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Buying a new URL or an existing URL, were does the future lie

3:11 pm on Apr 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have had a look at the older threads and I havenít found any information on this. Due to Google potentially sandboxing new URLs and the length of time it takes to get a PR on a site and to achieve page 1 results across multiple keywords is it not better to buy and existing URL in Google already?

Wouldnít this be one way of avoiding the pitfalls plus saving valuable time? I know there are potential downfalls buying URLís off X sites that market domain names; they might have bad history/no PR/and over priced even if you needed the said URL for its keyword.

Buying a URL with relevant content, the keyword contained with-in the URL and a PR surely means its better for the buyer and catapults you quicker into your capture audience on Google, as long as it relevant for your chosen theme rather than the route of buying off the shelf or from sellers of domains without any content or PR. I donít know, just presuming and asking the question.

If so, would it also mean that you would need to have the .com and the. co.uk to achieve maximum results in both G .com and. co.uk or a good long standing URL (either.com or. co.uk) with good PR and content will over come any problems for you listing in either G .com or. co.uk.

Were I am trying to go with this is too avoid waiting in Google for months on end before any of my pages start to rank, I have noticed with good unique content, inbound links from relevant sites it still takes 18 months to start to achieve page 1 results across the board, a number of prime keywords do get G no.1 positions way before this time but not as many as after 18-24 months. I canít see Google penalizing you for this or have I completely missed something?

So I took the above and I am doing this as we speak and compared to how I normally go about this process the results are amazing; the only downfall so far is the initial expense in outlaying for the URLís and the time to find the url, do due diligence and negotiate terms. On my second attempt at this I used a blog, which I am in the process of adding a shop onto this, and then launch this and see how it performs. I am sailing a bit into the dark on this, I try to find as much info on line but couldnít and then came across this site a few months back.


3:25 pm on Apr 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The best way is to buy an existing website not a parked domain. Make sure the website is in the same theme area as what you want to do. It is harder to find websites like this but they do exist.
7:33 pm on Apr 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ogletree, yes, totally agree. In my saying URL i was referring to a domain name up and running. I have a few i bought, as you say its a train smash to get them but worth the effort.

Glad to see i am on the right road.

I have found targeting wordpress blogs is easier and cheaper to buy, plus most after 12 months are PR3/4 and have SE positions for that product/theme.


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