Is this a SEO trick?

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I am wondering what would happen if someone buy a new fresh domain, don't create any site, while that, keep creating backlinks for months before create the website.
Would that website rank from the beginning based on the backlinks which it already has?
 
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I am wondering what would happen if someone buy a new fresh domain, don't create any site, while that, keep creating backlinks for months before create the website.
Would that website rank from the beginning based on the backlinks which it already has?
Nice thought however, You need quality content to be able to get decent links to the site and you need to have the niche in mind beforehand else you'd just be building irrelevant links to the site. I also assume if google sees a site getting backlinks before it's even indexable, has a niche or content they'll know somethings a bit dodgy pretty quickly. Also depends on what tier of site you plan it to be.
 

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I would say it would work and rank, as much as the expired domains do,
Many expired domains get vanished out of the google index and still rank pretty good in SERPs after reusing them,
That worth a try/test in fact ;)
 

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I wouldn't bother with it. Although, I've never tried it, so I can't say for certain.

See it from the eyes of Google: a dead domain is receiving links. And I imagine it's not high quality links, unless you are linking from your own PBN.

Not to mention that it now days takes a while for links to have an effect.

Rather, I would create a site and put up 1-5 articles and then link to them. At least Google can then see that it's a live site with potential quality on it. If the site doesn't exist, then all Google have are those referrals. No context, no topics, no information.

It would be an interesting study though, if you have a site to compare to.
 

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I heard this was a trick, but no idea if it is working now.
 

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I would say it would work and rank, as much as the expired domains do,
Many expired domains get vanished out of the google index and still rank pretty good in SERPs after reusing them,
That worth a try/test in fact ;)
This!

As long as you build niche relevant website based on its backlinks.
 

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I haven't tried this yet but someone said in the forum that this is what he actually does before building a site to have it indexed and ranking pretty fast.
Nevertheless, It's to be compared to just buy a dropped domain with already links in it.
 

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I may help you to get an index faster when you put content.
last year I was building links while I was adding content.
Nowadays you gotta submit a sitemap to get indexed.
If the content is excellent you will be able to rank faster.
Having said that it's worth a shot.
 

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I am wondering what would happen if someone buy a new fresh domain, don't create any site, while that, keep creating backlinks for months before create the website.
Would that website rank from the beginning based on the backlinks which it already has?
It doesn't make any sense, really, as it means that you will have to buy backlinks (no one with a valid source and reputation won't link to some unexisting site without any real content). This activity now can easily be detected by Google and you could get banned from indexing your domain which means that you would need to buy a new one and start all over again which is pointless. So, I advise you to first start creating some quality content there and then go for searching good and proven backlinks.
 

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What is the point of that? How is it better than put content before links?
 

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Your links will look unnatural to G because you can't justify them. Also, you'll only need to point links to existing pages.

I can't see a single benefit of doing this instead of just posting the content and then start creating links.
 

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A website without content would not get any backlinks organically. So a website that does, would not rank. Content is the prerequisite to rank because every website that provides value has content on it.

Sincerely,
The Data Scientist
 

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I would do the exact opposite and build a site, let it sit until it gains natural exposure without backlinks, then start feeding it slowly.

This looks WAY more natural to G and Penguin
 

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A website without content would not get any backlinks organically. So a website that does, would not rank. Content is the prerequisite to rank because every website that provides value has content on it.

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Exactly, to the althorithm AI and by logic, how would a contentless site that doesnt rank at all and get clicks attract a backlink from anywhere?

It would surely mark any backlinks as unnatural.
 

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I don't think it works not. Naturally google takes some time to indexing backlinks.
 

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already tried with it back on 2016. but links i made was totally comment spam and i didn't had any major boosting in rank initially.
 

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There’s no real benefit to doing this, you’re just shooting yourself in the foot.

I wouldn’t be too worried about a penalty from Google (I don’t think it’s that complicated) but there’s just no benefit to doing it. You’d rank faster by investing in content first instead of links.
 

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So why not just add some content while building links? In what way will you gain from this?

That said, I think it will work just fine though, but it's not some SEO "tactic" lol.
 
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