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Unfortunately at the time of transfer the creation date was adjusted to end of March and previous history/creation date has disappeared.
The only backlinks appear to be relating to domain drops.
Furthermore the wayback machine only shows 1 page of history for feb 07.
So i have 3 questions
1/ Would the previous owner or google do something to avoid the page rank being carried over? Hence the false creation date and no wayback history?
2/ Can i do anything to restore this domain to its former glory and get some PR benefit?
3/Or am i just sitting on a lemon?
I look forward to your comments.
2. You can try, but the odds are with a previously expired domain that you'll need to do a lot of your own growing of the domain. Second thought - did you also buy the content? If so, putting it back online immediately and as it was would likely give you a much better start. Then, over time, you can adapt it to your own purposes.
3. Lemonade is always a possibility -- even a lemon meringue pie.
[edited by: tedster at 5:13 pm (utc) on July 3, 2007]
I'm not sure if I'd believe that number.
Check Yahoo! for the backlinks of subpages, then check the archives for subdomains ( if there were any ) and if still nothing memorable is showing up, that PR8 is most likely fake, a redirect or whatever.
Or the PR of the domain parking service... or perhaps the SSH server.
But as tedster said... if you let the domain sleep for four to five months, don't really expect that PR to "come back" as soon as you launch the site. Even if it really was PR8. Which I'd doubt.
I checked both yahoo and google for backlinks without success.
However i guess that leaving it parked and not acting on it at the time has made it difficult to get any real assesment of its history.
Tedster i loved your idea of lemon meringue pie. So I will have some washed down with Limoncello.
I have a domain that just says Hello World, Foo with a link to a project.
It got indexed in one day, and gets first place in organic search for the content keywords.
So brand new out of a box, and already a fighter...
Tha's my baby..Foo. :)