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is there a point to buy high pr domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Lauriat, May 24, 2014.

  1. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    I am starting a new website, is there a point to buy domain name with pr 5? Will this domain rank better in google than domain with pr 0?
    And after all is pr going to stick after domain owner change?
     
  2. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    is this silly question or what?
     
  3. asap1

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    I actually dont know the answer to that, I know that people buy high PR domains for PBN's because their backlinks are strong but as for ranking in google I have no idea
     
  4. Nolimitt

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    Why go and buy a Domain when people on here have powerful sites to post on.
    Do you need homepage links Pm me.
     
  5. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Just don't depend on the Page Rank. What is the age of it?
     
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    How is this connected with what OP asked? He wants to buy a domain, not a link on your site.
     
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  7. sohom

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    obviously better than pr 0, but need to continue posting good stuffs,else pr will be dropped
     
  8. matrix79

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    Nobody can tell for sure, but you can make some homework to maximize your chances for success. I would do this:

    1. how many backlinks it has in different tools?
    2. are these backlinks still live?
    3. does it have a lot of spam backlinks?
    4. how relevant these backlinks are to what you are going to do with this domain?

    If everything looks good and if it's very relevant I think it should give you some advantage.
     
  9. Techxan

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    The real value in having a PR 5 site is the power of the backlinks you can give out.

    A pr 5 site itself may or may not actually rank for very many keywords. The ranking of a website depends a lot of the domain authority of that website, as opopsed to the page rank. The page rank depends to a very large degree to the number of links pointing to it (though not as much as most people think it does).

    For instance, suppose you have a series of sites targeting the keyword "Donate to the Democratic Party"

    Politicians at the local level, state level, and national level could target this keyword. Within any of these sites the may be a PR5 page.

    But even if a local politician, a state politician, and the president of the US had a PR 5 page on their sites, these pages in each site will not have anywhere near the same authority.

    My local politician page is simply not going to outrank the Presidents page, even when they are both PR5.

    As for keeping that PR, if the content does not change with the owner, the PR should not change.

    If the domain name is all that is being bought (so the content changes), the PR will fall away, because the links will be less relevant.
     
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  10. ivantk

    ivantk Registered Member

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    Yes, it is a good idea to buy a high PR domain and if you don't sell links from the home page, it may stay as long as the high pr links pointing to this domain.
    If you are planing to sell links on it, the pr may drop as soon as Google detects such activity.

    I would recommend you to check from which links the high PR is comming and are they permenent links or are they with the purpose to temporarly increase the PR .
     
  11. kelaa

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    If you keep the content of the domain same or at least similar to what it was before dropping, by, such as, scraping the old content from the web archive, then the PR might stay still or drop non-dramatically. but if you build a completely different website, eventually the backlinks will be lost and so the PR. I'd advise investing into a good, short domain name, instead of investing into PR, which kinda became a thing of the last decade.
     
  12. BananaJoe

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    A high PR site can be valuable that can add link juice to other sites. Of course, it's easy to screw it up as well. Personally, I prefer a lower PR site that's aged.
     
  13. RockstarSEO

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    You should focus more on majestic and OSE metrics because its been a long time since PR has been updated and finally what matters are the backlinks pointing to it
     
  14. Arico Jennifer

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    Hi PR & high DA domains rank faster on Google SERP.
     
  15. jack2012

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    Page Rank is not related search engine ranking... Just book a fresh domain and focus on quality if you wish to gain good rank/
     
  16. BuildMoreLinks

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    depends a lot on what you need to do with the site. If the pr5 domain is good, has a nice backlink profile and has an archive on the web then its a no brainer to buy it.