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Worth it to purchase domains with 302 redirect for PBN?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by galaxyduo, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. galaxyduo

    galaxyduo Newbie

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    Hi. Does anybody know if it is worth it to purchase a domain that has been 302 redirected to another domain? I usually find some good domains in auctions with good PR, DA, and TF/CF ratio. The backlink profile of said domain is also good. The problem is, when I check the domain in the Wayback Machine, it shows a 302 redirect to another domain.

    If the domain has been 302 redirected, should I still pick this up for my PBN or is this a big red flag and I should stay away from this domain?
     
  2. SeoElf

    SeoElf BANNED BANNED

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    If its all ready been burned there's a reason the owner wants to get rid of it.
     
  3. ludicrousspeed

    ludicrousspeed Newbie

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    This is an issue I run into frequently, and I don't risk it with these domains. As SeoElf said, if the previous SEOer let it drop, they probably did so for good reason. I know it sucks to find a legit domain with solid metrics and great backlinks, only to discover that some spammer picked it up at some point and peddled dick pills or 302ed it. But you gotta pass on them.
     
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  4. galaxyduo

    galaxyduo Newbie

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    I usually check these domains and make sure they haven't been spammed. I check the anchor text and I do a random inspection of backlinks to make sure the backlinks are authentic and there is no spam. Sometimes the previous owner redirected these domains simply because they found a better domain name. So you would even avoid a domain, even if it is perfectly clean from your inspection, just because it has been 302 redirected for a legit reason?
     
  5. ludicrousspeed

    ludicrousspeed Newbie

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    Yes. I'm always checking the link profiles anyway, but sometimes it doesn't tell the whole story. I have picked up formerly 302ed domains in the past, that otherwise looked clean, that big G refused to index. Maybe they had manual action taken against them. Who knows.

    Of course, sometimes this means that I'll be passing on domains that are perfectly fine and usable, and I'm okay with that. I don't have too much trouble finding domains that meet all my standards. If usable expired domains were scarce, maybe I'd take a chance on these, but I don't have to.