The better quality links (From Google, Wikipedia) that a website has the higher will be its domain authority. New websites start with a ranking of one, and as the number of links increase the domain authority rises. For example, a sports website that has links to sports newspapers and sports reporting sites will have a higher domain authority than a sports website that only has links to other sports and sports blogging sites.
Since high quality expired domains are in low supply, the huge numbers of marketers competing for those drop domains tend to drive prices up. Also, if you use an exchange, you’re basically lucky to get whatever you can afford. In other words, niche specificity isn't guaranteed. This is going to be a problem because as Google continues to evolve, it is cracking down on domain niche relevance. In other words, its software is fast evolving to the point that it can tell what the niche of a particular domain is. If your private blog network is a patchwork of expired domains that involve many different and dissimilar niches, then you might be in trouble. You are at great risk of being penalized by Google.

Now, a lot of times these great domains that have pending delete will get snapped up in a flash. Okay? You want to use the same system that’s 500,000 domains so you can always sort them by whatever you want to do to make sure you’re only looking at quality domains and look at the link profile the same way. Once you find one that you like, you can’t just sit on your computer at Go Daddy and wait for it drop on 6/14 and expect to get it because there’s going to be a lot of other people gunning for that domain. You actually have to use a service like Snap Name.

Yes, we port in all of the domains from NameJet, SnapNames, etc. There are a lot of great deals to be found. Some are absolute trash of course but if you can sift through them and put some time in (hopefully that is what we are trying to do with our tools is save time and give some value add with the SEO metrics, alerts, etc.) then you can find some great bargains.


Here's a test I have in process.  I bought an old $5 closeout domain from Godaddy TDname expired auction.  I put a quick minisite up and linked to it with a crazy anchor text phrase.  The domain is ranking for that crazy term now.  It's gone through one pagerank update and I'm waiting for a second to come.  Then I'll redirect the domain to another minisite.  I suspect the second site won't rank for the anhor text, but we'll see.  
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If you buy keyword specific domains, you're really buying the type in traffic.  I use the URL builder and redirect through that URL so you can see how much traffic your getting from the keyword domain.  There seems to be no rythme or reason to what keyword domains deliver traffic and what don't.  By tracking traffic with the Google URL builder you get a feel for what names are giving you traffic and which are not. ie. the plural, the singular, two words, three words, the possessive, etc.
2) prerelease auctions.  These are domains where the auction venue has contracted with the registrar, like Fabulous or Moniker, to auction off non-renewed domains.  Just before a domain enters the pending delete process, it goes to a private auction to any person who has backordered the name.  Some people feel that back links on these type of auctions still provide a SEO benifit. My testing indicates that there is zero SEO benifit when these domains are redirected into another site.  So if you get a domain with "pink squirels" in a lot of achor text to a domain and then point it at your domain, you don't rank for "pink squirels"
AGP AGP is the acronym for Add Grace Period. It refers to the 5 day period after an initial domain name registration in which time a registrar would be able to cancel any registration without incurring an expense. Originally, this 5 day grace period was put in place to help protect registrars from incurring an expense in case domains are registered with bad payments, credit card fraud, etc. API API stands for Application Programming Interface. It is an interface that has been implemented by a software program, enabling it to interact with additional software. Similar to how a user interface facilitates interaction between computers and humans, an API facilitates interaction between software programs. Instead of writing functions from scratch, the API allows programmers to use predefined functions to interact with the operating system. End users also benefit, since all programs using the API will have a similar user interface. AREC (A-Record) AREC, also known as A-Record, is the term used for 'Address Records' in DNS. The purpose of the A-Record is to map a domain name or hostname to its numeric IP address, handled at the name server on which the domain name lives. For example, the A Record may map the domain google.com to 209.85.171.99 (just one of Google's many IP addresses). Backend Registry Operator (BRO)See RegistryBackorder (Domain) A Backorder, often referred to as a domain backorder, is the process of submitting a request to purchase a currently registered domain name. In order to backorder a domain, a service that specializes in domain backorders must be used. The benefit of using a backorder service is that users increase their chances of registering the domain before others. Some registrars provide backorder services to domains that they manage. Backorder services typically charge a flat fee, but in the event that there is more than one potential buyer, they may sell in an auction format. Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) ccTLD is an abbreviation for country code Top Level Domains. They are domains that have two letters to the right of the last period in a domain name, such as in www.domainname.au (Australia), www.domainname.ar (Argentina) and www.domainname.jp (Japan), are top level Internet domains that correspond to a sovereign state, territory, or other geographic location. They can also contain 4 letters such as CO.UK. See IANA country code Top Level Domains for a complete list of current ccTLDs. CName Record A CName record, or Canonical Name record, is a record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that defines that one domain name is an alias of another canonical domain name. This is helpful when running multiple services from just one IP address. CNames are often used with subdomains and it can be useful when redirecting traffic from from a non-www. version of your domain name to a www. version of your domain name. For example, you can set up a CName so that visitors to http://things.example.com, would direct to http://www.example.com. Cybersquatting Cybersquatting refers to the act of knowingly managing a domain name that is confusingly similar or matches an established trademark. Therefore, the term cybersquatter refers to the organization or individual that is engaging in the cybersquatting. Note that domaining and cybersquatting have been incorrectly confused by some media sources, though it's important to know that the terms are not the same. Direct Navigation (Type In Traffic) Direct Navigation, also known as "Type-In Traffic", refers to when users type a web address into the browser URL bar, bypassing search engines or other types of Internet links. This common practice heavily contributed to the tremendous value of strong keyword domain names and the overall growth of the domain name market. Direct navigation is basically 'free' Internet traffic to a given domain name. Dmoz Dmoz (which stems from it's original domain name of directory.mozilla.org) is a multilingual open content directory of World Wide Web links that is also known as Open Directory Project (ODP). Dmoz is constructed and maintained by a global community of volunteer editors.
The other way you could profit off expired domain names is redirecting the traffic to your affiliate link. For illustration, if you have an affiliate link that sells beauty products, and the expired domain name was mentioned or ranked in a high authority website for terms related to beauty products you can redirect the traffic there to make sales. One sale is enough to make you a decent profit.
If you really don’t want to spend anything at all for your domain, that’s okay too. There are lots of ways you can get a free domain name for your website How to Get a Free Domain Name for Your Website How to Get a Free Domain Name for Your Website Why pay for a domain name when you can get a free domain name with your website? Read More . In the end, a domain name is really only a small part of your site. Really, the success of a site depends largely upon what you decide to do with it.
If you buy a domain from a 3rd party, the backlinks are valuable.  I always wait a few months before redirecting, so just set up a quick minisite until two page rank updates have passed and then go ahead and 301 redirect.  However, it seems that you'll get the link juice from the back links, the anchor text is ignored by Google.   Buying a domain at Godaddy TDName expired auctions, seem to not count as a dropped domain if you immediately set up a mini-site.
What about option #4 - Redirect your existing domain to the old domain? I bought an old domain that is 100% relevant to my current domain but currently has with very little content. It did have more content fours years ago. The old domain is 13 years old, pr=3, while my current is 7 months old pr=1 and a decent amount of content. The old domain I purchased was not expired though and I do not know if this makes a difference. What are the pros and cons of option #4? Am I correct to think that option #1 would result in no benefit from the old domain's age value and if so why is it not listed as a con, a MAJOR one. Its hard to believe that a 301 using option 1 would give my existing domain 13 years credit but I'll take it if it does.
What I like to do is sort by DP which stands for domain pop, and this is basically the number of linking root domains. So, BL is the number of back links. As you know that can be somewhat misleading if they have a lot of site wide links or multiple links from the same domain. I like to sort by domain pop. What that does is it brings up the sites with the most amount of referring domains.
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As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO takes into account what people search for and how search engines work. Optimizing a website may include editing content, HTML, and associated coding to both remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines and increase its relevance to specific keywords. Another SEO tactic is to promote a site to increase the number of inbound links (also known as backlinks).

So, what I like to do is also choose DMAS listed entry. No fake or no unsure page rank. Click the apply filter button and this will show us a much better group of websites, including a lot of high page rank websites. That’s one great thing about Go Daddy Auctions that you don’t have to guess about what the rank will be which is not the case with a lot of deleted domains which, because they were deindexed they didn’t have any content, they didn’t have any hosting, they don’t have any page rank. So, you have to make an estimation.


You can add it as part of a private blog network or you can 301 redirect an expired domain to your site to bring some trust and authority to your site. Now, in my experience, the best place to look for expired domains is this free website called expireddomains.net. So, you just have to head over there, make a free account and this is the page that you’ll see when you log in.
While getting a new domain name will give your site a clean slate and allow you to start a fresh marketing campaign, you may not be aware of the fact that some expired domains come with a high Page Rank value. A company that buys such a domain will not have to work so hard on website promotion and backlink building techniques. Thanks for updating this really informative post!

The whitelist filter for wanted characters is now split into three filters. The old whitelist is now named whitelist (only). When used, the domain has to consist only of the defined characters or numbers. No other characters are allowed. The new whitelist (any) filter finds domains that have at least one of the defined characters or numbers. The new whitelist (all) filter finds domains that have all defined characters or numbers at least once.

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