Quick question here... I bought my first domain about 5 years ago, ran a website for 4 years, then decided not to renew (as some stuff had come up in my life where I just didn't have time to work on it). I spent forever getting backlinks... yahoo answers, article submissions, forum posting, you name it.
Now when I decided not to renew the domain, I originally didn't know all my backlinks would be reset. Now, just a year later, I've decided I want to pick up my old domain and as predicted, I'm back at zero backlinks.
Question: is it possible to recover these backlinks from my formerly dropped domain?