How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

Welcome to the first part in this training series.

Today, I’m going to show you how to find high authority expired domains with traffic for free

This is really important because it’s going to accelerate your results tenfold with SEO.

Why?

Because Google will instantly love & trust your site when using high authority domains.

So instead of taking months or even years to rank, it’ll only take you a matter of weeks instead.

And in some cases…

You can land right on the first page of Google for your keyword if your authority is high enough.

So getting this right will save you a ton of time and a ton of money in backlinks too.

Now you know how crucial this to the entire series, lets begin…

What You’ll Be Learning Today:

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Training in Video Format

If you prefer to watch rather than reading, you can get this training in video format instead.

If so, you can watch it here:

However, if you prefer to read, then you can do so here…

Step 1. How to Find High Authority Expired Domains with Traffic For FREE

The first thing we need to do is to head over to the Expired Domains site:

https://expireddomains.net

Once you’ve created your free account, then click on the “Column Manager” tab.

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

ExpiredDomain.net may seem overwhelming at first, but hopefully this guide will make it easier for you to navigate around.

Then click on the other “Column Manager” tab, then open “Majestic General” dropdown menu.

Click the grey bar to reveal the dropdown menu & select the following Majestic settings

Now tick the following boxes:

    • CF – Majestic Citation Flow
    • TF – Majestic Trust Flow
    • TR – Majestic Trust Ratio (CF/TF)
How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

Apart from the Citation Flow, Trust Flow and Trust Ratio, you’re free to activate the other Majestic stats too.

Once you’ve done that, then click the “Save Changes” then “Deleted Domains”.

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

Save the settings and then click on “Deleted Domains”.

Now this should bring up all the domains that have desirable SEO metrics.

However, We’re Not Done Yet…

What we need to do now is to drill down further to find even more targeted domains.

To do this, click on “Show Filter”.

Click on “Show Filter” to reveal the filter settings.

Now starting with the “Majestic” tab, put “10” for the “Trust Flow” value.

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

You can place an even higher value but it will narrow your choice of domains even further.

This will remove thousands of lower authority domains, making our job a lot easier.

Next up, we then go to the “Additional” tab:

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE Guide

From there, head to the “Original gTLDs” box and tick the following:

    • com
    • net
    • org
    • biz
    • info
How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

These are the TLDs I opt for but you’re free to select more to give you more domains to work with.

Once you’ve done that, we then head to the “Common” tab.

The first thing you do here is to tick the “Only Available Domains” box:

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Head to the “Domain Name Whitelist” box & enter a keyword in the “Contains” box:

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

Place your broad, single word keyword that summarises your market here

Now there’s a few things to keep in mind when entering your keyword…

First up, it should be related to your market, obviously.

Secondly, it should be a broad & commonly used word to describe your market.

For example, if you’re going into weight loss market, use these keywords:

    • Weight
    • Fat
    • Diet
    • Health
    • Slim

Going too long-tail or niche specific will eliminate too many domains, you see.

So keep them as single word keywords that are commonly used in your market.

Also, do not enter multiple keywords at once – just use one at a time.

Once you’ve done that, then press “Apply Filter” to confirm the changes.

ExpiredDomains.net will then bring up all the domains fitting our criteria.

Starting with the “Health” keyword, you can see it brought up 4 domains:

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE Step by Step Training

What we do then is download the file by clicking on the “CSV” symbol:

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

If you’ve got a tiny list to work with, you can just copy & paste it to your notes instead

Now what we need to do is to find out the domain authority of each domain.

To do this, you can use a free online domain authority bulk checker.

This is the one I use myself:

https://www.prepostseo.com/domain-authority-checker

You can check up to 25 domains for their domain authority at any one time.

If this one isn’t available for whatever reason, then don’t worry…

There’s literally hundreds of these domain authority checkers online.

Just Google the following phrases to find these sites:

    • Bulk domain authority checker
    • Mass domain authority checker
    • Free domain authority checker

…Or something similar

What we do now is paste in up to 25 domains then click “Check Authority” button.

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

This will reveal the domain authority of each domain

Once it’s scanned the domains, the only stat we care about is the “DA” criteria:

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

For this training, we’re only focusing on DA which stands for Domain Authority.

Everything else like PA, Spam Score etc can be ignored.

Now what we’re looking for is domains with a DA 20 or better.

If you have any, save them to a document like Notepad with the DA rating next to it.

If you see any domains below DA 20 but you really like them, feel free to save them too.

Once you’ve exhausted that list, click “Show Filter” again & try another keyword:

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

Paste another broad, single word keyword to see if you can find any high authority niche specific domains.

Then simply rinse and repeat until you’ve build a decent list domains with a DA 20 or better

Still Can’t Find any Domains With DA 20 or Better?

If so, I recommend doing another search, but without keywords.

If you do this, this will give you literally hundreds of domains to work with.

So now you’re probably wondering…

Will Domains Not Related to my Niche Have a Negative SEO Affect?

Let me put it this way…

I’ve took domains from one market and placed them in unrelated markets dozens of times.

The outcome?

They’ve always performed just as well as domains related to the same market.

So no, there’s no repercussions taking niche specific domains & using them in another market.

The only reason why I recommend using keywords is because of an aesthetics issue.

As in, it can look a little more pleasing to the eye, initially.

But apart from that, it’ll make no difference compared to using a niche specific domain.

The most important thing here is getting a domain with the highest DA as possible.

Because like I said before…

The higher the domain authority, the quicker, easier and higher you will rank for your keywords.

Step 2: Checking The History of The Domain

Right then, you’ve got a list of domains with a domain authority of 20 or better.

What we need to do now is to check the history of these domains.

We do this because we need to make sure they wasn’t abused by the previous owner.

So we don’t want any domains that have previously hosted the following:

    • G-@-m-b-1-i-n-g
    • P-0-r-n
    • V-i-@-g-r-@

…And anything else considered nefarious.

So How Do We Check The Domain’s History?

Easy, we use a free website called the Wayback Machine.

This site will allow us to check the entire history of these domains.

This way, we’ll be able to see whether they were abused or not.

So the first thing we need to do is head over to Wayback Machine:

https://archive.org/web/

Now paste in the first domain you’re interested in and press “Browse History”:

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Enter your high authority domain you want to research to see what it was used for before.

Then click on the earliest year Wayback Machine first started to index the domain.

So in the case of my domain, James-Scholes.com, it’s 2010:

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Wayback Machine first indexed my site in 2010

Below the timeline, you’ll see a calendar.

Each dot represents every time Wayback Machine visited this domain:

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

Just hover your mouse over one of the dots and click on the date to see what was hosted on the domain at that time

You’ll notice in some cases, visits are marked with different colour & size dots.

Here’s what they mean:

    • Blue dots: just a standard visit.
    • Green dots: Wayback Machine was redirected to another URL.
    • Dot size: the bigger the dot, the more times it was indexed

The only one you need to be concerned about are the green dots…

When visiting these dots, make sure it doesn’t redirect you to a bad site.

If it does, then I would ditch the domain and move onto the next one.

Anyway, we then hover our mouse over one of the dots & click on the date to view the site:

How to Find HIGH Authority Expired Domains with Traffic for FREE

That’s what my site, James-Scholes.com, looked like way back in 2010.

This will show you what the site looked like on that particular day.

So What Exactly Are We Looking For?

Well like I said above, the red flags are:

    • G-@-m-b-1-i-n-g
    • P-0-r-n
    • V-i-@-g-r-@

If you see any of the above, then I would ditch the domain.

Another thing to look out for is Chinese/Japanese writing on these sites.

To be honest, I don’t know if this is a bad thing but I generally skip domains that have this.

Now I wouldn’t check every time Wayback Machine indexed the site.

Personally, I would only check the last one of each year.

If any red flags appear for a particular year, I would then check the rest for that year.

Checked The History of Your High Authority Domain & It Got The All Clear?

If so, then save that to a new document like Notepad with the DA rating next to it.

Then check the rest of your domains & filter all the good ones onto the same document.

Once you’ve done that, you’ve completed this part of the training series.

I hope you enjoyed this training on how to find high authority expired domains for free.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to drop them down below in the comment section.

I’ll do my best to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in the next part of the training.

James Scholes

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