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Preview of new free drop finding service

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by dannyhw, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    I uploaded some sample output. Lots more metrics than this (search keywords, anchor text, etc) will be in the full version but before I launch I'd like some feedback or feature requests. This is just HTML output from a manual query, but obviously there will be filtering and sorting options.

    Will be completely ad supported. Very cheap and lightweight for me to run and manage.

    http://www.dinkypage.com/279998
     
  2. bradsteves

    bradsteves Registered Member

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    This looks really great.

    It would really be awesome if you took into account exclusive drop arrangements in your 'purchase' link?
     
  3. PabloEscobar

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    Looks very good, how often are the sites updated? I tried to purchase a few and they were all in auctions going for large amounts. Some had already sold also.

    Great idea though :)
     
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    Love the clean design. Its very different from the other sites out there. I'm not sure how easy it will be to use when filtering through a large number of domains. Most other sites have a table layout where you can see at least 30 domain rows above the fold.

    Features I'd like apart from search and filtering (search is a must have)
    1. Validity of Page Rank (whether domain had been redirected recently to another domain)
    2. If the domain is in auction, how much time left for auction.
    3. Total number of bids in auction
    4. Filter by industry - if Im only interested in Travel based domains
    5. Semrush metrics
    6. I don't care much about Alexa metrics, but I know quite a few people do.
     
  5. dannyhw

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    Hey guys, I'm going to be launching soon and figured I'd give a quick update/screen shot.

    The original post was just a static page I saved from my own browser. Everything is running on my local stack now so there's no public front end. All my data processing is done locally, but I'll probably push to my server daily and keep a week aheads worth of domains indexed, at least to start. I'm using a free seomoz api key for now, so it's throttled. If this becomes something I really want to maintain I'll be getting an unlimited account and hammering it.

    So now the form is there and everything pictured is functional. Sorting is done by a custom algorithm where you can rate factors by how important they are to you personally. The idea here is as you experiment you'll come up with an algorithm that works best for you.

    You'll also know there is a full backlink/anchor text report for each domain. Don't worry, each of those tables scrolls and has 100 rows. The idea and power behind this is that you can get a pretty decent idea of the link profile, target market and legitimacy of the domain.

    To answer @bradsteves, yup, and where applicable they'll be my affiliate links :cool: That way my incentive is for this to be as powerful and free as possible.

    To @nikita12, thanks, those are some good questions and they're helping me notice things that are important to some but I left out.
    • I do have data for faked PR and Alexa rank, but I'm not displaying it. I definitely will though. As a side note, the weighting algorithm means unless you're relying solely on PR(set everything else to 0), fake PR domains will seldom show up.
    • Same goes for auction/number of bids. I'll definitely be adding that to the view.
    • For filtering by industry, keywords, anchor text and anything like that, it will be in the first update after the initial launch. I've designed the second version of the database to accommodate that but implementation isn't at the top of my todo list just yet.
    • I can add SEMrush metrics in an hour or so, but I haven't got an account. For now I'll add a link, then see if I can scrape results, but I'm not buying an account for the API unless the income warrants it (or maybe not, if the value added would be important enough).
    • I'm actually banned from Alexa for scraping some really nice and useful data, but I checked it out and to use the API would cost almost nothing.

    Any other feedback is more than welcome!

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  6. nikita12

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    Sounds good Danny. Let us know when you have something online.
     
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    MickMcG Power Member

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    hey danny, the service sounds great, is there anything up online yet? thanks ;)
     
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    Danny I just ran across this and its truly a great idea. Congrats and look forward to it coming out