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To all the "Expired Domains" Threads - "Sir, we got bad news for ya..."

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by WhiteHatTryHard, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. WhiteHatTryHard

    WhiteHatTryHard Registered Member

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    Adapting a expired domain will not fenefit you in any way whatsoever.

    So here is what I did:
    1. Built a site xyz.com legit site topic: sports... 500 visitors a day... wasnt satisfied with it
    2. Trashed it
    3. Built a clickbank product site on the same domain... shit conversions
    4. Trashed it again
    5. Reuploaed the old sports site

    And guess what? All the links I previously got over 3 years for the sports site aren't doing anything anymore.

    The domain didnt even change owners, but google noticed the significant change and "deleted" all the links.

    So here is the bad news for ya

    The links to the expired domain you buy arent going to help you =P

    I mean Google simply isnt that freaking dumb.

    Its jus another way of buying links and signals... they will not transfer them if they have even the slightest suspicion.
     
  2. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Then how do you explain the fact that a dropped domain I picked up about 6 months ago, with the old website rebuilt, is still ranking and averaging about 200 uv/day?
     
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  3. SteveWaller

    SteveWaller Regular Member

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    Could it be that SEO has changed since you first created the sports site and all the links that were previously enough to rank the site are no longer good enough?

    Could it be that the site has been hit with a Panda or Penguin penalty because it simply isn't up to scratch any more?

    Could it be that other sites have moved forwards and improved both their content and their backlinks so that your site simply can't compete any more?

    Don't go spouting warnings or "bad news" based on your experiences with a single site.

    Now, I happen to believe that the future of PBNs and expired domains lies in buying relevant domains rather than repurposing those that are totally unrelated, but I base this belief on both experience and in-depth study of what Google have said, what patents they have registered, what they say in the research papers, and basic common sense.
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    One sample is not indicative of the whole population.

    Maybe you weren't successful on your first try.
     
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    I totally agree with the other members, 1 website is not enough to use a headline "bad news" - we have had great success with using expired domains, nothing bad to say about it. We lost some domains to panda etc. but the majority stick and help.
     
  6. djw1606

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    Well if it didn't work on your first attempt, then that is obviously the end of the internet.
     
  7. Mercury_Hg

    Mercury_Hg Registered Member

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    Just for this thread I'm buying MORE expired domains. Nice try, OP.
     
  8. 75715

    75715 Newbie

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    Bunch of baloney by OP.

    I snapped a 35/45 DA/PA domain a month or so ago. Not only did it get reindexed swiftly, it is also sucessfully passing the juice to my money site and I'm back on 1st/2nd spot depending on keyword variation.
     
  9. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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  10. EgonSpengler

    EgonSpengler Newbie

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    Will buying expired domains always convert into profit? Of course not. Can it be profitable? Sure. Can't really apply blanket statements to this. Like most things, it requires a bit of homework and planning. But to simply think buying an expired domain = guaranteed ROI, that's a lazy approach and of course it doesn't work. :)
     
  11. 75715

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    Actually it is guaranteed ROI when you know the niche and the competition. One decent domain can be a game changer, I'm seeing the results every months.
     
  12. 50cent

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    Simply crap analysis based on just ONE SITE!

    HERE IS A DIRECT COMPARISON FOR YOU:

    I've recently changed the niche of one of my sites (just like you did) to a completely different one. The niche is competitive. I started building authority with new content and guess what? i have rankings improvements for the NEW niche keywords. That happened with ZERO link building, just with old links many of which, as it happens, contain the older niche anchors pointing back to the site.

    Maybe your domain just got hit for other reasons.
     
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  14. IAlwaysWin

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    If the domain name isn't dropped then all links/signals will hold value. The second the domain is dropped it's as good as a brand new domain, but to some a new domain is best.
     
  15. hashminer

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    I pick up dropped domains daily and find this to be totally untrue. I have no problems ranking a deleted domain as long as it still has good back links pointing to it.
     
  16. marrrko

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    Omg not again "sky falling" thread.
    Man search more, learn more before you post something like that;)