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Background Checks on a Domain?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chimpie, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    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.

  2. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    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.
    gordy likes this.
  3. kilcher

    kilcher Active Member

    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).
  4. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    Interesting. For further clarification, I'm looking for solid statistical information about a domain.
  5. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Are you only interested in the domain name value, or the site content value?
  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

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

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    To be honest, it's impossible to find out what a domain is worth. You need to make an offer and see where it goes from there.
  8. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    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.

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