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Appraisals: A Guide

Discussion in 'Appraisals' started by Correctus, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    Welcome to the Domain Appraisals forum. Here you can get your Domains Appraised by people around the forums for free. But for achieving the best results, you must take care of some things. This guide also contains some common terminology at the Domain Appraisals forum and also a few extra tips and advice.

    What to Do


    For People wanting Appraisals

    If you are wanting to get an appraisal for your domain name(s). Please specify the following things in your appraisal request

    • Name of the Domain
    • Registration Date
    • What do you want to use the domain for
    • If you are planning to sell the domain, then specify what can the niche be used for.

    If you have a website, also include the following-

    • Subject of the Website
    • Business Details (if business exists)
    • Traffic Details (How many Hits, How many Unique Hits)
    • Income From the website
    • Pages Indexed in Search Engines (Yahoo, Google, MSN etc.)
    • Backlinks in Total
    • Site Rankings for Keywords (If Relevant)
    • Google Pagerank
    • Alexa Rank
    • Member Details (If forums etc.)
    • Content Details (How many Articles etc.)

    Ideal Example coming Soon



    For People giving appraisals

    If you want to give an appraisal to the person, you should include the following things in your appraisal -

    • Estimated Value of the Domain
    • If Undeveloped, then Development Idea for the domain
    • If Developed, then further advice and ideas and/or enhancement techniques
    • Sale Advice
    • Optimization Advice (if possible)
    • References (if any)
    • Any other Advice/Tips

    What Not to Do


    What you should not do in the Domain Appraisals forum-

    For People wanting Appraisals

    You should not, under any circumstances, practice the following when seeking an appraisal-

    • Put down people
    • Provide Incomplete Details
    • Ask for offers from sellers, the marketplace forum is for those purposes
    • Insult an appraisal
    • Last but not the least, NEVER PROVIDE UNREGISTERED DOMAINS FOR APPRAISALS


    For People giving Appraisals

    Appraisers should never do the following things when giving an appraisal.

    • Giving a comment like "developed should be more value"
    • Insult someone's domain
    • Ask for Reputation (not appreciated)
    • Provide an outright general appraisal. (domains are good when developed)
    • Provide an incomplete appraisal such as- (low xx but should be developed)

    SEMrush
    Terminology


    Here at domain Appraisals forum, people use some terminology which might be difficult for the new user to understand. Here it is, explained

    • Reg Fee: Reg Fee means whatever the domain name was registered for
    • X's: An X signifies the unit of the money figure. For example xx means 10-99, xxx means 100-999 and so on
    • Low, Mid, High: Low X's mean 0 to 25% of the figure, Mid X's mean 26% to 75% of the figure and High X's mean 76% to 99% of the figure
    • Developed/Development: This means that a domain name should be made into a website, content should be put, the site should get some reputation, backlinks should be made, publicity should be done etc.
    • Niche: This means the market of the domain, where the domain is pointing at, for example a domain computergamerz.com would have a niche of Gaming.
    • L's and N's: Sometimes you will see people saying LLLL, LLN, NLL etc. Here, L means Letters and N means Numbers, for example if someone says "I own a domain LLN.org, what do you think of it?" It means that the Domain has Two L's in the Beginning and one N at the end which means something like AB5.org


    Tips and Advice


    • Use good english, it leaves good impact
    • For WEBSITE appraisals, one must head to this forum - http://forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=23 entitled Website appraisals for better appraisals
    • Please Remember that your Appraisal can change the route of someone's whole website future, so please dont Appraise if you think you cant do it, or to just increase post count


    Coming Soon




    • [*]Expanded Description
      [*]More Examples
      [*]Appraisal Examples
      [*]Some more Guidelines
      [*]Terminology expansion
      [*]Courtesy section
      [*]and much more

    Thanks
    IT
     
    Correctus, Jul 30, 2006 IP
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    SEMrush
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    forumrating Notable Member

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    #2
    nice guide, can be a sticky thread
     
    forumrating, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  3. Correctus

    Correctus Straight Edge

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    #3
    Thanks a lot for that :)

    I am seeking comments from others as well

    IT
     
    Correctus, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  4. Faizan

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    Good work :)
     
    Faizan, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  5. Glen

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    #5
    nice guide

    im sure it will prove useful :)
     
    Glen, Jul 31, 2006 IP
  6. Correctus

    Correctus Straight Edge

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    Thanks for the comments, any more people would like to comment please? Cant seem to update the guide now though, the edit option is gone

    IT
     
    Correctus, Aug 4, 2006 IP
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    ottodo Guest

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    That's great Guide
    Thanks
    :)
     
    ottodo, Aug 12, 2006 IP
  8. Roger N

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    IT -

    As you know, it helped when submitting my site for appraisal. I didn't realize registration date was significant.

    I would suggest adding 'blending' and 'smartpricing' to the Terminology. Just learned what that was a minute ago.

    I think a lot of people would like to know more when you say "Remember that your Appraisal can change the route of someone's whole website future." I would.

    All in all, it's an excellent primer, and stands well alone.

    ok, maybe 'blending' and 'smartpricing' wouldn't fit this particular forum. Its so granular.
     
    Roger N, Aug 19, 2006 IP
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    Nick_Mayhem Notable Member

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    Just saw this one. Nice guide. maybe this kind of format will help other user better to understand the domain name. And they will be able to give proper appraisals rather then just xx or xxx things.
     
    Nick_Mayhem, Sep 1, 2006 IP
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    WorldImpulse Well-Known Member

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    #10
    Some soild Bullet points there ...
    Good work done mate :)
     
    WorldImpulse, Oct 29, 2006 IP
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    imnajam Well-Known Member

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    Good work, I just followed and made my first post for domain appraisal
     
    imnajam, Nov 9, 2006 IP
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    Great Work!
     
    DarkStealth, Nov 18, 2006 IP
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    Thanks alot man, very nice guide :)
     
    X FILES, Dec 1, 2006 IP
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    A very comprehensive and easy to follow guide, thanks very much for sharing. :)
     
    JKhoury, Dec 1, 2006 IP
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    That's great Guide
    Thanks
     
    draligus, Dec 20, 2006 IP
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    Thanks for the guide!
     
    Redman99, Dec 26, 2006 IP
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    Fairly new here. That helped a ton!
     
    bnut23, Dec 28, 2006 IP
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    seojig Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    #18
    nice guide, as a newbie i learn some new things every day with the help of DP members like you.i hope that i will learn more and more by reading helpful threads like this.

    thanks

    jignesh
     
    seojig, Jan 4, 2007 IP
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    Good guide, never really visited the appraisals section, but this is pretty good stuff... thanks for the newbie tips correctus.
     
    starke, Jan 17, 2007 IP
  20. Correctus

    Correctus Straight Edge

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    Thanks for the feedback people I'll add the second section very soon.

    IT
     
    Correctus, Jan 21, 2007 IP
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