Did you know that you can buy a domain that already has a strong backlink profile and existing targeted traffic?
Best of all, these domains are not expensive. In fact, they often cost as much as a new domain!
So if you want to:
- Build a new authority site to beat your competitors
- Create a strong private blog network to boost your backlink profile, you should buy expired domains.
Below, I’ll show you what you can do with expired domains and how you can find them with Dropl, Domain Hunter Gatherer and Spamzilla. But before we dive into the details, let’s look at what expired domains are.
What is an Expired Domain?
Expired domains are domains that have been registered but not renewed. After a domain hasn’t been renewed within 30 days past its expiration date, it will go up for auction.
Expired domains are best for:
Building Authority Sites
Did you know that when I build an authority site, I always look to expired domains?
Registering an expired domain that has a strong backlink profile gives me a major leg up in the race. Think of it this way. If I registered a new domain, I’d have to invest in building its domain ranking and authority. Not only does this take time, but it also costs a lot of money as well.
I find that building quality content on powerful expired domains is often enough to land a spot in the first page of the SERP rankings (without needing to invest in building out backlinks.)
For example, I purchased this domain from Spamzilla from July 2nd. A month later on August 17th, the site gained its first featured snippet.
Building a Private Blog Network
Expired domains are also a great opportunity to build numerous high authoritative sites within a specific niche. You can leverage these websites to build backlinks to boost your site’s ranking.
You’ll need to make sure that these expired domains:
- Are in your niche
- Have a clean link profile
- Have a spam-free history
You can also use expired domains to 301 redirect back to your website, giving you:
- Link juice
- Authority of the expired domain
- Traffic from the expired domain
However, don’t rely on this method as a regular link building strategy. While you can get away with it 1 or 2 times, you can get penalized if you use it too much.
Finding Expired Domains
There are many different ways to find expired domains.
However, the easiest way is to use:
- Dropl: An easy and free software tool
- Domain Hunter Gatherer: A comprehensive desktop-based tool
- SpamZilla: An easy-to-use web-based software