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[Sticky] SEO Case Study 2020 (1): Ranked Google Page 1 With A Day Old Website On Expired Domain  

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In this SEO case studies series, I will be unveiling my discoveries after about a decade in the online and SEO industry. Been running some SEO experiments for months now. Check some things I discovered in this SEO case study post series, it can help your SEO moving forward.

I will be as transparent as it can to show you what have personally done relating to SEO and the results.

The title isn't a click bate, though I already had the content on an 11months old website but switched it entirely (just like starting a fresh website and you just published contents you have saved somewhere on your computer already to launch it) and the Day 1 ranking was amazing with over 25 keywords on page 1 of Google out of the 136 ranked keywords (interestingly most of them are money/monetizable keywords).

 

Let us dive in,

The first I will like to reveal is about my curious check of how to rank faster on Google Page 1 for a new website/blog or content.

And the factors that influence the ranking like Domain Authority (DA), domain age and backlinks.

 

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SEO Case Study/Experiment 1

Was to confirm the impact of Domain Authority in Google ranking

 

Target:

Swap DA14 site domain for DA33 expired domains.

 

Result: 

Within 24hours the site jumped to page 1 of Google for over 25 competitive keywords that the previous domain was struggling to achieve in past 11months

 

Conclusions:

DA affects Google ranking. Starting with Expired domain with High DA works. Get expired domains for SEO at GetDomainData.com

 

That summary above is for those that don't have the time and just want a quick summary of the SEO experiment,

but for those that will surely have a request for more details and tangible proves, let us take a deeper dive together in this SEO case studies and experiments.

So, I will take it step by step in details as answers to this post below (so you can ask questions using reply under each section directly as related to the discussion):

 

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Olasunkanmi Fakeye [+234-70-6605-2228]

Web, Digital Marketing, Crypto/Blockchain, SEO & Brand Consultant

Foskaay

Note: I also bear Oasun Akeys on my international niche websites like getdomaindata.com coined from that long Yoruba name above.....interesting right 😆 😉 😊 !

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SEO Case Study/Experiment 1

Was to confirm the impact of Domain Authority in Google ranking.

Yeah, It all began back on December 17th, 2018 (precisely 11 Months today as am writing this SEO case studies on expired domains for SEO),

I registered Foskaayforum.com as a fresh new domain (if you don't know what a new domain is, tap it to read more) to start a forum and discuss on different niche as am a multi-talented person and could easily start successful blog on virtually any niche (I currently have in crypto niche and more still counting).

It eventually transformed into the best question and answer forum in Nigeria (in case you know of any with zero tolerance to copy and paste contents and still have over 11,000 questions and unique answers, kindly drop for check-in the comment section - it isn't a brag, its job done and done well.. 😀 🤣 😆 😎 😍 )

I had to wait till about the third to the sixth month before I started seeing some traffic from Google since it was started as a new domain,

Google sandbox has about 3months to 12months probation period for new domains before they can trust you enough to give the ranking your unique contents deserve.

No, shortcut to it as long as you started with a new domain (the solution and escape are to use an expired domain from the start or swap as I did - you still get the same result).

 

Another thing happened,

My DA was nearing DA19/20 when the MOZ 2.0 was introduced which saw many domains lost between 2 to 25 DA points

That simply means some dropped from DA50 to DA25, DA20 to DA15 why mine was trying to play some catchup and hard to beat the game, it struggled things for about 3 months after the updates when the hit eventually became clearer as I saw the 

Domain Authority crashing monthly from DA19 until it founded support based on DA14,

Painful right?

Yeah...if you know how important advertisers, sponsored posts offers and others place DA, then you won't overlook it.

Anyway, it was a falling sharp knife, I can't help from falling but just hold until it lands or get a cut why helping.

It landed on DA14 and finally taking rest there which made it done on me that it could take me another 1year to 2years to hit DA25-DA30 again, as the domain need to age as well why I continue to add more quality backlinks too.

Then, 

the game changer appeared.

I was researching and acquiring expired domains for my new project at https://GetDomainData.com when I stumbled upon an expired domain with 

Domain Authority (DA33) and Page Authority (PA39),

Yeah, that was it,

my mind suggest adding it to the SEO experiments have been doing for years now,

What to do

I want to sacrifice the brand name have built with foskaayforum.com for 11months which now get daily steady organic traffic from Google, Bing and other search engines

to test a very funny and non-easy to pronounce deleted expired domain name and to even add salt to injury

it was not a .com expired domain extension but .org (the extension does not matter in SEO except in the case where if it has a country-based extension like .ng .us .uk .za .cat and others, it could rank better in that country than international.

it was a tough decision but I knew I have to give it a try,

What about if it does not work,

what about if it gets Google to penalize me

What about the brand name

What about that traffic already coming daily for the foskaayforum

What about when someone types the old domain URL and discovered we are gone or changed the name

What about ..........countless fears like you will and always do when at the junction of making tough decisions that demand you trade something cool for the unknow which may end up cooler or hot like fire

 

Well, I finally decided to overlook my fears and at least test it and if it does not work,

have learnt and can reverse it though at a cost but with time, will overcome it.

That was the birth of the current domain you see on this forum

can you help me pronounce it, please

because am about to blow your teeth

And the name is 

....or shall be

pretpersonnelenligne.org

okay let me camel-case it to help with the pronunciation

PretPersonnelEnligne.org

cool right ...lol 😍 🤩 🙄 😆 🤣 (let me know in the comment below)

That is 20 letter words expired domain name

far more than catchy.

But wait who cares,

what has the catchy domain name done for my quality contents buried and wasting away for pass 11months in Google probation/sandbox

What I care about now is the result - ranking top in a search result to have my content help those in need of it,

then huge free traffic in return as compensation from Google

and then more money via ads and sponsored posts. 🤑 🤑 🤑 🤑 😜 🙄 😆 🤣 

This post was modified 3 weeks ago by oskaaay

I can help handle Web design, Digital Marketing, grow real followers on social media, whiteboard animation, crypto investments, blog and also offer TRAINING in all above mentioned and make money online guides.




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Target:

Swap DA14 site domain for DA33 expired domains.

Once the expired domain to use was decided,

the next line of action was that I swapped the domains.

Meaning, I did not just redirect it to tap the backlinks and SEO juice,

I want much better ranking for all my contents, not just one or two, so I swapped it completely

or maybe I should say I traded Foskaayforum.com domain for that long name I won't like to retype over and over ( 🤐 😮 🙄 😆 ).

In case you need domain swap service, you can contact me for a fee.

 

Then to ensure that I do not also confuse existing members,

I used 301 redirects for the foskaayforum.com domain

so that when you still type that URL in your browser, the browser will do the job to auto-redirect.

One of the advantages of that is,

I can still always refer to the forum anywhere using the foskaayforum url and they will be auto redirected to the long neck domain

Indeed long and confusing name but who care, 

as what am after is SEO traffic (paid ads are too costly to push this massive forum with over 50 niches to success - I don't have the million dollars budget to achieve that but SEO can get me there and thank God,

Google and other search engines don't prioritise domain length in ranking as long as it does not have keywords stuffed in and send a message of been spam link to their crawlers.

 

Eventually, the swap was completed on 

13th November 2019

and I submitted the domain to Google via Google webmaster/Google console

did same for Bing webmaster and Yandex webmaster

With the sitemaps submitted to aid easy and faster crawling

then

yeah then, the unimaginable happened

what could that be,

I was pressed to check the Google webmaster dashboard after 24hours, usually, check it after 3 days to 1 week before you start seeing meaningful numbers of keywords you ranking for if you just added the website as I did

and for new domains, you might not get anything meaningful yet in the webmaster dashboard until about 3months

based on my experience with the foskaayforum and other websites I run SEO for (including for clients under Foskaay), I just decided to obey my spirit

and checked it with an expectation of nothing much than information like;

we are still gathering data or less than 50 impressions and no click 

but, I was wrong

 

This post was modified 3 weeks ago by oskaaay

I can help handle Web design, Digital Marketing, grow real followers on social media, whiteboard animation, crypto investments, blog and also offer TRAINING in all above mentioned and make money online guides.




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Result: 

Within 24hours the site jumped to page 1 of Google for over 25 competitive keywords that the previous domain was struggling to achieve in past 11months

 

...... yeah I was indeed wrong

The experiment turns out

 to have

hmmm

worked, not just worked but broke my expectations for a domain that just went live within 24hours,

See the high poping result I saw in screenshots below (may add video later if I have the time to put it together) which made me stay glued and staring at my PC endlessly

with one thing in my mind

I know I have quality contents but did not know that beyond original and quality contents, 

my Domain Authority and Domain Age was a huge determinant to ranking top on Google,

This is not an assumption,

this is a live data, not from third-party SEO tools but from Google itself

so nothing can be a more accurate and reliable data source for me than this.......

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See money keywords

I can easy reoptimize the content or create new contents to convert..... 🤑 🤑 🤑 🤑 🤑 🤑 🤤 😍 🤣 

 

 

This post was modified 3 weeks ago by oskaaay

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Conclusions:

DA affects Google ranking. Starting with Expired domain with High DA works. Get expired domains for SEO at GetDomainData.com

Indeed, your domain authority and domain age speaks volume of how well and fast your new website can start ranking on Google, Bing etc.

The above did not bank on existing Foskaayforum.com SEO at all,

If I want to do that as most SEO experts advised,

I would have gone under the Google webmaster project for Foskaayforum and inform Google that our domain has changed from Foskaayforum to the new long name (even Google eye will pop-out...guy while trade sweet brandable name for this long fork.... 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 )

It would have also taken some time for Google to switch and transfer Foskaayforum SEO to it,

but instead,

I went raw as a new website would submit their sitemap to Google via Google console to help validate this experiment

and it worked

now,

come to think of it, assuming have started this forum with that same expired domain 11months ago, the traffic would have blow up with such huge unique contents 

but the new domain buried the potentials of those unique quality contents

till this SEO case study, experiment help unveil that

 

Don't ever start a new website on a new domain except if its a brand name you already registered offline and have the money to push it SEO and the patient to wait in the first 6-12months of Google sandbox (I prefer to call it Google probation - hey guy you got good contents worth ranking on your site but your domain age shows that you are too new to be trusted, we don't know your intentions yet but don't worry, we will be serving you some traffic gradually till we are convinced that you are for real in the next 3-12months😎 😀 🤣 )

 

If you already started your business website or just niche site/blog before reading this SEO case studies,

you will need to get an expired domain for SEO (not all expired domains fit this class, or you just waste money)

and swap or redirect it.

If redirecting get 3-6 at ago

and redirect it to your url (spread them)

In case you need help getting a good expired domain with high Da, backlinks for SEO,

then check my domain research project for help at affordable prices GetDoamainData

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