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Hello again everybody! This is the first of a 2 part video on how to find quality expired domains to build your own personal blog network. It assumes you have already listened to the podcast on finding expired domains that I did with Spencer.
This video shows you how I do it manually, showing the entire process and even the domain names that I found during the 25 minute search.
In this video I go over:
- How to find a good seed list of URLs using Google
- How to use Xenu to find available domains
- How to analyze those available domains using free tools to see if they are worth developing, and what metrics to watch for.
- See the 2 PR5 domains I found in under half an hour!
- Note: You will likely take longer to find some strong domains. Please keep in mind that I have done this for hundreds of hours and as such I have developed a sort of 6th sense for this. Also I got a bit lucky with this search – I would expect normally to get a couple PR3 or PR4 domains in about half an hour. Sometimes it will take several searches to find something that pays off, but sometimes you will find something that gives you dozens of high quality domains. It’s all based on the quality of your seed list.
Tools mentioned in this video:
Xenu Link Sleuth – Free!
OpenSiteExplorer.org (Sign up for a free trial to see full results – aff link – note that I get paid whenever anyone signs up for a free trial, you don’t have to purchase after 30 days. So if you think I deserve a tip from an 80 million dollar organization, use my affiliate link!)
As always, feel free to ask me anything in the comments. If you haven’t already done so, please listen to the podcast with Spencer, as many questions will likely be answered there (and in the comments there). I would especially like to hear of any success stories using this technique!