This is a quick short tip using a free tool to help you scale your link building.
You’ve most likely heard of Buzzstream (right?) well as you know they have a nice set of free link building tools as well as an excellent paid outreach tool.
So how exactly do you find an expired domain with Buzzstream?
Step 0. Have a list of domains in your target niche, you can build this from competitor links or with something like Scrapebox
Step 1. Load a list of blogs in your target niche into the Buzzstream blogroll list builder
Within no time at all Buzzstream has extracted all the links from the blogrolls
Now click the little “+” icon next to the domains and it will then add the blogrolls from these domains to your list.
Step 2. Use Check my Links or Domain Hunter Plus on the Page
To learn how to use DHP check this review
Alternatively download the list & use Screaming Frog to crawl it.
Step 3. Find any 404’s & check them out – the last thing you want to do is waste good money on a dropped spam domain
Check the PR/DA
Is the PR Fake?
Check the # and quality of LRDs
Step 4. Go to your Domain Registrar of choice and snap up the dropped domain
In my experience you will find that Google resets the Toolbar PageRank of domain names when they are deleted from the registry, however if you build out the site with some fresh content and a build some new links it’s not a problem.