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When buying an expired domain, does the backlinks matter as long as it has High PR?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hockmasm, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. hockmasm

    hockmasm Regular Member

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    I found an expired domain with PR4, 888 backlinks and is only $12. the domain name has nothing to do with my niche.

    Also the backlinks are all referring to skin care products which is NOT what my niche is in.

    Does this matter? Should I buy the domain, put wordpress on it and add content related to my niche and put a backlink to my money site? Will that boost my ranking for my money site?

    If so, is this the simple strategy i should follow. Buy High PR cheap websites that don't have spam backlinks?
     
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    The back links of the expired domain should be niche related to your money site at some extent -- $12 is very cheap -- Check all the factors before purchasing it.
     
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    Usually when it's niche specific it's better but I found that sometimes it doesn't even matter all that much.

    But for a PR4 for only $12, I'd take it, as long as the PR hasn't been faked.
     
  5. hockmasm

    hockmasm Regular Member

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    3 more questions:


    1) how come i see some domains with 0 backlinks and high PR of 3-4?

    2) Here is the PR4 one I found for $12. I dont care about posting it here cause there's probably tons more i can find. Just want best guidance on how to find good domains. The backlinks are skin care stuff, and my site has nothing do do with that.

    lpw123.com

    3) here's another example domain i found with good PR2. but is it crap? 237 backlinks not related to my niche.

    eattobreakfree.com
     
  6. lagger

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    Check the quality of backlinks. If they are all blog comments then the domain might be penalized.

    Also check wayback machine and see what the website was about. It might of been a previously dropped domain someone else picked up, then spammed the hell out of then let go after penalty.

    When buying domains you have to look at the whole picture. Not just PR, links, or content.

    I usually ignore PR all together. I buy only niche related with strong backlinks from authority sites. If I see bunch of spammy links I let it go. Spam links are easy to make authority links from niche related sites are not.
     
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    1: sometimes backlinks dont show up in programs you can search "http:stename.com" in google and check results of what indexed pages are linking to it. Other times it was 301 to another site and "absorbed that sites PR. Other times its wrong.

    2: backlink profile is crap stay away. From Foreign sites looks like Chinese spammers.

    3: had site wide link from http://www.healthessentialists.com now its missing PR will drop
     
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    That's a fake PR.
     
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    Check your backlinks for quality instead of volume. But for the price that you are getting, and if the pr is genuine, then go for it.
     
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    If the domain has not backlinks relevant to your niche than it will not worth for you.
     
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    Honestly, I wouldn't if it's not niche relevant. You want anything pointing to your money site as niche relevant as possible.

    The possible benefits you might get is from link juice going into your site, which may give you a little bit of increase in rankings because of that. But, like again, I personally wouldn't risk it. Google is really cracking down on non relevant type of stuff. Google looks at it more like spam than anything.
     
  12. dennis727

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    Generally, if it's in beauty niche, the domain used to be an affiliate site, and you know what affiliates do yeah.

    You wouldn't know if that domain has been penalized or not.

    As a rule of thumb, I would go for domains that look like the owner didn't know what he was doing in terms of SEO.