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Previously redirected domain bad for PBN?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bokeboke, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. bokeboke

    bokeboke Junior Member

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    I have an expired domain that has good metrics. But when I check it with archive.org and the waybackmachine I see that for the last year or so it always redirected (302) to an another website. I plan on using it in my PBN. Does it matter?
     
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  2. ritachandio

    ritachandio Newbie

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    No, it shouldnt matter and 302 redirects are temporary anyway.
     
  3. SteveWaller

    SteveWaller Regular Member

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    Without knowing the domain and seeing the redirect for myself, I'd hazard a guess and say that you should be ok. But if you could tell us where the 302 went then it might help - was it a company that simply rebranded and redirected their old domain or did it 302 to a site about viagra? It makes a difference as to how confident I would be about using it as a PBN.
     
  4. rogerke

    rogerke Regular Member

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    I assume you saw the 302 redirect mentioned in archive.org? If so, you must understand archive.org always mentions 302, even if it was a 301 redirect. Not sure why this is, but I have several lines of evidence that 301'ed domains eventually lose all link juice.

    Moral of the story: I wouldn't risk it.