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Background Checks on a Domain?

Chimpie

Well-known member
#1
There are a few domains that I'm interested in buying. What are some tools I can use (on my own) to see the history and value of a domain?

I'm particularly interested in the traffic it receives. I know of alexa.com, but looking for other suggestions.

Any hints or tips you want to provide are welcomed as well.

Thanks!
 

TNCclubman

Well-known member
#2
alexa is bunk, it only displays stats for users that surf the net with its toobar. So if the owner (and 2 or 3 of his members) of a site installs the toolbar and is on his site all day, it shoots up to 'Top 10,000' in a little over a month.
 

kilcher

Active member
#3
You've probably already thought of this but Googling "domain.com" in quotes like that will sometimes turn up interesting results (someone posting it on a forum to sell, etc).
 

Chimpie

Well-known member
#4
alexa is bunk, it only displays stats for users that surf the net with its toobar. So if the owner (and 2 or 3 of his members) of a site installs the toolbar and is on his site all day, it shoots up to 'Top 10,000' in a little over a month.
Interesting. For further clarification, I'm looking for solid statistical information about a domain.
 
F

Floris

Guest
#6
See what domaintools.com paid account gives you .. And simply site:domain.com in google. Or link:domain.com in bing, etc.
 

mrGTB

Well-known member
#8
There are a few domains that I'm interested in buying. What are some tools I can use (on my own) to see the history and value of a domain?

I'm particularly interested in the traffic it receives. I know of alexa.com, but looking for other suggestions.

Any hints or tips you want to provide are welcomed as well.

Thanks!
If your looking at buying a domain based on incoming traffic, when it did previously have something running there on it. But now your buying the domain with nothing installed anymore (your not inheriting a site with it). Obviously statistics won't mean much really, because Google will start removing old pages it has indexed on that domain reducing incoming traffic daily.