Want to know why these domains sold so high?
I’m here to fill in some of the gaps you may face when looking at recent “domains sold at auction”.help.
I’m a domain name junkie SEO expertso who can help me understand these ugly outliers?
I’ll briefly describe one of the metrics I’m using below.
DR stands for Domain Rating, a logarithmic scale that Ahrefs gives domains based on the authority of the linking site. Expensive = good.
NameJet and SnapNames:
AmericanPainSociety.org – $12,701 – DR 65
Over 2200 domains link to this very long URL. Not only are there 2200 domains linking to it, many of these links are from PsychologyToday, BioMedCentral, BMJ, VA.gov, APA, and Soon.
I’m just surprised it didn’t work out any better.
A competent (and well-funded) SEO can do very profitable things with such exquisite backlink profiles on .org like this.
Wikio.com – $9,200 – DR 61
This solid 5 letter brandable domain has over 10,000 referring domains. They’re holistic links, but they aren’t focused on one area like healthcare (as you can see in the final price of this domain), so they’re not that valuable and they’re not that strong overall However, it is still a high quality backlink profile.
YearsOfLivingDangerously.com – $3,655 – DR 56
With 1,400 referring domains in the eco/sustainability space, a URL isn’t something you buy for the name itself, but it’s worth thousands of dollars.
E4FC.org – $3,600 – DR56
“Educators For Fair Considerations” was in the Recruitment/Immigration field with a large number of media links in nearly 2,000 referring domain backlink profiles. A true 0/10 domain in terms of raw domain investment value.
DigInfo.tv – $4,215 – DR55
There are nearly 6,000 referring domains, but they’re all very general (not niche-focused), and some really strong domains in a sea of low-quality domains Therefore, the price is low despite the number of links.
AboutDarwin.com – $5,850 – DR48
Formerly a site about Darwin. you know what i mean
It has a lower DR than other sites on the list, but a higher price because the referring domain is valuable and concentrated. I’m using. A simple rebuild to keep those links alive (although it would be interesting to see how someone would recoup his nearly $6,000 investment on a Darwin-focused site…)
NYCMediaLab.org – $16,250 – DR61
Over 1,000 referring domains in the media/business space give this name value. I would love to see a low value .org with big SEO authority give in to a better name with a big price tag like this.
MezzanineSF.com – $7,800 – DR 47
Why is this restaurant domain with just 909 referring domains so much more than some of the names on the NameJet list? Aside from attracting more SEO bidders, the site ranks for over 200 keywords even though it hasn’t had a site in a while.
No “SEO name of value” is as good as a domain that retains most of its ranking through the revocation process.
LiverpoolMutualHomes.org – $7,605 – DR 29
It only has 229 referring domains, but it’s very expensive.
If you’ve guessed it’s because this name is still ranking for keywords and driving traffic, you’re right!
According to Ahrefs, this expired domain with no site built still draws over 1,000 visits per month in organic traffic.
The domain itself isn’t all that great, but traffic is traffic. Is the traffic itself worth it?No, but like a brightly colored flower calling a hummingbird, the presence of organic traffic can make him broadcast to SEO, “Hey, this domain he can rank, buddy.” To do.
StLouisCountyProsecutingAttorney.com – $6,600
This is my entry for “most expensive and ugliest domain names”. Go ahead and beat it!
Wow, what a horrible domain name! With over 100 referring domains (some decent, but none worth mentioning), you may be wondering, “Why is this awful URL costing so much money?” I can’t. The answer is traffic. clearly. This name has hundreds of visits per month, but it has the potential for much more (among all niches, it’s very valuable in the LAW space).
Currency is the focus.
Nigeriamonitor.com – $6,100 – DR 35
It has 5,200 referring domains, driving hundreds of visits per month in organic traffic.
Traffic jam! It’s definitely not a $6,000 name on its own, but if you pour some traffic into it, you can make a lot of money. The links themselves aren’t all that amazing, but many Wikipedia links (in different languages) usually point to real, well-made sites, from which you can get a lot of value as well.
We hope it was an insightful look at why some of these names have made so much money lately.
Have a question? Get in touch with me in the comments and I’ll answer.