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[Q] What to do with EMDs with global searches between 20k and 2.7m

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lafours, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    I've been doing a lot of research lately on finding available domain names with various postitve factors and I've stumbled on a bunch of EMDs with global exact searches between 20k and 2.7m. Some are trademarks (which I'll avoid), some are mistyped trademarks, some are big celebrity names, some are quite generic, some are niche specific and some are non English. Should I buy them up and resell, set up a subscription service for details of such domains or buy and build on them?
     
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  2. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    Register them and then sell them. That could easily be 1000x from the registration fee if done the right way.
     
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  3. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    Do both then you have hedged your options

    Play safe this 2012 nothing is certain
     
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  4. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    Really? If you can PM me/Skype me some tips I'll give you the names of 5 emd's with 50k global searches that are free to register.
     
  5. jass11

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    Are these Exact Searches ?
     
  6. gergo2007

    gergo2007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Check for EXACT searches. Thats what to do
     
  7. evilclown

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    I know people play the domain name flipping game, I am one of them. If a good good, really good EMD is available, you might want to check twice. A s could be the difference. Parkings is not the same as Parking and in occasions it will show you the parking value not the parkings one.
     
  8. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    Yes EXACT global searches :)
     
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    Are these .coms? If yes and they are buyer keywords and not just info terms then you can resell them nicely. If you need help with it, PM me and i can show you a few tricks :)
     
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  10. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    All the big TLDs and a few country specific ones. I'll PM you :)
     
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    Murdoch1337 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Domain squatters are among the most annoying people on the internet.
     
  12. veheme

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    Lafours just gave me EMDs of brands and niches I love to create sites on after giving out some tips for her. +rep. Thanks MAAM :)
     
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    closedCaption Regular Member

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    IMO you can always get better prices with at least some content attached to your domains.
     
  14. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I tried to do something similar, did not work out. I found emd domains with hundred of thousands of searches per month, but there was no market to sell them.

    Reasons?

    - if a keyword has 300,000 searches per month, there usually is a some seo competition for that kw, and the fact that you owned the EMD was not that significant as a seo advantage in the big scheme of things.

    -some keywords, despite high volume, were not commercial enough - name of rock bands for instance, and etc..

    -In order to rank the emd domains for their keywords, someone needed to build quite an authority site on that domain and invest a considerable effort (a 5-10 page mns was usually not enough) and people do not like to build authority websites on subjects that are randomly chosen just because they have high searches. So they were not interested to buy the domains.

    In the end, i used the domains for my own private network for links.

    I did not put too much effort into the business, perhaps that was a reason for failure, maybe you get luckier, i wish you good luck.
     
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  15. supaH

    supaH Junior Member

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    I'd get them, build a site around them then sell it. You will probably get more from a site with content than just a domain.
     
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  16. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    Thanks for this, lots to be mindful of here. It's a varied batch of domains, some would be impossible to rank, some are amazon shop compatible and some are quite random so I still think there's potential with this list. The higher end searches though ie. the ones in the millions will probably fit the mould you describe so I think I'll leave those alone.

    I think though that sometimes a site with no traffic or revenue would put people off more than selling just the domain. Having said that I'm going to experiment with all avenues and try to hone this down into a workable business model.