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So I’ve gone through hundreds of available domains in the past month, and I’ve come up with a formula that is a lot more flexible than just the Standard/Premium model. I’ve turned it into a Public Google Doc so everyone can see how it’s calculated. Feel free to download a copy and use it for your own domains!
- The biggest weakness of the old version was that some standard domains had a couple really strong premium features, though they were still showing the same value as before. The same goes for premium domains that had stronger features than others. This spreadsheet corrects that.
- Root Domain mT and Domain Authority have been given a boost relative to the other metrics.
- PA is being calculated for both the www and the non-www versions of the page (Google sees these as different pages unless there is a redirect).
- Potential PR only adds to the value of the domain if the PR is above 3 (A series of IF/Then statements).
What will Be Added?
This is always evolving. I plan on hooking up FB and Google+ metrics later. Possibly Twitter too. I may also come across other metrics (MajesticSEO/Ahrefs?) that could be useful. I will update this post as I add things.
Can I still Buy Domains?
Update: I have added a post with a list of domains for sale here.
I plan on adding metrics to a similar private Google Doc and allowing people to purchase access to the URLs. I should get to it early next week. Once it’s up you can just paypal the funds and email me your transaction ID and the Rows you’re interested in and my assistant will send you the domain names and cross them off the list.
Even if domain buying is not your thing, this is a great way to determine the benefit of say – a linking site. In fact the amount shown is likely a good amount to pay for a permanent link from the page. Just keep in mind that link placement could alter the value (I would put link within content area of page and link surrounded by content as big modifiers, I’d subtract 20% of the value for each of those elements if you can’t control them).