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Lost domain: Can/should I move content to new domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Janusz, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Janusz

    Janusz Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I lost a domain that I had forgotten about (never updated my email with registrar) and I had quite a bit of original content on it.

    What I'm wondering is, can I take that content and drop it in another domain (I have an aged domain name in the same niche) or will it be an uphill struggle with google ranking and I should just write it off and start again.

    Cheers
     
  2. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    Depends somewhat on a couple things. How badly have you lost the domain? Is it in redemption period - you can get it back for $80 if its in redemption. If so, and if it's worth $80 of your time to regain, try it.

    If its truly gone, see if the registrar is holding it and trying to auction it off. You might be able to snag it at auction for a reasonable price and/or make an offer to whoever holds the name now.

    If both those options are out, you certainly can re-create the site with your existing conent, I'd do it on the aged name in the same niche. It will take some time to work the new name back into the SE's and so forth, so if you have any reasonably-priced shot at reclaiming the original name, that's probably your better option.

    peace - gregs.
     
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  3. volund

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    If you end up moving the content to the new domain I would not do it all at once, especially if there is a lot of it. Better chances to get it all indexed properly if you spread it out over some time.
     
  4. Janusz

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    Yeah, the domain is gone beyond redemption/resurrection/mouth to mouth.

    I was just wondering how goggle would view the content, as it had already been indexed once with one domain.

    How long is googles memory and although it was original content when I first put it up, who knows who has scraped/used it since and I would be the new boy on the block, so to speak.
     
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    From what they say they never delete any information once they get a hold of it. Not really sure how that will affect your site though. You might try doing some checks at copyscape to see how much of your stuff still looks fairly original.
     
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  6. Janusz

    Janusz Registered Member

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    Good idea!

    Thanks Guys!