PR4 expired domain worth it?

trustdnb

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I have found a PR4 expired domain for just over $35. Domain was registered in 2013 and looks legit.

Would it be worth purchasing?
What are the things I can do with these domains like that?
 

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Keep in mind, page rank has not been updated publically for a long time.

It could have been a PR4 at the last update, but is a PR0 now.....
 

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PR is not really good measurement anymore, but for provider they are still great for marketing since most of the people still count them as valueable. So you shouldn't expect the power of the PR, for the thing you can do with it would be to make money from it as the backlink platform.

But if you're going to use it for blogging and hoping that the PR will help you rank easier don't do that. If you're not going to provide any backlink service i don't think it worth money at all.
 

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The last PR update was in Dec 2013.... That doesn't leave much time for a brand new domain registered in 2013 to gain PR4 status, especially if we are talking a matter of months... Hence my initial reaction is that the site in question picked up fake PR status on the last update.... Here is one quick way to check:

1) Go to the [URLnf="https://archive.org/web/"]wayback machine[/URLnf] and enter the website URL.
2) Click on the snapshots which have been crawled.. You can see how the website looked... If it redirects to another URL then 100% it is a fake... If the website has rich content etc then it may be legit...

In addition you should also check out the backlinks of the website and the quality of each respective website which provides a link... You may find some are inactive/removed... If you find lots of spam links accumulated then dont bother... This means the website was used as part of "crash and burn" and is completely useless...

Finally you should check how the website ranks and responds in Google search... In the extreme case if it does not even rank for its own domain - then do not bother as the domain has been penalized...

Hope that helps!
 

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Yes, it can be valuable to get a PR3 website, depending on the link quality as elcidofaguy points out.
- good for guest blogs of high quality
- good for long, rich content
- good if its aged and you can renew the domain before it lapses
 

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I do not agree the idea "Pr is not important anymore" . Pagerank is still valuable. If you register that domain, you get the backlinks counted before. So it means, trustflow, domain authority, page authority etc.

If you have a project get it.
 

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Seriously this is not good advice... PR has not been updated to the public since Dec 2013 and there are no plans to do so... A lot can happen in that time such as a website getting spammed to death and consequently its far from being a PR4 in the eyes of Google... Also dont forget a lot of PR sites are fake too... As time drags on PR is becoming much less reliable... I mean its more than 2 years since the last update - are you gonna keep using this metric 5 years, 10 years etc from now? Also what about sites created after Dec 2013?

My best advice is that you manually check the backlinks, the quality of sites as well as 3rd party metrics e.g. CF/TF/DA/PA, site link structure etc as part of your analysis.... Above all do not base it on one metric i.e. outdated PR or on specific 3rd party metrics.... Your assessment needs to be based on many factors..

I also recommend all to consider what the OP stated... A domain registered in 2013 - meaning less than one year for it to achieve PR4 status... Surely that should raise alarm bells for further investigation as I outlined under post #4.
 

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Fake pagerank checkers can be used. And you are right, last update was on december 2013. And the alarm bells may be ringing at the moment for the pagerank status. But i wanted to tell that if that domain has a real pagerank, it means that domain was refered by other domains in the past. So you may have some quality backlinks. Of course you have to check all of these before registering it.
 

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Go and check the link profile of the domain, see what's up with it. This is my best advice I can give you.

If it has a bad link profile, don't buy it.
 

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To base your decision on PR alone is not a good idea. You have to really double check the domain in question with other link tools, such as: Ahrefs, MajesticSEO and look at the quality of the links, are they spammy nonrelevant links? Also how many links, referring domains does the domain have. Also look at the anchor text profile is it spammy? You should also check the domain to see what the site looked like previously and check for spam, tools to help you check are: Archive.org, and Screenshots.com. Yes, I agree with the above, PR alone is not an indication of the quality of a domain, you need to verify with other tools. Hope this helps.
 

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Bottom line, is to do your homework on it. Check that the sites PR is not faked, check the anchortext distribution of the backlinks, to ensure it doesn't look unnatural, use the wayback machine, archive to see what type of site was on it before. All these will help you decide. If it all checks out then at $35 its a snip, although it does sound cheap to me, and i do purchase alot of aged expired and expiring domains for a 301 redirect service i offer, so i would be surprised if its all OK.
 
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