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What to do with aged, penalized in past domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by M30B30, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. M30B30

    M30B30 Newbie

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    Hello. I have 3-4 years old domain. 1-3 years ago I built many spammy backlinks to it. Website stayed in top 1-10 for months (main keyword), but finally got penalized/filtered (dropped from top10 to nowhere onn main kw). For the last year the domain stayed empty without any website.

    What's better to do with this domain: creating a website with few high quality articles and start building quality backlinks in hope that google will forget its past or maybe just put 301 to another website for the same keyword?
     
  2. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Toss the domain all together. 301 is a bad idea too as the penalty could pass over to your new domain.

    At this point it has zero SEO value, and there is no sense throwing good money after bad.
     
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    If your redirect your website with the help 301 redirection the 90-90% link juice to redirect domain that's why penalty is also passes to new website.so better get rid of it
     
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  4. tony andrew

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    It's a daunting task though some upheavals have happened in the past. Conduct a link audit in your site and use Google Disavow Tool to remove all your spam links and submit for reconsideration. In your reconsideration, clearly explain the situation and mention that the spam links are removed and it won't happen again. Good luck if it works.
     
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  5. M30B30

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I'll try it, we'll see :)
     
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    Create subdomains with kw in in url, 301 them to your money site, spam, profit.
     
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    Penalties are eventually removed
    takes a long time though
    The spam links will die off eventually
    so build some quality links
    You will keep your PR. Ignore Matt Cutts, PR still counts
     
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    I wouldn't recommend to use that D Tool. I just repeat what a wellknown bhatter told us on a presentation:
    no one should use D Tool since it helps G to identify PBNs and other bhat link structures.
    You should manually remove those spammy links instead.
     
  9. davethompson

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    Better to start working on a new website, it has already many spammy backlinks so it could be harmful for your new content also.
     
  10. vah1de

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    OP, you should follow davethompson and start a new site or remove spammy backlinks. It depends on the quality of your old website and how many spammy backlinks you have and how easily you can remove them.
     
  11. Herbert Smith

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    Leave the domain in my suggestion.
     
  12. DamageX

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    Move the domain to a new registrar and a new host. Slap on a blog and include a few articles. Add it to your WMT account. Wait a week or two, then send in a reconsideration request, stating that you just bought the domain. If you've already had it in your WMT account, create a different WMT account for this one.
     
  13. M30B30

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    Yeah, that's right - many of them already died, especially these most spammy.

    I have one.

    It's a good idea, but I already started doing it another way.

    One week ago I moved the domain to another host, today I set up new website with some content, added it to GWT with sitemap and everything and wait.

    I'm going to build few quality backlinks in the next few days. As you suggest, I will send a reconsideration request after 1-2 weeks from now and I won't touch Disavow Tool.

    Meanwhile I checked the position - about 150 on main keyword.
     
  14. ChokeStone

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    What is the methodology behind this?
     
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    its pretty simple.
    Move it to another registar
    create a new WT account
    send them a message to remove the penalties coz you just order that domain
    wait a few days
    Create a new website or whatever

    regarts !
     
  16. tony andrew

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    Yeah you're right, I won't recommend D tool anymore. Removing links manually seems to be a defensive play. :)