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It is worth to buy this kind of domains ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by alaltaierii, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    So, I managed to find an expired domain. Actually, this domain expired about 2 years ago and I can register without any other fee.

    It was a site of some guy who had a free wordpress theme for download. So, the domain has footer links from thousands of domains. I managed to check a part of those domains with ahrefs,opensitexplorer and majestic and I've noticed a lot of PR5,PR4 and PR3 domains with the link in the footer.

    Something like "Theme by xxx" xxx = name of the theme with a backlink to a inner page of this domain that I want to buy.

    ahrefs stats: domain rank 99.8, 100k links from 550 domains
    Majestic stats: 245k backlinks from 1100 domains. Citation flow 27, Trust flow 16
    Moz stats: DA 49/PA 58 25k backlinks from 390 domains

    So, it's a strong domain.

    The only problem is regarded to keyword diversity. 99% of the footer backlinks are having the same anchor text(the name of the theme).

    If I register this domain, will it be slapped by penguin ? :)

    What do you think? It this domain worth something ? I want to buy it and 301 redirect to some other site.
     
  2. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    check to see if its blacklisted
     
  3. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    No, it's not.
     
  4. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    how old are the links? before you say its not blacklisted make sure somebody didnt go spam crazy with linkbuilding recently otherwise it may take time for blacklisting and penalties and all that shit to start.
     
  5. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    The domain has no drop.
    Backlinks profile is legit. No crap backlinks, only homepage footer backlinks(90%) and some other ones from sites that promote themes/plugins.
    So, beside the anchor text diversity problem the domain looks strong.
     
  6. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    no don't buy it
    just send it to me via pm :p j/k/

    go for it
    it will be worth to try it out
    and as you said u r not going to build any site on this
    so at most you will just loose few bucks as domain registration cost
    just in case if you don't buy it then just let me know i would be more than happy to take it
     
  7. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    It's not about the registration cost. It's about 301 redirect consequences. The site where I want to redirect this domain has strong backlinks and quality content. But I was probably penalized by penguin last month and all the keywords are now on page 2-3 even if my anchor text diversity was good.

    Anyway, I will think a little bit more if I will risk to buy and redirect that domain. :)
     
  8. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    yeah the footer backlink thing is strange but not unheard of. Whats bad is it looks unatural but just because it LOOKS unnatural doesnt mean a search engine will treat it like that. I'd go for it.
     
  9. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    Well, I bought the domain and I will see how it goes.

    However, when you are penalized by Penguin for poor anchor text diversity, it affects in serps only those over-used keywords?

    I mean, I don't mind if after 301 redirect this domain to my old site I will get ranking improvements for the keywords that I'm trying to rank there(health niche) and get a penalty for that footer link brand keyword(which is actually some invented word- ex: maloxga)
     
  10. ockboy

    ockboy Registered Member

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    What is your process to check if a domain is blacklisted?
     
  11. garrido

    garrido Supreme Member

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    Any update mate?
     
  12. roaldd

    roaldd Registered Member

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    Doens't look too good. I wouldn't buy it.
     
  13. jahaz

    jahaz Regular Member

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    Garrido has a thread about using redirects to dilute anchor tags. Maybe dilute the anchor then see if it gets hit by google, if it doesn't send them to your money site?