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Yes or No? Am I right to be suspicious?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by reallife, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So I'm looking at an expired EMD domain for a very good money keyword being auctioned. No PR that I know of, DA6/PA1. Four years old.
    ahrefs and open site show no links at all.
    Domain is not indexed in G.
    Wayback machine shows that it used to be a retail site, which looked terrible.
    There's a footer there, though, that shows three different SEO company links as well as a reverse mortgage link (which is now parked). The SEO links are questionable domains names, but all now resolve to a different SEO/marketing firm that seems somewhat reputable.

    The domain is great, but does this look suspicious to anyone else?
     
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    I wouldn't touch it. At all. Why would you? DA6 PA1!
     
  3. reallife

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    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    It's a gamle for sure, there's really no way of knowing how it will perform. If it's not terribly expensive you could always just buy it and throw up a quick placeholder page and see if it gets indexed and ranks for its name.
     
  5. SEOmate

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    Since 2012 Google dislikes EMD strongly. So I guess that this domain is like banned forever and it won't be possible to anything with it - it's simply dead, didn't survive the updates.

    My question to you is - why would you need EMD if it now no longer valuable, as I see it? Just asking, maybe I don't know something. TY in advance for the reply.
     
  6. reallife

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    They didn't deindex or penalize EMDs, they just devalued their value in the algo. They're still worth something (if not penalized for other reasons), and are more memorable for visitors and more "clickable" in the SERPs.
     
  7. reallife

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    Yeah, kind of what I was thinking, plus I could always submit a reconsideration telling them I just purchased the domain.
     
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    Google likes and gives priority to EMD, but it's not what its used to be.
     
  9. manishseth

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    DA6 and PA1 . not good . leave it.
     
  10. reallife

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    Not worried about the DA/PA - it's a cheap domain and I'm buying it for the name and the niche, not the authority.
     
  11. meln

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    OK so it's cheap - Go for it! :)
     
  12. InsanelySane

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    This is complete bullshit warriorforum talk OP theres nothing wrong with EMDs.

    Typically you stay away from anything that was previously SEO'd, because SEOs usually would not let something drop unless it was hit.

    DA 6 is garbage, if you tell me your topic Ill give you some much higher for free if I have it
     
  13. reallife

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    Thanks, but if you look at the thread I didn't say that about EMDs, another guy did. I'm well aware of what the EMD story is. The SEO issue is what I was concerned with.

    Appreciate the offer, but don't want to "out" my niche. I know DA 6 is crappy, I wouldn't be buying it for the metrics. I've done well building up "crappy" EMD or "named" domains in the past, I'm more concerned with how fishy it smells overall.
     
  14. manishseth

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    OK. Then just buy it before someone else takes it up.
     
  15. SEOmate

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    Hey! I probably put my ideas in an unintelligible way, might be so. I was juging from the current situation EMD + DA6 which made me think that this domain could be possibly cursed forever.

    Thx for the other forum reproach, made me lol and cry at the same time. Lol at the reality of it, cry 'cause no, I'm not that hopeless, man!
     
  16. twilightofidols

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    Personally, I would pass on this one.
     
  17. rob1977

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    I see your method for wanting this url, and its sound enough.

    My one suspicion is you indicate that it has had seo in the past but other than the company backlinks there seems to be little evidence of it. (No backlinks to shout about, no da/pa,)

    So either 1: the seo companies were rubbish,

    2: or the interweb has been uberefficient and got rid of all broken links after url was removed (possible but doubtful)

    3: or the site was penalised

    I'm actually steering away from 3 because there would still be a web footprint which lead to the url being devalued, unless point 2 was also true but I think that is also doubtful.

    On balance of probability I would say the url is sound but was owned by a noob who later dropped it
     
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  18. novembre

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    If is cheap you're not losing anything :)
     
  19. reallife

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    Well, I got it for cheap in an auction, so when they push it to me, we shall see what I bought ;)
     
  20. reallife

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    Almost exactly my thinking. Thanks for spelling it out :)