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How to check expired domain for Google penalties?

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    • #941
      steveSteele
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      Type in google site:domainyouwanttobuy.com

      If it shows up, type domainyouwanttobuy.com. If the site doesn’t show as #1, it has a penalty.

      If not, it could just be deindexed because of not being picked up for a while. Check the history of the site on archive.org for any spammy looking changes (chinese, russian, dodgey niche like viagra, complete niche changes, redirects etc.).

      Look in majestic / ahrefs / Moz for unrelated, spammy or asian/russian backlinks/anchor text.

    • #942
      Sam Smith
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      always better to aim for new domain. If you found some “sexy” domain at auction there might be something fishy behind. I gave up wasting time at auctions – more and more crap, less and less “good catch” since 2009.

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