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Using Content From Expired Domain? Safe?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mars~, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Mars~

    Mars~ Registered Member

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    I have this expired domain and I have access to it's old content. Is it safe to use it in Google's eyes? Will i be slapped by Google for using it?

    -Newbie here.
     
  2. tranza

    tranza Power Member

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    check if still indexed
     
  3. Mars~

    Mars~ Registered Member

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    The site is still indexed.

    If the website is in good standing or was in good standing. The archive of the website is still good to use?
     
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    If content is still index you cant use. If it got deindex then use it without any fear.
     
  5. Mars~

    Mars~ Registered Member

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    I know this is going to sound stupid but how do I know if its indexed or not?
     
  6. topmm

    topmm Regular Member

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    google search
    site:yourwebsite.c-o-m , remove the -
    if your website appear that means that is indexed, if not is deindexed
     
  7. alternatesword

    alternatesword Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just check the content with copyscape, that will tell if the content used elsewhere
     
  8. SEO Power

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    Many people rebuild sites on purchased expired domains with the old content they had. If the content is not spammy, go ahead and copy them over from archive.org. Nothing wrong with that.
     
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  9. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    Begin by checking whether it is indexed or not. If you see that it still is, it would be quite unsafe to use the old contents of that website. Also, to double check whether you can or cannot use the content, use Copyscape. It will do the entire job for you.
     
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  10. aka sam

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    if its indexed there's no point using it.

    Even if its de-indexed and the amount of the content is under 1k words, I would advice you to get new content written and leave it.
     
  11. Skyebug77

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    It is safe. Been doing iut for years. Still actively do it for front tier high pr sites and works.
     
  12. tony andrew

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    Certainly, it will be safe if the content de-indexed. Check with copyscape before proceed further. It will help you to find whether the content still exists somewhere or not.
     
  13. coolio10

    coolio10 Junior Member

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    Spin the article and you're good to go
     
  14. Mars~

    Mars~ Registered Member

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    Thanks guys. Helped a lot.
     
  15. lroyal

    lroyal Newbie

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    can you suggest the best spinner to use
     
  16. lroyal

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    or scraper for that matter of fact