1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Quick 301 Question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tonymu, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. tonymu

    tonymu Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    15
    If I have an aged domain with no site, is there any value in just building loads of links to this domain and then 301ing, or would I need to put a site up first??
     
  2. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    201
    Location:
    UK
    Put up a site first with decent on-page, get it ranked for that keyword then 301 at a later date. Without substance, it's just a domain.

    FYI, I bought an 18 year old domain in the clown industry (seriously..) and am using it for a totally different niche. Got a good boost to page 2 after 2 weeks and now I'm struggling to get it moving any higher. It's a test site on really aged domains. The DA/link profile was low but the domain was cheap, hence the test. Saying that, I could probably rank a fresh domain (non-EMD) for the same keywords in a 4 weeks at a guess (which is the next test).
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. matt_burns

    matt_burns Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    9
    You shouldn't need to put up a site first, just 301 it in straight away. Be careful what links you build tho, coz the 301 will effectively pass all of those links straight onto your main site. You might be better off throwing a site up on the aged domain, put a link back to your main site and then chuck some links at the aged site.
     
  4. Riders On The Storm

    Riders On The Storm Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    489
    1.build a new site site
    2. keep on building backlinks to the old domain
    3. 301 the old to new one
    4. keep on building backlinks
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. tonymu

    tonymu Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    15
    great stuff guys, although slightly conflicting opinions, how about with the niche then, does the site have to be relevant to new site, ie can I build on the aged domain a technology site, rank for that and then point to any niche and benefit?