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How Critical is Spam Score in your Domain Name Valuation?

Labeled as question in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion, started by m1zz, Aug 3, 2021

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  1. m1zz

    m1zz Established Member

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    Hey all,

    This question bugs me for a while now, because I'm seeing 5-6 figure sales of domain names that have a Spam Score of 50-80% which is ridiculous!

    I'm a web developer/SEO guy so I know Google quite well.. Are those sales happening simply because the buyers are not aware of this factor? or maybe this isn't even a factor when domain investing??
     
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  2. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    As a domain investor, spam score is not really even something on my radar.

    I just buy domains that are likely to appeal to end users.

    Brad
     
  3. Samer

    Samer Restricted (15-30%)

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    In two words, will say how “Spam score” to me:

    More “Psuedostats”… End Quote.

    Keep overthinking;

    Worst is when these “Psuedostats” (ex: “DA”) are used to justify horrible names. Not my tea. Subjective business and some stats cant help. Everyone has a different “formula” for valuation

    Can see the min. negligible, they play with me
    and i further echo @bmugford’s sentiment

    Samer
     
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  4. Samer

    Samer Restricted (15-30%)

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    I admit you might have to be concerned if you bought a domain “adsense blocked” though that seldom, if ever, experienced it personally.

    Samer
     
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  5. m1zz

    m1zz Established Member

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    The end user (or at least some of them) will want a domain name with the most optimal conditions to be pushed to first page on Google.

    The spam score is critical in a sense, because if it's higher then 10, your on Google's radar, higher than 25 you can forget about first page (unless you have about a gazilion backlinks from strong domains like forbes....)

    I may be looking too much into it, but i guess there maybe end users that have different intents (and not necessarily to push the purchased domain to Google's first page)?
     
  6. noneisnone

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    people that have been doing seo for the longest don't care for age or spam score only new buyers/sellers do no idea why tho ^^'
     
  7. m1zz

    m1zz Established Member

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    Oh yeah, i did too.. there's also a way to check whether google got a certain domain blacklisted, I'm sure that is critical.
     
  8. noneisnone

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    @m1zz times have changed unless your content is original and unique you will never rank 100 DA and 100 DR or 0 DA and 0 DR

    content is king with SEO
     
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  9. Samer

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    This is where you and i’s definition of
    “end-users”, differ. you think the “Psuedostats” back FanTokens com valuation for 3M sale?
    Ditto, for the priceless voice.com’s 30M sale

    My point being, the “psuedostats” are used to back “second-tier” names, that might not look good, at least initially, but are some things the “eye test” cant unsee, even by stats.
     
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  10. D Haynes

    D Haynes Top Contributor VIP

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    Didn't know what a spam score was until I read this thread soo... and nothing has changed now that I do.
     
  11. m1zz

    m1zz Established Member

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    :wacky:
     
  12. LOLed

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    If you are selling the domain name for its backlinks, I think the spam score will matter.
     
  13. Robin A.

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    Never looking at spam score. If the domain has a cultural or commercial and I can get it at a bargain price, I'll buy it. ecently bought fuer (for) dot org and was told by a fellow domainer that it was penalized by google previously, probably due to a horrenduous spam score. Don't think it matters much - a company can build a new website on it and eventually the spam score is void/ penalty lifted.
     
  14. DuDD

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    • The destination of a domain name is the end users
     
  15. m1zz

    m1zz Established Member

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    Can that really happen? Can you reduce spam score?
     
  16. Robin A.

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    I suppose. Once the old spammy links disappear/ break I guess the site gets re-evaluated by google.
     
  17. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    ZERO importance.
     
  18. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    Write enough relevant content and prove to yourself that you don't even need a good domain name. Do it with a type in and gain an instant audience.
     
  19. m1zz

    m1zz Established Member

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    I always say content is king!
     
  20. falez

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    where can one check the spam scores of a name and whether or not is has been blacklisted?
     
  21. m1zz

    m1zz Established Member

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  23. NameJi

    NameJi The Domain Lover VIP

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    New owner can contact the spam db and wipe out the spam history or any block. So there is no issue.
     
  24. AbdulBasit.com

    AbdulBasit.com DomainsWeb.com AbdulBasit.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I never check spam score for any of the domains I'm acquiring. What matters to me is that if the domain can be acquired by any enduser some day, then I go for it.
     
  25. m1zz

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    Never tried it.

    Sounds contradicting. Particularly in high value sales.
     

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