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I've bought a domain that has been part of a PBN - use, or not?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by igniteimages, May 24, 2014.

  1. igniteimages

    igniteimages Regular Member

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    I've just won an auction for a domain DA29, PA40.

    I checked out the backlink profile but forgot to check it out on archive.org. It turns out it has been a pretty crap blog with crap post after crap post (unreadable spun content) promoting green tea etc, etc.

    I've gone back through the BL profile to see if the domain has been spammed at all but it looks as if the profile is very natural and what one would expect from the original owners.

    I had intended to build the site out within the same original niche. Not bothered about the money I paid for the domain, but I don't want to be wasting time on a domain that may be compromised.

    What do you think guys?

    Cheers.
     
  2. igniteimages

    igniteimages Regular Member

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    Any thoughts anyone?
     
  3. nickeberle

    nickeberle Regular Member

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    Only one way to find out...
     
  4. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Try it, it shouldn't take too long.

    Or just knock up a quick 5 page site and list it on flippa.
     
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    topcat1 Newbie

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    Dont see why it would be a problem if the domain hasnt got a penalty
     
  6. Lares

    Lares Junior Member

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    If the domain is indexed, i would still use it. Many of those "PBNs" were penalized and deindexed in the past (like ALN). If it was part of those, chances are it wont get indexed again.
     
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    PBN sites are the same as women - if they're clean and free from penalty, use them.
     
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  8. hatblackguy

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    I would still use it

    are those PBN's links pointing to the root domain or subpages, if your really paranoid about it then have those PBN links point to a 404 page, if the PBN link's from subpages that is.
     
  9. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    I agree that if it's indexed I would still use it. I like to be a bit over cautious so I might use it to boost some Web 2.0's in my Tier 1 or perhaps try to funnel the juice into another PBN site just as an additional buffer.
     
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    hatblackguy Regular Member

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    Bah just remembered this how about using the Disavow tool
     
  11. BuildMoreLinks

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    if it is indexed and ranks for it's own sitename.com, I would keep it and build a small site around it or would just flip it.
     
  12. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I did something like that once and it was not too long ago... I put up 10 articles on the site and waited to see how long it would take for them to get indexed. I even hit the articles with a handful of social bookmarks.

    The article pages did not get indexed after about 5 days so I pulled the content off, bought a fresh new domain and put them on there. They indexed in just a few hours.

    I would make sure that your new content was going to show up in a timely manner before making a decision.
     
  13. igniteimages

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    Inbound links seem perfectly OK. It's just the past content and countless posts to slimming products etc.
     
  14. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It was the outbound links on my site... tons and tons of them for a variety of articles. They were all indexed and doing perfectly fine but new content was not getting indexed right away and my stuff usually indexes in minutes.
     
  15. igniteimages

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    I think I'll add some content and point it to a Tier 1 site and see how things go - if things seem fine then I'll switch it.

    Thanks Guys.