Josh and I always have some great conversations when we talk on the phone. It can last an hour plus and probably would be a good listen if we recorded it. Although we would also probably get in trouble if all of it became public. One thing we talked about this week were bots and what a HUGE percentage of traffic they represent. We also talked about the names that have all this so called history and juice. Most are complete junk and useless to anyone who buys it. There are experts that have the right tools and research that are able to tell what is good and what would drop off immediately after purchase. Josh can do it but it takes hours or research. More than he is willing to put in and most domain investors.
As for bots, when we track the daily list we can see that a big percentage of the link clicks are bots. To the point that Travis excluded all the bots so we can see how the names are performing and what names our readers are interested in so we can put up similar names. We’re not talking a few bots but hundreds of clicks per day. If not thousands. There are tens of thousands of sites trolling the web looking around and gathering data. Does Godaddy, Sedo take these bots out when counting visits? They might, not quite sure. I can guarantee a site with history will have quite a few visits in bots alone. Because every link to it will attract bots from people that are checking backlinks. They are looking for names that have a bunch of links that lead to a dead end. Which are those names you see at Godaddy. Names that expired and no longer have the site that the links all point to. They get the old name and do what they do.
I don’t pretend to now the ways that people monetize these old sites but I do know much of what I see on the net is put there to make me think things are valuable that in reality are not. And I’m seeing more money spent on names that will have no value quickly after purchase. I have enough trouble finding names that have value that are what you see. No way I’m getting into names that could be built on smoke and mirrors.
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Domain of the Day: CompareInsurance.com If this goes for under $40K I would be very surprised
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
LocalEntrepreneur.com 12 years old. Met reserve
KLOT.com Highest price so far in the Sedo LLLL auction. My favorite in the list
RCRM.com Also great letters. M for any state that starts with M or Management
YUTF.com 2400 monthly visits according to Sedo
NSPB.com Closes today. At $41 at post time
Unusu.al We still doing domain hacks?
OZJ.com Reserve is pretty wide but if its closer to the left side it will sell
Cartelera.com Means “billboard” or “poster” in Spanish
Gyrm.com a cheap form of Germ. Met reserve
NMNY.com NY for New York
NaturalCooking.com No reserve. Great name for a healthy cooking site
SmartPace.com Great name for anything related to time or running. Met reserve at $500
ExhaustRepair.com Also met reserve. Lots of mechanics specialize in exactly this
Godaddy Domains With Bids
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ComparePhones.com Not as good as Compare Insurance but still plenty of money to be made in ratings and recommendations on these three
GymGirls.com Like the name because fitness is a cash cow. Just not sure the gym girls are going to buck up for the name
TinaFey.com A brilliant writer but the name needs to go to her one way or another
DiversifiedWealth.com Mix up your investments
WowNails.com If you look at Namebio a TON of nails names have sold with nicenails leading the numbers at $2300 back in a GD auction
Dirbs.com Pronounceable 5L for under $150 at press time
That’s the only decent names with bids. A big group of two character dot biz is getting some action if you want to get back into the Chinese name game
Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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