So I have googled and searched the forum, but info seems to be all over the place. Im wondering if anyone has any case studies or hard data (not just speculation or "just do it this way"):
Let's say I have a new site that is a few months old, never registered before, in the niche of "palm trees". I buy an expired domain that is about "king palm trees" with lots of PA, DA, PR whatever metric, say PR5 DA 50...lots of relevant links coming from Wikipedia, reddit, huffingtonpost, couple local news sites, etc. Everything is clean, no penalties, spam, poor turnover etc.
My questions (again, please cite relevant data or studies):
Is it better to...
1.) Rebuild the site using some CMS with a few posts on it. Wait a few days/weeks for it to get reindexed, then 301 those new pages to money site
2.) Rebuild the site completely separate, add a few links here and there to my money site.
3.) Rebuild the site completely, using the old url slugs for the posts to preserve link juice.
4.) Simply 301 homepage to money site
5.) 301 redirect all of the previously linked home/internal pages to money site (money site homepage and/or money site internal pages)
6.) Buy a couple more relevant expired domains and build a PBN
7.) Something else?