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For those of you who buy and sell domains

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, May 19, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

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    For those who don't know my background. I've been into the expired domain game since spring-summer of 2014. I'm a seasoned programmer by trade and code all sorts of crawlers for my projects. I check about 1.1 million awesome news-featured domain names for expiry every week.

    I continuously watch rookies run around going crazy over trust flow, so I figured I'd make this video. It probably doesn't apply to you if you know what you're doing.

     
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    Thanks for the video. I found it funny; the second domain name in your example doesn't even work now.. it says account suspended. Hmmm. Guess they weren't doing something right :)
     
  3. macdonjo3

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    haha, ya those should be available for registry. I know the 4th one was expired at one point too but it was registered at the time of the video. I just coded some email notifications on my crawlers so I jump on good finds quicker.
     
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    Interesting. Good to get a bit of perspective.

    But: I have a new site with trustflow 6 vs. Citationflow 33. Shoud I be deeply ashamed?
     
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    I can't make a conclusion on metrics but you should look into why the ratio is so big.
     
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    That would be because that tiny spammy blogpost links are a lot easier to get that nice juicy, relevant links.
    I intend to catch up as I go along. Not sure if or when it will hurt my ranking on relevant keywords.
     
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    Good stuff man, definitely helpful. I will admit.... up on till watching this video, I would target domains with a TF of over 10.
    Makes me wonder.. how many good domains, I've left behind!
     
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    Great video, thanks. On the other hand, it's great that so many people only look at certain metrics, from an egoistic perpective: I'm always surprised how many really great domains with loads of powerful links are still available at registration price days and even weeks after dropping.
     
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  9. macdonjo3

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    You know you hit the nail on the head when the TF domain sellers dislike (thumbs down) your video.

    Exactly!


    Thanks. Yeah, if people go for all the TF20+ there leaves a lot of great domains around for everyone else who is a bit more open minded!
     
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    This info is really golden for people who don't know it yet, I have said this myself numerous times on various topics too but somehow people prefer the CF/TF and PA/DA rubbish more.

    There are only 2 things to look at when searching for good expired domains and they are:

    1) Backlinks (does it have good do-follow ones, I prefer links from sites like techcrunch, huffpost etc etc). I prefer https://moz.com/researchtools/ose/ but https://majestic.com/ and https://ahrefs.com/site-explorer are slightly better but requires subscription at a certain point.
    2) Backlink profile (does it have a clean backlink profile). Use https://archive.org/ and http://www.screenshots.com/ and make sure to check it carefully

    Hence, I sometimes even register domains which were Japanese/Chinese before. Just run them through Google translate and check if they were legit sites.
     
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  11. CarlSagan

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    Thanks man, useful info.