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What do with a high DA domain

Discussion in 'SEO Search Engine Optimisation' started by twostepsbehind, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. twostepsbehind United Kingdom

    twostepsbehind Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Hi,

    I have a non-.co.uk SEO domain.

    Its background is in domain names and was owned by a registry.

    Original plan was to 301 it to a target site - not exactly in the same niche, but it has a page in a very similar niche

    Now, I’m thinking of just launching a new website on the SEO domain selling web design services.

    Any suggestions as what I should do with it?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Ben Thomas

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    1. a useful suggestion
     
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  4. twostepsbehind United Kingdom

    twostepsbehind Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Did you even read my OP?
     
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  5. Ben Thomas

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    Yes, which is why I gave you some advice on what to do with it. You can 301 it if you want, but the results won't last and you could get a penalty. Or, you can do backlink outreach.
     
  6. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Depends on the domain and it's previous reptuation. There is no blanket approach to how to best utilise previously used domains, it's a case by case basis.
     
  7. twostepsbehind United Kingdom

    twostepsbehind Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Sorry, that's not great advice, never heard of anybody doing this
     
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    boxfish Well-Known Member

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    That's not advice on what to do with it. That would be advice on what to do if you didn't have it, literally anybody who doesn't own the domain can do that.
     
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    Tech Blog? It's pretty easy to seed a blog and if the domains SEO metrics are good get it to rank for what 'outreach agencies' will be searching for for their blog post placements. Watch the orders come in for publication.
     
  10. Ben Thomas

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    something useful
     
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    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    With all due respect Ben, your answer isnt related to whats been asked. I assume you've just read it wrong.
     
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    Look like you just copied and pasted from here anyway:

    https://www.gotchseo.com/expired-domains/

    It is advice for when you DON'T own the name, are letting those who link to it know it has expired, and hopefully getting them to link to your website instead.
     
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  13. Ben Thomas

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    Apologies if I misread the OP but this is asking for advice, no? But if you’re done I’ll have my head back thanks. Animals.
     
  14. twostepsbehind United Kingdom

    twostepsbehind Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    That’s a good idea - what do you mean by ‘outreach agencies’?

    I’ve been doing some more thinking and leaning towards a web directory for the niche

    Then once it gets settled in the SERPs transition it to a full blown web directory

    I know they’re obsolete, but if it’s a high DA directory, it might still attract listings for links

    Any thoughts on this?
     
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    I would get the old site from wayback if its avaiable and put it back on the domain, let it be live for a few months, then by monitoring the keyword rankings you will have a good idea if google if the links are still working, or if google has reset the domain.
     
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    Sounds like a "good idea" in theory, but has the potential to very much infringe copyright laws and bring more hassle to your door than desired.
     
  17. twostepsbehind United Kingdom

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    As mentioned it was owned by a domain registry - I can’t copy their old website and content
     
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    Then use your brain and create something decent on it. Instead of asking people what to create. Why register an SEO domain if you don't have a clue what to do with it. Personally I'd build a website on it in the same niche and offer domains for sale. Not sure why you would take a domain that was registered to a domain registrar and then build a web design business on it? Does the domain have any old content on it? Or was it simply registered to them? Does it have a backlink profile? Or is absolutely worthless? Too many variables. I'd look at ahrefs and get the backlink situation before decided what to build on it. Then once I'd established some content I'd go and visit all the websites that had good authority from the backlink profile and I'd ask them for a link to the new website.
     
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    Much prefer my idea and its more likely to work. I used to build web directories in the early 2000's - with notable exceptions they are dodos. Whereas, blog posting is a multi-billion dollar market. For longeivity of a site you need unique content, with the blog you have this, with a directory you dont without a shed load of unpaid work / investment on your part
     
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    Are you OK?
     
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    I don’t know mate, are you?
     
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