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Purchased an expired PR2 domain - Whats next?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SuperNoobInc, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    I purchased a PR2 expired domain from GoDaddy.
    Its my first time buying an expired domain, so I am wondering what I should do next?

    Assuming the PR2 is legit (i checked multiple times, following different sources to ensure the PR is legit). How can I sustain its PR for next update?

    Should I be rebuilding the same content as it once had (using wayback machine as reference) - or is it okay for me to build a completely new site with new contents on it?

    Please advise. Any inputs will be appreciated.
     
  2. Seo Lover

    Seo Lover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Create new unique content

    And start building backlinks to maintain PR
     
  3. stevendomz

    stevendomz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    plus apply for google adds, consider it 3rd step though ;)
     
  4. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    Surprised to see no mention of the 301 for 404 pages. Many links might not be pointed at the root. They might have pointed at subpages. If you're going to run WP you can just install a plugin called link juice keeper. That will forward all the old links that were pointing to subpages (that are now missing) to the home page.

    Also do some digging to see if the old website used the www or no www for home page. Set this up the same way. If it was www.domain.com then make sure you set it up as www.domain.com. Again you're looking at where the links were pointing before the domain expired.

    That is the first step.
     
  5. Expertpeon

    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    Seems way easier (and cheaper) to just grab new domains and make them PR2...

    You can do this with a single backlink.
     
  6. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    With a single backlink? How?
    If you can elaborate this, that will be great!

    Now, please keep in mind that I dont have a big network / foundation like you. So you are talking to someone with close to 'nothing'. Lets consider me as a starter here.

    Thank you very much!
     
  7. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    Well of course you're right if someone wants to wait until the next PR update and take the gamble. Of course if you want that brand new domain to rank in the SERPs that's another story.

    For people that need domains with PR and age today, this week, this month, or even before June a new domain won't get the job done. :)

    Everyone has different reasons for doing what they do.
     
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  8. Expertpeon

    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    From what I understand, PR is actually updated much more often on google's end than they show.

    That being said, ranking fresh domains in the SERPs tends to be easier anyway. I did this with about 20 fresh domains, dropped 1-2 d0follow high PR links (on pages with high PR) next update most were PR2 with a few PR3s.. pretty easy, and a lot cheaper way to build a network.

    Building a network that actually produces results takes months though, so "waiting" is part of the game no matter how you do it.
     
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  9. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    When you mention "high PR", how high are we looking for in general?
    (Suppose our aim is to get PR2 next update)?

    Thanks again
     
  10. maxonix

    maxonix Junior Member

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    ^^This is a great idea. This method will increase the likelihood of your domain to retain its current page rank, but its not guaranteed. Keep adding unique and related contents as often as possible.
     
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    This is good move
     
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    Build some high PR Do-follow backlinks.

    You will not only maintain PR,but will also improve it
     
  13. romeovn

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    Add unique content
    Build backlinks
     
  14. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would not buy expired domains.

    But okay.. Just build high quality links with unique content. And maintain the PR.