I have no clue if this will work, but I’m running a little experiment that’s a little black hat.
To set the stage: I keep tabs on expiring domains, always prowling for relevant high authority domains that are coming available for cheap.
I recently scooped up FinanceCategory.com for $20 upon expiration. It’s above 20, and when I checked the Wayback Machine, it had mountains of content that previously lived on it. I ran some duplicate checks on several of the articles and they were completely unique.
So, we’ve got an established domain with a ton of unique SEO’d content that the author has long forgotten about that’s no longer on the internet. I wonder if I can publish this content, get Google crawling again, rank for some keywords, and get some traffic going.
It’s a total flier, but I don’t see why not. With hundreds of keyword specific articles, this could potentially get some traffic going. I’ll throw ads on it and see if we get a few hundred bucks/mo flowing passively.
That’s all for now – who knows if it’ll work.