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PR3 Domain Drop

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Snckr, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Snckr

    Snckr BANNED BANNED

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    So, I found a nice domain today that expired and was PR3. It was dropped so I re-registered it, it was a website for a dutch app making company, but they moved to another domain (.de).

    Will the PR stick? What can I do with the domain? 301 redirect ideas/suggestions/personal experience?

    Also, the website has no backlinks from ahrefs.

    Thanks.
     
  2. tony_d

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    If the site has no backlinks, the PR most certainly will not stick.
    Any 301's pointing at it? That would be the most likely cause of temporary PR boost.
     
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    IMO PR doesn't mean anything anymore. Check the domain's previous history on archive.org and see if it was a churn n burn operation.
     
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    It's a dutch app making company, not a churn and burn operation :)
     
  5. danielgb123

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    It will more than likely have been 301 redirected to their new site at some point in time, at which point the PR of your domain and backlinks will have been transferred to their new domain. When the PR toolbar updates, your domain will more than likely lose it's PR considering it has no backlinks pointing to it. Remember, you need to look at more metrics than PR - DA (OpenSiteExplorer), Citation Flow (MajesticSEO) and backlink quality is far more important.

    Sorry to say, but I'd say the domain you picked up is basically worthless.
     
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    hnmfvnxe Regular Member

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    how would a domain have pr with no backlinks?
    no backlinks = no pr

    seems like you still need to read up more on how things work.
     
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  7. tony_d

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    I'm quite sure the OP said there are no backlinks showing in ahrefs, rather than 'there are no backlinks'. Two vastly different things :)
    And FWIW, you can indeed have PR with no links - just by way of a few 301's.
     
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    A 301 is considered a backlink...the 301 links to your website.

    And no a website cannot have PR without backlinks.
     
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    I don't consider a 301 a backlink. They are indeed quite substantially different things.
     
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    Sounds like it was forwarded to the main company page and picked up some residual PR from that. In the future, before purchasing what looks like a good domain, Google info:domaingoeshere.com

    If it's being forwarded, the domain will show. Unfortunately, this will not work if the site has already been dropped. Sometimes, you can see the forward in action on archive.org.

    I suggest you either scrape content from the original site and hope the PR sticks, or forward it yourself for a bit.