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Previously a PBN but still indexed

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DeadJoe, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. DeadJoe

    DeadJoe Power Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've stumbled across a few domains that have a clean profile, great links, solid RD > 50 but were previously used as PBN. However, they're still indexed...

    This one I've found is really tempting, great diverse profile and was never deindexed! Expired within a year of registration in Sep 2016.

    I know the general consensus is to avoid these domains, but really has anyone ever had success with such domains? Clean and indexed but previously part of a network.

    Looking forward to your responses :)
     
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why would you avoid it? If you're just going to build a PBN on it then who cares as long as the link profile is clean.

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  3. DeadJoe

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    Well, maybe because it was associated with some kind of penalty in the past? which could've been the reason why it was dropped. I'm not sure..
     
  4. redarrow

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    Well cheek if the domain is blocked from google.

    Then check all the moz stats and backlink power ....

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  5. DeadJoe

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    That's exaclty what I'm saying, it's not blocked and it has good links but was used as part of a network in the past.
     
  6. ThopHayt

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    Then who cares, it's $1 right?

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  7. DeadJoe

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    Sure, I'm just wondering what is other people's experience with this and if this is a common practice or not.
     
  8. redarrow

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    You buy it ,and then dilute bad url With google ...
     
  9. ThopHayt

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    I've used old PBN domains for new PBNs and not had an issue. The main thing you care about is the link profile and if it's banned by Google (which you said it wasn't, so that is really good news). A lot of people here do skip domains that have been PBNs recently, but I'm not one of them. High metric domains are getting harder and harder to come by.

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    Not worth it to me.
     
  11. djp371

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    Still would not buy it if it was previously used as PBN, IMO.
     
  12. BlogPro

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    The problem with buying old PBN links is not the fact that it is still indexed or has a great link profile. The problem is that it could have a penalty associated with outgoing links.

    You'd end up investing in something that has the potential to poison your money site's link profile, if it is a marked PBN.

    It's not uncommon to find toxic PBNs where the site in itself is indexed and doing well, but their OBLs are murky.

    If you're really adamant, then try looking through the ranking profiles of the websites that the PBN links out to. If they're doing fine, then it may be worth the effort, or else I'd personally pass.
     
  13. DeadJoe

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    Yeah guys I passed on that one. Perhaps I'll use it for some churn n burn project.
     
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    A lot of people here do skip domains that have been PBNs recently, but I'm not one of them.
     
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    Ive had good and bad experiences with such domains....so basically its a 50/50% ...
     
  16. DeadJoe

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    It's a mix pot guys, I would use it for a site if it was not something long term but for something I'm serious about I'd proceed with a lot of care!
     
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    I've always avoided pre-pbn domains.
    I guess it could work but usually there's gotta be a reason the previous PBN owner has abandoned the domain.
     
  18. Nargil

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    You know my opinon on this. Not worth the time. Even though the domain is indexed, who knows how screwed up it may be. Can be flagged, can be partially penalized (seen this in the past) etc. It's best to avoid them.
     
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    Just ban him.

    I've bought domains that been used as PBN's in the past as well without any problems. As long as it haven't been used as a Public Network with lots of links and it's indexed why not go for it?