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Myth Buster: Lost all my PR in the latest update

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by croixstar, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. croixstar

    croixstar Newbie

    May 17, 2009
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    Just a heads up...

    PR gets screwed when transferring a purchased high PR domain.

    I downloaded Commission Blueprint not too long ago from the downloads section. In it they explain how to buy a high PR domain and flatly state that buying a high PR domain and transferring hosting will not drop your PR. They did not mention that after an update, you will be f00ked.

    In the latest PR update my PR 5 domain dropped to PR0.

    This was after transferring the domain and hosting.

    Hope this clears up a bit of an IM myth.
  2. maximedt

    maximedt Newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
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    Can I read the tuts you said which explain how to get a pagerank domain ?
  3. Captain Midnight

    Captain Midnight Newbie

    Sep 30, 2009
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    so ... don't do a 301 redirect.. how about a (temporarily moved) 302 redirect ? Did you just buy the domain, point it to a new hosting service (new IP, etc.) and you lost all PR?
  4. SuperLinks

    SuperLinks Elite Member

    Jul 14, 2008
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    New York
    This isn't necessarily always what happens. I have purchased many many websites in my day and age, and nearly ALL have retained pagerank.

    One thing to note though, you may still be OK. I've had domains that have gone to 'grey' bars and even PR 0's after a transfer. Although within a month to two months PR has been returned.

    One thing I'd be cautious of, is if your domain really ever did have PR. I've seen some pretty sneaky tactics which allow you to retain a fake PR for a few weeks. Which makes selling a domain pretty nice for the seller, but not for the buyer.

    PM me the domain and I'll let you know if you have a chance. Good luck either way..
  5. scb335

    scb335 BANNED BANNED

    Mar 5, 2008
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    I've seen this happen before, I've also seen PR stay the same and even raise after purchasing and transferring a domain and site.

    Assuming the PR was valid to begin with, you have to look at the backlinks that are in place before you purchase the domain. If they're all from other sites the seller owns and (s)he pulls them after the purchase then you're going to lose all of that link juice in the next update.

    It comes down to doing your research before making the deal. See where the backlinks are coming from, are most of them likely to remain after you take over the domain?

    It's the same with traffic claims when you're buying a site from someone. If they're funneling traffic to the site from their other sites just to beef up the numbers for a sale then you'll lose all of that traffic after the purchase.

    You've just got to look closely at all these things before buying a site or domain.
  6. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

    Mar 27, 2008
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    I think this pr was never real. There are a lot people out there that try to fake pr or/and traffic to sell a domain. So theres a good chance that happens to you.
    I think your pr would drop even at his old registrar...

    Only my guess...