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How To Find Aged Domains Related To Niche?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Dan Da Man, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    I have been searching for aged domains that are related to one of my niches and I have been having trouble finding any. The niche is big but where to search for them? I tried godaddy auctions with no luck and a few other domain brokers. Any tips?

    P.S. I am not talking about expired or drop domains. Just aged.
     
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    Have you tried Sedo? I have had some luck there in the past, but many of the sellers are pretty crazy about their prices.
    Honestly, the most success I've had buying niche related domains is simply doing some niche searches in google, tracking down small websites that look unmaintained, and contacting the webmaster directly about selling. It really surprised me how many were willing to let their sites go for reasonable prices anywhere from $50-$100.
     
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    I was looking into this a while back, did a little search and bookmarked this site:

    http://www.nichepursuits.com/finding-expired-domains-a-controversial-case-study/#

    It goes on to discuss how it can be done with scrapebox and something called xenu link sleuth (not sure what this is). I never really looked into it any further, as it was just a passing brainfart idea, but my mentality was that if you can find them by initially using scrapebox then it must be possible to find via keywords relevant to your niche.

    I might look into it a little further now you've reminded me. I'll let you know if I have any luck.
     
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  4. SEOWhizz

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    Here's a few places to look for aged domains:

    dnforum .com

    namejet .com
    snapnames .com
    pool .com
     
  5. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thanks. Yeah i actually tried that too and I found a few but they were all asking for some ridiculous price. Maybe I got to spend some more time in the SERPS researching. Thanks again.
     
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    Right Dan, I think I'm getting somewhere with this. Although I don't think this is perfect, and it's also a bit of a long process, I've been having some decent results so far.


    Here's what I've found out works so far - You'll need Scrapebox and Xenu Link Sleuth (free).


    Open Scrapebox, choose Custom Footprint and insert your own query. What you're looking for is aged domains which will hopefully have expired, so you need to be scraping for sites/pages that were last updated prior to 2008. This query works for me:


    keyword -2012 -2011 -2010 -2009 -2008


    Once the harvest has finished, you either have the choice then to check for page rank and remove anything without PR, which is what I've been doing as I'm looking for authorative sites, or just go ahead and copy all those scraped sites into a text file.


    Open Xenu and before anything else you'll need to change some settings within the preferences, just like in the pic attached to this post.


    Once those settings have been changed, click File>Check URL List and go and import your text doc of all the sites you've scraped. Let Xenu do its doings and come back when it has finished.


    What Xenu is doing is checking all the outgoing links on these sites you've scraped that it's linking to. What you hope is that these sites are also relevant to the keyword you were scraping for. This doesn't always seem to be the case, but I've been finding some so far with available relevant domains.

    Once Xenu has finished you'll want to export these to a TAB separated file, then copy from that file into a spreadsheet. Once in the spreadsheet your first line (which includes ‘address', ‘status-code', ‘status-text') will need to be data filtered.

    Once you have the filtered drop down boxes choose everything that has a Status-Code of 12007. These status codes are classed as ‘no such host' which means that the site/page no longer exists. Remove everything after the .com (or whatever suffix), remove the http:// and the www. So you're just left with keyword.com. Pop these into namecheaps bulk domain search and see what is available. You can then check these with ahrefs and open site explorer to find backlinks and authority.

    Now if you'd have done what I did and chose only those that carried high pr then the chances are that these available sites also carry, or did carry, PR, as if the site/page that was linking to it is a PR6, then the chances are that the PR has been passed on too.

    I'll update this if there's anything I've missed out on. It takes a bit of time in finding available domains, but they are out there, and some quality ones too.

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    I have agd domains for sale. PM me your niche and see what I got.....I will be honest these are not your $5-$10 domains but more so fo serious business based domains. Used for long term and not short term cash. Let me know
     
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    General Lee released a bot to do this.