You must have seen many newbies getting involved in domain flipping business.
Because this is easy to do business.
Today I opened Buy & Sell group on Facebook and saw many people offering PR2, PR3 domains and many other people were interested in buying expired domains.
No doubt this is a very profitable and easy business. We can find some good domains and then flip them for good profit.
If you are selling 4-5 domains per week with little profit of $50-$100 per domain then you can easily make $200-$500 per month.
I am doing this business from last 3-4 months and it is working great for me as I have sold domains in $500, $251, $81, $50 and few others, and this was one of the easiest business I did.
If you are also looking to enter in domain flipping business then here I am going to share some very crucial things before buying a domain from anyone.
First of all, let's start with a little introduction about the expired domain.
An expired domain is a domain which we don't renew. There are many people who forget to renew their domains or they don't have money to renew them again, so domain registrar gives 30 days extension to renew your domain.
If you fail to renew your domain in 30 days extension period then this domain will be declared as expired domain and domain registrar will start bidding for that domain.
Bidding will last for 7 days, and after that the domain will be given to higher bidder, and with high bids you can buy expired domain very easily.
And with this process, you can grab many good expiring domains.
Recently I won ProChatting.com in GoDaddy auction. I bought this domain just because of its age, as this is 15 years old domain. 🙂
How can you use these domains?
An expired domain is a great property to do many interesting things. Before proceeding further, and learning how to buy an expired domain and what to see while buying, we will learn how can we use them.
#1. 301 Redirect
301 redirect is an easy way to pass all link juice to a new website or a blog. Let's say, you bought a domain name which is having backlinks from TechCrunch, Mashable, Forbes, HBC or any other big websites.
You can simply 301 redirect that domain name to your money website and start seeing improvement in rankings.
#2. Building an authority site on that domain
I have personally done this in the past. We bought an education niche domain and added around 100+ articles on that blog.
That domain was getting backlinks from some high authority education websites, so we didn't put any extra efforts to make backlinks for that domain.
We were surprised to see the ranking of our domain name.
Every article we used to write in that blog was ranking in Google.
Although it worked for just a few months, but we made a handsome income with the domain name.
So you can build a site around that expired domain and get the ranking from the past authority of that domain.
#3. Private Blog Network (PBN)
This is another sneaky method to trick Google.
SEO experts build their own blogs to link back to their money websites. i.e a private blog network of their own.
Having an expired domain with high DA, PA, and backlinks from the big websites can be a big win here. Once you build a good site on those expired domains and give a backlink to your money website, you can improve the ranking.
Here are the Things You Need to Know Before Buying Expired Domains.
Here are the important things you must check when you buy expired domains from any marketplace.
People are selling GoDaddy expired domains on various platform, but they will only show you right parameters of the domain (example Good DA, PA) and hide all other important things.
make sure you read these 5 points very carefully before getting into domain flipping business.
#1. Always check DA/PA of domain before buying
Thousands of domains expire daily and you can check them on sites like Expired Domain, and there are many other sites from where you can find expired/deleted domains.,
PA (page authority) and DA (domain authority) are two very important factors to find the quality of any expired domain or live website. DA and PA were introduced by Moz and you can check them on Open Site Explorer.
If you are buying any expired domain then always check both of them and try to grab a domain with DA 25+.
#2. Always check domain with Google banned checker
You may find a high PA, DA and very good-looking domain but this is of no use if Google has already banned it from search engines.
Check domain withand make sure it is not banned.
Note: If the domain is too good and you want to buy it in any case, even if it is banned, then you can use Google reconsideration request and request them for un-banning the domain.
#3. Check Google AdSense ban
You will find hundreds of expired domains which are Google Adsense banned. So if you are thinking to build a website on an expired domain then this must be your first step before buying any domain. Because at the end we are buying a domain to make money online and if it is already banned then it is no use for us.
AdSense Sandbox Checker is such a tool which will help you to find AdSense ban.
Simply put URL and click on preview Ads.
If all the ads are being displayed then you are in a safe zone, otherwise, it is banned.
#4. Check archive of website
You might be aware of above-mentioned things but this will be a new thing.
If you are buying an expired domain and want to see which type of website was running before it expired, then simply go to Archive and put your domain URL there.
Click on take me back button and you will see a screenshot link this.
As you can see this is a timeline graph where you can click on any year and see how the site looks like in past.
You can click on circled numbers in the month and you will be able to see a live website of that time. 🙂
#5. Check Chinese Backlinks
Most of the expired domains are spammed to death with Chinese backlinks.
You can check this with aHrefs.
Simply put your domain name in ahrefs site explorer and go in the backlinks section.
Now you will see backlinks like this.
If there are many Chinese backlinks and many anchor texts with different languages, always avoid that domain name.
What are the websites to buy high quality deleted/expired domains?
Here are few of the websites we personally use to buy such domains.
DomCop is the website we use to grab expiring domains. They have integrated various services with their platform so that you can check all the parameters on the site itself.
aHrefs, SEMRush, SimilarWeb, Moz, Majestic SEO are already integrated with the platform.
We are using this website since 2013.
In actual, this was the first website we found to buy high quality expired domains. We used to sit at the night and see which are the best domains expiring tonight.
We were grabbing the domains and then selling at the higher price.
One of the most popular names in the domain expiring industry.
They have some amazing filters on the site which you can use to find quality domain names.
Here you can find expired as ell as deleted domain names.
There are few things which you must keep in your mind before buying expired domains. If you will check all the suggested things then you will be able to find very good and huge potential domains.
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