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Good news about expired domains

Another GoogleGram for webmasters..

     

GoogleGuy

3:22 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey, the index is going to be coming out real soon, so I wanted to give people some idea of what to expect for this index. Of course it's bigger and deeper (yay!), but we've also put more of a focus on algorithmic improvements for spam issues. One resulting improvement with this index is better handling of expired domains--the authority for a domain will be reset when a domain expires, even though dangling links to the expired domain are still out on the web. We'll be rolling this change in over the next few months starting with this index.

Most webmasters won't notice much change, but I wanted to give folks some advance notice. If your toolbar display changes a little up or down--don't panic. :) The change I mentioned, plus things like having more pages crawled in our index, can affect the toolbar display. As always, the traffic and conversions you get matter more than how many green pixels the toolbar shows.

Over the next few months, I think you'll see more emphasis at Google on scalable algorithms rather than responding to individual spam reports--please set your expectations accordingly--but we are also putting more emphasis on reinclusion requests from webmasters.

As always, I'll try to be around to answer questions and offer advice.. :)

jady

3:24 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the update! Cant wait to have a look... :)

coconutz

3:26 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Looking forward to the new and improved index.

Birdman

3:27 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You are doing a great job GoogleGuy. It is really good that you are interacting with designers and SEOs in this way. Thanks.

Alec Doggone

3:30 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Am I right in thinking then that if I register an expired and previously penalised domain, it'll start for me with a clean slate?

Thx.

rfgdxm1

3:34 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>One resulting improvement with this index is better handling of expired domains--the authority for a domain will be reset when a domain expires, even though dangling links to the expired domain are still out on the web.

Could you clarify sir what this means: "One resulting improvement with this index is better handling of expired domains--the authority for a domain will be reset when a domain expires, even though dangling links to the expired domain are still out on the web." My concern is the following. A really juicy domain name I have been lusting after expires. I thus keep checking every day waiting for it to released by the registrar so I can grab it. After say 45 days it is released and I snap it up. This domain no longer is expired. Would I be able to get this domain in the Google index because it is no longer in expired status?

Allergic

3:34 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nice feedback and great news! Thanks for your feed GoogleGuy.

Jane_Doe

3:39 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thank you this and the other GoogleGrams, GoogleGuy. I'm sure they are all much appreciated by everyone here.

diddlydazz

3:39 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i guess soon means now then googleguy!

all systems go :O)

thanks for hitting the button!

good luck everyone!

Dazz

GoogleGuy

3:55 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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rfgdxm1, you can get that domain into Google; you just won't get credit for any pre-existing links. Alec_Doggone, glad you asked that. Right now the penalties can remain on a domain. So you'll want to do your research before you buy a domain. Check it out in other search engines, see what the Internet Archive had as the previous content for that domain, etc.

Hope that helps!
GoogleGuy

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