Domains, Web

Resurrecting a dead college directory

So, I'm trying out a little project here. In the past, I've listed and provided dropped domains with PageRank. Really though, they didn't prove to be of much value. Once the next PR update hit, they usually dropped the little bit that they had, and became useless.

This time I'm testing something new out. I've found an old site, which is over 10 years old, but I guess just didn't generate enough revenue to stay alive. The links to the site are still alive, as is much of the content. So I've purchased the domain, and resurrected much of the site. It will be interesting to see how search engines treat the old site.

Here it is, it's a college directory. If you're a student and you have a blog, please link to the site as well from your own blog, as this will help out this little test. Thanks!

ps – yes, I realize that it's ugly right now, but we'll fix that eventually.



  1. How did you find a 10 year old site for sale? And what is your plan to revive the google pr?

  2. It wasn't for sale technically, it was just no longer registered. So I registered it.

    I don't really know if I can revive PR or not, I don't know how that all works with dropped domains.

  3. very cool and insightful

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