About the Domain
The baguiohouse dot com domain was owned by someone who operates a transient house in Baguio called “Geen House” with a tagline “…not a Hotel, but Your Second Home“.
According to the Wayback Machine, the site was active from 2012 to 2014. But, for some reason, it’s showing a CGI suspended notice starting March 5, 2016, until 2019. That could mean the domain is still up, but they could not maintain their monthly web hosting fees.
Someone registered it on November 26, 2021, but they seemed too busy they could not put up a site until it expired again.
On February 13, 2022, I was looking for Baguio targeted domain name that we could use for setting up a real estate site and promoting a local real estate industry.
I registered the domain thinking it was a new, unused domain.
I only found out it was previously used when Google Search Console reported several pages with soft 404s.
Soft 404s can potentially impact your SEO.
When Googlebot crawls a URL and sees a “page not found” error (404), it assumes that the page doesn’t exist. If this happens for many pages on your site, it could negatively impact your site’s indexation and ranking.
The Importance of Domain Management
The domain owner should be aware that a domain can go through different hands when you let it expire, and someone else registers it. So always be vigilant in renewing your domain, or have someone manage it for you if you cannot do it yourself.
And most importantly, make sure your site is up and running so that potential clients won’t be discouraged from visiting in the first place.
For new domain owners, it is crucial to know your domain’s history to avoid any potential problems in the future.
If you are the new owner of a previously used domain, take the time to check its history and make sure there are no negative associations that could impact your site’s SEO.
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