Update: Although PBNs still work, they now have a history of being targeted by Google and therefore may not be the safest option. This is why we now focus on creating online businesses that are independent of SEO traffic.
This was originally part of a private course for interns, but I’ve decided to open it up to the world. It is very specific to my domain digger tool (before it was released as a tool), but it is part of the course so I figure you should see it.
<Disclaimer> A lot of people are having difficulty finding domains. There is a real learning curve, so please be prepared for this. As an option for those that are just starting out, I recommend you prove the model by first purchasing a few domains, or try out our latest service, RankHero.
RankHero allows you to test the viability of this method without having to invest the hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars it takes to find, build, host and maintain your own Private Content Network. </disclaimer>
Before even considering adding a task to the DA Checker, you need to make sure you have a clean list. A cleansed list has only unique values in ‘domain.com’ format (i.e. no http://, www, subdomains, etc.), and has only domains that have been confirmed as available on a bulk domain availability checker like name.com or dynadot.com. You technically don’t need to do this, but you will want to because:
1 – You will get more use out of the tool as this filters out unnecessary rows.
2- The task will run a lot faster.
Ok so once you have a clean list, you can create a task. Use paid data should be unchecked (currently replacing this with Majestic info), Ahrefs should be unchecked, and check params only should be checked if you have already verified the domains are available beforehand (this skips the domain checking aspect).
After you finish you simply click the little excel icon to download your csv, click it and then open the CSV.
You will see a bunch of metrics ( here is the list of SEOMoz API metrics if you want to know what they mean), the ones I’m interested in are the PA (upa) and the DA (pda). Note that Domain Digger actually makes two calls to the API, and also returns the values for the www version of each metric along with the non-www version, as SEOMoz and other bots consider the www a subdomain. Just sort by PDA and work from there. Generally anything over about 20 PDA is decent.
Hope this helped – happy hunting!