before and after expiration, unless you let your own domain drop and then registered it again.
     
  18. sensitiv

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    Guess noone here sits on a G. desk and is able to see their metrics. Neither most of us cant allow to do "studies". But working with dropped domains you get a feeling, how quick a domain is indexed again, and if there is a change in SERPS if you add a link. And my experience is simply that the "metrics" from other sources simply do not fit with the results. If you have 100 domains, about 10 or 20 still work nicely, but the others are just lame ducks.
     
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    Discard the domain buddy it's useless.
     
  20. Nargil

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    Well then that isn't exactly a devaluation of dropped domains, rather than some bad evaluation on the user end or some other random factor. Maybe something wrong with the domain history, algorithmic penalty in the past or some other factors that we cannot check and may have impact on the current behavior of the domain. But claiming that the automatic drop of the domain makes it immediatelly drop some juice simply because of that is just nah imo.