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(Entry was posted by Nick Basso on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, May 12, 2015).

Gambling sites

Does anyone know if google penalizes a domain for gambling? I may acquire a pretty nice domain for cheap, but it does have some blackjack links associated with it and had a 302 redirect to some online casino for a couple years. 

The domain`s about 15yrs old, hasn`t changed too many hands, good DA & PA w/ an overal MOZ score of 5+.

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  • Nick Basso: Does anyone know if google penalizes a domain for gambling? I may acquire a pretty nice domain for cheap, but it does have some blackjack links associated with it and had a 302 redirect to some online casino for a couple years. ;

    The domain's about 15yrs old, hasn't changed too many hands, good DA & PA w/ an overal MOZ score of 5+.
  • Desert Vibe: Google's focus is relevancy of content and its quality. In performing white hat SEO, if the website itself is a gambling website, casino/gambling type links would be relevant. And considering you have good domain/page authority, it doesn't sound like an issue, otherwise it likely wouldn't be so good. Although, I suppose you could have issues with links from low-value gambling sites that could create link problems. But it would be as any other site watching for low quality links and to deal with them appropriately.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, May 12, 2015).

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