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How many of you went on "domain purchase spree' before?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by creativepotion, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    I was doing some keyword research today and found more than 30+ potential domains.
    Its extremely tempting to purchase them all, but then again, its gonna to be $300+ investment;
    and most of the time, I just buy them and not develop them (got bored after awhile when the hype is over).

    Anyone here share the same experience?
     
  2. GymJim

    GymJim Registered Member

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    Yeah...I did a domain/url buying spree..spent around £400/$550 on sites and full websites...

    I use maybe 3 of them and I never get round to actually doing something with them :(
     
  3. 2live4tv

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    I know what you mean bro, I've bought Many Domains and only used half of them.
    I would actively Keep every one of them on the trading block During the registration period.
    Maybe You can Recoup then cost cheaply by selling in places like digitalpoint.............
     
  4. ghassan1988

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    5 years ago when i started learning about IM the first thing i tried was domaining, so went and got me around 150+ .EU domains, half of them were free of charge. Tried to park them and earn some money (didn't work for me). Eventually i sold 5 of them for around $5000 to different clients, and dropped the rest. The funny thing is some weeks ago while doing whois check on one of the domains that i sold years ago, i found it was dropped by the buyer (a major news blog network).
     
  5. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    I guess most of the time, many of us started buying domains hoping to develop them,
    then later turns out that we got 'no time' or 'bored' of them.

    We then try to 'park' them and hope one day, people will buy them and recoup money back.
    But again, most of the time, it turns out bad lol

    I rarely see many make use of those domains, develop them, flip them with the site? Yes, i know some do, but most of time,
    even the ones that do, only utilize a small portion of their domains collection.
     
  6. seoreports

    seoreports Junior Member

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    domaining is a tough business to do profitably. I have about 50 domain names, and I will only renew a handful of them. I get into the "get rich quick" mindset when buying domains and it never works out.
     
  7. 2live4tv

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    I guess the Moral of the story is never spread your efforts too thin.
    If I gave each of those domains 100% focus they might have turned out some winners............
     
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    I also might add that the Plan back then was to create around 50 sites that could each ultimately gross $5 a day...
     
  9. creativepotion

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    well, everyone buys domain for different purposes and mindset.

    Some buy them to flip (the domain itself)
    Some buy them to build adsense sites
    Some buy them just to keep and collect them
    Some buy them develop them then flip

    So yeah.
     
  10. almir

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    twice, lost money both times.. never again
     
  11. mainhoondon

    mainhoondon Regular Member

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    yeah.. 80 domains in a single day :(
    developed none.. 800$ lost and never recovered :(
     
  12. ShabbySquire

    ShabbySquire Power Member

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    + for SEO, i.e. age, decent backlinks, listed in dmoz/Yahoo dir, etc.
     
  13. Cyber Dude

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    Yep, been there and done that. Bought a bunch that I never developed. Now I try to hold back on buying any unless they're just too good to pass up.
     
  14. Touchdown

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    i say go for it and buy as money as you can afford
     
  15. derfall

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    I have close to 90, and bought some keyword rich ones. If you are working with local businesses,
    it's a better concept to offer a service with it and sell it for between $50 and $100.

    I have many .mobis. The thinking was bostonnailsalon.mobi or boston-nail-salon.mobi has some value.
    There's a site that shows what .coms and .mobis have sold for in 2011 and 2012. Do a search...I forgot.
    I bought some .mobis that match .coms that have sold for 5 or 6 figures. The idea being to contact the
    purchaser of the .com.

    Some articles state that m.sitename.com is all you need for the mobile version and that .mobi is a waste of
    money. Anyone comment? With 50% of searches done mobile, I still think losangelespizza.mobi or los-angeles-pizza.mobi
    has value. I don't think it would be hard to convince the pizza place to spend $50 to $100 to lock it up. It looks
    good on the menu and business card, and is easy to remember.
     
  16. 2live4tv

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    50 sites 5$ microsites wasn't a bad deal when stumbleupon traffic was still a secret
     
  17. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    To be frank, maybe I am not seeing what you're seeing.
    But i am never a fan of .mobi

    I would rather have a m.domain.com than domain.mobi
    I dont see a point having my customers to remember another extension.

    I can always setup a redirect to m.domain.com if 'phones' are detected as browser.
    Just my point of view on this, of course.