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My newly domain was a spam site 4 years ago, this will harm the my SEO and rank? Thank you

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  1. babyblue2885

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    Hey, everyone! Please help, say your idea about this problem, thank you very much!

    Recently, I plan to build a site and sell something in my spare time. So signed up a new domain, and chose a DNS for it, but I found that this domain had black history yesterday.

    As a SEOer, I have installed some SEO plugins on my Google Chrome browser, WOT is one of them. When I enter my site (has been line, but empty), the WOT pops up a windows and says ?This website has a poor reputation based on user ratings?, and the Trustworthiness shows ?Poor?. I didn?t know why the WOT show like this. And then I clicked ?View details and comments?. It shows 6 reviews from users, like:

    • Spammer listed with Joewin.
    • Regular email spam sending.
    • Xxxx.com appears in Joe Wein Blacklist.
    • This site was detected and reported in spam blacklist maintained by Joe Wein. It is listed at xxxxx. Be wary of spammed sites, they are often run by criminals who are out to defraud you.
    • Etc.

    And all of these reviews were written in 2011 or 2012. I had checked the blacklist of Joe Win, and didn?t found my domain. And I also Googled another updated declaration from Joe Win, and offers a list of a large number of domains that have been removed from blacklist, my domain is included.

    So my question is: a domain that was a spam site several years ago, this will affect my SEO and rank if I work on it? Thank you very much!
     
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    If I were you, I'd try auctioning it on godaddy or just throw it away. There's no assurance that google will rank your site, due to the fact that there are many red flags in their system.
     
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    The fact is, Google's algorithm is not just plain black and white. I would say just forget the domain and the small amount of money you paid to register. Get a fresh domain and get going :)
     
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    There are two ways to approach this.. one is to forget about this domain and buy a good new one.. The other is to work on reputation management, disavowing poor backlinks and so on.. If I were you, I will just throw this domain away.
     
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    Hey, Faithjhung! Thank you for your reply, and I will follow your advice to get a new domain. But I also plan to take the spam domain and test it if Google will give it a rank. And I also have another question: If I place new domain on the same DNS with the spam site, this also has bad effect? Thank you in advance!
     
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    Hey, Serplogix! Thank you for your answer. I will follow your advice, and get a new domain. Thank you!
     
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    Hey, Ajithrocksca! Thank you for your answer! I will follow your advice, and sign up a new domain, and choose a domain that contains the keywords about the products I want to sell. And I also will keep the spam domain for test, and see how long it will be indexed by Google in comparison to newly signed domain. Thank you again, and wish you a nice day!
     
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    Usually you will need to do a lot of cleanup to get the domain to a useful state. However, if the guy who owned it only did email spam and such, you should be able to clean it up, get it off the blacklists and get some use out of it. I only recommend ditching a domain when it has had a history of link spam.

    What you described, although isn't good press, it's not spam either - it's just people complaining - organic backlinks.
     
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    Hey, Accelerator_dd! Thank you for your reply! You mentioned you just recommend ditching a domain when it has a history of link spam. Can you tell me how to check a domain if has the link spam history? Thank you! Yesterday, I checked the Web Archive of the spam site, it can't show its any web archive history and I also don't know what this site is about. So can you tell me how to check if a website has a spam history or a spam link history? What tool can do this Thanks in advance!
     
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    Just get a link report from ahrefs/majestic and skim through the anchor texts used/links built. Usually it's very obvious to spot them. If you want, PM me the domain and I'll run the reports for you and send you the files.
     
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    I have tried that for a domain for almost a full 6 months, they never responded or did anything to change it. I have a feeling that once they blacklist/flag it they don't bother about that domain any more.