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This Newbie Wasted $150 in Buying Domain Names

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by mikey9991, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. mikey9991

    mikey9991 Regular Member

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    Yup, just realized that 50% of the high PR (2 to 3) on godaddy are pretty much a fake. It sucked since I thought that it was an easy buy. Lesson learned.

    I hope you learn from my mistake and save you $$$ and time.

    The best way for me was googling "info:your-website.com"

    Too bad that it was too late for me. If it's a high PR but then little or no backlinks should make you question the ranking.


    Here how I got duped:
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    Here What I used to check:
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    This is one sign that things aren't right:
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    Easiest way to find out:
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    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    I'm not going to explain further but alot of fake PR's actually have some PR. Some people do actually 301 for valid reasons, not just to scam noobs.
     
  3. mikey9991

    mikey9991 Regular Member

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    Can anyone answer why it still shows the PR if it's a 301 redirect when the domain is on the chopping block? I would think that the owner would redirect the domain to another site or delete that redirect. I know that most of the site are not a scam since the niche domains I'm after are not really into that.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, buddy! I made a $25 mistake when I registered my first domain (although it was because it was aged, but not indexed). Either way, you live and you learn. Start small, validate and then buy $150 worth
     
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    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    thats the reasoning behind my statement
     
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    Too bad for this guy, well, I hope you have learned the lesson, better avoid scams.
     
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    no such thing as a wasted domain unless you do nothing with it....
     
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    Shit happens mate, but you still can make something out of those domains :)
     
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    yea, me too. I spent $50 for de-indexed domain from DP.
     
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    this post has taught me how to use a few tools

    although you lost I'm sure it will make you work that bit harder and make you that bit smarter about how other sellers manipulate their data
     
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    We all learn from out mistakes so don't feel too disheartened.

    Anyway getting pr2/3 is fairly easy doing yourself.
     
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    I found this out myself with a VPS I owned. My main site has PR 6. When I setup a new domain pointing at the VPS but without any site yet, after some time Google would pick it up as PR 6, but of course, it's fake.

    So you might not do it on purpose to get fake PR. In fact, this is quite common setup in new domains.
     
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    classic 301 redirect :(
     
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    Here is what happened with me:

    I also did one of these things where I bought a "Fake" pr domain. However what happened was that I actually started it up and started to get some articles on the site. When the next pr Update came I was still the same PR as I was before.

    Moral of the story? I believe that the 301 directs are just BS and that the PR is still valid.

    PCE
     
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    I think that I will just work with what I have by using good content and backlinking to make this work. Besides, I have the age of the domain to back me up..at least. Looking at the bright side of things.

    I was the highest bidder on one fake PR domain on godaddy but someone else got duped and outbid me. Thank goodness for that.

    How do you know if the site is Deindexed? (Never mind, got the answer here: http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense...how-do-i-tell-if-site-has-been-deindexed.html )


    One domain I bought still is in business in the same niche. I think I can make people think that we are the same company by using almost the same company name. It seems blackhat but why not capitalize on my mistake.



    Regards,
    Mike
     
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    Where can I buy a real PR4 domain?
     
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    Best thing is to work the domain. you bought it for a reason.... so don't waste your cash if that's something you can't afford to do.
     
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    I use a site called prdrop dot info. It scrapes godaddy auctions and lists them in any order you want. Clicking the pr number opens an info: page in google, but I would highly recommend you using prchecker along with that to be sure. It's quite a handy little free site.
     
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    Anyone buying a domain at auction should carry out some due diligence before parting with their money.