Tag Archives: domain valuation

Useful SEO tools, etc.

Estibot LogoI consider myself somewhat of a domainer, so I’m always trying to keep a good overall look over the industry so I know what’s going to happen before others do. When I find domains or sites I might be interested in, I typically do some quick research on them. I also like to keep a good handle on the statistics for my sites and how their keywords are operating.

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The following is a list of random web tools I use nearly on a day-to-day basis in no particular order.

  • Estibot
    • This is a nice tool for evaluating the potential value of a domain. It uses several techniques including keyword value and frequency, domain length, TLD (top-level-domain) value, domain registration length, Google PageRank, etc. to produce a handy (generally somewhat realistic) domain valuation. Keep in mind that a domain or site is always worth what someone is willing to pay for it, so make sure you do far more research than just this.
  • DNScoop
    • This tool is very similar to estibot, except that it uses a slightly different algorithm to determine the valuation and has a slightly nicer interface, though Estibot is faster.
  • Nameboy
    • Again, this tool is similar to the other two. I would use it more, but it delivers the results via email which sometimes can take a while and be a pain. Oh well, it’s still free!
  • Dope Domains
    • This site has a very simple idea to it. It automatically spiders sites like TDNAM (GoDaddy’s domain after-market) and Sedo for the latest and greatest expiring domains. The filters are nice so that you are able to spot out domains you’re interested in by TLD and/or categories like domains with traffic, short domains, dictionary domains, etc.
  • DigitalPoint Forums
    • This site is a very large, active community with a small proportion of helpful people. They will give you their insight on the good, the bad, and the ugly of your domains and sites (sometimes whether you want it or not). It’s also a good place to buy and sell domains, sites, and services.
  • NamePros Forums
    • This site is very similar to DP (DigitalPoint). I have lost interest in it because it seems to be less active and people seem less helpful.