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Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by sturose, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. sturose

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    One of my domain names is expiring on Monday and I'm not sure whether to bother renewing it.

    It's an EMD micro niche site I purchased through a seller on here purely so I could have a bash at ranking it. The main keyword (domain name) has over 3k searches and a cpc of $8 according to semrush but the advertiser competition is virtually non existent (no idea why the cpc so high!)

    I only recently discovered what I had been doing wrong with my link building and when I changed strategy my site went from 90+ to 19-22 in Google. I still have no idea if this will even make any cash if it gets to number 1, it seems to be stuck at page 2-3.

    Should I renew it and keep pushing or ditch it and start again on something else?
     
  2. neilbhabuta

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    I would start something else personally or maybe buy some PBN posts or Editorial links to push it up?
     
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    Throw it across to me if you like :)
     
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    Would spending $10-15 renewal fee make you miserable? Since the site is already on page 2-3, why not let it age there while you work on your other projects? You might want to get back to it sometime later after you learn more about ranking sites
     
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  5. sturose

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    Haha, so you think it may be worthwhile then!

    No, the renewal fee won't hurt, I just don't know if it's worth while. I'm leaning more towards renewing it because at least I managed to get somewhere with this one. Another 12 months won't kill me for the sake of £10.
     
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    Make them 12 with the beer you are going to drink while renewing it :)
     
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    You could just keep it and then set it up as a pbn property ? Maybe start another moneysite and push a link from it to your new site.
     
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    let me know your domain name, i will give accurate suggestion for you :)
     
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    Seems legit.

    Renew it OP. You've already made progress with it. You may as well keep going.
     
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    Ummm, yeah. Think I'll pass on that.

    That's what I'm thinking. Even if it doesn't make much on adsense I may be able to monetize with something else so possibly worthwhile keeping it.
     
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    Renew it since you're making progress on rankings. Make more links, add more content

    Target other related keywords perhaps?
     
  12. davids355

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    If it's a buying kw or there is a chance to monetise the traffic in any way then renew it because it sounds like you are half way there with it.
     
  13. twerpygeek

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    Since you have already added a site and have some domain metrics on that domain, i would suggest keeping it. 3000 search per month on that EMD is still good in terms of Domain investment. You could also sell it on Flippa for something?
     
  14. sturose

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    Thanks for the advice guys. Decided to go ahead and renew it.

    Even if it doesn't make much on adsense if it gets to number 1 it's still a learning experience for me.

    It's just an emd for the main long tail keyword, not really useful for much else other than a micro niche site but I may be able to earn something from it.
     
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    How long have you been doing SEO for your site? If it's less than 3 months, then I think you should renew it and continue with your SEO strategies and try to work more harder. However if you did your SEO over 6-8months then I think you should stop and find another things to do.

    Good luck to you,