of Expired Domain Name Traffic
Secrets of Expired Domain Name Traffic
One of the biggest challenges to a webmaster is how to generate
traffic. More traffic to your website equates to more sales. So
how does one generate extra traffic to their website? Search engine
optimization, email campaigns, pay-per-clicks, banner advertising,
are among some of the tactics that are popular. Another method of
generating traffic is through expired domain names.
Step 1: Find a domain pending expiration
Every day thousands of domain names are released. Many of these
expired domain names were active websites that have already been
promoted by the previous owner. A few of the domains that are released
daily are valuable because of their age and the number of links
that they already have at various locations over the Internet.
How does one find these domains? There are many means at which
you can research these domains. There are newsletters to which you
can subscribe and request to receive a daily email with up-coming
expired domains. Go to google and enter "search for expiring
There are hundreds of thousands of locations at which you can find
domains pending deletion. One site we often use is Expired Domains.
This site is focused on just one thing: helping people find the
perfect domain name for their website. Another example of a newsletter
for web marketers is NitroMarketing.com- a newsletter specifically
aimed at helping web marketers.
Once you find a domain that you want, at google enter links:domain.com
(replace "domain.com" with the domain you are researching)
- this will show you how many links this domain already has. This
will tell you the value of the domain. You want to look for a domain
with a respectable link popularity of around 500 to 1,000.
Everyday, hundreds of developed and thriving websites expire Yet,
these sites still receive endless traffic from the search engines
and links to them Identify these hot sites, make use of their expired
traffic, and make $$$
Step 2: Bid on the domain:
If you have decided that you want a domain that is pending deletion,
you can bid on it at one of the many sites that have auctions or
bidding forums. Bidding and winning these domains is not something
that you can leisurely embark upon.
It takes time and persistence. However, if you spend a little bit
of time every day, you will get great domains at a low price. Some
auction houses that we recommend are namewinner.com or enom.com.
Most require no deposit to begin bidding, but they will ask that
you confirm your identity via telephone or electronic means.
This is in an effort to reduce fraud and keep the prices lower
for legitimate bidders. After you have established an account, and
you have found a domain that you want to try for, open a bid on
that domain. Start low, but keep a watchful eye on the date and
time that the bidding stops.
Twenty minutes before the bidding is scheduled to be closed on
that domain, re-visit their site and watch the top bid. Refresh
your screen every minute to see the current highest bid. If the
price gets too high for your budget, stop.
But if you can afford the current high-bid, you might want to keep
bidding in order to win that domain. If the bidding stops and you
are the current high-bid, then you have won that domain.
Step 3: Receive the traffic:
Now what? You have a great domain… you can park that domain
so that it redirects visitors to your main website. With domain
parking, visitors will automatically be re-directed to your main
website. Some web hosting companies charge a small fee for domain
WebsiteSource.com offers free unlimited domain parking to its web
hosting customers. If you maintain the domain's registration every
year, you could have targeted visitors to your website for less
than $15 bucks a year. Cheap targeted traffic really does exist!
Results: Increase your company's unique brand recognition with
more exposure. Increase your traffic = increase sales.
About the Author
Lois S. is a Technical
Executive Writer for http://www.websitesource.com
and http://www.lowpricedomains.com with experience in the website