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Tips for buying Expired High PR Domains

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ghoast, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

    Nov 17, 2009
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    I'm in the process of setting up a little blog network and I want to buy some expired high pr domains to use.

    I'm checking to see if the PR is faked or not but what else should I be looking out for?

    Is there a solid way to check if a domain is deindexed in google (even if the site isn't live)?

    Will old backlinks pass on linkjuice or are they not worth having?

    Any other tips?

  2. chpkorean

    chpkorean Newbie

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Ya I would be interested in this also...looking to do something similar.
  3. leeshoes

    leeshoes Junior Member

    Sep 20, 2012
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    Yes old backlinks (those that are still live) do pass link juice, but make sure you redirect all 404 errors to homepage to pass all that juice to the homepage. Eventually over time you might lose a couple backlinks here and there..

    About sites being deindexed, there is no 100% fool proof way to verify if a site was deindexed by google. Here's a couple things experience (and a little money loss) taught me :

    1) Don't buy/register expired domains with IM style exact match domains. For example www.canadagoosenorgeparka.com;
    2) Don't buy domains with over optimized anchor text profile (check in majestic seo);
    3) Avoid domains with shitty backlinks (forum profiles and blog comments come to mind);
    4) Avoid domains who have been dropped too many times in the past. Check whois domain tools dot net.. if the site has changed owners every year for five years.. chances are it's other IM'ers buying and dropping the domain cause it has problems;
    5) Look up the domain in wayback machine (archive.org) and looks for signs it could be spammy or low quality (illegal pharmaceuticals, porn, whatever). Also watch out for domains related to online marketing and IM.. if its been dropped it's probably been spammed;
    6) If it doesn't feel right it there's a reason why.

    Basically ask yourself, why has this domain dropped? If it looks likes a IM style domain (#1 to #4) why did it drop? Probably because it was either penalized/sandboxed/deindexed. Instead of that crap look for sites that dropped for legit reasons such as :

    1) Innocent sites that don't look like they were built to generate revenue. For example personal movie review blogs, personal travel blogs etc. Blog on asperger's syndrome made by some doctor or whatever.. Owner dropped the project along the way and never though of selling that domain. Over a couple years they can get some nice PR especially health related blogs set up by professionals (they get wikipedia links and edu links).
    2) Politician sites/blogs. Radio stations that went out of business, etc.. get creative

    When you acquire such sites and put some content on them if they had any PR or links they should get indexed in no time due to the amount of links.. high PR sites get crawled way more often. Sometimes 1-2 days is enough.. I've had PR4 expired sites take up to a week to get indexed.. but more than that and your domain probably got deindexed. Unless it's a super high PR i wouldnt waste any time with reconsideration requests to google
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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2013
  4. hotguy640

    hotguy640 Senior Member

    Mar 4, 2012
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    Nepal, KTM

    nice information. I was looking for same.
  5. aka sam

    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Sep 15, 2011
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    Internet Marketer
    Black Hat World
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    I think two of my posts should help you a lot :

    [TABLE="width: 1062"]
       [TD="width: 1062, align: left"]http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/532407-buying-high-google-page-ranking-aged-domains-see-one.html[/TD]
    [TABLE="width: 1062"]
       [TD="width: 1062, align: left"]http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/533411-maintaining-blog-network-see.html[/TD]
  6. great post +rep
  7. RealEcon


    May 3, 2010
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    #1 Rule of Buying Aged High PR Domains.

    ..dont buy right before a PR update.

    Do you know when the last PR update was? Might want to put purchases on hold for a week or so...