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"reviving" sites from expired domains as PBN sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jerky7, May 8, 2016.

  1. jerky7

    jerky7 Newbie

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    Hey there,

    quick question: I have been "reviving" sites from expired domains as PBN sites: basically search expired domains, look up the old site on archive.org, pull in the site via a rails app and then reupload it to new hosting - so basically I'm putting up the old page (minus legal and personal information, if it was on there) and insert a link to my moneysite somewhere.

    Does anybody have experience with this? Is this a good practice? Or would you always recommend putting up a completely new blog with new content?

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. dhihi

    dhihi Junior Member

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    This is a very unique idea. Is your site's content still stored on google cache?
     
  3. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    It's fine, it will look as the owner registered the site again. Just make sure you don't leave any footprints!
     
  4. jerky7

    jerky7 Newbie

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    So far I only did it with two pages, both domains were gone for about 3 months and both of them were not index anymore.
     
  5. MoneyValue

    MoneyValue Junior Member

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    I do it on all my PBNs.
     
  6. Ch3Mik

    Ch3Mik Registered Member

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    I have been avoiding this for quite some time now. Sure, it's faster and cheaper, and we tend to think that if the site looks exactly as before, that's better for our purposes.


    But nowadays I care more about building topical relevance, so I'd recommend a new blog with decent and related content to the old site AND the site you are trying to rank. For example, I'd put some LSI that I'm not focusing on my money site.


    Also, most recovered sites from Archive.org are non-responsive, I don't know if that's weighted when it comes to backlinks, but as PBNs aren't cheap, better not to take risks :D
     
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    Lots of people restore sites that way but make sure to check if someone else hasn't used that content before.
     
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    That can give your website a good start to rank better.