Buying a Domain? Check the Domain History First

If you are planning to buy a new domain name, then it is a good idea to check the history of the domain before making a purchase. Matt Cutts recently addressed this topic in his newest video. Researching the domain before making the purchase helps you to avoid buying a domain that has been mistreated by a spammer in the past.Read the full article

How can I research a domain that I may want to purchase?

How can we check to see if a domain (bought from a registrar) was previously in trouble with Google? I recently bought, and unbeknownst to me the domain isn't being indexed and I've had to do a reconsideration request. How could I have prevented? Wally, Reno Internet Archive Wayback Machine: https://archive.org/web/ Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: http://twitter.com/googlewmc More videos: http://www.youtube.com/GoogleWebmasterHelp Webmaster Central Blog: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/ Webmaster Central: http://www.google.com/webmasters/