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Buying expired domains for PR

 6:39 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm finding domains related to my comparison shopping site through network solutions and have bid on one just to see if I will get it. I'm basically only buying this domain because it is listed at PR5 with Google.

Is this a good idea? I know that the displayed PR of web sites is actually several months old so this may actually be a PR0 domain.

There seems to be a large industry developed around buying expired domains so I'm wondering why exactly people are doing it if not for PR.



 7:31 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm wondering why exactly people are doing it

Because people are easily suckered.

You might buy a SITE (not a domain) for PR, but even then it is dicey. You might retain rankings if you keep the same content and continue to add similar content to the original site.


 12:56 am on Jun 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Are you sure the PR isnt false....hell it could hit 0 on the next update...


 10:30 am on Jun 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

From my own experience and I am being intentionally vague:

1. Use PR only as basic benchmark.
2. Investigate the domain as if it were a site you were purchasing - content - backlinks, age, etc etc.
3. Keep the content relevant to what the site was.

Good luck, if you pull this off it works wonders. That's why you'll a lot of domains on Snap/POOL/ClubDrop etc going in the 1000s when it doesn't make sense from a domaining point of view.



 11:24 pm on Jun 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have the same dilema. I just bought a PR6 (Fake PR I would find out - newbie here as you can tell) but the domain does have about 480 backlinks on Google and about 20 or so on Yahoo.

The domain forwarded to a strong PR6 - still around, that's how it borrowed the PR. My question is, should i develope the new site with that same subject matter (not a copy) of the PR6 site to "save" the PR6? How much time would I have to do that, since it was just transfered today.



 1:15 am on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Because people are easily suckered.

Wrong. Jtara asked why people are doing it if not for PR and there are many reasons. Just because your not aware of the reasons does not mean that they do not exist. Unless of course your an ostrich with your head in the sand.

[edited by: Hunter at 1:15 am (utc) on June 25, 2007]

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