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Tumblr returns 404 meanwhile not available for registration?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm looking at some expired PR4 Tumblr blogs. Their URLs give a 404 Not Found error but they cannot be registered. Are people allowed to hide their blogs to raise a 404? I thought Tumblr only allowed users to return 403s to search engines.

    I'd appreciate it if anyone knows anything about registered 404 Tumblrs.
     
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    Basically what your seeing is the subdomain in a holding process. I have around 30+ pr4 I check daily and have been checking for the last month and the list grows.

    Also I have noticed that SOME tumblr subdomains after being expired they do not want an affiliation with them so they block them from being reused. As they update and change small things in thier policy they slowly remove those links. Such as right now tumblr does not allow the word "tumblr" anywhere in the subdomain but awhile back they did so now when something expires they block it.
     
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  3. macdonjo3

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    Oh, so this is really low occurrence? Is there a way to check against their list? Is there any other way to take my list of urls and check if they fall under that category besides trying to register them?
     
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    sometimes 404 is returned because the blog is banned/removed, but the username is still active.
     
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    I'm working on a few ways but nothing solid yet. USER: WinningIO is working on building some software for this that should be out in the next month or so.


     
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    If the username have been banned, tumblr is not allowing registration for that username.
    However I am not sure if they ever make that username available again.

    So what PR tumblr we register are basically deleted by their users.