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Would building an API that checked domains for spam be lucrative?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

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    I figure the expired domain name market is pretty small, and timely.

    Checking hundreds or thousands of domains for spam is just a pain in the ass.

    What do you guys would think that market would be like if there was an API that checked it all out and built out a spam score from 0-100 using archives, anchor texts, etc?
     
  2. myopic1

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    It's a nice idea but Majestic and Ahrefs already do a pretty good job at that and they both have APIs, pretty much any tool that displays anchor text or number of linking domains does.
     
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    The market might be small at first (typically because people waiting to see others try it first) but it would grow. To sort the shit domains from the good ones is a timely process that I, myself despise, it'd be nice to have an automated way of doing the research.
     
  4. macdonjo3

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    Yeah, but who has time to go through thousands of expired domains every day? I sure don't. Automation is key.
     
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    yes, depending on how accurate it is. Check for spam, history via archive, and whether it was used as a pbn in the past would be the features it would need to have and be good at for me to use a tool like this.
     
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    Id use it if it was accurate. Accuracy would be everything. Im talking about nearly no manual checking needed.
     
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    This would be great.
     
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    I sure do, I use an API to do exactly what you're describing. Who uses an API without automation? They're designed for pulling data using a program...both Majestic and Ahrefs already do that.
     
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    I actually halfway built something of this nature, but let it die as one of my incomplete project ideas. From my perspective, you need a human reviewer and access to the domain's Google Console for something like this. Even if you cut out the G Console review, it's difficult to automate something that wouldn't have mass false negatives or false positives.

    But, I'm sure someone with more time could do better than I did.
     
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    Definitely of use. I'd be interested to know the technicalities of how you would actually grade it spam wise though?
     
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    I'd use it, if it accurately removed all sites previously abused, PBN's, Chinese anchor etc.

    BUT IT WOULD ALSO HAVE TO FIND ME EXCELLENT DOMAINS FOR MY PERSONAL USE ;)
     
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    Yes, I think there will be a tremendous demand for this type of service.

    There are existing PBN-building services that would be natural customers for this type of service.

    Similarly, companies that buy and sell expired domains would love to use such a product.

    So the short answer to your question is yes.

    There is enough demand for it that it can be lucrative.

    The best part is that your biggest customers are not one-shot mom and pop operations.

    Your best customers would be medium to large-scale marketing agencies or enterprises that can continue to use your SAS service on a continuous basis.
     
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    Yes, it sure would be helpful.
     
  14. macdonjo3

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    There are already tons of tools and services that do this...