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How much is a 20 year old, PR2, hotel/inn niche domain worth?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Patel, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    We are looking to pick up a new domain for our local business.

    The domain was registered in '95, has a clean backlink profile with like 20 or so links, mostly just full url links, minimum anchor links, and also is ranked PR2.

    How much do you think this is worth?
     
  2. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    I'd pay no more than $20 for it (including renewal fees etc) if it's on GoDaddy auctions. If it was dropped, then $1. The age is nice, but it won't help your SEO much more than a 10/15 year old domain, and there are lots of those around.
     
  3. watsonovedades

    watsonovedades Senior Member

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    i would pay Around $25
    PR is decent and age could help but not for sure
     
  4. jayrat14

    jayrat14 Senior Member

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    It depends on the exact domain keyword to decide the price but like 2 above poster said it worth that much only.
     
  5. Baroq

    Baroq Newbie

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    reply with quote is below
     
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  6. Baroq

    Baroq Newbie

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    Hi, so a domain drops in value once it's been deleted? Is that because of the age reset once it's registered after being dropped?

    P.S. I've been following your tutorial threads and have to say they're one of the best (on any seo forum)
     
  7. hardcorebiker

    hardcorebiker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Aged PR 2 domains won't cost more than 20 to $50. But if the domain is brandable then its worth is decided by the buyer. I have seen crap domains getting sold for $$$ just because the buyer wanted it so badly.
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    The PR is useless for trading domain names. An aged PR2 domain name is under $20.
     
  9. balkhat

    balkhat Registered Member

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    It's impossible to accurately value a domain based upon the factors you have given us.
    They keywords that make up the domain name are hugely important.
    They could be the deciding factor whether the domain is worth $50 or $50k.

    Check out this site and look at comparable sales: http://www.estibot.com/domain-sales.php
    Pop in your keywords, domain extension, # of words, etc, to get a better idea of how much the domain could sell/buy for on the secondary market.

    Search volume is one of the other main factors when determining a domains value.
    Fire up the keyword planner to get an idea of possible search volume. Take a peek at the CPC as well. It's important.

    Since this is for a local business, try and get a domain that is short, brandable, and descriptive.
    It needs to be easy to remember. Preferably .com, no hyphens, and no numbers (unless they are relevant to your niche)

    OP, IMO you shouldn't be buying domain name for your local biz solely based on PR and age. (PR2 is easily achievable, keyword volume, brandability, etc not so much)

    What other stats does the domain have?
     
  10. Linking World

    Linking World Junior Member

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    PR2 and domain age is fine but we will have to check more factors before buying this kind of old domains.