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We bought one a few months ago and it did not lose PR also it is quite powerful in G. We got a bit cocky, registered a load this week and spent some serious $$ but it looks like they are pr0 on some of the data center PR checkers.
Right after they expired (when we won the auction) the index pages went missing too :/
Have we won the idiot prize for not reading enough or it is just a PR tool glitch.
[edited by: Crush at 7:36 pm (utc) on Oct. 21, 2006]
Also, according to local experts, toolbar PR is NOT the same thing as Google's internal PR.
Lastly, PR doesn't hold a candle to actual ranking for keywords in the SERPs.
Lastly lastly - rewriting all the content - after snatching an expired domain - wouldn't pass for a smart move in a number of cirles. Gradual is the mantra of the day.
Lastly lastly lastly ;0) - if you are going after expired domain names and looking at PR I would suggest that you look deep into the links for any quality links AND that you do your level best to determine what traffic those links might drive.
I've found the exact opposite. The domain we put new content on is still ranking in google very well 3 months after it was deleted. It's definately not penalised in any form.
I bought a bunch of other deleted domains the other day with heaps of pagerank (and I mean heaps) and put old content back as holding pages and their index pages were all (bar 1) deleted from google within 3 days.
Seems like Google is doing a good job, but they miss some. Or maybe you need to follow some steps for Google not to notice.
The 1st domain was transferred to a new registrar in double quick time. This time they really dragged their feet. Perhaps that has something to do with it.
The domain that remains successfully
did it retain its pre-deletion TBPR
Did you link to it from other high rank sites under your control
Did you get 3rd party high pr links
An finally, I note you only refer to it ranking well, do you think its google ranking could be primarily related to factors other than true PR or TBPR, perhaps the domain name itself, its reputation, or the links it retained from pre deletion
>>Did you link to it from other high rank sites under your control
>>Did you get 3rd party high pr links
>>An finally, I note you only refer to it ranking well, do you think its google ranking could be primarily related to factors other than true PR or TBPR, perhaps the domain name itself, its reputation, or the links it retained from pre deletion
No, it ranks because of only on page factors (new content, new topic). Definately trusted
[edited by: SlyOldDog at 9:28 am (utc) on Oct. 23, 2006]