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New Site, Expired Domain or Auction?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by NovaflareFX, May 3, 2017.

  1. NovaflareFX

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    I'm starting a bunch of new sites lately and I bought an expired domain, an auctioned domain and a new domain.
    I am just wondering if anybody has had a similar experience to me and what they would suggest.

    Auctioned Domain: Was stuck on Page 2, although I changed the topic of the website completely.
    Expired domain: Not ranking atall.
    New Domain: Ranking on Page 3 with no backlinks.

    What would you suggest for a low competition adwords site?
     
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  2. vancleve

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    Why not use them all and see which one gives you the best results? Personally, though, I've had the best success with using expired domains with a strong link profile for my money sites.
     
  3. NovaflareFX

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    Thanks for that mate, I was weaning towards that direction. I tried all of them under different circumstances but it was a very expensive failure so i'm just gather some information from other users before I charge into this one :p
     
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    It really depends on the site - there's no real difference between auction or expired domains when it comes to usefulness. I gravitate toward expired domains because it's cheaper to bag a decent PA / DA domain that's slipped through the net.

    Focus on the metrics and always check Wayback Machine to make sure they weren't a PBN in the past. :)
     
  5. vancleve

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    I feel you, mate. I still find myself in the same situation at times. That's the nature of SEO. Nobody can say for certain what works better than the other, so sometimes you just have to dive right in. You might want to look into why the expired domain isn't ranking at all. Perhaps the links are low quality? Maybe something's wrong with on-page SEO? Compare against your other two ranking websites and see what you can improve on.
     
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    Expired domains, if relevant, are a killer. I've had awesome results with some completely off topic ones in the past as well. The fact that the expired one wasn't ranking at all might be, well, the domain might not be clean or have some other issue. Strong auction domains can save you a lot of money on SEO.