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Choosing high traffic domain names

I have multiple options, not sure which to choose

6:00 pm on Jul 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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We already have a website, and are buying domains that relate to services we provide. I was sent a list of potential domains with the request to find out which one would provide the most traffic. I have no idea how to go about doing this without some form of analytics installed, and since the sites don't already exist, it's difficult to really look anything up about them.

Anyone out there have a good tool or suggestion for figuring this out?

6:06 pm on July 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You can use the Google AdWords keyword tool to see which keywords are searched the most. [adwords.google.com...]
6:13 pm on July 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Wow, I didn't think of it because i didn't think it would be so drastically obvious. Thanks! Is that generally the way that people do this?
7:33 am on Sept 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It is not necessary for you to choose from a list of websites the one which provides most traffic. You can buy a domain of your choice and make it get more visitors and traffic. This satisfies both, choosing a good name and increasing traffic. Hope this information helps you.

[edited by: Webwork at 1:26 pm (utc) on Sep 4, 2010]
[edit reason] Please avoid posting links to websites whose primary business activity is sales [/edit]

1:20 pm on Sept 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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A standard practice in the domain industry is to "test the traffic" by having the domain name repointed and paying a reasonable fee for the traffic test period.

Reasonable fee? That depends on volume, target industry, source of traffic (type-ins vs. old links vs. spammy domain promotion links posted out in the wild, etc.)

Once the domain is pointed you can begin to analyze the traffic sources, quality, etc.
7:06 pm on Sept 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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and since the sites don't already exist,

Are you talking about registering domain names that haven't been registered yet, or buying already registered names from someone?

Edit: hmm... didn't realize this was a zombie thread