What is the approx value of a Domain name with 40k exact searches per month.

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I bought a domain name a few months ago that now gets 40k exact match searches per month, it is in the gaming/animation niche. Any rough estimates on value?

Or should I create a site and monetise?
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  • Profile picture of the author GamerZag
    The amount of searches a month Google gets for words related to your domain adds about ZERO value.

    So your domain is worth about 0.

    If your domain has a website, and THAT obtains 40k uniques a month from Google searches, then that is something else.

    So for now, your domain is worth nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    How much is it making per month. Multiply that by ten there's your value
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    Put StatCounter on it and see how many unique typeins per day it gets.

    The Google search data doesn't mean as much to buyers as it did five years ago. In fact, a reliance on that sort of thing is what collapsed the reseller to reseller market.
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Originally Posted by wakizashi99 View Post

    I bought a domain name a few months ago that now gets 40k exact match searches per month, it is in the gaming/animation niche. Any rough estimates on value?

    Or should I create a site and monetise?
    As soon as people start to finally accept the fact that Google does not care if the keywords are on the domain name. That is the keywords have NO impact on SEO. They will stop wasting there money buying domain names just because "it has 40K exact searches each month"

    If the domain has no site on it, its probably worthless, unless its a very brand-able domain name, then it has branding value and not SEO value. Given that its an 'exact search' domain name its probably not very brand-able. So its likely worthless. Kind of like the one in your sig.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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      Originally Posted by brutecky View Post

      As soon as people start to finally accept the fact that Google does not care if the keywords are on the domain name. That is the keywords have NO impact on SEO. They will stop wasting there money buying domain names just because "it has 40K exact searches each month"

      If the domain has no site on it, its probably worthless, unless its a very brand-able domain name, then it has branding value and not SEO value. Given that its an 'exact search' domain name its probably not very brand-able. So its likely worthless. Kind of like the one in your sig.
      Actually, you're incorrect - they DO help with the rankings and give a SLIGHT advantage if the site is built out with quality content etc (though not as much as they used to) I see it every single day...
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    • Profile picture of the author wakizashi99
      Thanks for the feedback brutecky, I should of clarified that I didn't buy the 40k searches domain because it had the exact name searches, I bought because it was something the name of something that was going to become popular, and I was actually quite surprised it had so many exact match searches when I checked last week.

      luckily for me the worthless one in my sig cost $2.95 and it just sold for $100. It's actually my first domain sale so pretty happy, would of been happy to just cover costs

      Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond, its much appreciated
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    I would suggest you to build site on it, run it for sometime and then sell it on flippa. I am sure many people are doing this business and making good money out of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ripster
    Your domain name is ultimately worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

    Just because someone says a domain name is worth $1 billion, doesn't mean anyone will buy it meaning it's really worth $0.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    $14.95 less the Go Daddy coupon code
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by wakizashi99 View Post

    I bought a domain name a few months ago that now gets 40k exact match searches per month, it is in the gaming/animation niche. Any rough estimates on value?

    Or should I create a site and monetise?

    You need to do some research to see what similar domain names to yours have sold for. It could be worth thousands or it may not even be worth the cost of registration.

    You also need to look at whether those sales were for the domain name only or for a complete site.

    A lot will depend on what a potential buyer may want the domain for. Some may want just the domain name to build their own site on, and they won't care about whether or what you may have on a site you've built. Others may want an established site they can grow and expand.
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Originally Posted by eljeffe77 View Post

    Actually, you're incorrect - they DO help with the rankings and give a SLIGHT advantage if the site is built out with quality content etc (though not as much as they used to) I see it every single day...
    Its not me that says keywords in a domain dont help SEO. Its Google who says that. In your example its the content that is getting the SEO not the domain name itself.

    Originally Posted by wakizashi99 View Post

    luckily for me the worthless one in my sig cost $2.95 and it just sold for $100. It's actually my first domain sale so pretty happy, would of been happy to just cover costs
    There is always a bigger sucker. And people cant seem to get this out of there head. Even when Google themselves say keywords in a domain name are not considered.

    Originally Posted by wakizashi99 View Post

    I bought because it was something the name of something that was going to become popular
    Now this would give it value for branding, but still not for SEO
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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      Originally Posted by brutecky View Post

      Its not me that says keywords in a domain dont help SEO. Its Google who says that. In your example its the content that is getting the SEO not the domain name itself.

      There is always a bigger sucker. And people cant seem to get this out of there head. Even when Google themselves say keywords in a domain name are not considered.

      Now this would give it value for branding, but still not for SEO
      Google also says that private link networks don't work, and that press releases and guest posts aren't powerful... I would take what they say with a grain of salt and not hold their words to be scripture...
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      • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
        Originally Posted by eljeffe77 View Post

        Google also says that private link networks don't work, and that press releases and guest posts aren't powerful... I would take what they say with a grain of salt and not hold their words to be scripture...
        Of course because... you know... what would they know
        about their own search algorithms... LOL
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