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SEO Detectives - Local Expired Domain ~ What Could This Mean?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by InsanelySane, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. InsanelySane

    InsanelySane Power Member

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    I found a local expired domain where I am from of an old physiotherapy business. The domain isnt tradenarked as its something like "goodphysiotherapy.co.uk" and the pictures of the building show the name to be like "Pats Physiotherapy".

    It looks like it had only 1 owner and the anchor urls are clean and perfect ratios.

    Site is all good in archive dot org as well.

    I did notice a hyperlink to an SEO agency via archives but it looks as though they had hired an SEO agency to do the site for them and left the company address in footer. Whenver I see expired domains and SEO i cringe but in this case it seems ok.

    Anyway I had plans to rebuild the site and maybe rent it out to a local suburb physio if it ranks on the first page.

    However I googled the company and noticed the physio building is still in business as they have a google + account with a customer review from a month ago.

    SEO brahs of BHW, what does this typically mean?

    Why would a company thats still in business drop a domain they were paying an SEO to regulate that has no visible markings of spam or abuse? It looks like they don't even have a current website going either.

    400 EXT Backlinks. 10 T/F, 10 C/F via Majestic.
    30 PA, 18 DA, Moz Trust 5.07

    This makes no sense any help?
     
  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Maybe someone was trying their luck.
    Bought the domain and ranked the site with the intention of selling it to a business
    but the business didn't want any of it.
    Have you checked the G+ is legitimate?
     
  3. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    Does the domain name include the business name, or is it just a general service name? If the latter, go for it.
     
  4. Execute

    Execute Supreme Member

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    Grab the domain, if it isn't trademarked then it a good for the taking. If it was an accidental drop the company might even message you later and try to buy it back.
     
  5. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    A lot of local businesses try ranking websites then find it easier to just list on social networks and directories - nothing weird about them dripping the domain. If the URL has no company name in it, it's probably worth purchasing.
     
  6. SteveWaller

    SteveWaller Regular Member

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    As far as I am concerned, if the domain name does not include their business name then you can register it without worry. Then you can repurpose as you wish (yours is a decent plan as it's simple and will yield the highest revenue from the domain).
     
  7. InsanelySane

    InsanelySane Power Member

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    I want to add something.

    Every single backlink is from a directory.

    While the anchors are diversified perfectly still its ALL directories.

    Most directories are relevant and local which is good for local ranking but I mean every link is a directory link.

    That is the only flaw I can find.

    Does well anchored directories in bulk cause de-index or slapdown?