walkman - 7:47 pm on Sep 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
Is it time to say the keyword domain marketplace is dead? I'm sure people selling domains don't want to believe it just yet. For sure I'm noticing it. Anyone else monitoring those trends?
I can say regardless if people disagree with me, the fact is all those expensive auction domains are fools gold. Sure the Google algo can change but in this regard it's not going to imo. It's all about Panda right? Since when does a keyword in a domain equate to quality?
If it were for Google all traffic would go through them and domains wouldn't even exist since instead of going directly to topproduct.tld you would search for "top product" in Google and they'd decide what to show you on ads and on "organic" search. The good news is that Google is one fading factor online, at least in the USA, and while it seems bad today, make plans for the future.
I am loaded with top names for a certain cctld, loaded. And with those names I can also build a brand almost forcing Google to rank me on top without me paying them.
Bottom line, they are "keyword domains" and then they are "keyword domains." And of course life is long, I made a living online before I knew how to 'SEO' for google so long term plans should not be with google or a certain search engine in mind.