How can you use expireddomains.net to find good expired domains?
Well, let’s go through a quick guide on things you need to know about expireddomains.net and how you can use it to find good expired domains for your affiliate website.
Expireddomains.net is like a search engine for expired domains. Thousands of expired domains are uploaded every single day.
All you have to do is create a free account and start searching your keywords, and you can pick from several thousands of domains the one that meets the criteria in the expired domains buying checklist.
Types of Domains in Expireddomains.net
There are two types of domains that you find on expireddomains.net, and they are;
- Deleted domains
These are domains the owner didn’t renew the registration, and since no one has bought the domain, it’s now available for you to purchase if you like.
For example, Millenium digital is a huge authority domain, but as you can see, it’s sold for $12 per year.
- Pending Domains
Pending domains, unlike the deleted domains, you will pay an auction fee plus a renewal fee to become the new owner of the domain.
You have a better chance of finding good domains through the pending domains, but it costs a little bit more, such as $60.
And if it’s a good domain, many people will be bidding for it.
As you can see below, some of these good pending domains sell at a very low price.
But you can still find perfect domains using the deleted domains, which we’ll focus on in this training.
What you need to know about expireddomains.net
Here’s what you need to know about expireddomains.net:
- It’s not real-time. Some of the metrics are not updated (you need to do extra research to make sure that you’re choosing the right expired domain)
- It has over 90 metrics that enable you to filter the list of domains.
- It gives you the flexibility to choose the type of domain you want. I will recommend you go for top-level domains like .com, .net, .info, and .biz.
- There are over 100,000 new deleted domains added every single day
There are many domains here, and finding good expired domains can be a nightmare.
But when you put in the work and finally find that one domain you’re looking for, it will be worth it because you’re closer to making some serious money online through affiliate marketing.
Some terms in expireddomains.net and their meanings
- WPL (Wikipedia links)
Google sees Wikipedia as a huge authority. Having links from Wikipedia to your domain will hugely impact your ranking.
- CF (Citation flow)
It is the total number of links pointing to your domains without considering the quality of those links.
- TF (Trust Flow)
Trust flow is the quality of those links pointing to your domains.
- TR (Trust Ratio)
The Trust ratio is the ratio between citation flow and trust flow. If you’re doing link-building, the trust ratio is critical.
You must strive for a number closer to one, at least 0.8.
You have many spammy links if you have a high citation flow and a low trust flow.
You have to find a balanced ratio between the citation flow and the trust flow, and that’s what the trust ratio is.
If you have a trust ratio of one, there is a good balance between the citation and trust flow.
How to search for domains in expireddomains.net.
We can search using keywords since you have done your niche exercise and found the niche you like.
You can search here using those keywords that you have found.
Let’s say you are interested in gaming; you can search for;
- Even more specific, like Minecraft.
You’ll see a massive list of domains. You can go through one after the other to choose the perfect one and niched.
There are other factors that you can use to find and narrow down this list of domains, and we are going to go through them in the following sections to make it easier for you to find a good expired domain.
You can even find domains that already have traffic.
For example, let’s say you want to rank for a keyword such as “How to make money gaming.”
You can search for gaming, eSports, video games, etc.
Then you go to the majestic and sort the domains using the trust flow.
As we said in the expired domain buying checklist, you must choose a domain with a trust flow of 15 and above.
It will show you a list of domains with trust flow from 15 and above.
How to filter your search
The more filters you apply, the fewer and better domains you get. You can filter by;
- Show only 200 domains per page,
- Show only available domains,
- Show only one number in the domains (you can limit the maximum number your domain contains if you like).
- TLDs– Top level domains such as .net, .com, .info, .biz.
You can also filter these domains using the Majestic by:
- Trust flow — 15 & above,
- Citation flow — 15 & above,
- Ext BL (Backlinks) — 40.
Now that you have selected your filters, you can search for your keyword. You can choose either:
- It starts with our keyword,
- It ends with our keyword,
- Or it ontains our keyword.
But, I will recommend you to search for the domain that contains our keyword.
When searching for your keyword, you also have to search for the different variations of your keyword.
Now you know how to use the expired domains.net.
I want you to use these steps to find at least 15 expired domains that you can potentially use to create your website.
Check out the list of things we gave you in the expired domains buying checklist.
This helps you to get used to searching and finding expired domains. The more you do it, the more you enjoy the process.
In the next training post, we will be looking at a paid tool that we can also use to find expired domains,
But it simplifies the process for us.
Although you don’t need to get this tool now, I recommend getting it if you have the budget.
See you at the next training.
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