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I have been responding to emails from readers who have shown me some of their finds, and some have included some spammy domains, including this one:
Statistically speaking, this domain is a premium domain, it has 178 LRDs, and a DA of 41, and a root domain moztrust of 4.64 which also makes it bypass my spam filter. But it is a spammy-ass domain, and you should not buy it. I think I needed to be clearer as to how to identify spam, and this post is an attempt to do that.
What is a spammy link profile
I define spammy link profiles, as profiles that have links from sites that have nothing to do with the site’s topic. In particular I am looking to avoid buying sites that an IM or an SEO might have touched. The reason is that they probably let the domain expire because it got deindexed.
So BS comment links, obvious paid links, sites that are clearly part of someone elses blog network, web 2.0 links and most importantly unnatural anchors or all reasons to run for the hills. The backlink profile is a rich tapestry that should illustrate the domains topic and history to you, if it doesn’t make sense, don’t buy.
In this case, the reader bought the domain based on the metrics but couldn’t see the actual links as OSE had no data. It turns out that OSE had no data because the links were too spammy for them to bother with. When I checked Ahrefs, I could see that this domain has hidden english links on croatian sites that have nothing to do with ugg boots.
PS – If you don’t like ahrefs, you can also use MajesticSEO. A free registered account there also gives about the same amount of infomation as Ahrefs.