Well, this is not going to be long. I just want to summarize my experience with registering dropped domains and hear other members' experience. So: I got busy about 5 months ago with finding dropped domains that were up for grabs. I mean really dropped by the owner for a shorter or longer while, not auctions stuff. I was following the method with Scrapebox and Xenu, which was shared by various people around the internet (I first stumbled across it in a Fiverr gig, then more recently came across it again on the nichepursuits.com blog - here's a post: http://www.nichepursuits.com/podcas...iche-sites-post-penguin-with-hayden-miyamoto/ ) I was pretty excited for a good while about the prospect of finding great domains for the price of a regular registration, and kept doing it diligently for over a month. I used automation where possible, but also manually reviewed at least a couple thousands of domains with their backlink profiles. I ended up registering about thirty domains that looked great to me and had ******** high PR pages pointing to them. I mean, after reviewing a whole lot of domains, you do end up making the difference between a spammed backlink profile and a natural one, so that was a useful experience in itself. To make the story short: I registered only domains with a natural backlink profile and linked to from PR 4-6 pages (I emphasize that: PR was on the pages, not just on the root domains). I set up WP blogs on all, on some I put a dedicated article, on some I left the default WP hello world post; I also did the 404 redirect to the homepage. Five months down the road: a couple of PR updates happened in the meanwhile, but out of my 30 domains, none got a decent PR back, except for a few 0's. There were also some domains that still had their PR when I found them - those retained their PR all this time, and I'm using them to backlink some sites I own. What's to be made of this? A method touted to be great if you put the time and effort (which I really did) is going down the drain? I mean not completely, since if you keep at it, you'll eventually find recently expired domains that still retain their PR. These are great, don't get me wrong, but are they supposed to be the only assets uncovered with this method? Why isn't the PR returning to the domains with a good backlink profile, as these were the main gain that everybody was claiming with this method? Anyone has an answer?