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    Competitor just sold my client his domain, what should I do?


    Hi all

    One of my clients has just bought an aged domain off a local competitor who sold up. The domain has great metrics, TF30 CF 18 RD's 20.

    The site is very dated with crappy content. I'm just wodnering what would be the best way to utilise this powerful domain for the client.]

    Should I just redirect it to my client's homepage? Or is it a different process?

    Thanks for your help all.
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    So he hasn't sent him the site, but just transferred the domain. Is it still the same approach? Do I just put 301 rules in the .htaccess file still to manage the redirects?
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    Originally Posted by deadpebbley
    So he hasn't sent him the site, but just transferred the domain. Is it still the same approach? Do I just put 301 rules in the .htaccess file still to manage the redirects?
    As mentioned, you really need the exact URLs to redirect specific important pages. I would probably take it a step further and make sure you relatively have similar content on the destination pages, as exist on the pages of the purchased domain. I would give the site a good review before proceeding, to see its strengths and how to transfer those over your client's site..
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    Thanks DirectHits^^^^

    How do I find all the pages from the existing site then? waybackmachine?

    Sorry for the noob questions, just wanting to make sure i get this right for the client.

    Cheers
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    Originally Posted by deadpebbley
    Thanks DirectHits^^^^

    How do I find all the pages from the existing site then? waybackmachine?

    Cheers

    Access to this information is something that should be secured before the purchase. How long ago did the person deactivate the site? Could it still be cached in google search? Cache can really save you sometimes. I would consider asking the owner for a copy. I've not really used the wayback machine, so I can't comment on that.

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    Originally Posted by DirectHits
    Access to this information is something that should be secured before the purchase. How long ago did the person deactivate the site? Could it still be cached in google search? Cache can really save you sometimes. I would consider asking the owner for a copy. I've not really used the wayback machine, so I can't comment on that.
    Yeah the client just told me he bought it off him. Fortunately there is a cached version so I can use that! I'm pretty sure waybackmachine does the same thing anyways.

    Thanks for your help dude!
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    Originally Posted by deadpebbley
    Yeah the client just told me he bought it off him. Fortunately there is a cached version so I can use that! I'm pretty sure waybackmachine does the same thing anyways.

    Thanks for your help dude!
    Good luck!
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    Also, if you don't have all of the old urls you could look at the link profile in Moz, Ahrefs or any link tool. This could also help to prioritize your redirects based on the amount of known external links.

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    Spy glass is also a good place to find what links to the different pages, sub pages.
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    Originally Posted by Test-ok
    Spy glass is also a good place to find what links to the different pages, sub pages.
    Thanks Test-ok I've not used spy glass yet but have been recommended it in the past. I will give that a go to help. Thanks everyone

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