Google: buying old domains can be risky

Google’s John Mueller said that it can be risky to buy old domains. He said that you can clean up old domains if they have been used by spammers. However, it can take a lot of time.

Old domains are like old cars

John Mueller compared buying old domains to buying used cars:

How to check if an old domain has many spam links

You can use the Link Profiler tool in SEOprofiler to check if a domain has many spam links. Just enter the domain name in the search form of the Link Profiler tool and you will get the results immediately:

Check the links of any domain

Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "http://blog.seoprofiler.com".