Learn How To Find Powerful Expired Domains Step By Step

Are you taking full advantage of expired domains at the moment?

Imagine being able to buy a domain that already has an awesome backlink profile and existing targeted traffic for the same price as a brand new domain.

You can use expired domains to build out a new authority site to slingshot past the competition easily or use them to build out a powerful private blog network.

Whatever you do, you simply cannot ignore the power expired domains offer and today you are going to learn how to harness that power properly.

What You Will Learn

  • How to use expired domains to get an unfair advantage
  • The easiest way to find powerful expired domains in any niche
  • How to buy expired domains with traffic
  • How to rebuild expired websites in 1 click

What Can You Use Expired Domains For?

In a moment I am going to show you the easiest way to find powerful expired domains with traffic.

But before I do that, I want to make sure that you understand exactly what you can use expired domains for.

Personally I use them in 3 different ways-

Method #1 – Building Authority Sites

When I choose to build a new authority site or niche site, I never do it on a brand new domain.

The problem with new domains is that you have to invest in building up their authority from an SEO perspective which costs significant time & money to do.

Instead I prefer to register an expired domain that already has authority to build the site on.

That gives me a huge head start and quite often building out a content rich site on a powerful expired domain is enough to crack the first page rankings without any additional work.

You just wouldn’t have that advantage with a brand new domain!

And the best bit?

Registering an expired domains costs exactly the same as registering a brand new virgin domain.

Method #2 – Building A Private Blog Network

Without doubt, the most powerful type of link you can create is a private blog network.

In essence you are building a fleet of highly authoritative sites in a specific niche and then you use those sites to rank any site you want easily.

Private blog networks are the holy grail of link building. You have full control over content, link placement, anchor text and much more.

But all of that starts with finding expired domains in your niche that have a clean link profile and spam free history.

Method #3 – 301 Redirects

Simply take the expired domain you bought and 301 redirect it to your main site.

This will pass over a portion of the link juice and authority of the expired domain to your site immediately. Bonus points if that domain has existing traffic!

However this method comes with a warning, you can get away with doing 1 or 2 of these to your main site for a quick shortcut – but I wouldn’t recommend it as a regular link building habit.

Bonus Method – Private Web 2.0 Blog Network

Just like normal domains expire, so do sub domains from popular web 2.0 blogging services like WordPress.com, Blogspot & Tumblr etc

If you can find them, then that means you can easily build a powerful network of web 2.0 sites for the total price of nothing!

All you have to do is register a free account, claim the expired username/subdomain and you are done.

You can read more about this strategy here.

How To Find Powerful Expired Domains Easily

So now you know how to use expired domains to your advantage, I am going to show you the easiest way to find them.

For that I like to use a piece of software called Domain Hunter Gatherer.

Here are just a few reasons that it is awesome-

  • 5 Ways To Find Expired Domains:
    • Hunt From Keywords: Enter some keywords from your niche and the software will find expired domains with links from webpages that are currently ranking for those keywords.
    • Hunt From Websites: Crawl specific website(s) to find expired domains that they link to. Eg you could find expired domains with links from Wikipedia/The New York Times etc.
    • Reverse Hunt Domains: Enter a domain and the software will find all fo the backlinks to that domain and then scan them to find expired domains. Great for snapping up domains that also link to your competitors.
    • Auction Hunter: Enter your keywords to search 8 expired domain marketplaces & look up important metrics.
    • Web 2.0 Hunter: Find relevant expired web 2.0 domains from 20 different web 2.0 platforms.
  • No 3rd Party Services Required: The software also fetches metrics from Majestic & Moz at no additional cost which saves 100’s of dollars per month. It is an all in one solution.
  • Filtering/Sorting: You can easily sort and filter by any metric you can imagine including countries and languages. You can even filter to buy expired domains with traffic!
  • Bonus Feature: You can rebuild entire websites in just 1 click, watch the video below to learn more.

Take a look at how easy it is to use along with some of my own exclusive personal tips & advice in this video.

I’ll also share a bonus tip that shows you how to register expired domains with traffic! Watch over my shoulder as a find an expired domain with over 11,000 visitors per month in the mental health niche.


Video Transcript

Hi guys Matthew Woodward here and welcome to my tutorial. Today I’m going to show you how to get a head a head start with search rankings and traffic by taking advantage of expired domains.

You’re going to learn how to find powerful expired domains in any niche and I’m also going to share some secret advice with you on how to find expired domains with existing traffic.

Last but not least I’m going to show you the easiest way to rebuild an expired website in just one click.

But before we get into the meat of the Tutorial I just wanted to share with you three different ways that you can use expired domains to your advantage.

The first one is you can buy an expired domain that already has a tonne of SEO value backlinks and traffic and then use it to build out a new authority website.

For example; would you rather build out a site on a domain that already has 100 strong backlinks, or would you rather register a new domain with no backlinks?

The answer is easy, you want the one that already has existing backlinks and SEO value.

That means that when you build your site out on that domain it already gets a head start in the search engine results that you wouldn’t get with a new domain.

The best thing is, expired domains cost the same as new domains, it’s the same price. So if you’re looking to build a new website you should always build it on an expired domain that has tonnes of SEO value, backlinks and traffic.

The other way that you can use expired domains is by building a private blog network.

Now, a private blog network in essence puts you in full control of your most powerful links and you can use your network of sites to rank any site that you want easily.

I’ve actually created a dedicated course around this and it is very very powerful.

A private blog network link is the most powerful type of link that you can get because you are in control of everything.

From the content, the relevance, the strength of the domain, the anchor text. Everything is in your control and you can use expired domains to build a powerful private blog network easily.

The third way that you can use expired domains, and this is kind of the lazy option I don’t recommend that you do a lot of this.

But you can easily get away with buying an expired domain or two, and then just setting up a 301 redirect to your existing site which will pass over some of the existing link juice and traffic of the expired domain that you have bought.

So this is the main interface of Domain Hunter Gatherer Pro and I’m going to give you just a quick tour of the interface before drilling down into how to actually use the software to find powerful domains.

Now, one of the things that I really like about this tool is it’s desktop based.

That means it runs on your own local computer and as such it doesn’t have any kind of restrictions in searches.

On top of that you don’t need to pay for any third party services like other tools.

For example, normally you need to buy a Majestic subscription or a Moz subscription to pull in extra information when searching for domains but this actually includes all of the Majestic and Moz data within the tool.

So that saves you around $150 a month in subscriptions alone.

As well, I like that you can really sort by any metric that you want. If you can think of a metric it’s in here, you can sort it. So you can sort by Majestic Trust Flow, Citation Flow and a bunch of others that I’m going to cover later on.

You can also choose to search for domains from specific countries or in specific languages, which is another really awesome unique feature and it makes it easy to export domains just in one click into any format that you want.

On top of that you also get a bonus piece of software that allows you to rebuild entire websites in just a couple of clicks and I’m going to show you that later on.

But for now all you need to do if it’s the first time using the software is jump over to ‘set up’ and ‘help’ and you can see some different options here.

Now, although there’s space for Majestic and Moz API Keys you do not need to enter them to retrieve Majestic and Moz metrics so you can safely ignore those.

If you want to pull Ahrefs metrics in you do need an API Key for that but it’s really not necessary in the domain screening process.

And the shared count API settings here is to pull in social share data, but they actually release an update to the software this week so you don’t even need to enter that. It will also pull in all of the social data for domains it finds as well.

The only thing that I recommend you change from the default options is to add your own primary proxies in here.

And personally I just use the really cheap semi-dedicated proxies from BuyProxies.org.

They’re really affordable and when you sign up you can tell them that you’re going to be using them for Google scraping and they will make sure that you’re sharing with someone that is not scraping Google.

And once you’ve got those you just need to paste them in here, tick use primary proxies and then tick to use them for ‘Auction Searching’, ‘Searching’ and ‘Expired Domain and Web 2.0 Checking’.

Once you’ve done that click ‘apply and save settings’ and you’re good to go.

There are some more advanced settings here that you can customise and tweak but there really is no need to do that.

So let’s jump in and show you how to actually find expired domain names, it’s really easy and the first tool I’m going to show you is the ‘Expired Domain Hunter’ and we’re going to ‘Hunt From Keywords’.

Now, if you type your keywords comma separated up here what this will actually do is go out to Google and search for your target keyword.

It’ll then pull back websites that currently rank for that keyword and then spider those websites looking for links to expired domains.

So, let’s say you want to rank for ‘How to build muscle’. One of the best ways to do that is to get a link from one of the top ten sites that’s currently ranking for ‘How to build muscle’.

And that’s exactly what this tool lets you do, it’s going to go out, look at the number one result for ‘How to build muscle’, scan the entire website looking for where the number one website links to an expired domain and then it’s going to pull back all of this amazing data to allow you to figure out if you should buy that domain or not.

So, here I’m going to show you quickly, if we were to write ‘Fitness, Yoga, Muscle’ and click on search, that will ask us if the keywords are in the correct format, you just click on yes and that will now go out and scrape the web and search those results for us.

I’m not going to let this run through because it’ll take a bit of time but you can see it’s already at 2 or 3 percent and it’s scanning for web pages to find expired domains from.

SO I’m just going to stop that quickly. Here we can see I have done a previous scan and what you’ll probably notice is that your columns are in a different order to mine.

You can drag these columns around and put them in whatever order that you want them to be in based on how you research your domains.

And I’ve chosen to bring the Majestic metrics up to the front and you can easily sort by, well whichever metric you want!

For me, I’ve got Majestic Trust Flow sorted high to low, and here straight away we can find an available domain with Majestic trust flow 66 and Citation Flow 52 and it’s 19 years old.

That is a very powerful domain.

Here we can also see VeganBodyBuildingToday.co.uk, Majestic Trust Flow 25, Citation Flow 27 and if we click on that domain you can see that it is available to register right now for the budget price of $7.58.

So that means you can pick up a very powerful domain to either use as part of your private blog network or build a site out on or even just 301 direct to your site for less than $8.

And that’s really just, you know, showing off how powerful this software is and it’s really easy to find domains just like that.

Moving on you can also choose to hunt for expired domains from specific websites. So let’s say for example you wanted a link from Wikipedia.

You can choose to enter the Wikipedia domain name up here just like that.

Tell it how many crawl levels to go down and hit on ‘crawl’. And when this pops up you should click on ‘no’ and basically what it’s going to do is; it’s going to go to Wikipedia, it’s going to pull back 5 levels of pages and then it’s going to crawl those pages to find expired domains.

That means you can then register the domain and use it however you want but safe in the knowledge that domain has a backlink from Wikipedia.

Now I’m going to stop this because I’ve already done some searches and again we can see some really powerful domains here and I’m just going to load some others.

I also did a search from BodyBuilding.com, if you’re in the fitness niche you might want to find some domains that have links from BodyBuilding.com.

And I have another Wikipedia scan here, and here we can see again, some really powerful domains with high levels of metrics.

So, this tool allows you to register expired domains with links from specific web pages.

So just think about the authority websites in your niche and how powerful having a link from one of their websites would be.

Now, the third way of finding expired domains with Domain Hunter Gatherer Pro is the ‘Reverse Hunt Domains’ option and it really is quite clever in how it works.

First of all we want to just input a domain and I’m going to put my blog for example.

And what this will do is it will look up my domain, then find all of the backlinks pointing to my domain and then finding if any of the sites that link to my domain are also linking to expired domains to register.

So this means that we can get backlinks from the same domains that our competitors have really easily.

SO if we put a domain in and set the crawl levels to 1, hit ‘reverse crawl’ and you’ll see that it’s found 5,221 websites that link to my site and now it’s going to crawl each of those websites looking for links to expired domains.

And again I’m not going to let this run through because I have some sample data in here for you already.

So if I just clear those and we can load my previous searching.

We can see here a bunch of sites I actually, in my test, I put in some domains from the blogging world and these are expired domains that also share backlinks with some of the top sites in the blogging world.

And again you can see some really powerful domains here with really good metrics sorted by Citation Flow and also by Trust Flow.

And don’t forget when buying a domain I’m going to include my checklist for checking domains for spam, underneath this video on my blog so make sure you pay attention to that.

So in essence I always look at Majestic Trust flow and Citation Flow first as to how powerful a domain is and then the closer to 1 this ratio is the less spammy the domain is.

For example, this domain here with ‘1’ is perfect but this one at ‘0.15’ – I would avoid that this tells me it’s a highly spammed domain.

The closer to 1 it is, the better. And again, just going through this we can also go and look at Moz data and I haven’t actually calculated the rest of the data here.

But if you wanted to pull in Ahrefs data, Alexa link ranks, SEMRush links and all of those other things, all you would have to do is come up to ‘Analyse Domains’, you can choose ‘All Domains’ and then tick exactly which additional metrics you would like the software to pull in.

By default it always pulls in the Moz Data and the Majestic data straight from the off without you having to do anything extra.

So this Reverse Hunt Domains feature is really handy to try and get the same links that your competitor does.

And by rebuilding your competitor’s link profile you can easily get a leg up in the SERPs.

So those are the three main expired domain hunter tools.

And just to recap ‘Hunt From Keywords’ goes out to Google, searches your keywords, finds the domains ranking for those keywords and then scans those domains for expired domains.

‘Hunt From Websites’ allows you to put in a specific website, and it will crawl that website looking for expired domains that website links to.

Really great for getting authority links from Wikipedia, New York Times or any other major big website that you can think of, just plug it in here.

‘Reverse Hunt Domains’ you put the domain in, the software will then go and look up all of the backlinks to that domain and then from all of the backlinks it finds it will then scan those for expired domains that are available to register.

So those are the three expired domain hunter tools. And we’ve actually got two other tools that I’m going to cover, the Domain Auction Hunter and the Web 2.0 Hunter and we’re going to start with the Domain Auction Hunter first.

Now this is really easy to use. In essence you just enter your keywords at the top here, so I’m just going to enter a couple.

And then you hit on ‘search’ and ‘all auctions’ and this is going to go out to lots of different auction sites, in fact I’m just going to stop this search, and it’s going to go out to all of these domain auction sites, find a list of domains that are relevant to your keywords and then pull back all of the data that you need to make a good buying decision.

And you can see this is a search I’ve previously run for some fitness related domains and we can see TodaysSportsFan.com available for $12 with Citation Flow 12, Trust Flow 23.

And just like in the Expired Domain Hunter you can also search and filter all of these columns to your liking.

Maybe you want a domain that’s got lots of Facebook shares and here we’ve got one that’s got 116,000 Facebook shares.

Perhaps you would like a domain that has a good Alexa rank, you can search for all of that as well. It makes it really easy to cherry pick those awesome domains.

And really that’s all there is to it, it’s as simple as enter your keywords, hit search, let the software do all of the hard work for you.

Again, you can filter domains and you can do this in any of the tools and choose your filter.

Maybe you just want to see the domains that are .com so you can add that filter in and now you’ll see it’s removed any other domains and we’re just looking at the .coms.

You might also say, I just want let’s say something that’s got a Majestic Trust flow of 10 or above and you can see it’s now removed all of those for us as well.

And clearing the filters is easy just click ‘Clear Filters’.

If you want to pull in the additional data which I have done in this search you just need to go on ‘Analyse Domains’ and again pick exactly which data you want it to pull in.

By default it pulls in the Majestic and Moz data on the initial search which makes it really easy to get a quick look at things.

And again ‘Search Settings’, these are all of the auction sites it covers and you can untick these.

I don’t know why you would want to search less domain auction sites but the option is there if you want it.

So, the last method of finding expired domains is with the web 2.0 hunter.

Now there is a post on my blog about how to build a private blog network with web 2.0 sites, it’s a very popular post on my blog and if you want to understand how to use these expired web 2.0s better you should go and check that out.

I’ll make sure that there’s a link to the post underneath this video for you. But in essence this works in exactly the same way.

First of all come to the search settings and you can choose exactly which web 2.0 sites you want it to find expired domains for.

In here you just enter your keywords and I’m going to use the same examples and click on search. That’s then going to go out and find expired web 2.0 sites around your keywords and again go and pull in all of the important metrics for you.

So I’ve got some accounts that I saved from earlier, some domains. Let’s take a look at these.

So, immediately we can see that there’s one: StarBucksOrder.Tumblr.Com – Citation flow 28, Trust flow 28 is available to register right now.

It also has a little bit of traffic according to SEMRush so that would be a nice little web 2.0 site to go, and this costs nothing.

This is just going to Tumblr and registering the domain name.

We can also see that it’s found domains from WikiDot, Tumblr, BlogSpot, NewsVine, I think we have some Twitter profiles in here that are all available to register right now and start using as part of your web 2.0 based private blog network.

Again, you need to check out the more detailed blog post on how to use these domains properly, but it’s really easy and as you can see Domain hunter Gatherer Pro makes finding these super easy as well.

Just enter your keywords, click search, sit back and relax, it’s not any more difficult than that.

So now I’m going to share with you an exclusive tip that’s really quite powerful, but often overlooked by people.

Most people when they’re buying expired domains are purely focused on metrics like; how many backlinks a domain has or things like Citation flow, Trust flow and so forth.

What many people overlook is how much traffic a domain has.

Imagine if you could buy a domain that was already getting 5,000 visitors a month from Google, and either build a site on that or redirect all of that traffic directly to your site.

Well, with Domain Hunter Gatherer pro it actually connects with SEMRush and pulls in that data. So we can actually sort domains by how much traffic they have.

And if we look at this domain here, it’s actually getting over 11,000 visitors per month.

So we can register that domain right now for just the price of registering a new domain and instantly unlock 11,000 new visitors per month.

And if we take a look at that domain in SEMRush sure enough, we can see that this domain is ranking for a bunch of personality disorder type keywords.

Which means that we could easily buy the site, take advantage of all of these keywords and push all of that traffic into different affiliate offers or maybe books, or anything that helps with personality disorders.

Perhaps you already have a site in that niche and you could just redirect the traffic directly to there.

But take a look at how many number 1 rankings this domain has that you could just go out and buy right now.

Let me sort the table in the right way, and here you can see it’s number one for so many keywords and y’know look, this one’s got 2,000 searches per month, 320 per month and all of that adds up to 11,500 visitors per month.

And you can find that domain just by, when you pull in your results, you can go to ‘Analyse Domains’ and in here you want to make sure that you have SEMRush traffic ticked, and then you can pull in those traffic stats for all of the domains in your list here.

It’s really that easy, not many people look at how much traffic a domain has when they’re considering it for a private blog network.

But for example, people will overlook a domain because they’re looking at how powerful it is from an SEO perspective and domains with traffic aren’t always that powerful from an SEO perspective.

So someone could look here and discredit a domain because of its low metrics but then you might actually find it has a high level of traffic and you can repurpose that in a different way.

So that’s a bonus tip I wanted to share with you. Don’t just focus on how strong a domain is from backlink and SEO metrics but also just scroll across and check out its traffic rank as well because there’s some really hidden gems to be found when you do that.

So the last thing I’m going to cover us this awesome bonus tool that is included with Domain Hunter Gatherer Pro and it’s called Dom Recovery.

Now, it doesn’t look like much right here it’s just this little box that you see in front of us and normally this sells for $97 a month on its own.

But this is actually included with Domain Hunter Gatherer Pro for free. And what this simple tool does is, it allows you, let’s say you found a domain that’s really cool, really good metrics and now you need to build the site.

You’ve got two options, you can either rebuild the site manually or you can use this tool to recover the site from an old archive.org.

So I’m going to give you a couple of examples. Look at this site for example, Go Fish Waterman Sport Fishing – it’s a domain that’s available to register, and this is the old site how it used to look.

With the Dom Recovery software we can actually rebuild this in just a couple of clicks, and the way you do that is in Dom Recovery just click on ‘Recover’.

We’re going to enter the URL to this snapshot from Archive.org, click on next, click on next, click on finish and that’s going to go out right now and download the entire site for us.

And once that has finished, I’m just going to drag that window in here, we can jump into the folder and you can see it has downloaded the entire website for us which we can now upload to the domain and have the domain rebuilt instantly.

And if we just open up the index, here we can see the downloaded domain on my local machine.

It really is that easy.

I’m just going to take you over another example quickly. So earlier on we found VeganBodyBuildingToday.co.uk, all we need to do is take that domain and plug it into archive.org and here we can see the old site and how it used to look with lots of lovely free content that we can use.

We just need to take the Archive.org url and plug it into the Dom Recovery software and again, if you just hit recover, paste in the snapshot, click next, next, finish, and I’m going to let this one run in real time for you so you can see just how quick it is, and right now it is downloading the initial page, and now it’s downloading all of the other pages.

You can see it’s running 20 threads here, you can run more if you want it to be quicker but you can also reduce it to less in the settings.

And we are just waiting on the final bits of content and you can see within about 20 seconds it has downloaded the entire site.

So if we just jump into the folder we can see VeganBodyBuildingToday.co.uk and inside here are all of the pages and images and we can just open that up.

And there we go, we have a local copy of that site which is now ready to upload to the hosting along with the expired domain we just registered and we’ve instantly built a site as part of our private blog network in, I mean, finding the domain takes a few minutes.

Registering it and setting up the hosting takes up a few minutes and as you can see, you can restore the old site in about 30 seconds.

It’s really simple to do and I know that the tool looks pretty simple but as you can see it is super powerful and there are a few settings in here.

You can add proxies and change threads but you really don’t need to do that.

Just click on recover, enter in the Archive.org snapshot, hit next and that’s all that you have to do it really is that easy.

And this Dom Recovery software is included free with the Domain Hunter Gatherer Pro software.

If you wanted to buy Domain Recovery separately you can do that but it does cost $97 a month.

So that brings us to the end of my review and as you’ve seen it’s one of the easiest to use tools on the market it really is just plug and play, couple of clicks and you can find thousands and thousands of powerful domains.

And not just powerful domains from an SEO perspective but domains that have existing traffic as well.

One of the things I really like is that unlike other tools there’s no need for additional subscriptions like Moz or Majestic, which easily saves you hundreds of dollars per month.

And let’s not forget it includes the awesome Dom Recovery Software to rebuild websites in one click, which would normally cost an extra $97 per month.

And you can use these domains to do whatever you want really. You can either use them as a base to build out new authority sites or as part of your private blog network or even just 301 redirect domains over to your existing website to pass on any link juice and traffic.

On top of all of that, they also include an additional 3 hours of video training that shows you how to get the most out of the software and the domains you buy.

So, thank you guys for watching, I hope this has helped you out and I’ll see you on the other side.

Resources In The Video

Domain Hunter Gatherer – Easily the best tool on the market to find powerful expired domains quick & easily with no additional costs.
BuyProxies.org – My preferred proxy provider, you can use the much cheaper semi-dedicated ones.
Build A Web 2.0 Network – This tutorial teaches you how to build an expired web 2.0 network of sites.
Private Blog Network Specialist – Learn how to build private blog networks that right way

Wrapping It Up

So there you have it, now you know not only how to use expired domains to your advantage but also the easiest way to find them.

Whether you want to buy expired domain with traffic or a huge SEO authority – you are armed with the knowledge you need to gain an unfair advantage.

Not only that, but you also know how to rebuild entire expired websites in 1 click which will save you a ton of money and time!

So I only have one question for you

How will you take advantage of expired domains in your business?

279 Responses

  1. Paul Leary

    Perfect timing for this article as I am building my PBN right now, I also buy expiring domains that have lots of power.

    Thanks Matt

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Then you are on the right path Paul :)

    • Search Expired Domain
      April 17th, 2017 at 3:00 am

      Great, awesome post as always.
      Make sure you use different hosting and IP Class for each PBN, also set all domain WHOIS to private, so google can’t track that these are your PBN. However, google hate the PBN strategy.

    • Rayan
      May 16th, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Hi Paul,
      Mind sharing any tips on buying expiring domains? Any resources?

  2. shahid maqbool

    Great post :) you are amazing ;)

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Shahid!

  3. Naeem

    Thanks Matthew for this guide!!
    Can i sell domain on Flippa?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Yes of course

  4. Matjaz

    Great post again and nice tool we can use even for free.

    More in details… can expired domains also be one of the sources for broken backlinks outreach strategy?

    Find expired domain with backlinks -> outreach -> get backlinks?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Yes that would work very well as well!

    • John
      July 28th, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Can share me the free tool name for finding expired domain?

  5. Mark Harmon

    Great post. I planned to build my PBN websites for my money site. Most of the tutorials teach me never link out more than one money site. Explain me briefly, What would you recommend?

    Thanks Matthew For your Excellent tutorials.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Can you clarify your question please

      • Mark Harmon
        October 20th, 2016 at 5:42 am

        Most of PBN experts teach me, Your PBN should link out to only one money site. Please explain me how many links we can place on our PBN’s?

        • Matthew Woodward
          October 26th, 2016 at 2:59 pm

          Yes link to your money site only once, but you should also link out to other sites as well to camouflage things a little

          • Mark Harmon
            October 29th, 2016 at 7:25 am

            Thanks Matt For your Help…

  6. Zahid

    Always love to read the blog Thanks for sharing awesome stuff i am already working with expire domain these working fine for ranking.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:32 am

      No problem Zahid!

  7. Antonio Mecca

    Hey Matthew, awesome post as always. For this seo technique i often use expireddomains.net and after i check it with majestic seo if backlink profile is good or is spammy. Now i’m going to try this peace of software :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Yes that works but takes a long time and you are only seeing a very narrow scope of domains where as domain hunter gatherer actually goes out and spiders the web looking for expired domains

      • Antonio Mecca
        October 14th, 2016 at 10:04 am

        yes of course, i’m trying domain hunter gatherer, is a very strong tool. Just yesterday i have found 3 lovely websites. Thanks to you Matthew, I’ll buy you a beer. :D

        • Matthew Woodward
          October 15th, 2016 at 9:39 am

          How are you finding it compared to the expireddomains.net method?

          Thanks for the beer offer, but I am training for Ironman so no beer for me haha =D

          • Antonio Mecca
            October 16th, 2016 at 7:21 am

            it’s very easy to use and more actionable. This software made the hard work for me: D

          • Matthew Woodward
            October 17th, 2016 at 11:00 am

            My favourite kind of software :)

  8. Shafi Khan

    Thanks for the guide Matthew. I was thinking of creating PBN sites woth powerful backlinks and this article will help me a lot.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Good luck with your domain hunt!

  9. Mat

    Great post Matt, just what I was looking for thank you!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:31 am

      No problem!

  10. john

    Useful video matt I’ve been using DHG as my main tool for pbn for quite some time. I never considered checking traffic and I bet I’ve missed on some great gems. Part of my own strategy is I also use ahrefs metrics because they have a better index than moz and majestic.

    Quite a lot of the time majestic trust flow will be great but ref domains below 10 but when I check ahrefs its considerably higher for ref domains. Without ahrefs I would of passed over these domains and missed out. Worthwhile addition if your building a lot of pbns. I also use linkultra backlink for my final spam check as it checks language,site type and if backlinks are comment, profile spammed etc enabling me to check if the backlinks of the domain are solid very quick.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Yes Ahrefs have a bigger index, but I actually find the metrics from Majestic to be more reliable but as always, the more data sources you have – the better!

  11. Promo Guru

    Do you have an example authority site you have built using an ED?

  12. Brandon

    Is their a mac or online alternative for domain hunter?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:27 am

      I don’t think so sorry

      • Matthew Woodward
        October 14th, 2016 at 9:28 am

        You could try BlueChipBacklinks

        • Moon
          October 14th, 2016 at 4:51 pm

          Matthew-lol. So which one is better, you find? BlueChip Or Domain Hunter? Guessing similar tools

          • Matthew Woodward
            October 15th, 2016 at 9:35 am

            They are similar tools in many ways, but they also have their own unique features. No matter which one you decide to use, it wouldn’t be a bad choice.

  13. Prixca

    Great article but i am confuse to setup pbn domain.. for example: i got expire domain, how can i setup domain ? can i use old data from wayback machine like article etc. or use new article? what is the initial step to post the article and get backlink?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:27 am

      You can rebuild the site yes, but my preferred method is to build out a new site that looks like a real authority site

  14. Moon

    Hey Matthew, Really nice video. THis looks like a really handy tool. I do have a couple of questions though:
    1. I imagine you need to use proxies?
    2. This is installed on your computer right? So, how long did it take to run a search and did it slow down your computer?

    I know these are “sort of broad” questions. Indulge me? TY.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:27 am

      You don’t need to use proxies, but having them speeds up the process of scraping and you can use the cheap semi dedicateds from BuyProxies

      Yes this is a desktop tool which is surprisingly light on resource usage!

  15. Abhi

    Very useful article, I just got to know about that how useful the expired sub domains can be for quality links.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Yeah they are great to use and free!

  16. Matt

    Great tutorial. Shame there aren’t many domains with decent backlink profiles in my niche though.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2016 at 9:25 am

      What is your niche?

  17. Gene

    Hi Matthew,
    This software is PC only.
    Where would you suggest to run it as a Mac user?
    Thanks for all your great advice!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 15th, 2016 at 9:38 am

      As a mac user, you either need to buy a real computer :P or use something like BlueChipBacklinks

      • Gene
        October 15th, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        I took a look at B** and at first it sound good, but the domains they display need to be checked by Moz, Majestic and ahrefs from spamed links.
        Unless you are selling domains or need a lot of them for your clients it is cheaper to buy from a trusted seller.
        But let me insist: isn’t there any kind of server where you can install this PC software?

        • Matthew Woodward
          October 17th, 2016 at 11:02 am

          They provide all of those metrics in B**?

          Yes you could install this software on a Windows VPS from PowerUpHosting and have it running 24/7

  18. Navjeet

    Thats great article as expected from you, let me buy some expired domains first then back to you :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 15th, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Haha thanks :)

  19. Shaheen Adibi

    Anything that you’d recommend that’s cloud based or for Mac OSX?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 15th, 2016 at 9:36 am

      You could use BlueChipBacklinks or alternatively buy a real computer :P

      • Shaheen Adibi
        October 18th, 2016 at 10:43 am

        Hah thanks!, and fair enough!

  20. Harris

    This is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for this post.

    I just got my 7 day trail of Pro hunter and playing with it. It is really easy to use and very fast results.

    Only one thing confused me, that is “Google index”. I am getting very few domains with G index from thousands of expired domain. and it is really a gamble if I buy de-indexed expired domain.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 15th, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Most expired domains will not be indexed by Google anymore, because the domain is expired. Once its live again with a site on it, Google will reindex it.

  21. adrian

    what plan we need to use it this way?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 15th, 2016 at 9:35 am

      How do you mean?

  22. BCKwebsolutions

    Hey Matthew, great to see a local Cheshire guy doing so well and giving out so much great info. What’s your view on register compass? Worth the money ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 17th, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Thanks :)

      Register Compass isn’t a bad tool by any means, but it’s not always so easy to find great domains with it.

  23. Craig Cooper

    I keep telling myself I should get rid of domains and not acquire more, but you make a very tempting point for the getting more

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 17th, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Well if you’re not using them, ditch them :)

  24. Bharti

    Hey Matthew Sir,
    Thanks For This PBN And Expired Domain Guid. .
    I Am Working On Education Nice And It is very Helpful for me
    Another Best Article

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 19th, 2016 at 8:46 am

      No problem Bharti!

  25. Tom

    I am trialing EDH pro and have entered your recommended metrics (for expired domains) as a filter, and am searching thousands of expired domains but the filter is not letting any through. Its like the metrics are set way too high.
    In 4 massive multiple keyword searches that took several hours each I found 2 domains, but then did spam check and they failed.

    I am so amped to find some gems but Im not finding it easy, what am I doing wrong?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 26th, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Well I have a very high standard for the domains I buy, and there is a lot of competition for them so you can either loosen up the requirements or keep searching

  26. Francisco

    Hi Matthew,
    I tested the tool seem to be good but is not getting Moz or Majestic metrics.
    Show 0 as metrics in more than 3000 domains that the tool found.
    Do you know why?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 26th, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Do any of the domains show metrics?

      I suspect the big DDOS attack that has hit the web and key DNS servers maybe responsible for the missing data

  27. Ahsan Awan

    admin can you tell me can i use expire domain for event blogging this is good for seo or bad

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 26th, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Yes you can do that!

  28. Fabio

    Hi Matt, this is a great tutorial.
    Do you think that Domain Hunter Gathered is a better choice over SerpDrive? I´m testing serpdrive and i´m very happy with it.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 26th, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      They are both great tools!

  29. Rick

    Hi Matthew,

    Is there a way of not gathering the metrics of domains I do not want. It finds lots of tld’s which I don’t want to use because registration is not possible, too expensive or I just don’t want those. Now the software finds them and metrics are pulled. These are eating the credits of 50.000 which you get with a subscription of DHG.

    • Rick
      October 26th, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Or when you set the filters before scraping, will DGH pass the domains in the filters for pulling the metrics?


      • Matthew Woodward
        October 26th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

        Hey Rick,

        Not 100% sure on this one, I suggest contacting DGH support directly to check

  30. kaley

    Hai matthew,
    Nice article in perfect time. I just wanted to build my web2.0 PBN and struggling in finding expired web2.0
    Should give this tool a try

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 28th, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Yeah it’s a great tool for finding cheap domains!

  31. Kaushik Dutta

    Very detail video. can this tool be used to get expired domains having a specific keyword in domain.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 31st, 2016 at 2:35 pm


  32. Charlie Street

    Loved your post as always Matt. I have a question though. You see, I’ve found an expired domain with DA 30 but I don’t know whether it’s been a victim of Google’s Manual spam action or not? Without buying that domain, can you give me an idea how to check it please? I would really be grateful.


    • Matthew Woodward
      November 1st, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      You have to look at all the other factors to figure that out.

      Is the backlink profile clean or heavily spammed with exact match anchors?

      Look at the domain in archive.org, was it a good site before or repurposed as someone elses private blog network at some point?

      You can even put the domain into something like SEMRush to get an idea of if it used to rank and if there were any sudden traffic drops that weren’t related to the expiry of the domain etc

  33. Kate Walls

    This post help me a lot to get backlinks for expired domain.
    Keep up the good work Matt!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 31st, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      No problem Kate :)

  34. Onehalf AU

    While getting a new domain name will give your site a clean slate and allow you to start a fresh marketing campaign, you may not be aware of the fact that some expired domains come with a high Page Rank value. A company that buys such a domain will not have to work so hard on website promotion and backlink building techniques. Thanks for updating this really informative post!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 3rd, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Page Rank is an entirely outdated metric

  35. Tony

    Hi. Matthew.

    I am really new to all this. I am about to launch my blog in the next week. I have a domain and a wordpress blog set ready to go. Clearly it will have no traffic from day one and I guess it will take a while to build up. So my question is would you advise a begginer like me to stick with the one blog for a while and build it up. Or is it worth investing the time early on to master how to find expired domains and link them to the blog?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 8th, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Yes stick with one blog for now, build out a solid base of content and get your first 100 subscribers.

      Then worry about other stuff.

      The only thing you may want to consider right now, is to actually build your blog on an expired domain that already has strong SEO metrics.

  36. Nemesis99

    Top of the day to you Matthew.

    This article has really opened my eyes to an opportunity of not only registering my online presence but to money making opportunities as well. My question is do you have an article that explains in detail how to make money parking and selling of juicy expired domains.

    Which Domain Hunting Gatherer plan is best to subscribe to for a start?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 8th, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Sorry that’s not something I have experience with myself, but for sure a marketplace of high quality domains with powerful SEO metrics would do very well!

      Start with the cheapest plan and work your way up if you need to.

  37. Auction Tips

    Hey Matthew,

    Great points on finding the right domains. Sometimes, I like to find them on auction so I know I’m getting a good deal.

    Thanks for the Web 2.0 idea as well,

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 8th, 2016 at 10:19 am

      No problem Dennis :)

  38. Rodolfo Barros

    To use the software is it possible to use the semi-dedicated proxies?

    How many proxies will it take to use it?

    What proxies need to be changed in how much time?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 16th, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Yes that is what I use my self :)

  39. 30g30.com

    Thanks Matthew

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 15th, 2016 at 9:12 am

      No worrys :)

  40. انواع آموزش بافت مو

    Quite a lot of the time majestic trust flow will be great but ref domains below 10 but when I check ahrefs its considerably higher for ref domains.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 16th, 2016 at 10:57 am

      That is because the Ahrefs database is bigger

  41. Joe Fury

    Hi Matt,

    You got any more step by steps on building PBNs from the bottom up? I don’t want to get it wrong as it could hurt my rankings.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 21st, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      I have a full course here http://marketerseal.com/ but I’m not taking on new students for a couple of months

  42. Clint

    Hey there Matt,

    Domain Hunter Gatherer is pricey subscription based software, do you recommend any others that are a little bit more realistic with their pricing?

  43. Free Recharge

    Thank you so much bro for providing me best article.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2016 at 9:56 am

      No problem!

  44. Gary Box

    Really interesting article. Whilst I realise there will be lots of work in building a PBN Domain Hunter Gatherer should at least automate some of the work.

    I’ve purchased it today. I only have 10 private proxies but searches seem to take all day. Also unlike the examples you show in your video, the results I get are generally not that great. By that I mean it’s hard to find a single domain that has decent trust rank and is not considered spammy at the same time.

    Is there something over and above what is in this article that I am missing? I do wonder why someone would just give up a domain if it had some value. I’m trying to build backlinks for domains that are quite niche with relatively small likely traffic.

    Would welcome any comments. I need to decide whether to continue with the software after initial 7 days and to judge it fairly I want to make sure I’m not missing anything. So far today I’m not convinced it will turn up anything like the examples given in this video.


    • Matthew Woodward
      December 15th, 2016 at 9:28 am

      Well Gary, the problem is there are lots of people scraping the web for domains so finding those golden gems is often a bit of a hunt.

      Not everyone looks at domains that are expiring with SEO in mind and websites just naturally come and go.

  45. Dai

    Hi Matt,

    Should I use an expired domain, which was penalized for building an authority site?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 31st, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      No not if it was penalised

  46. Sharmeela Farooqi

    Hey Sir… can i use expired domain for Adsense Earning or not?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 5th, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Sure you can :)

  47. mark oc

    Hi Matthew, great tutorial loved it, what are your thoughts on flipping any of the domains you find? Can you find quality domains with this software to flip just the domain? Cheers mate

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 20th, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Yeah you can find quality domains easily and then do whatever you want with them!

  48. Brendon Maynze

    This is good to know. I’ve been looking for a program that could find expired domains for me :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 10th, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      It’s an awesome tool :)

  49. Stuart

    I read your review about Domain Hunter Gatherer Pro and Dom Recovery.
    I have a question if you pull up an old website with Dom Recovery and put it on the web as it was, don’t you violate copyright laws?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 20th, 2017 at 8:44 am

      I don’t know what country you are from or what the law is there, nor am I qualified to advise on that.

      • Stuart
        January 25th, 2017 at 7:33 am

        In the UK would it be a copyright infringement to just take the website as is and put it on the web? from Dom Cop?
        Also, do people just sell the domains using Domain Hunter Gatherer?

        • Matthew Woodward
          January 31st, 2017 at 10:03 am

          I’m not qualified to say one way or the other

          Yes you could resell the domains

  50. Kashif Raza

    Hi Matthew,

    I want to know is Expired Domain tricks still works ?? As there are many news that Google is not giving extra credit of using expired domain. ?? Are those news true ???

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 20th, 2017 at 8:41 am

      They work great!

  51. Arvinder Singh

    Awesome Post! Now I am starting to build my own PBN!

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 20th, 2017 at 8:22 am

      That is a wise decision :)

  52. Naeem Akram

    But people still preferring to use scrapbox, but i personally use scrapbox ,it is taking time to find expire domains.

    If i say about this video i don’t think so finding expire domains is so difficult task :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 20th, 2017 at 8:21 am

      How do you use Scrapebox to find expired domains?

      • Naeem Akram
        January 20th, 2017 at 10:35 am

        I am using scrap box plugin expire domain finder. But I saw reviews about Domain Hunter Gatherer. People are not talking about this tool in 2016 but scrap box still effective. What is your point of view :)

  53. Martin

    Will have a go. It looks it might save some time:)

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 20th, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Less time working, more time playing :)

  54. ojasbharti

    Hello Matthew Sir,
    Thanks For This OSAM Expired Domain Article.
    I Am Working On Educational Nice And It is very Helpful for me
    Another Best Article

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 23rd, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      No problem :)

  55. Ben

    Your guide is great and I started with scrapebox but found all the different processes a bit confusing and very time consuming so I tried DHG, it took a while to get all the settings to suit me but I can now find high quality expired domains and web 2 in just a few clicks which makes the overall process far faster than scrapebox.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 23rd, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Yeah its far quicker and much more diverse in how it finds domains rather than relying on solely GoDaddy auctions

  56. Jhonny

    Does this software do the same job as Domcop and Register Compass? Or is it better?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 23rd, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      They help to find expire domains as well but this is desktop software that has a few unique search features

      • Jhonny
        January 23rd, 2017 at 4:39 pm

        I found it very difficult and expensive to buy domains for PBN through auction. I’m looking for the best way to find powerful domains for my PBN. But I have found that it is no easy task. :-?

        • Matthew Woodward
          January 24th, 2017 at 10:24 am

          Yes that’s why it’s good to use tools like this one where you will find domains that are freely available to register with any domain registrar

  57. Jhonny

    Thanks for the answers Matthew :D
    And congratulations to the site. Read your content, if you learn a lot from SEO.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 10:13 am

      No problem Jhonny!

  58. GSERB

    Awesome Post! Thanks to shearing such a useful post. Keep at up

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Thanks :)

      • Tapan Patel
        February 2nd, 2017 at 5:43 am


  59. Stuart

    How does Domain Hunter Gatherer compare to Bluechip Backlinks? Which is better for finding high authority backlinked domains?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:59 am

      One is a desktop tool and one is a web based service. I like them both although DHG has more ways to find domains

  60. Sadi

    Nice article :)

    It is necessary to use Niche relevant Expired domain for 301 Redirect.??

    If I am working on health, but I have an expired domain on shoes can I use
    shoes domain on health site for 301 redirect ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 25th, 2017 at 7:08 am

      I wouldnt do that personally, the niche can be unrelated but they should fall under the same category at least. Eg weight lifting and yoga would be good, but baseball and used cars wouldn’t.

  61. Viet

    Dear, do you sell PBNs, i see your blog is very good. If yes please pm me via email.
    Thank you.

  62. Ocean Of Seo

    Awesome Post! Thanks to shearing such a useful post. Keep at up

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 8th, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      No problem :)

  63. Dori

    Hi! I found a 327$ semrush tr cost through expireddomainsnet. I ridirected to my site alawaelbooking.com 3 days ago but nothing happens. I didnt check other parameters because I dont know which is better to be higher: majestic backlinks, DA, PA, mozrank?!! Can u help me? Should I by DGH or better DomCop? DomCop seems simplier.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 14th, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Semrush traffic cost isn’t a metric I would consider, plus you need to wait a couple of weeks for any SEO benefits – assuming it has any SEO metrics to pass over

  64. Tommy

    Nice post. One of websites I use to find good expired domains to build websites on them is http://www.expireddomains.com

    They provide a good list of keyword, brandable domains that will end the same day on GoDaddy Auctions and if I find something I like I’ll just check if it has any backlinks. brandable/keyword domains + backlinks is a winner!

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 4th, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Yes that is a great resource although a lot of manual work to get all the metrics you need

  65. Sgraphinfotech

    Thanks for sharing the great article…

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 14th, 2017 at 9:17 am

      No problem!

  66. Christian

    Thanks for the information, but most of the features you mentioned here are only available for the professional version. I will give it a try anyway.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 4th, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      You can still find some good ones with the free version!

  67. Mike Hassi

    Nice post. It is necessary to use Niche relevant Expired domain for 301 Redirect.??

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 4th, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Yes that helps for sure

  68. Allen Marin

    thanks for the info matt as i some sort of idea about link building through expired domains but after reading your post now i can assure you that i know at least 60% and will try by my self :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 4th, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Hahaha just take action and you’ll be fine

  69. Paul

    This was the best article I read for a long time, I did not know this technique.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 19th, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      No problem Paul!

  70. alessandro

    Hi Matthew, I’ve just signed up for DHG but in the settings there is no any API key for MOZ. Have they changed premium account removing them by default? Have I to buy a monthly openapps plan? Thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 19th, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      You don’t need an account with them

  71. mohammed salah Shabaan El Sayed

    I want to know how to transfer my domain to a buyer? Also what free services can I use to check a domains backlinks and traffic?

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 18th, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Your domain registrar will offer transfers

  72. Erwin Pratama

    I am still afraid to buy expired domains.
    That’s because you probably do not know if the domain is already hit by google sandbox or deindex.
    How to solve this problem?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 16th, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Do your own manual checks on the backlink profile and history of the site

  73. tin

    O** i just bought and tried the PRO version because i watched your video and also it was a great way and time saving because all the metrics like majestic, ahrefs are all there in a single click ..

    BUT NO.. you have to signup for majestics API which is too expensive.. my g** what a rip off

    • tin
      May 20th, 2017 at 8:19 am

      sorry its ok now pls delete this comment.. support says i have to wait for my account to be setup now all is ok

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 14th, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      No you don’t? I am not using it with the Majestic api

  74. Pritam

    Well, I build my Authority site on an expired domain,Their would be any Problem ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 29th, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      No just make sure it doesn’t have a spammy backlink profile/history

  75. shoukath

    this blog is just my mind opening I spent more than 5 hours in your blog learnt much about SEO.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 31st, 2017 at 7:56 am

      Thanks glad to have you here :)

  76. ssahni

    This post is just amazing though.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  77. Jonathan Melody

    Hello Matt

    Glad to have stumbled on this.

    Do you advise using the dom recovery for PBNs as against rebuilding from scratch?


    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2017 at 10:54 am

      I build from scratch personally

  78. iwan

    Hi Matthew,

    I followed your tutorial but I’m still struggling to find domains that match the critieria tf/cf 15/15 and da 15. I mean there are plenty of domains with those metrics but they are not english domains like .jp .ad are those still good to use in PBN’s even though they are in different language?


    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2017 at 10:49 am

      I would look for broader search terms first

  79. Greg

    Hey Matt,

    I was wondering what your minimum metrics are when buying a PBN domain (DA,PA, TF, CF)?

    Also, have you had much success with Domain Hunter Gatherer finding any gems? So far my results haven’t been particularly overwhelming…



    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Anything 15+

      Yes I always find good stuff!

  80. Devangi

    Hello sir !! How can find Expired domain ? Expired domain find then i can put google add in my expire domain ??

    Thank you

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Yes just follow the video

  81. LIJIN

    Hi Matthew,
    I’m on my way to start a niche website – my second one. After working for the first one, I learnt that expired domains give a head start to the hard work I’m going to put in.
    Searching more on the topic, I came here in your website. I have few queries on this.
    I have found few domains matching my niche. But there are few issues- some have web archive history or has links from non-target countries.
    My questions are:
    1. I have expired domains which has web archive history and they are not related to my domain. The only thing is that they have my niche keyword in the domain name. Does web archive history affect the ranking? What if the expired domain is not related to my niche?
    2. What if majority of the inbound links come from countries which I’m not targeting? Most of the backlinks to these expired domains are coming from non-US countries. But I’m targeting US.

    Sorry for bit long.
    Awaiting for your reply

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2017 at 1:54 pm


      1) Is the history spammy in any way or only irrelevant?

      2) It would be better to come from the US but not critical

      What are the majestic CF and TF values?

  82. HP Sangha

    hello mate awesome blog. i have question is expire domain still work?

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Yes of course :)

  83. Silas T Nkoana

    Hi Matthew,

    I’m ready to purchase domain hunter gatherer after seeing your video but I’m a little scared to spend money because all I need is information for South Africa and the Domains that expire for .co.za if you can do a quick check (not a long as the video ) on the features it has for .co.za and let me know id show my appreciation by purchasing immediately as this is my only concern.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      They will refund you within 30 days no problem

  84. Adwm

    Great guide for new byes Thanks Matthew

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 11th, 2017 at 11:47 am

      No problem Adwm!

  85. chatinow

    Great!!!!!! I really enjoyed reading this post. please don’t stop now to share your important post.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 11th, 2017 at 11:27 am

      No problem :)

  86. Muhammad Wasiullah

    Very Nice Article Good Work

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 11th, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Muhammand!

  87. Mike

    Hi Matthew,

    Great post! I tried to repurpose an expired domain to build an authority site (your method 1) – but it doesn’t rank as it should. i checked the backlink profile via majestic and archive.org and it’s clean. also checked the metrics of the competition. with the amount of trust and link juice my expired domain has vs. the competition, it should be on page 1 for those keywords. is there something i’m missing here?



    • Matthew Woodward
      July 14th, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      How long has it been and what kind of content did you place on the domain?

  88. Adam

    Beautiful Article.One thing, Matthew would you suggest building main money site on expired domain?

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 18th, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Yes for sure!

  89. Kamaldeep

    If I download the content from one of the expired domain(archive) and use in our new domain then it will count duplicate content or Google will count fresh content?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 1st, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      Check in copyscape or with some Google searches to see if its unique first

  90. govtbharti


    • Matthew Woodward
      August 1st, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      No problem!

  91. Jacob

    Thanks for sharing the method to find Expired domains. I always pay for expired domains but after reading the article I will not pay again. I will find the domain by self

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 1st, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      No problem Jacob!

  92. arfan bahdim

    good information, and i will try order your PBN service for next time

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 3rd, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Sounds good to me Arfan

  93. mahi

    Thank you so much sir sharing this information.this post is very useful in my website.beacuase i can find expired domain in my website.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 3:04 pm


  94. Dharmendra Kumar Mishra

    Thanks you for great Post
    Help lot!!!

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      Pleased to help

  95. Tick Blogger

    Thank You

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      No worries

  96. smm buz

    Thank you so much for sharing awesome and helpfull article.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 3rd, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      No problem, hope it helped

  97. Sinalo

    Thanks for the tips, will try them out

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      You’d be mad not to

  98. Jessica Lee

    You have some great info here Matthew. Yes why pay when one does not need to you have some valid points

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks Jessica

  99. pranav haldar

    Nice post
    It’s very helpful for me

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      Cheers Pranav, glad to be of help

  100. SkyTech

    Thank for the Great Article :)

    Loved it!!!

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      I’m glad you liked it :)

  101. Jessica

    Yes great info i spent so much on expired domains i really appreciate the post

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 11:57 am

      No problem Jessica

  102. mozchecker

    I have developed a website http://mozchecker.com for Moz, majestic, Alexa, SEMrush data for any domain.

    If’s a free of cost. could you please share this website on your fb group page, so people can use free of cost.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 5th, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Nice tool thanks

  103. Sarfraz Khan

    thanks for these tips. But yes, it’s also difficult to find good domains.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 3rd, 2018 at 11:17 am

      No problem Sarfraz

  104. Russell Bowyer

    Thank you for your well written article on expired domains. I need to understand a bit more about proxies though, as that is a bit over my head, but it has given me some great ideas on what to do going forward. I may well use someone of Fiverr to do the research for me first though.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2018 at 10:23 am

      You dont really need them on a small scale

  105. Sebi

    If i buy an expired domain and with web arhive put the same content on the expired domain, i think its better, but it really is ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2018 at 10:19 am

      I prefer new content

  106. nee

    nice bro

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 9:22 am

      Thanks pal

  107. vinod sharma

    this is articla is very good friend nice informetion

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 1st, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks, glad you found it helpful

  108. تور استانبول

    that is great…. thanks a lot…

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 7th, 2018 at 10:05 am

      No problem, come back soon :)

  109. spamesr boi

    This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work
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    • Matthew Woodward
      May 14th, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Yes the comments section on my posts always seem full of other interesting ideas, it’s great!

  110. Ratish

    Hey Matthew, This is really a good article. I have been researching on how to build a PBN for some of my websites and came across this well-explained article. I will try the tool you have suggested and follow the steps that are in checklist guide. Keep up the good work Matthew :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 24th, 2018 at 9:36 am

      Hey Ratish, thanks a lot. I hope you have more success

  111. dastageer dsg

    Very helpfull thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 25th, 2018 at 11:00 am

      No problem

  112. Roshni Patil

    Thanks for the info.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 8th, 2018 at 10:14 am

      No worries

  113. Sofia Lasseter

    Worth reading! I’m about to make more PBN sites including properpbn.com. Thanks for sharing!

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 5th, 2018 at 6:21 pm

      Hey Sofia, thanks very much, good look with your sites

  114. Bernd Kunze

    nice share thank you for very good post

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 18th, 2018 at 8:55 am

      No problem, hope it was useful.

  115. lennex koh

    Good article. Wanna try method 2. Expired Domain

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 24th, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Let me know how you get on.

  116. Sebastien

    Thanks Matthew for your good advices and tips to buy expired domains. I think i will try this tool to find cheap domains :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 27th, 2018 at 9:51 am

      No problem Sebastien. Good luck

  117. Zaheer Ul Islam

    Mice Article I’m looking for it from a long time.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 30th, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks for coming back Zaheer!

  118. Wajahat

    Great Post sir.
    I really need an article like this. Thank you for the Article.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 6th, 2018 at 11:20 am

      No worries, glad to have helped.

  119. John boge

    thank you Great Content

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 15th, 2018 at 11:09 am

      Cheers John

  120. mike

    What a amazing method to build backlink if i make 10 blog with expire domain than can i rank of any website with my 10 domain backlink

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 24th, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Mike :)

  121. Yuvraj kore

    Really Powerful blog

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 7th, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Thanks a lot!

  122. Nazrul Islam

    thank you Great Content for us.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 10th, 2018 at 10:13 am

      No worries :)

  123. Nazrul Islam

    Hello Dear, Always love to read the blog Thanks for sharing awesome stuff i am already working with expire domain these working fine for ranking.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 13th, 2018 at 9:38 am

      Thanks Nazrul, glad you are enjoying my blog :)

      • Nazrul Islam
        September 28th, 2018 at 10:22 am

        Thanks, dear sir.

        • Matthew Woodward
          October 1st, 2018 at 4:34 pm

          You’re welcome Nazrul

  124. Adarsh

    Yeah, Nice Post I was searching for the creation of powerful backlinks and this post helped me a lot.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 27th, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Awesome, glad you found my post!

  125. Sunita Madan

    Hey, this post is awesome as always. For this SEO technique i often use expireddomains.net and after i check it with majestic seo if backlink profile is good or is spammy. Now i’m going to try this peace of software :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 27th, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Great, thanks very much I’m glad you liked the post and picked up some new tips to try out.


    Thanks For Sharing Such beautiful information with us. i hope you will share some more information about this post. please keep sharing!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2018 at 9:07 am

      I certainly will keep sharing. Thanks

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