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By Derek Iwasiuk
November 30, 2006 has released the first version of an expired traffic search, a feature which has been requested by many of its users. This tool will rank all domains scheduled to come back on the market within the week according to how much traffic they might have.

In order to determine if a domain name might still have traffic, it is checked for Google PageRank, Alexa Rank, DMOZ Listing, Yahoo Listing, number of links and pages found in major search engines, and how long the domain was registered. A positive score in most areas can be a good indication that the site still has traffic. The only way to know for sure how much traffic the domain still has is to register it.

Generating traffic can be one of the most difficult tasks when developing a website. Purchasing a domain which already has traffic can help jump start the site. One of the more common uses of this tool is to help users find valuable domains to make money with parked pages. A parked page is a way for domainers to take advantage of the traffic a domain has by setting up a site with advertisements. has recently developed a new service called Catch & Release, allowing users to "Try A Domain on for Size". This new service will offer serious players a chance to test out a large number of domains for traffic. They do this by registering the domain and then issuing a refund within 5 days if the domain does not produce.

In certain cases these domains are worth something regardless of their traffic. This is true for names listed in places like DMOZ or Yahoo. For example, it costs $300/year to be included in the Yahoo Directory. Registering a domain already listed could save you the entry fee. Even more valuable are the names found in This is the largest directory on the Internet and in most cases it's nearly impossible to get added. The site is run exclusively by volunteers and getting someone to take a look at a site could take months or even years of waiting assuming it happens at all.

The Expired Traffic Search is part of the advanced tool set at A subscription is required to use these tools, which costs $14.95/week or $34.95/month. This traffic search can be found at

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