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How much is a PR4 domain worth?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Taktical, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Taktical

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    I found a domain on sale and its currently going for close to $200, though it may go for much more in the next few days. The name is [niche]central.com and it was previously owned by a national association for the niche (i checked the cache).

    Its also a flexible topic that could cover more than one niche.

    I'm thinking i should buy it, what do you guys think?
     
  2. meathead1234

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    What's it worth to you?

    I always want to know how much I think I can make out of a domain. If you're just buying it for the sake of it, then it's not worth $2. If you have a good plan for it, know how to make money out of it, then you might want to pay $20,000.

    The PR of 4 doesn't have too much value (~$50) so unless the domain is relevant to you or your projects, then $200 isn't cheap for a generic PR4 domain (unless it is old, has DMOZ or similar...).
     
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  3. Taktical

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    It does have those attributes. I can see it applying to multiple niches and working as an authority site, but honestly any domain can pull that off. My question was really referring to the value of a PR of 4, which you say is about $50 give or take.

    No its not really particular to a project I have in mind, i stumbled upon it while looking for something in the real estate niche. I guess if it was than it would have been worth this price.
     
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    PR4 only matters for me if your are going to be selling backlinks. If you are going to do this then 50-75$ sound like a reasonable amount.
     
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    If your just looking at the fact that it's a PR 4 then typically you can buy them for $50-$100. However, if it has strong backlinks, or a great name, or a good ranking it can be worth more.

    I follow this pricing guide when I'm buying domains (for the sole purpose of buying a PR domain nothing else special about them)

    PR 3 $25-50
    PR 4 $50-100
    PR 5 $100-250
    PR 6 $300-1000
    PR 7 $2500-10000
     
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    How many backlinks has it got to it? I rarely buy a pr 4 unless it has 500+ (unique domain) backlinks
     
  7. Taktical

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    The name is pretty rad, though I haven't checked backlinks yet.
     
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    Just put the domain into chrome seo extension. gives you all the info you need to make a decision. But if you like the name then go for it. Half of SEO is confidence. If you like a name it gives you plenty of confidence to get the job done.
     
  9. SahL

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    Hi Lukab :)

    @Taktical - yup the names good.

    Though Paying $200 just to have a PR4 Domain is not worth

    If you have a badass idea to make money from it. Buy it.
     
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    I would go for it :)
     
  11. HelloInsomnia

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    Taktical - if you do decide to buy it make sure the PR is real and that it has at least one PR 4 or higher backlink - and that the link is still on the page.

    To check the PR and make sure it's real in Google use the info operator - just to be safe I always do this:

    In Google I type:

    info:domainname.com
    info:www.domainname.com

    I then go to each of those urls and make sure they are not forwarded to another url.

    If you type info:domainname.com and the site that comes up is notdomainname.com then your dealing with a domain that is faking it's pagerank.

    I've seen some websites that also check this but they are not always 100% accurate so check by hand just to be sure.
     
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    Well I'd say

    what is it worth to you?
    Do you think you can make good profit out of it?
    Is it worth doing the work you will do?
     
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    Does it have any traffic? Also check it out how it became PR4. How old is it. I got and autoblog (100% duplicate content) almost 2 years old which is pr5 and got almost no traffic to it. Do you think it is worth 200$ :). Page Rank alone is worth 0$. Google could remove that pagerank overnight.
     
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    It got the pagerank by being used for years by a national organization for drug rehab. so i think it has legit authority.
     
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    How did you know that this was Luka?
     
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    It's someone pretending to be him on Skype.
     
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    It depends 100% on the quality of backlinks going to the domain. If you are buying it for purely linkbuilding purposes then take a look at opensiteexplorer for the quality of the backlinks pointing to it.

    Extremely high quality PR4's can go for upwards of $500, where as a shitty PR5 can go for $150. Sophisticated buyers are bidding on the authority of a domain, not the PR alone.
     
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