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URLs and domain names for your PBN blog

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by terry75, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. terry75

    terry75 Registered Member

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    Hi guys,
    I recently bought a domain through an auction. The former owner made its own nameservers so when it was transfered to me it was still pointing to their old website. The good thing about it is that I know all the URLs and contents within the site, so I reproduced the old site. However, I'm soon going to flip it to a site with a different niche, and the URLs do not make sense with the new site.

    For example, its old article URLs are like below.

    domain.com/how-to-stay-healthy-by-changing-diet/
    domain.com/I-taught-my-daughter-how-to-make-great-pasta/
    etc.etc.

    Since these article URLs already have PR, I want to keep them so that they look natural to G.
    But if I write something about music when the URL says "how to eat healthy" etc. etc. it would not be natural anymore.
    Would it raise a flag? Would it be better to redirect all the URLs to more natural looking URLs?

    Incidentally, what about a domain name?

    Say, if a domain name is "chicagonaturopathicclinic.com" and it talked about sports for example, would it raise a flag?
    I actually have such a domain(clinic name) with PR2 which I was managing for my friend, but that friend quit it and now I can use it for whatever, but I'm not in the health niche.

    I am not sure if these examples (obviously different URLs and domain names from your niche) can be footprints.
    I'm thinking it might be unnatural but cannot be strong evidence for G to determine it is a PBN blog by itself.
    Am I being paranoid or should I be concerned about domain/URL names?

    Thanks for your inputs in advance.
     
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  2. UNCLEBUCK

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    In an ideal world you would produce a website that the niche of your domain was previously used for - simply because the existing links are already targeting what you want to rank for.

    However it's not essential. And the "juice" will carry through to whatever website u choose to create. As a guide to buying domains use DA, and trust value as the two biggest indicators. It will 100% help as you build.

    p.s think smart, don't put all your pbn sites on the same IP address,
    mix up the hosting, don't make all the websites look the same, start small then expand. Start with 5 sites. Then 10 ...etc etc.
     
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  3. terry75

    terry75 Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot for your advice.
    Yes I have used aged domains of a different niche and even of a different language successfully.

    Actually I'm more worried about it in case when it gets somehow manually reviewed.
    Would it still be Okay?
     
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    If you don't want to lose the PR/link juice of some pages just redirect them to the new articles.
     
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  5. UNCLEBUCK

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    It's highly unlikely to be removed . Like with most things, common sense is required. If you think the site looks and feels spammy then you can guess what will happen.

     
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  6. terry75

    terry75 Registered Member

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    Thanks again - yes I totally understand what you say.
    By the look of it, it (at least I hope) wouldn't look spammy at all - I make my PBN sites with extra care since I have only one money site. However, the URL(and domain name for the latter case) would look weird. If I were a reviewer, I wouldn't feel/think anything bad about the site, except for the URLs/domain name.

    I was wondering if there was a common practice for such cases.