Note on PageRank
So you got a link from a domain where the page your link is on is a PR4 page. What you receive is an equal share on the total amount (less .15%) of link leaving that page (both internal and external links). It’s rare to find a page at PR4 with less than 50 links on it so with a simple PageRank Calculator that actual translates to a midway PR2 to your page…
Thus in the search for domains – existing PR2 domains are at the same value as that PR4 page link (and these usually costs $5 PLUS the domain renewal fee so $15 for a dot.com). It’s worth noting that PR3 domains can be acquired for about the same $15 (for a dot.com) which is equal to a PR5 link.
Note: please find on the web a general interest “free PR5 link” that is easy to get! ...not to often.
For expired domains whatever links created the PageRank for that domain – you can be sure those link are in main web index – supplemental pages do not pass PageRank.
To start your search off look at the broadest terms possible for your domain. If you’re a SEO Firm (example only) you aren’t likely to find qualified domains for phrases as “Search Engine Optimization” or “Search Engine Marketing” all that often but you will find viable domains for:
And anything else you have “content-wise” on your domain.
Then you start researching what are viable domains. (Obviously starting with the most to least related – Services and Internet (in this example) are really broad.
To do this you need:
- HTML Editor (WYSIWYG)
- Text Editor
- SEOCHat’s PR Lookup
- Marketleap.com Link Pop
Once you have done a search expand the results to maximum displayed (GoDaddy is 500 listings), and also order results in order of Price making ? offers ? and then $5 BUY NOW first -- then right click, select all, copy, and paste into your html editor in design mode. This keeps the table format and you can select the column that all the domain names are in; copy and paste into the text editor.
Select to view link numbers and then copy the first 100 in SEOChat’s PR Lookup, and copy PR2 domains or more into another text file, and go on to the next hundred and repeat.
Once you have a fair list of domains plug them into MarketLeap Link Pop and review Google and Yahoo backlinks (just because Google doesn’t show any don’t be fooled that there are not any. Google does dump the backlinks if too much time passes between expiry and auction but having done this a couple hundred times now, if you host and add a sitemap for minimal pages – it will credit the link within a few days.
Be sure to click-through many of the backlink sites and seek the anchor (it’s best to open the source code and source for the URK (no http://www.) if the URL isn’t in the code:
1. the link was removedIf you check a variety of backlinks and the URL isn’t in the source code – ignore it and go to the next URL.
2. the website was redirected to another and that domain has the link