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Is it worth buying an expired domain that isn't indexed?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TacticalTechZone, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. TacticalTechZone

    TacticalTechZone Registered Member

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    I found a very good, related expired domain with backlinks that is perfect for my niche but when I do a site: domain.com it's not indexed in google.

    Would there be any benefit to adding this site to my network and trying to get it reindexed?

    Why does it seem like so many expired domains are not indexed it seems like every one that I check is not in google.
     
  2. deki33

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    It means it was banned from google.
    Don't buy it.
     
  3. phirex

    phirex Power Member

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    Why would google list an expired domain?
    its not trying to mislead its users into dead ends.
     
  4. ikilledkenny

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    erm..what? do you know what you're talking about?

    OP if the links are good and seem like they will hold, buy it, it will get indexed again. Unless it's under some sort of penalty but that's not the case 99% of the times even if its not indexed now...

    don't forget to 301 the old pages to the homepage.
     
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    whats the age of a domain, it does not take hours for google to discover new sites, may be it is deliberately blocked from being shown in search engines, if u have the URL i can examine it...
     
  6. TacticalTechZone

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    you mean 301 all subpages to the homepage to build the link juice up there, or do you mean do a 301 redirect to my money site to transfer the juice?
     
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    You can buy the non index domain. Because Google doesn't keep the expired domain in its engine.
     
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  8. emidelicious

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    When u buy that site and change URL structure, previous backlinks will be broken, u need to apply 301 those old links to home page or other page only if they are related to your niche. THis will pass juice. Before buying that domain, do thorough audit of links..
     
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  9. ikilledkenny

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    the 1st option.
     
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  10. Ballan

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    Not being indexed is to be expected.

    Check the the backlinks
    check pa, da and trust (moz or majestic)
    check wayback machine

    If all of the above look decent then go ahead and buy it.

    One thing to be wary of is brand name emds/partials. Google hates them.
     
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  11. Ballan

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    And as an alternative to 301s you can reconstruct the URL that was linked to if you can figure a use for it.
     
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  12. TacticalTechZone

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    I've been reading that it doesn't really matter if the site is somewhat unrelated, is this true?

    Or should I at least be targeting like a broad niche?

    I am in the marijuana niche so if I target health or medicine, even insurance I can inject my links in there and make it work right?

    I just don't want something as off topic as gaming for my network as it doesn't relate at all.

    is this correct thinking?
     
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  13. Ballan

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    More relevant is better, and contextual links are better still.

    But an awesome expired domain that's loosely relevant is going to be better than a shit one that is bang on niche.
     
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    It's always a good thing if the domain has related backlinks, that's simply work done for you ;)
     
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