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Should I 301 redirect?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rankjuice, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    I am currently working on a multi-niche authority site (100+ pages up to now but aiming on a few 1000). I have found a way of finding 1000's of expired domains with very high quality links from major tech/news sites and have been building a PBN using them however, as I want to cut down the costs as much as possible and I am only working on this site for the next 6 months, I was thinking of buying a few of these expired domains and redirecting them to my homepage, so I dont have to pay for multiple hosts.

    I have done some research on the effects of boosting rankings via this method however there seems to be alot of mixed views on this.

    I have never tested it for myself so I dont know the answer myself, but if anyone else can answer if I could see a ranking boost from this please let me know.

    A few details about the domains and my site:


    • The domains are in the same broad niche as my site (both tech sites but not targeting the same kws)
    • The domains have no spammy links
    • My site is fully siloed so the juice going to my homepage will flow to all pages (5 silos, 2/3 levels deep, linking back to top of silo)
    • Domains have DA/PA of avg 20/30 and trust/citation flow of avg 15/15

    What do you guys think? Should I redirect them?
     
  2. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    Anyone? Someone must have some insite on this
     
  3. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    I've done it twice and it didn't do anything for my sites. The expired domains I used however are unrelated to the money sites I redirected them to, so maybe that's the reason why they didn't boost my rankings.

    Nevertheless, others have experienced success with redirecting expired domains. There is even a service on here that sells expired domain redirects.
     
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  4. lucia pavelkova

    lucia pavelkova Junior Member

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    I would rather Build PBN than re directing un related domains to my money site. hope it helps
     
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    1) Make sure the domains you use for 301 are solid with great stats

    few pointers
    - good pa,da
    - check backlinks
    - check anchors
    - check if they are still indexed in google
    - if possible get niche related ones (this part might be tough)

    2) 301s can work pretty good but make sure you maintain them after the redirects. This means that you should keep making a few strong links to your redirects, else they will die after a few months. (301s need tiered links too)
     
  6. rankjuice

    rankjuice Regular Member

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    What about if I just create a second tier to the existing backlinks? they are mostly on high authority sites (cnn, techcrunch...) so I should be able to get away with blasting those links.

    I dont really want to create any more links to the domains as the existing links are 100% whitehat links and this is a long term site that im creating so im not going overboard with blackhat tactics.
     
  7. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Yeah you can blast the high DA links that are pointing to your domain. It's a normal strategy. You really can't 301 a ton of domains to a site without it looks suspicious, cause really what site goes through that many domain changes? Not many.
     
  8. DatMoney

    DatMoney Regular Member

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    Install wordpress and add a related article on it. let is get indexed and sit for few days. Then 301.
     
  9. cryptons

    cryptons Supreme Member

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    yeah do this btw 301 redirects worked like charm for me!