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potential pbn domain, hit by panda?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xplosiv, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. xplosiv

    xplosiv Power Member

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    Hey everyone, I've decided to go the way of real blackhat and buy some of my first pbn domains. One is actually so good it might do well as a money site too -- but anyway, the other one is a head scratcher.

    Basically, the site has good links pointing to it, doesn't seem like it's been spammed from what I see in Majestic. However, I believe it was expired and then rebuilt with a whole bunch of thin product pages(1000+). I am curious as to whether it may have been hit by Panda. If it was profitable surely the owner wouldn't have let it expire.

    Anyway, would someone be able to explain how to find out?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. sergey007

    sergey007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you think that the domain could be penalized in past, I would not recommend buying it, especially if it had hundreds of low quality pages probably copied from another websites. There are lots of domains that are clean and have never been penalized and i would recommend to build your PBN using clean domains.
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    If in doubt then dont buy the domain and it those sound like it may have been penalised in the past. I would not use an expired domain that was an old amazon / clickbank affiliate site.
     
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    DJPaulyD Power Member

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    Does the domain show up in Google when you type site:url.com?
     
  5. xplosiv

    xplosiv Power Member

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    DJPaulyD, I just checked and there are no pages in the index. I am in doubt so I won't be buying this domain. On closer inspection it has more like 10000 thing content page, so I am pretty sure it got hit by Panda in the past.

    Anyway, is it really that bad buying domains that aren't indexed in Google?

    Because I assume that once a website has been put up on it then it should be a pretty simple task to get it indexed. I've seen some people advise on avoiding domains that aren't indexed, unless I am mistaken about something.
     
  6. TheSEOWizard

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    If it had 10000+ content page, probably it was a crappy site in the past. Unless it is a super authority site (which would hardly be available on getting dropped and would be grabbed mostly within seconds), there is very rare chance of a really good site writing 10000+ pages of content. Also make sure to check screenshots.com and archive.org for any signs of spammy content or PBN or Chinese stuff etc. in the past.

    As a popular expired domain seller, there are four alarm bells where you need to check deep always. Other stuff also need to be checked which I and other PBN and expired domain sellers have mentioned in various threads:

    1) Too many referring domains: If the no. of referring domains are 100+ in addition to other stats (PA DA TF CF), make sure to check the link profile again. A really good site with that many referring domains does not normally lie around. They are grabbed very soon. Only the spammy ones remain in most cases unless you are lucky and find a gem.

    2) Too many content pages: If there are too many content pages, it is another signal that it might have been a content farm or spammy site in the past with copied articles. Such domains might have been deindexed in the past.

    3) Too many similar anchor texts: If you see a single anchor text occupying a very large percentage in the Majestic or Ahrefs stats (say 30% or more), always make sure to check the link profile in depth.

    4) Too many nofollow links: If the percentage of nofollow links is too high and more than ******** ones, there is a significant chance of blog comment links. So, make sure to check that in depth too.
     
  7. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's not that bad buying domains that aren't indexed. As long as everything else checks out, they will reindex when you setup a site on it.
     
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    Just skip it, i never risk when I am not sure 99%