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I was wondering a few things regarding expired domain names and how I might use them to benefit my website and my friends' websites:
1) If I map two domain names to the same site... and submit both domain names to the search engines, how do search engines treat such listings ? Won't they "notice" its a duplicate of content and penalize the listings somehow ?
2) Let's say I start grabbing expired domain names that I "think" will be worth something. And let's say I sell some to my friends so as to have multiple domain names pointed to each of their sites.
a) How does one figure out how much a domain name is "worth" ?
b) I checked Ebay and traffic on auctioning domain names seems low. Are there any good sites out there for selling /auctioning domain names on ?
Kansas City, MO
Instead of having it be duplicate content, it is better to have it be very good content of the same nature, and then link them to each other.
As far as I know, they will not like it if it is duplicate content.
It's nice to see a growth spurt here recently at WmW.
>>>>If I map two domain names to the same site... and submit both domain names to the search engines, how do search engines treat such listings ? Won't they "notice" its a duplicate of content and penalize the listings somehow ?
The nature of this question is quite plainly more about ethics than about technicalities.
Sure you can use some well known tricks and redirect the visitors to one domain. And yes some engines will pick up dupes (AV) and others (Google) won't be so sensitive.
The more I learn about this stuff (seo)...the less I feel the need to use "tactics". I believe the reason for this is that I am becoming more adept at producing a quality web site to start with thereby reducing the need to augment my efforts with other methods with questionable ethical implications.
I believe if you do the keyword research, pick the right domain name, use a theme site directory structure and start a linking campaign on top of basic, quality seo methods....I think you have done 99.9% of what it takes to have a good shot at a high ranking.
Yes, some of the doorway techniques still work. Yes, some of the redirection methods still work.
Take a good hard look at the theme directory structure that BT laid out a couple of weeks ago. You know what I see...built in doorways that won't be considered doorways. Hallways that are integral in the site structure. Integrity in the entire scope and topical essence of the keywords you are optimizing for. I don't think this type of thinking will fail anybody in their efforts to succeed.
1) most of the better ones will. They create hashes of pages (adding all the characters together), when those hashes are "close", the page is considered duplicate, even if on another domain.
a) very difficult in this atmosphere. I have a few myself that would have been worth 5-6 figures even last summer. Now they are worth 3 figures. Finding good info on names is difficult. aka: buy low, sell high. It's worth what you can get out of it.
b) ebay is a poor place to sell domains. And I never have figured out why.
Best way? Direct snail mail targeted marketing. Find those in the topic area and snail mail them with a personal letter. Even a couple hundred letters can make the difference between a $500 sale and $5000 sale.