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Google Page Rank of 7 Opportunity

Page Rank of 7 possiblility

   
6:43 pm on Mar 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have a chance to bid on an expired domain that still retains a page rank of 7 and approximatley 330 inbound links.
It is not the same topic as my own site.
Can anyone tell me if its valuable. Current bids are $500 .

Is it worth the money of I were to add content to the domain similar to my site and link to to my own ste from it

Thanks

1:55 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It is not the size of your pagerank, it is how you use it that counts.
3:52 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I might be worth while but you need to consider a couple of things.
- Will the 300 inbound links still exist in a month or two. When the webmasters that have linked to the site see that it has changed its content they may remove the link.
- Those 300 links could all have been reciprical, in which case they will removed it at some stage.
3:53 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Also, Google removes pagerank when domains change hands.
3:54 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you're looking at the same data I am, I wouldn't bid over one tenth of that price. Buy it if you like the name or think the residual visitors from dangling links are worth it, but not if you're looking for the PageRank boost.

The smart money has already noticed some expired domains dropping out of DMOZ, and there's other signs out there for people to notice. I'll see if I can accelerate that PR drop for a batch of PR7 domains, as a favor to keep you from getting a bad deal. :)

4:36 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm... GoogleGuy dropping someones pagerank as a favor?! Juicy! ;)

I think you should hold off on that GG, some 'expiring' domains are just lazy webmasters who pay at the last moment. You wouldn't want to drop a guys page rank just for being a procrastinator....

(assuming it's not already expired and in someone elses hands, but actually expiring)

4:48 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>The smart money has already noticed some expired domains dropping out of DMOZ

The ODP software is doing this automatically. I'm an ODP editor, and just discovered this today. The software automatically removed a listing from the publicly viewable directory, and kicked it back into unreviewed with a highly visible red tag saying "THIS DOMAIN HAS EXPIRED", and listing the date it will become publicly available. There is even an link to an informative page advising editors how to deal with this situation who may not be familiar with domain hijacking.

To put it in simple English for those not so ethical webmasters who think they can get away with inheriting an ODP listing by snatching up expired domains, think again. There is now a software solution in place to prevent that. For those who don't know that the ODP has got wise to domain name hijacking, you may provide some amusement for editors as they drop your hijacked domain in the bit bucket. :)

4:59 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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As long as they are expired, I don't see any problem with this. However, if you start removing domains that are within 30 days of expiration, then that might be a problem. Just my opinion!
5:01 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>>>I'll see if I can accelerate that PR drop for a batch of PR7 domains, as a favor to keep you from getting a bad deal.

No one expects google to keep the pr of an expired domain GG but why do you have to go so far as penalise that domain for having been preowned.
I have expired domains That have hardly any old links and have a lot of new ones including new Dmoz listings and still one year on Google refuses to rank them in the serps.Fairs Fair!
Remove the pr but let the domain start afresh.

8:26 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for all your feedback.

I think I will give it a miss and try it the old fashioned way

Cheers

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