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Always an interesting topic, Danny Sullivan looks at whether links from expired domains influence Google rankings.
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from neyne 2019 Days ago #
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there are quite a bit of shades of gray between the live domain and expired domain.what if i forgot to renew and renew it after it expired ? It still has all my content and everything is as it was, do all the links go away ? does it matter if the whois information is exactly the same as prior to the purchase ? What if I have a new contact information that I remember to update only when I renew the expired domain? If Google can tell when domains expire, how come we can see expired domains with the old cache still in SERPs ?I know for a fact that not all expired domains lose their link equity automatically, even when not falling into the categories that Danny described.In any case, like with everything else about Google, questions like "Does Google do X in a situation Y?" are best answered with "Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t".

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from jonathonhewitt 2019 Days ago #
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I am interested to see how this transpires. I am also wondering if owning a good deal of target key word redirects set up to your website really helps or if you are only grabbing those who just happen to type that in the address bar? Can anyone enlighten on this subject? I probably own 50 domains that have to do with the same topics, I have set all of them to redirect to my site...Hoping to get some credit for some of the key words.

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from niche 2019 Days ago #
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Interesting. Domain registration age is something I always thought helped SERPs and PR.  I know that MAtt is ’the google guru’ but I noticed he didn’t actually outright deny it. Vague comment about not knowing any search engine... is not an emphatic no

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from graywolf 2019 Days ago #
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So how is google detecting a domain someone buys and redirects from a domain that gets absorbed as part of a company purchase? Those two events are going to look eye-dentical.Maybe they have the easter bunny and the tooth fairy on the payroll now telling the the true intent of what transpired.I think this is a pretty clear case of propganda and disinformation being spread.

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from RobBothan 2018 Days ago #
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Interesting, I’ve been looking at this as we’ve aquired a number of companies over the years and their domains have sat there unused - with thousands of links going to them. What I wonder is whether Google will penalise a site for this situation:Company A registers sites for Company B.Company B goes bust. Company A keeps sites running.Company A then decides after a few years to stop support of Company B sites and 301 redirects everything to Company A site.Company A site is small, Company B site is huge, will Google object?My thoughts are that it helps the users to say "Company B is bust, if your looking at who to contact then its Company A - thus a permanent redirect is justified"

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from sza 2018 Days ago #
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Yes, propaganda and disinformation it is.As opposed to what the article suggests, my experience is that incoming links and anchor texts ARE taken into account by Google, even for non-related sites, even in the long run, even through multiple redirects.At least that’s what Webmaster Tools is telling me. (It’s another story how unreliable the data Webmaster Tools provides can often be.)Stripping link information from expired domains would probably cause more harm than good for their calculations, so I guess they are unwilling to do it in most cases.Instead they spread false information to disparage link acquisition through expired domains, having realized how disinformation is a cost-efficient alternative solution to engineering ones in many instances. (That’s why Matt Cutts is so valuable for Google: no-one spreads it better and in such a seemingly sincere way...)

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