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12:05 pm on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know if Google still uses an expired domain name penalty?

I have a .com and .net version of a domain name for over a year, I am about to launch the site but the .com name was previously owned.

I want to use the .com name but if they still penalise expired names I will go with the .net

5:37 pm on July 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you have had the .com name for over a year it will be fine unless there has been another penalty attached to it.
2:55 am on July 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well I bought a few months ago 3 different premiumm names when they expire thru snapnames.

I have developed this sites and after 3 months google dont give them PR and also are not listed in Googlés database. The sites have over 40-50 new links from pr4 and higher...

I understand google is using any kind of Ban for this kind of sites because lot of people buy it just for buying PR, but that penalizes also people like me just interested in some great names without any PR...

:-(

How long should I suppose this ban can be? Now its going on for 3 months...

3:16 am on July 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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As time goes by, Google will have less of the search marketshare. Right now, many of my sites are pulling about 40% from Yahoo, around 30% from Google, 15% from MSN. Focus on getting ranked high on Yahoo. MSN will kick in with some kind of proprietory SE eventually and I imagine it will quickly become very competitive. I imagine Yahoo recognizes links into your domain even if Google does not. And as Martha Slammer says, that's a good thing.
3:56 am on July 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I thought that the alleged expired domain penalty was not directed at the domain, but just at not giving credit to links that existed before the domain expired.. I have heard nothing on it for a while, so do not know if its still happening.
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A sneak peek of MSN's new search technology

[techpreview.search.msn.com...]

"What do we have under the hood? A brand new algorithmic search engine -- built from the ground up -- on Microsoft technology. Give it a spin and tell us what you think."

5:50 pm on July 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>>>How long should I suppose this ban can be? Now its going on for 3 months

11-12 months.

2:23 am on July 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I thought what CBpayne said, least that's what I had been hearing frequently.

As for the techpreview, it's horribly annoying that we have to wait so long for those results to roll out. We're killing it on nearly ever term we're after!

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"What do we have under the hood? A brand new algorithmic search engine -- built from the ground up -- on Microsoft technology. Give it a spin and tell us what you think."

So far so good. MSN looks like they're in position to bury Google. The SERPS on the MSN engine look pristine :D So long GOOGLE! :P

8:22 am on July 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Longhorn is going to be a major milestone for MSN Search.
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Any thoughts on (or experience with) with the idea of contacting Google and sending a re-inclusion request? (as you would for a blacklisted site that's been "cleaned-up")
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Finally I wote then again and they reply!

(First time they do!)

They say they will check it, and 48 hrs later my 2 domains have PR for first time in 5 months!
My domains are still not listed but I guess they will very soon as they have recovered their PR

3:18 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Beachboy, are you in yahoo's directory? If so, do you think it's had any effect on your yahoo traffic?
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So far so good. MSN looks like they're in position to bury Google. The SERPS on the MSN engine look pristine :D So long GOOGLE! :P

I don;t know which serps you're looking at, but in our niche industry, I've already founds pages upon pages of cloaked redirects. They've got a long way to go.

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I agree...

The results on MSN look terrible. On some common phrases you end up with the first 50 pages all going to the same site. They need to weed this stuff out a bit yet.

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In my niches, Google SERPs is still the best. Yahoo and Msn are still babies in search. :)
 

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