Buying ended domains for PR, does it still work?
I have actually done some experiments over the past couple of months about expiring domains with PR to see if it is worth your while to capture these expired and deleted domains.
My concept why I would like to use expired domains is the notion that old domains are preferred than brand-new domains, and to obtain immediate PR.
So I set out to find deleted domains with PR that I can sign up. One characteristic of domains I was trying to find was that the domain still had a PR, and it was still listed in google.
I won’t be mentioning the actual domains here as I require to manage the results and avoid people from making backlinks to these domains.
I signed up about 4 domains, some have PR2 and PR3. Some have a couple of pages indexed, some have a few thousand. I also bought a couple of brand-new domains for my new tasks.
I learnt that google rarely checks out these domains so I have to prime it but with some fresh backlinks. After developing some backlinks to these domains, 2 domains eventually lost their PR. These two domains have just a few pages indexed in google. In one domain, I did a 301 irreversible redirect to the brand-new index page. This domain maintained its PR. One secret difference this domain has compared to the other 2 is that this domain has thousands of pages indexed in google.
In another domain, I did a 301 and redirect it to a fresh brand-new domain. The result is that the brand-new domain got indexed much faster and more pages were indexed compared with another new domain I registered at the exact same time. Nevertheless, PR was down to 0.
There is likewise a case where I did a 301 redirect from an old deleted domain with PR and never got any benefit from it.
In conclusion, there is still conflicting outcomes on whether purchasing deleted/expired domains. Some works, some don’t. However, what appear to work is that …
a. Old erase domains does consist of traffic from existing backlinks. If the old domain has loads of backlinks, it still does produce some traffic.
b. Other search engines such as yahoo and msn do not seem to have a predispositions against expired/deleted domains.