Is it Worthwhile to Buy a High PageRank Domain and 301ing it?

Nov 14, 2008 • 9:13 am | comments (2) by twitter | Filed Under SEO - Search Engine Optimization
 

What happens if you want some good link juice to your domain? You may engage in the practice of buying a site and 301ing it to your old domain. In yesterday's PubCon session, we even talked about buying sites for maximum exposure and minimum risk. But the question is really: will you get juice by doing this?

At a High Rankings Forum post, member Randy claims that Googlers say that the "trust" of the site gets reset upon a domain transfer and that you won't get the PR value. At the same time, how is Google to know that you have bought a domain for this purpose? That said, Randy says it's 50/50.

If you have experience in this area, the comments area of this post is waiting for your insights.

Forum discussion continues at High Rankings Forum.

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Comments:

Allan

11/17/2008 07:20 am

Interesting post. I really hope the reset policy isn't really true over at Google. What if there was a legitimate reason to sell a business and its great domain? How is Google supposed to track all of this and prosper?

Domain Nica

01/17/2013 09:59 am

Hi! I am a newbie at domain trading and I have visited some sites selling high PR domains like domainka.com. I am very much interested to buy some domain but are high PR domains worth buying?

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