This is becoming extremely popular these days, however there are many factors to consider before purchasing domains. Buying a High PR Domain can be very beneficial if you do it right. Just know, that even though a domain has a High PR, it does not mean it will do anything for you. Please see The Truth about PageRank for info.
The best place we have seen lately to purchase High PR Domains is Godaddy Auctions. Here you can sign up for just about $5, and this will allow you to see all the domains for sale. You can then bid on any of them you want, and watch the entire bidding process in real time. You can see the name of the domains, the current bid/offers, the valuation price, traffic for the domain, and the time left on the auction. We recently tried this out, and picked up about 7 good Domains for about $400.00.
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What to Look For When Buying A High PR Domain
The first thing you want to check is the actual REAL PAGERANK of the domain. Some people will re-direct the site to another site, thus causing a fake PR to show up, and then when you purchase it, they take the re-direct off and it’s a 0 PR. There are a few sites that allow you to chack and validate the PR of a site. Once you purchase the domain, that’s it, no refunds or exchanges. The downfall of GoDaddy Auctions is that they do not do any checks on the domain, pretty much anyone can list their site and auction it off.
The next thing you want to check is the backlinks to the site. A site with a PR 6 but no links is pretty much useless. In order for that domain to carry juice, it must have juice coming in, and if there isn’t then there is nothing to come out. There are a few tools to use to check the links:
Age of Domain
After that, check the age of the domain. You can use this site to check that Domain Age Tool
You want to make sure that the site is not on any blacklists, for spamming or any other reason. There are a few ways that one can be reported, email, user name, and the most common is by IP address.
You will want to see what the site has been about in the past, and see if it has been part of any bad neighborhoods, as well as if it has been associated with xxx or gambling. Use these tools:
Archive.org – will let you see screenshots of what the site looked like over time
Dogpile – combines results of multiple search engines in one
AdSense Sandbox – checks to see if it has been banned by AdSense
Google – search domain with www and without
What to check before purchasing a domain:
- Real PageRank
We hope you got something out of this quick post