A few threads on this subject have been opened recently, so I wanted to address this. Just a brief intro - this tutorial will basically show you how you can find cheap (around ~$10) high PR expired domains using only 100% free tools that you can find and download from the Internet. Yep, you won't have to spend a penny employing this method. Here goes. Preparing The Stage The method we will use is the following strategy: We will find old high PR blogroll pages - those are pages that usually have a lot of outbound links, so there's a good chance that one of the domains a certain blogroll page points to has expired. So, that is an expired domain with a potential high PR backlink attached to it - and we want it. We will find all outbound links on the blogroll pages we find. We will filter and leave only the outbound links that are expired domains. We will then bulk check all these domains to see if they are available for registration. For the ones that are available, we will bulk check the metrics (PR, PA, DA, TF, CF, etc). The expired domains which's metrics we like will be further investigated for their quality. If all goes well, we will in the end register a quality expired domain at the price of registering a new domain. We ride. Step #1: Finding Blogroll Pages All we need for this step is Scrapebox. When you have your copy, fire it up and insert your niche keywords into the "Harvester". You can basically go to Google Adwords and download all the keyword ideas for your main target keyword. Once you have your keywords in Scrapebox, merge them with a file containing one simple line of text - "blogroll 2005". This will basically look for blogroll pages containing your target keywords and also being in the year 2005 - we want the page to be older so that there is a bigger chance that we find more expired domains it points at. Then just start the harvester and let it run till the very end. When it finishes, remove duplicate URLs and then scan all the pages for their PR - this will take some time. When the PR checker finishes, sort the remaining target URLs by PR, and remove every single one that has a PR lower than 5. This will usually leave you only with a handful of target URLs, which you want to save in a text file. Step #2: Finding The Expired Domains Now that we have our high PR pages which supposedly contain outbound links to expired domains, we need to find said expired domains. For that purpose, you will need Xenu's Link Sleuth. It is a free desktop application that you can download. Once you have it installed, you need to open its preferences and then set the "Maximum depth" option to 1. Next thing - click on the "File" menu and choose "Check URL List", and then select the file with the target URLs from the first step. You will see Xenu go to work immediately. Once it finishes, it is time to filter out only the expired domains since Xenu will have found all outbound links on our target URLs. The way u do that is click on the "Export to TAB separated file..." and then save the file that the software creates. This file will basically contain all the outbound links in an Excel document - open it. What we are looking at here is the "Status-Text" column. Every single row that has a status text of "no such host" represents an expired domain. So, you need to sort the file by the "Status-Text" column, and then select all the URLs that have a status of "no such host". Then switch back to Scrapebox and import those URLs you just copied into the harvester - remove duplicate domains and trim to root so that we are left only with unique expired domains - the ones we were looking for. Step #3: Checking The Expired Domains For Availability Now that we have our expired domains, we need to check if they are actually available for registration. We do that by using GoDaddy's bulk domain checker. Once you have checked all the domains found from the previous step and you have saved the ones that are actually available for registration, it's time to bulk check their metrics. Step #4: Checking The Metrics Of The Expired Domains I promised you that we would use only free tools and we will. for this to work, you will need a software called Netpeak Checker and a few credits from AntiGate for captcha solving (not mandatory since u can solve the captchas manually). You will also need a free account from Moz for now. Then, you go to the settings of the tool and you set up your captcha account and your Moz account. Another thing you will need is a bunch of proxies that you can get from various sources around the net. From the options that Netpeak Checker provides, disabled all but the following: PR Index domain Moz Alexa Domain Age Bing Now load the file with the available expired domains found from the previous step and start Netpeak Checker. It will take quite a while depending on the number of threads you have selected. You will get the stats for all the metrics selected above, but we want to also have a look at Majestic stats. So, the way you can do that is by running those same available expired domains in Market Samurai's "SEO Competition" tab. It will show you Majestic stats for all of them. When u have those, all u gotta do is combine both in the same file - for easier checking of the metrics. So, export the results from Netpeak Checker and then add 4 new column to the file - CF, TF, RDD, and BLD. The last two are respectively total number of unique domains pointing at a specific domain and total number of backlinks pointing at a specific domain. And there u have it. Now u will have a file containing all the important (first-impression) metrics of the expired domains so that u can easily select the ones that are worth further investigation. Hope this helps out some expired domain hunters! P.S. If this interested you, you can check out the full tutorial with a real life example at http://www.inetsolutions.org/find-cheap-high-pr-expired-domains-step-by-step-tutorial/ Cheers!