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Buying an Expired Domain...

Quick way out of Sandbox?

1:48 am on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've just discovered an expired domain name that I'm interested in purchasing. I plan to build a new website and use Adsense. I am aware of the Google Sandbox which normally see new websites held up for over 6 months.

I've searched Google and there are 3 pages indexed (sep/oct04) in Google for this URL, although they no longer exist. The URL has no PR value at the moment.

My question is if I buy the domain and build the 'new webpages', will my new site be picked up faster? I understand how to build PR, but I don't know if this URL would be affected by Sandbox or not? Please help...

8:02 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The domain is probably penalized by Google. Do a site search on this forum for "expired domain penalty" in quotes and you'll find lots of relevant info.
10:59 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You are right tony.. this could work for you faster!
3:18 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I recently bought a expired domain which had a PR3. The PR was reduced to PR0 in last update. But the entire site was indexed as soon as the new site went up. It is currently showing in SERPs on the 4th page. Google is still showing 23 old backlinks.

Only god knows if I got lucky or if this is the answer to your question?


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