How to Find Available Domain Names with Backlink Profiles
When a personal or business brand ceases to exist, whatever the case may be, one of the most overlooked items is the very domain name in which the brand developed its digital presence.
Investing in domain names for more than a decade now, I, as well as other domain investors, often find one person’s or business’ domain trash to be quite the domain treasure. Why?
Think about it. From social networks to web directories to review sites, most personal and business brands invest an exponential number of hours and dollars into building and marketing their dream on/offline.
Whether you realize it or not, every link from an external website to that brand’s given domain name does have a dollar value — in the physical form as well as the virtual. Don’t me believe?
On a daily, hundreds of thousands of domain names expire across major domain name aftermarket platforms — SnapNames.com, NameJet.com, and GoDaddy.com, to name a few.
But more importantly, the number one reason expired domains fetch hundreds and thousands of dollars is due to having an active backlink profile. Sure, a portion of a domain’s value can attribute to the name itself, but most are due to the gold rush of active links.
For instance, Kickstart Commerce owns approximately 250-300 different domain names related to search marketing and marketing in general that are used as redirect domains.
Some are geo service domains like RoundRouckSEO.com and AustinSEOServices.com. Others are descriptive keywords like FreeMarketingClasses.com, MarketingPain.com, and ImproveYourSEO.com. Then there are those with active social network backlink profiles, such as ArcaWebDesign.com and LemonTreeMarketing.com.
What’s more interesting is large pools of domain names — often garnering active links from previous registrations — fly under the radar of expired auction aftermarket and drop-catch platforms to become available at hand-registration fee.
Once-owned domain gems often sit undiscovered due to most people thinking and assuming that most .com domains have been long registered.
While that thought process is likely to be true most of the time, I encourage those searching for domains to always check domain availability — never know when the stars will align to become your special moment.
In addition to domain availability, use ahrefs.com (paid service) to determine if a given domain has an active link profile.
And if you don’t have the budget for ahrefs.com, then no fear, there are a couple of actions to take determine domains with active backlink profiles.
While I could drone on and on, I invite you to watch the quick tutorial video below as I share step-by-step instructions of finding available domain names with active backlink profiles.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments about the tutorial video, or general questions in regards to discovering available domain names with active backlink profiles.
Thanks and that’s all for now!