Scared to buy expired domain!

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I found an available expired domain name thru moniker...it is almost my exact match domain naem/key word with an "e" in front...(ie. instead of xxx.widgets.com its xxx.ewidgets.com) Is it really worth it to buy the expired domain name? The name is 7 years old, it only has 6 links, but will it really help me or should I just buy a new name?
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    If you do a search in google for site:domainname.com check to see if there are pages still indexed or if they are in the cache. If not, it could have been banned and you would have to ask Google through webmaster tools to unban it. If it has been indexed, why not get it if it is the keywords that you want?
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    • Profile picture of the author ddlingo
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      If you do a search in google for site:domainname.com check to see if there are pages still indexed or if they are in the cache. If not, it could have been banned and you would have to ask Google through webmaster tools to unban it. If it has been indexed, why not get it if it is the keywords that you want?
      I was trying to implement only exact match domain names, but this keyword is a really good one for me..The reason I am hesitant is, being that I am not that strong of a SEO'r(for lack of a better term), I was afraid that I would waste time and opportunity if I was not able to use that name and rank well with it..On-page SEO is nothing, but its all the rest that bogs me down. I was not sure if my time would be better spent looking for exact domain names since they rank much easier. Even though this KW has weak competition IMO, and a nice daily search volume, I was not sure if I would be capable of taking advantage of this opportunity vs. spinning my wheels as usual.

      BTW...
      Thanks for always helping me out!
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      • Profile picture of the author tanker6actual
        It's only going to cost you $10 for a domain. Why not take a shot and get off the sidelines? You won't know till you try.
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      • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
        Originally Posted by ddlingo View Post

        ... I am not that strong of a SEO'r(for lack of a better term), I was afraid that I would waste time and opportunity if I was not able to use that name and rank well with it..On-page SEO is nothing, but its all the rest that bogs me down.
        If SEO is a weak point you should try to outsource the task. Outsourcing is one of the keys to a successful IM career IMO.
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        • Profile picture of the author ddlingo
          Originally Posted by peter gibson View Post

          If SEO is a weak point you should try to outsource the task. Outsourcing is one of the keys to a successful IM career IMO.

          I am currently outsourcing now, but my problem is they need so much direction. I have trouble giving them a sound strategy to implement. If you have any methods or particular strategy that you have them to do please let me know if you don't mind.
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          • Profile picture of the author celente
            Originally Posted by ddlingo View Post

            I am currently outsourcing now, but my problem is they need so much direction. I have trouble giving them a sound strategy to implement. If you have any methods or particular strategy that you have them to do please let me know if you don't mind.
            Outsourcing is great, but that is the problem we keep running into...you have to be descriptive otherwise you will get stuff that you dont want.

            it is worth spending the time doing this by the way we had a catastrophy in feburary because we didnt explain ourselves properly.
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          • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
            Originally Posted by ddlingo View Post

            I am currently outsourcing now, but my problem is they need so much direction. I have trouble giving them a sound strategy to implement. If you have any methods or particular strategy that you have them to do please let me know if you don't mind.
            Just received your PM DD. Right now I'm not at my desk but I'll hit you back as soon as I can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    Originally Posted by ddlingo View Post

    I found an available expired domain name thru moniker...it is almost my exact match domain naem/key word with an "e" in front...(ie. instead of xxx.widgets.com its xxx.ewidgets.com) Is it really worth it to buy the expired domain name? The name is 7 years old, it only has 6 links, but will it really help me or should I just buy a new name?
    all domain names has to expire at some time so no problem. In fact I would not hesitate any longer - Grab It! and then pm me the name ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author mathmo
    also use archive.org to double check its history, very powerful

    Be embarrassing if a site you're making on christianity used to be for a porn actress a couple of years ago

    Odder things have happened...
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    Terso IT: for Web Development and SEO Latest blog post, on the mindset of outsourcing: How to Outsource: 2 kinds, which are you?
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  • Profile picture of the author mathmo
    ddlingo, I've made this point a few times elsewhere... but can you do yourself what you are currently outsourcing?

    As I see there are two options when it comes to outsourcing:

    1) You outsource what you can NOT do. And this gets the job DONE, but at a premium cost to you.

    2) You outsource what you CAN DO, but you are able to get it done a lot FASTER AND CHEAPER.

    Which one are you?

    If you fall into (2) then you are much more able to give them very clear directions. If you fall into (1) then you just have to accept the cost or upskill yourself to be (2).
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  • Profile picture of the author mathmo
    I'd just like to note my previous post in this thread inspired me to write a long blog post:
    Terso IT » How to Outsource: 2 kinds, which are you?
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