Don't get me wrong I have recently purchased a few expired domains. I know this might also be a silly question but when I got my expired domain I straight away set it up with hosting the lot. The question really is as before you get your domain most times theres nothing there it just shows DNS page. Now the alexa backlinks often get a lot of them depending on the domain you get and niche.
Is there a way before setting it up when you bought it finding out what the meta description, title and keyword tags was before it expired. And also would this matter with your new details or would it work much better if you use the same details as the previous owner.