Msg#: 4095854 posted 10:59 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hello, I am new to this so I tried for the first time purchasing existing domain names. I bought 3. All had page rank and ranked with I searched for their title. For example if the domain was name-example.com and I searched for name example the site was one of the first results. I bought them from Sedo and paid quite a lot for them. After I bought them, all 3 have dropped from Google for anything except their domain. So now they all only show up when I search for name-example.com.
Is this normal and will they return? I feel like I've been douped out of a lot of money.
Msg#: 4095854 posted 1:17 am on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
When they were ranking they only has the Sedo for sale page.
Google is a domain registrar so maybe the for sale page and an update to the whois reset the domain to a new domain status. I don't know for sure but I am leery about buying any domains with parking page or for sale page because if I were Google that is what I would do.
There are also some scammers out there that try to sell keyword rich domains that rank with with no content except the "for sale" pages. I think the domains rank temporarily because they forward other domains to the for sale domain until the sale goes through.