NameSilo

Is it possible for a name that had traffic and dropped now available to register still have traffic

Labeled as question in Domain Parking and Traffic Monetization started by hui2000, Jan 16, 2020.

Replies:
28
Views:
1,582

  1. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    Hello,

    Could anyone have an experience on this?

    Say i had noticed a name that has been have good traffic with these statistics:
    Daily visits: 480
    Daily revenue: $4.99
    Backlinks: 60k

    If this name got dropped and its available to register and got to discover after say 6 months, is there any possibility that this name still makes some revenue when am to register it?

    Thanks
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    14,026
    Likes Received:
    14,438
    There is potential for that, I would not be as sure about the daily revenue, but certainly traffic. I have handregged names that had traffic right away. Now look at those backlinks, a lot of them will fade. But traffic potential? Sure That can happen, check out what the site actually did using archive.org.
     
  3. Hypersot

    Hypersot Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    2,162
    Bigger question for me is why owner let it go... sudden drop in traffic perhaps? or maybe domain got blocked due to fake traffic?.. even worse, maybe TM issues?
     
  4. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    Thanks for the insight,just checked with archive.org and looks like it was a forum.
     
  5. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    No trademark issue with the name, looks like it was a forum operated for about 2-3 years and name droped by by previous owner and registered by someone in 2015 and tried building a forum again on it and again dropped and now available
     
  6. RJ

    RJ Domain Buyer PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    18,785
    Likes Received:
    2,549
    Sure, if it still has existing backlinks then you will get some level of traffic. Usually the backlinks disappear over time though. The numbers you shared look pretty healthy, might be worth a shot.
     
  7. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    Exactly that's the point could be worthy a shot.

    Thanks
     
  8. BrandAptly.com

    BrandAptly.com Established Member

    Posts:
    133
    Likes Received:
    171
    This can be beneficial for SEO purposes IF the quality of backlinks are good and the anchor texts used are relevant. You want to make sure that the backlinks are from reputable sources and not a bunch of spammy ones. If the backlinks are from sources that are not related to the content you put on the website you build, your conversation rate will be very low.

    I register related domains with backlinks from reputable sources like wikipedia and do a 301 redirect to my websites. I get an SEO boost plus the instant targeted traffic.
     
  9. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

    Posts:
    7,899
    Likes Received:
    10,099
    when you don't own a name and track it
    you can never "know" how much traffic it formerly had

    it might still have traffic
    but most likely
    it won't fit your expectations
     
  10. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    Sounds a great idea am actually looking at just parking the name and see if it earns something incase i decide to register it
     
  11. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    Thanks, i get the whole picture of what your meaning. Very hard to tell the fact on the traffic and more especially that it was dropped and now available to register
     
  12. BrandAptly.com

    BrandAptly.com Established Member

    Posts:
    133
    Likes Received:
    171
    Accurately tracking traffic is relatively simple, but will require a little bit of work. The steps below assume that you have an existing website built on wordpress.

    1. Register the domain name at godaddy
    2. Install the plugin called linker https://wordpress.org/plugins/linker/
    3. Do a 301 redirect to a URL you created using your installed linker plugin on any website of yours
    4. Track visits to that URL in your wordpress admin for 24 hours.
    5. If the traffic is satisfactory, keep the domain. If not, dump it and get a refund

    You may actually be better of doing a 301 redirect with an affiliate link than just parking the domain name.
     
  13. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    This sounds a great deal as incase it has not satisfactory traffic i can dump it and get a refund.

    Thanks for the advice
     
  14. cipcip

    cipcip Owner of TutorialIndex.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,868
    Likes Received:
    995
    Traffic it sure has. I do it sometimes, purchase drops that have alexa rank with the maximum of 1 million and then redirect it to the website that I need traffic.
     
  15. Chacha Wixard

    Chacha Wixard Established Member

    Posts:
    129
    Likes Received:
    77
    Google knows when a domain is expiring. It will start deleting the index. If you catch the domain after deleted, the traffic is almost gone. Of course Google can't delete all back-links from all websites, blogs, bookmarks, social media posts, etc. Those traffic may still coming, but you do not know all the back-links if you do not have contact with previous owner or looking at the code/pages in the server. There is a way to know all the links if you the directly register your domain to Google webmaster tool, but almost useless. The best way to grab traffic from going out of business domain is to buy it before expiring and even ask to own the content at least for a while to redirect them to correct new content.

    One of my domain I register was deleted and previous website was an adult website. You can see it by putting site:thedomain.com in Google. I went to Google webmaster tool, proof than I am the owner of the domain by adding TXT value, and request to remove all indexed links. The next day all gone clean.

    Here the Google webmaster tool address: https://www.google.com/webmasters
     
  16. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    Good point in there, always checking the Alexa rank.

    Thanks
     
  17. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    Thanks for the detailed contribution, so many good points made in there.
     
  18. golan

    golan GolanMedia.com Gold Account VIP

    Posts:
    4,175
    Likes Received:
    4,097
    No.
     
  19. Ostrados

    Ostrados Entrepreneur Gold Account VIP

    Posts:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    980
    I registered a dropped domain with 1 million backlinks in in the past but it didnt get any traffic! I ended up selling it for $10 lol .. So it all depends on the quality of backlinks not the number.
     
  20. Chacha Wixard

    Chacha Wixard Established Member

    Posts:
    129
    Likes Received:
    77
    Yes correct, I don't know where that number coming from. It could be only from unique links/url seeing from server side which can be different than links indexed by Google. Links on social media is less valuable then links from article or blog post because social media post is so fast and last week links can be irrelevant for today.
     
  21. hui2000

    hui2000 Stable Brands VIP

    Posts:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    543
    You make a very good point in there, about the quality of backlinks.

    Thanks
     
  22. golan

    golan GolanMedia.com Gold Account VIP

    Posts:
    4,175
    Likes Received:
    4,097
    Backlinks. Are not. For traffic.

    Lol.

    There are three types of traffic:

    1. Search traffic - when people click on a link to your site in Google and other search engines SERP

    2. Referral traffic - when people click on a link to your site at another site

    3. Direct traffic - when people type your site in their browser or click from their bookmarks

    Terms may differ but the meaning is always the same.

    What you are talking about - is traffic number 2. You grabbed domain with a million backlinks - but all chances are that those backlinks were SEO links. People build SEO links for robots, not for humans. The more backlinks you have, the higher your site should be in SERPs, in theory, and the more weight the links from this your site will have. But nobody can guarantee than anyone would ever be interested enough to click on such link and to go to your site - if they ever find such link.
     
  23. Chacha Wixard

    Chacha Wixard Established Member

    Posts:
    129
    Likes Received:
    77
    If you have a page with a dead link (because the link pointing to an expiring domain), you think Google keeps same SEO rank/value to the page? I bet Google will see that is disadvantage of the page, so Google will lower it down. It means traffic also get less on that page (not the link).

    Chinese search engine probably not doing that. I see some "search" still landed to a page (where it has a link), then clicked a link to my domain that I bought after expired.
     
  24. golan

    golan GolanMedia.com Gold Account VIP

    Posts:
    4,175
    Likes Received:
    4,097
    It might be. And might not. SEO is not an exact science, it's a set of assumptions on how SE algos work. Now, the common assumption on the matter is that in the most cases backlinks keep their power. Otherwise people would not be buying expired domains and making 301 and building huge PBN nets. They are doing this because these methods work.
     
  25. redfoxdomains

    redfoxdomains Established Member

    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    27
    What i do in this case is install a wordpress landing page and a plugin that reroutes all 404 page traffic to the home page. That way I keep the link juice. I don't recall the name of the plugin off the top of my head but if you want me to look it up let me know.
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
Topics / Tags:
NameWorth
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...