I'm a beginner who bought her first site 1 week ago - and am very exited to see those $10 AdSense revenue ... it somehow reaffirms my belief that it's really possible to make passive income
As a beginner, the below questions might make you laugh but i do not know how to interpret my discovery.
Here it goes:
After a recent read of an article on this forum on how to go about acquiring expiring domains and what to look for, i have come across an expiring domain which claims a PR3 and a decent traffic. I did a backlink check on market samurai (since Yahoo Site Explorer is out) and found out that the domain has a few links from PR5, PR4 & PR 3 sites and a bunch from PR0 sites.
The domain does not appear in the Way Back Machine - i can tell what niche it was in by the URL but still wanted to check how the site looked years ago (domain is 4 yrs old)
Back to the links: i clicked one by one on all the high PR backlinks and realized that what the owner did was post various comments onto .edu and other high PR sites by using different names on different sites (and when you click on his name it opens his site). Is that legal? All his/her comments address the topic discussed and are "meaty" comments but posted 1 year later than the other people's comments. Did he do that on purpose as no one is overseeing that old topic and did not delete him?
After doing a page source view, i can see that those sites had a no-follow clause, so that could not have boosted his site's PR rank, right? yet his domain claims PR3 according to google toolbar.
I'm not familiar with black hat SEO. Is this it?
I really like this expiring domain's name but am afraid to purchase it now thinking that maybe his site was banned by Google or something due to all this commenting he was doing using different names.
Please help me
Thank you kindly.