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Building a PBN - How much to pay for domain names?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Skaylan, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Skaylan

    Skaylan Newbie

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    I have decided to build up a PBN -> Food related niche.

    I have scouted out a few domain names and need to know if they are worth buying

    Domain 1 - PR2 - 200backlinks from 150 domains - quality link portfolio
    Domain 2 - PR2 - 900backlinks from 80 domains - quality link portfolio

    Bascially what are the ball park prices for quality PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5 Domain nameS?
     
  2. Stark SEO

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    Should be $100 i guess???
     
  3. keadams26

    keadams26 Regular Member

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    I would not pay as much attention to the PR of a domain as opposed to the overall quality of the backlinks. For instance, I have recently picked up a domain that has NO PR showing but has a clean history through Wayback Machine and has several contextual backlinks from PR4, PR5, and PR6 .edu and .gov websites. Because of the domain not having any PR, I was able to pick up that domain for only $15 because the person selling it was too concerned about PR and didn't know any better.

    If you look to pay a set price for a domain because of PR, you may be cheating yourself out of some fantastic deals.
     
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  4. hardcorebiker

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    PR is a worthless metric nowadays. Why would you even pay for the domain based on PR when the last update done was in December 2013? Pay for the quality of links not for the metrics.
     
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    Do end users even know about PR anymore? It used to be a metric used to determine how trustworthy a site was(more citations = more trust), but these days where do customers even see PR anymore? Anyone checking PR is an SEO, and Google is out to get SEO's, they provide fake and delayed PR so it's basically worthless.
     
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  6. Skaylan

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    Okay,

    Well I thank everyone for your input. Probably saved me 200$. I have already wasted 1,000$ buy vapor cigarette domains in Canada last year. I did walk away with vaporcigarettes.ca which I guess is good...
     
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    Can someone enlighten me about PR -1. Does this mean it has been penalized? I know that PR is not important anymore...
     
  9. keadams26

    keadams26 Regular Member

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    Why is it starting at -1?
    Normally the PageRank starts with 0 and ends with 10, but if the domain/url is still unknown to Google (in the sense of PageRank anyways), the PageRank check returns a -1. Other tools indicate this with a gray PageRank bar. After a domain is online for a while, it gets a PageRank of 0 from Google.

    That's from expireddomains.net
     
  10. seomark

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    Use PR as a guide but really you don't have to buy domains with PR in order to see results. You can pick up good domains with no PR that have a good backlink profile.

    These will be your best bet for building on a budget.

    If you are selling a service then having PR sites helps you to sell that service, but if the PBN is for your own use then just buy the sites that have good profiles regardless of PR.
     
  11. Liaata

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    The only important thing is if the domain got decent backlinks.
    Forget about PR, DA and TF.

    I usually pay somewhere between 5-100$ for a domain.
    I'd like to buy even more expensive ones but my budget doesn't allow that yet.

    Just check put the links and think about what value these may have and you will have the price for your domain.