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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:58 PM
There is a irrelevantly named URL for sale with a PR of 8, I previously would have bought this without thinking and used it but now I am more educated I realized that since the URL would be getting rebranded and the content changed the PR might not be so helpful..... but there is still part of me that thinks it might.
Looking at the URL makes me think that the backlinks would be pretty useless as the old site had nothing to do with this type of thing so anyone following the links would land at an irrelivent site, but on the plus side its ranked in google and out of the sanbox.
Could anyone with a spare min post up their thoughts!
Thanks as always
Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:37 PM
Google claims that they reset all backward links from a site once it has new ownership. In which case it won't do you any good.
Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:13 PM
Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:31 AM
Matt really said that? I am curious where....
Posted 14 January 2008 - 08:15 AM
Posted 14 January 2008 - 08:17 AM
I just don't remember him saying that. Please try to dig it up when you have a moment...
Posted 14 January 2008 - 08:24 AM
Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:06 AM
Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:07 AM
I also heard him talking about it in person some years ago. I believe it was at a Pubcon event, but it was one of those "in passing" convos and it's been long enough ago that I simply don't remember all of the details. I do sort of remember the analogy used though, where he tied it to a brick and mortar bank closing down and getting replaced by some other business. The connotation being that the new store who took over the bank's lease shouldn't automatically get all of the bank's old customers.
If you have a WMW account (I don't anymore) and search for something like "Expired Domains" and then look back in the 2003-2004 time frame you should be able to track it back to its origin.
<edit to add>
This old thread here at HR may help to find a couple of the WMW threads, assuming you have an account there. PowerofEyes links off to two of those, though both are members only.
Edited by Randy, 14 January 2008 - 09:13 AM.
Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:09 AM
No rush to provide that link this minute.
Posted 14 January 2008 - 01:48 PM
And it's a public thread. It was Googleguy, not Matt Cutts, but I think we all know they were the same back then.
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