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  • What are your thoughts about an expired domain which have been redirected before?

  • flowize

    Member
    December 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    What are your thoughts about an expired domain which have been redirected before?

    P.s: I have found one domain which has a clean archive and high authority links. The only concern is that the domain was acquired by a publishing house and was redirected to their website (From the past 5 years).

  • erfanau93

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Man i would personally also regiser domain to have a search console and then do a change of address . Id go webarchive, grab all the links from all the pages that used to exist, do a batch analysis on ahrefs and find all pages that had links and 301 to appropriate page. However iv tested this before and i think a good link is much more valuable than these dodge methods. I just think google is too smart

  • secretagentdad

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    I mean on paper they don’t work.

    But in practice they do.

    It’s just kinda funny like that.

  • willkode

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    This is a dying practice.

  • taylorkspencer

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Check to make sure the backlinks are still pointed at the domain and haven’t been changed to point at the domain it was redirected to. Then check to see how many of those remaining backlinks are spammy links you’ll need to disavow vs non-spammy backlinks that could become an asset. Last, but not least, check to make sure the backlinks are either relevant to the niche you’re trying to rank in or, if you’re a local business, relevant locally. If the backlinks are coming from an entirely different niche or an entirely different part of the country, they will likely offer little to no help in ranking for the keywords you want to rank for. This is why buying out a former competitor’s web site will help your SEO much more than buying a defunct blog in an entirely different niche.

    If enough of the backlinks are still pointed at the domain, not spammy, and relevant to your niche and/or local area, check to see where the backlinks are pointed to: if they’re pointed at the home page, great, if they’re pointed at product or service pages, check to make sure you have similar product or service pages to redirect them to, if they’re pointed at blog articles, you’ll need to look into either moving those blog articles to your site or, if they represent a small portion of the backlinks, letting them 404 and throwing away the backlink juice. With all that mind, set up redirects on the site to catch the backlinks that point at paths that aren’t valid on the domain you’re redirecting it to, and set up a 301 redirect for everything on the old domain to the same path on the new domain. When setting up these redirects, avoid the temptation to redirect everything to the home page – Google will consider that a Soft 404, causing you to lose any backlink juice from backlinks that weren’t pointed to the home page. Then, if the domain has any spammy backlinks pointed at it, add those to the disavow file for the site the domain is being redirected to, and wait for Google and Bing to discover the redirected domain and its backlinks and attribute them towards your website.

    If you do this right and the backlinks coming from the old domain are relevant to what you want to rank for, you can experience a reward, you just have to be real careful in doing it.

  • [deleted]

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    If you can get it at the cost to register a domain, do it w/o question.

    If it is being auctioned, question everything.

    I’ve had some incredible success snatching an expired domain that had great links and it paid off incredibly well (will post details if the group is truly interested)…but it was a “hole-in-one” experience…yet to be repeated with that level of success.

  • doogie88

    Guest
    December 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Avoid. There’s a reason why you ‘found’ it.

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