Domain Names (flipping?)

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I have a couple of questions about searching out domain names for possible resale. I guess this is domain flipping. I've been searching through my registrar's list of expiring domain names and trying to determine their worth. I found a pr3 domain and tried to find the number of backlinks for it. So, here are the questions:

1. When searching out the domains backlinks, it seems all of the backlink checkers no longer give this information. I even tried a couple of my own domains that I know have 1,000's of backlinks and the checkers report no backlinks for google or yahoo. Is this a recent development or is there a backlink checker that actually works out there?

2. Using my registrar's list of expired domain names I was wondering if the list is just my registrar's expiring domain's or is the list reporting all expiring domains?

3. How much weight does page rank lend to the resale of a domain name?

Thanks
David
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  • Profile picture of the author Internetoholic
    Hello

    1. What about SeoQuake toolbar?
    3. Now... I guess it is maybe 20% of the price.
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    If you see a PR3 domain that has no backlinks you might be looking at a fake PR3 domain. Just enter info:domain.com into Google. If you can't find anything the PR is most likely false.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Red
    Also, a lot of the backlink checkers just plain suck... Since yahoo died the accuracy has went way down.
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    • Profile picture of the author dmpeterson
      Hi hpgoodboy,

      The problem is I can't see if a domain has any backlinks. The checkers don't seem to work anymore.

      Mat,

      Yea, the accuracy seems to have completely hit bottom. As far as Yahoo being dead, I use it instead of google. Google is on my black list since they canceled my adsence account for no reason.

      Internetoholic,

      SeoQuake seems great but it doesn't report on domain names. It seems it needs a site instead.

      So, the question should be...how do the pros determine a domain's value? I mean, there has to be some quick way to evaluate the domain when you are sifting through thousands, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
    You can use the following to check backlinks:

    1. Ahrefs - Backlinks & SERPs Research Tool
    2. https://www.majesticseo.com/

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  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    you can always just straight up type the domain into goog search as site:expireddomain.com and you will see what kinds of backlinks (or internal links) the site has/once had.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domainate
    Originally Posted by dmpeterson View Post

    2. Using my registrar's list of expired domain names I was wondering if the list is just my registrar's expiring domain's or is the list reporting all expiring domains?
    It depends on the registrar, but chances are they are pulling from the overall PendingDelete status domains, which would be all expiring domains.

    Originally Posted by dmpeterson View Post

    3. How much weight does page rank lend to the resale of a domain name?
    If the name is otherwise horrible quality, it could be 100%. If the name is like Insurance.com, it could be 0.0001%. In other words, there's no general answer there. I would say in the case of most pagerank domains that are sold, probably above 80+% since most of the ones I see being sold based on pagerank are not very good quality otherwise.
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  • Profile picture of the author AngelInvestor
    if the domain stayed parked long enough ( and they normally do, with your *registrar* trying to make money out of anything ), the next PR refresh will come with a penalty for lack of content.
    you need a good backlink checker - you can get a free report from soliber.net, and have a proper assessment of your domain. if not fake PR and with reasonable backlinks that can still be salvaged (don't expect link exchanges to last long after the original content is gone, for example), you might be able to put something together quickly (WP + handful of articles + redirects) and retain PR long enough to sell it on Flippa and make some money. good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author arnold55
    Originally Posted by dmpeterson View Post

    I have a couple of questions about searching out domain names for possible resale. I guess this is domain flipping. I've been searching through my registrar's list of expiring domain names and trying to determine their worth. I found a pr3 domain and tried to find the number of backlinks for it. So, here are the questions:

    1. When searching out the domains backlinks, it seems all of the backlink checkers no longer give this information. I even tried a couple of my own domains that I know have 1,000's of backlinks and the checkers report no backlinks for google or yahoo. Is this a recent development or is there a backlink checker that actually works out there?

    2. Using my registrar's list of expired domain names I was wondering if the list is just my registrar's expiring domain's or is the list reporting all expiring domains?

    3. How much weight does page rank lend to the resale of a domain name?

    Thanks
    David
    David...
    One of the methods I use is very simple.
    I bring up the domain in question
    I open my seo tools (like seoquake)
    I view what semrush suggest the traffic value a website has

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    This domain to me has a value of $500 bucks.

    I use this method because backlinks can be deceiving, PR ranking does not mean a thing if it is for an obscure topic (no one cares about)

    any how, thats how I do it

    arnold55
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    • Profile picture of the author DaleCalvert
      There is a ton of great info on this post!Thanks to each one of you.
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      • Profile picture of the author dmpeterson
        Thanks Everyone,

        As DaleCalvert said, there's a lot of good info here. I hadn't thought of building a site with the domain. Just wanted to snatch one up and perhaps make a few bucks. I always see really lousy domains for sale on ebay and thought if I could find a decent domain with a history and backlinks it would out sell the other junk on there. Just need a way to find the history and backlinks to make it work.

        David
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