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Can anyone help identify if this domain is deindexed by google

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  1. anderow United Kingdom

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    I am looking at buying a domain through sedo. It is grossly overpriced but I need the domain. However I am struggling to find if it is blacklisted by google or not. It has been indexed since 06 but now is not showing anthing under site:Domain name

    Are there any other ways to tell before parting with hard earned cash for a paperweight?

    I can pm domain to anyone who can help

    Thanks
     
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    wonder_lander Active Member Full Member

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    Not my thing but can you not ask them to add you to their Google Webmaster Tools account for this domain? Should be in there if there's a penalty I would have thought?
     
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    benjameen Member Acorn Supporter

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    Search in Google - site:domain.co.uk

    If there are pages indexed then you're good.

    Is there anything on the domain or is it just a parking page? (If it's just a parking page Google may not index it due to it being duplicate content)

    If you want, PM me the domain and I can check if it's been spammed
     
  5. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Any penalties that apply to the old owner, will not apply to a new owner. Google has stated they have a good understanding of when a domain changes ownership and when they should stop previous backlinks etc affecting new owners.
     
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  6. anderow United Kingdom

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    Thanks guys
    Not sure on the above because that means spammers can just sell domains to themselves and get the slate wiped if the whois changes?

    Its got a parking page! No sign of it in google tho
     
  7. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Does it have backlinks ? Can you see mentions of the brand/domain anywhere when searching ? If not, its likely just been de-indexed due to having a landing page on it and/or if its been un-reachable for extended periods of time.

    Feel free to shoot me the domain if unsure, Will have a scout around later and see if i can see anything obvious.
     
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  8. anderow United Kingdom

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    Thanks Adam, would normally be able to research it but abroad and only have mobile so working with limited toolkit...! Will pm u cheers
     
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    By that rational then anyone who gets a penalty can just put the domain name in a different name and start again. :)
     
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  10. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    They claim to have a way of knowing. As a domain registra, I'm sure they have access to certain information and can check server history/IP's etc to figure out genuine cases.

    To be honest, penalties aren't what they used to be. Nowadays most bad links etc are just not counted; rather than sites being 'banned' - Not ranking/bad indexing is more likely down to no good links, rather than a penalty.
     
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    I've not seen any comments from Google relating to this, can you point us to your source?
     
  12. anderow United Kingdom

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    I would be interested too in this. I have heard of people with big Pbns getting penalised and they put it down to the whois data being in their name as the server IPs were all different etc but I have not seen any cast iron proof. I suppose a google manual action on a well known spam or black hat culprit could involve all sorts of digging though.
     
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    Well, if this were true, you could just register a load of domains in your target's name and spam the f*** out of them.

    I would disregard any 'Google says this...', 'Google says that..' whether it can be attributed or not since many things that are not supposed to work still do.

    Not an anti-Google conspiracy theory, just a realistic opinion based on the sheer volume of spam and their inability to deal with it 100%.
     
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    Use wayback machine - (archive.org) you will see if there has ever been a site on it.