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What are your thoughts on domains that previously contained Japanese content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jakal2001, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. jakal2001

    jakal2001 Newbie

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    Im talking about English domain names that have had a year or two of Japanese content. Not porn, gambling or pharmaceutical. Just normal content.

    I have had mixed results with these. Some of them have really juiced up my money sites. Others not so much. I dont think any of them have actually harmed any of my money sites.

    Some of these domains have good Majestic metrics as well as Moz. None of them are flagged as spam on Moz.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Stacked4Life

    Stacked4Life Regular Member

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    I love them to be honest b/c no one wants them and I will take them all day long :)

    Some "white hat" guys will 100% tell me I am crazy but I have not had one of them de-indexed yet and they have great juice to them..

    JMO ;)
     
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    Drop them, good domains are not hard to find.
     
  4. jakal2001

    jakal2001 Newbie

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    Thanks for your input guys. Stacked4Life, Im obviously with you on this
     
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    Yeah, I'm also with stacked on this one. If the domain has not been spammed with shitty content or tons of crappy links then why the hell not.

    People like to be overly wary of everything these days but the results do show that they are working just fine. I am far more concerned with the backlink profile of a domain than the content that used to be harvested on there.

    Obviously if there is evidence of previous penalisation then that removes a domain as a viable domain imo.
     
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    Don't risk with it!
     
  7. jakal2001

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    EDIT: deleted the silly part of the question :)
     
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  8. edwinmichal

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    Do not buy those domains even if it has high PR and DA, go with English sites
     
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    Majority of them have a manual penalty and will not get indexed. Otherwise they are okay, but the problem is that you can't tell whether they are penalised or not until you register them. For clients I avoid domains with this kind of history. For my personal use, I gladly take the risk. However, I still won't use them for money site purposes. Only for pbn.
     
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  10. jakal2001

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    One of my most powerful PBN domains actually had a manual penalty. I created a gmail address for webmasters and requested a reconsideration. I added some good quality content on there along with some outbound links of authority as well as images and youtube vids. Within a few weeks the penalty was lifted. I then linked one of my money sites. For the highest search term it went from position ~70 to ~3 in around 4 weeks, give or take.

    The authority remains just as strong today.

    I add content every month (well, every year I sit down and write 12 posts and schedule them for every month - not on the day but approximate day and times).
     
  11. rooneyviet

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    when I check for expired domains I see a lot of historic japanese, chinese, korean,... domains too. usually I would avoid this.

    as I dont know anything about the languages, it is so much risk to take it, even I could miss some of good domains. but more safer more better :D
     
  12. jakal2001

    jakal2001 Newbie

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    Google translate :)
     
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    I tend to avoid them.
     
  14. Jack Torrance

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    If they are Japanese and look basic I would assume it has been used as a PBN. So then it raises the question of why it was dropped. I would suspect it received a penalty (manual or algo) and the owner ditched it because it's easier to just drop the domain than it is to actually try and clean it up. Forget it... I'd much rather spend my cash on something that is more likely to be clean.
     
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    You have used Google Translate to verify the content! That's a good approach! :) However, if you really want to stick to the site then know the history to the website. It takes time, but atleast you wouldn't regret your choice! If not take the easiest way out, find another site.
     
  17. SEO Dave

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    If it was a real site, and not a PBN site, then I'll use them. I think the general advice to avoid comes from how many spammed and ex-PBN domains you find like this, and the problems people have with verifying its previous purpose. But a clean one is useful.
     
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    OP, you should avoid domains that were turned into Japanese or Chinese website because most of them are spammed/abused.
     
  19. romonav

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    They should be fine, as long as they arent spammy and boast good metrics.
     
  20. tampanian

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    although i mainly focus is a domain has a clean profile w/o spammy backlinks and decent quality editorial links from authority sites, i avoid anything that had japanese or chinese content, i just do. i'm sure some of those domains are excellent, but with so many coming available everyday i don't bother.