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Question about PA, DA, dropped domains and domain value

Discussion in 'Domain Research' started by Edwin, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I've never had occasion to look at it before, but I know some folks on here are interested in the PA and DA authority of expired domains.

    Is there any sort of rule of thumb regarding the value of domains with a particular PA/DA score? For instance, a minimum price or range of prices domains with a given score would fetch on the aftermarket?

    And is there anything else to watch out for (other than obvious trademarks in the domain) - i.e. does the string in the domain name matter, or are DA/PA domain buyers only interested in the DA/PA score?

    Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this!
     
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    Others will know more on the specifics but alongside pa/da, total referring domains and the quality of those domains is for me as a buyer a bigger factor. You could have a high DA domain with a lot of spammy links, or one with very few links but a strong one.

    Just my 2p but i look for an overview of

    da
    pa
    referring domains count individual ip
    quality of those domains

    Then i might run it through semrush.com or another tool to see if it i could work out a bit more of the history of the site and archive.org.

    There are high da and pa names which have penalties and would be no value.

    This i guess is more of a long winded process but it would be how i do things and happy to learn more on it.

    In terms of buying i think DA over 20 seems to be the mark it is worth looking at, though again i am a bit out of touch with this.
     
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    The context and quality of the links in comparison to what you plan to use the name for is what matters.

    DA is a horrible metric though. You're better off looking at Majestic TF/CF scores (and ideally they should be broadly in line with each other).
     
  5. Murray

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    I'm echoing a bit what others have already said but it's hard to make a general rule of thumb, really depends on niche, strength and diversity of links etc

    Anything over DA:35 or so worth looking at, might possibly be a low xxx

    If it's getting up to DA: 50+ with a good clean diverse link profile now we're talking getting up there in terms of value, even if it's not the best topic
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Thanks, that's given me lots of clues to where to start reading. Appreciate all the feedback.
     
  7. RobM

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    I find the best way of identifying spam (although all domains should be analysed further) is using majestic TF/CF. That's why I provide an estimated spam index for quick analysis. As Murray said though it's really hard to find a general rule. I tend to look further into the trust flow to find out the fields and if they're related to the domain. Then a look at the type of majestic backlinks - it's very easy to spot spam there. If all is still good I'll have a look in the wayback archive and then usually your decision can be made. I find Moz are a good way of determining domains that are probably worth a look. It's not too hard with uk domains as there's not too many each day but there can be hundreds of thousands of com and you need something like DA/PA to whittle the options down.
     
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    In my opinion, if you are buying dropped domains with the intention of redirecting or building a new site, for me the subject of the existing inbound links and the websites history is the main key. If I am setting up a mountain bike shop, it would be important to me to find an expired domain name to do with mountain biking, at the very least outdoors, exercise, fitness type related. At the end of the day the inbound links will have anchor text and be placed on certain sites, so the subject needs to make sense for you. I would also be looking for an expired domain name in the same country as my new site.
     
  9. ianmoone332000 United Kingdom

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    Pretty much what everyone said but i like to use ahrefs nowadays as i think its the best tool. I used the link juice keeper plugin to redirect the links that are going to the old site so you keep all the link juice. Just wonder what you guys use to do this as that plugin is old now?