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So i have 13 year old hotel domain....

Discussion in 'Google' started by jacobkell, Apr 26, 2011.

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    And it even had dmoz backlink before,but it have very bad name which is why i didnt have any content on it for a while.So i put it on expire,but still wondering perhaps i should create new domain with better name and 301 redirect old domain it to.Will i benefit anything with it despise the fact how it didn't had any content there and it doesn't have any content now ?
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    jacobkell, Apr 26, 2011 IP
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  2. Amator

    Amator Well-Known Member

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    what ois the current name ?
     
    Amator, Apr 26, 2011 IP
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    No, do not 301 it to a new domain. If it has a bad reputation, it is very likely that this reputation will be transferred, making the new site bad as well.

    No one can say for certain, but 301 will most likely tell Google "my bad website has permanently moved to a new domain".
     
    longcall911, Apr 26, 2011 IP
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    Bigger Biceps Peon

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    No i do not think you will benefit. sorry.
     
    Bigger Biceps, Apr 26, 2011 IP
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    jacobkell Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't have bad reputation,it's simply bad name,hard to remember and write.
     
    jacobkell, Apr 26, 2011 IP
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    If its hard to remember/write, is there much point setting up a 301? or does it get alot of traffic.
     
    NeonLord, Apr 26, 2011 IP
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    jacobkell Well-Known Member

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    Domain has no content,traffic or anything.Only good thing is it's age,so i though with 301 redirect to new domain maybe that age will pass.
     
    jacobkell, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    daily_earning Greenhorn

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    Right, if the reputation is bad then dont use redirect to the old domain to the new domain, this will harm your website.
     
    daily_earning, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    WOW... it's really refreshing to finally find people that know that 301 is Not an absolute certainty. I get really frustrated with people at other forms that have been running around with 301 thinking that Google's just going to pass everything along. It doesn't make logistical sense. they say they've been doing it for years without a problem... But my guess it's with sites that had nothing to lose in the first place.

    Anyway to answer your question... I agree with the people on this thread that have said you won't benefit much. If the site has been dead for any period of time over say 3 three months... You can forget about any content that was there or not.

    in the past I successfully resurrected a site that had been down for about 40 days by retrieving all the pages from the Google cache. But that was five years ago.

    So again you are left with the answer of... Just move on and build a new site and tossed the old one
     
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    can you share the name of the domain.
     
    singhwa, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    Sell it and generate quick revenues.
     
    calvinalx, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    jacobkell Well-Known Member

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    Ok i will just let domain to expire.But still it's suck how i will need to wait 1-2 years to gain rankings on new domain.
     
    jacobkell, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    av0id Greenhorn

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    how about you answer everyone's question and tell them what the domain name is?
     
    av0id, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    optimize that and start using it.
     
    newlogo, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    lol at pseudo-intellectuals. That makes loads of logistical sense.

    301'ing WILL NOT hurt you, and if the old domains has useful backlinks, I'd recommend it.
     
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    jacobkell Well-Known Member

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    Ok i keeping it then and 301 to new domain.
     
    jacobkell, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    if it has an untroubled history, definitely 301 it, the 3 times we've done this on asset consolidations the results have been nothing short of spectacular.

    even if nothing did happen as long as the domain is clean it can't hurt, but if you can possibly pass 13 years worth of age / trust through, why not try?
     
    SEOibiza, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    infact, u forget that domain and buy new domain and work on it.
     
    newlogo, Apr 27, 2011 IP
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    jacobkell Well-Known Member

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    Well yes indeed it cost only 8.5$ to renew domain,i guess i can risk that considering i wasted already in history on many useless domains money.
     
    jacobkell, Apr 28, 2011 IP