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How I find potential dropped domains in my niche.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by skeye, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. skeye

    skeye Junior Member

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    It's quite simple, and I'm pretty sure most of you use similar methods, I'll just show you what I do.

    Would love to hear some feedback and advice on how I can improve the process.

    Step 1: get a list of domains that rank in your niche. By rank, I mean any position for some relevant keywords within Google's top-100

    How to: Just type your keyword into Ahrefs, Serpstat, Moz, SEMrush or whatever it is you use and get the list of top pages.
    Important note: top pages are not top-100 results for a keyword, but a list of websites that rank within top-100 for the highest number of relevant keywords!
    So you can get thousands of results per keyword. e.g:
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    Step 2: obtain domain expiration date for every page

    How to: I'm using netpeak checker tool, there's a free trial which is enough. I usually do this two times a year once after black friday and once after the new year. That's when most domains drop.

    Settings I use:
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    And results I get (I ran 600 random pages to provide an example):

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    As for the rest, you know what to do. Check the website, see if it's active or not (if it's active they'll probably extend it).

    Cheers.
     
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  2. don chino

    don chino Senior Member

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    Good method but seems time consuming and too much manual work... maybe good when you need little amount of domains. I have a scraper running 24/7 that finds and checks expired domains, checks them for metrics with APIs (majestic, MOZ etc) and sorts them into categories for majestic topical TF. Last thing for me to do the manual work is to filter the list and check web history and backlink profile to filter out spam and leave only good domains.
     
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  3. Pinktoe

    Pinktoe Regular Member

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    Teach your VA how to do it. This is considerably closer to your niche than topical TF.

    Great post op. I will try this.
     
  4. skeye

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    Absolutely, I handpick up to 5 domains / sitting. The Checker I use also works with a ton of metrics like the ones you use (including majesitc moz and etc) but I've never used those. Maybe when I get on your level I'll improve the process :)
     
  5. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well, this is still quite a gamble. I would do it like this:

    1. - Once you get those niche relevant URLs, put them into scraper like Domain Hunter Gatherer to search for already expired domains.
    2. - Go to Ahrefs, insert domains in your niche, check for domains they link out that are either dead or export all the domains they link to and run them through some availability checkers.
    3. - Get Easy Expired Domains software, insert keywords in your niche and you are set straight away.
     
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  6. skeye

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    I think you can hook up Ahrefs to the checker I used to get that info. But I never used it. There's a lot to be improved in this process. As for domain quality 9 times out of ten they're good (since they rank for those keywords). I tried domain hunter gatherer but I might have used it wrong don't remember exactly what was the deal but I remember not being satisfied. Will def give it another try.
     
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  7. W9go

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    how many you find like this when doing it twice a year ???
     
  8. skeye

    skeye Junior Member

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    I usually stop at around 50 (that's about 5 keywords to analyze and get lists from) Then buy about 3-5 per sitting. I handpick them and only did so twice so far. My budget for drops is pretty much zero, so...
     
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    not bad ... that's much more i thought you find like this. will try it out ;)
     
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  10. skeye

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    I tried doing so in September — no luck. I guess Black Friday period really helps. Even I used to have two websites, domains for which I bought on BF and dropped them next year :)
     
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    jimbobo2779 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That would kind of make sense considering how many domain registration coupons there are going round around Black Friday. Also a lot of people look to make real bank around the buying season so are probably snapping up domains only to discard them afterwards.
     
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    Andy Malloy Newbie

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    Thanks for guidance (seems easy), will try it next time.

    P.S thanks for target keyword XD