Domcop Review With Pricing & Head To Head Comparison To Domain Hunter Gatherer With 2 Actual Case Studies Of Results
Today we are reviewing Domcop and Domain Hunter Gatherer in a head to head test. These are software tools for finding expired domains.
I’m going to show you the features, what I like about them, what I don’t like about them, and the method I use to find high quality expired domains. I’m also going to show you an actual case study where we put both tools to the test to find niche specific expired domains to see which tool is better.
So before we get started I want to let you know about a free training that I’m putting together for how to profit from expired domains. It’s not going to be one of those masked sales pitches where I’m going to give you just a little bit of information and then try to sell you an expensive course that has the rest of the keys to the kingdom inside after paying up. It will be completely free.
It’s also not based on domain flipping, although I do cover that as one way to make money with expired domains. However, in my opinion it’s pretty tough to do that business model. There’s a lot of people flipping domains and it’s really hard (nearly impossible) to get a high quality one with good resell value.
Even if you could find that proverbial needle in the haystack, the domain would probably be far more valuable using my method. I don’t even bother trying to flip domains because of that but I will touch on it briefly in case that’s something you want to do.
I have a different strategy that most people aren’t doing and there’s so much potential and opportunity with it that I don’t see it ever getting saturated. It’s also much more profitable than domain flipping.
When I created this post, I was still in the process of putting it together but I’ve put a signup form above this post just below the tutorial video, where you can be notified when that free course becomes available. It is much more in depth than this review.
You can also watch the video at the top of this page for a full tutorial and walk through of everything I am covering in this post. I go into more detail in the video.
Ok so here’s what the Domcop software tool looks like and here are the two features that I like about this tool.
First, it’s cloud based so you don’t have to download it and run it on your computer. Everything runs on their servers so it doesn’t take up resources on your device.
Second, it has a nice clean interface and gives you a lot of data here such as Moz authority, Majestic backlinks, trust flow and a lot more.
You also have filters you can set up so you can find niche specific domains with good quality metrics.
Unfortunately that’s as far as it goes so here is what I don’t like about it, which is a deal killer for me and it should be for you as well.
It misses a lot, and I mean a lot of available domains. I have tested this software against it’s rival Domain Hunter Gatherer multiple times. I have found that DHG retrieves far better results, but only after perfecting a system that I will share with you. This is best demonstrated in an actual test or case study so let’s dive in.
I’m not going to delve into a full explanation of all of the metrics I am analyzing as I will be doing that in the free training course. So let’s say I was looking for an expired domain in the golf niche.
I typically search for domains that have a Moz domain authority of 20, 50 backlinks or more and a Majestic trust flow of 5 or more. I also want the domain to be at least one year old and only .com, .net or .org extensions.
So let’s enter those metrics into the Domcop filter and search for expiring domains. See the screenshot below of the filter settings and the results that Domcop found.
Domcop is telling us that there are only 4 expired domains available that meet our criteria.
Now, let’s use Domain Hunter Gatherer using the same metrics and see what happens.
What we are going to do first is use a website that is free to search for expired domains. You just need to set up a free account to start searching. It is http://expireddomains.net. It won’t give us all of the metrics we need but we will be importing this list into DHG to get those metrics.
In all fairness, Domcop will let you import the same list from the expireddomains.net website and retrieve all of these statistics. However, Domain Hunter Gatherer lets you search 50,000 domains per month as part of your $97 pro plan monthly subscription which is more than enough.
In the rare case that you need to search more than 50,000 domains in a month, which I have never even came close to exceeding, you can purchase additional credits from DHG for a very reasonable price.
Domcop doesn’t allow any searches as part of their $98 power plan monthly subscription. You would have to pay an additional $800 per month as you can see in the pricing screenshots below.
So back to searching. As you can see in the screenshot below, I have searched the expireddomains.net database using the same “golf” keyword. I set the filter settings to only retrieve .com, .net and .org domain extensions and only domains that have expired or are expiring in the last 30 days.
Next, I am going to filter the BL or backlink column from high to low, then click the copy icon to copy all 200 domains. I’m going to load those into Domain Hunter Gatherer along with the next page of results until I have all of the domains that have at least 50 backlinks as I mentioned earlier that I want. DHG will gather all of the metrics I spoke of earlier and that I also entered into Domcop.
Let’s see what the results are.
See the screenshot below.
As you can see, Domain Hunter Gatherer found 27 domains that meet all of the metrics we were looking for. If you recall, Domcop only found 4. DHG found over 8 times as many high quality expired domains as Domcop.
As you can see, Domain Hunter Gatherer is a far superior choice over Domcop and gives you a significant advantage over your competition that only uses Domcop. You also get two additional features with DHG.
The first is a custom website crawler. Let’s say you wanted a domain with a backlink from CNN.com, Wikipedia.com, Oprah.com, etc. You can simply enter that domain and DHG will search the pages withing the site looking for links, then checks the websites that are linked to and determines if the domain is expired and available to purchase.
Domcop has that feature as an upcharge. You have to go with their Guru plan at $184 per month to get access to the domain crawler. That’s nearly twice the price of DHG that includes it.
Another great feature that Domain Hunter Gatherer offers that Domcop does not have at all is their domain recovery tool. Once you purchase an expired domain, rather than rebuilding the old website manually, the domain recovery tool will take the snapshot you want from the Wayback Machine and rebuild the website, saving you many hours of time.
Then all you need to do is modify the content with your own content so you don’t violate the previous owner’s copyrights and your new website is ready to go.
If you’ve never heard of the Wayback Machine, it is an online archive of websites that used to exist. It takes snapshots of the websites at various times throughout the years so you can see what it used to look like and the content that was on the site. You can usually find a previous version of any website that existed, even small obscure ones.
The only downside I found with Domain Hunter Gatherer is that you do have to download it to your machine. It doesn’t run on their servers like Domcop does. However, I have found that it doesn’t take up much resources.
I multi-task quite a bit and never encounter any issues with sluggishness.
It also works very fast. I analyzed about 300 domains in less than 5 minutes.
So that’s it for our review of Domcop vs Domain Hunter Gatherer. I only included one case study but as I mentioned earlier, I have tested the two against each other in several similar case studies. DHG came out on top by leaps and bounds in every one of those tests.
Once again, if you want to see the steps I took in more detail, check out the video at the top of the page. I also included a second case study test with even more amazing results.
You can pick up Domain Hunter Gatherer using the link below and be sure to sign up for our free training on how to further analyze the expired domains you find as there is still more research to perform before buying one, as well as how to profit from them. I do receive a small commission if you purchase through the link below. It does not affect the price you pay. Affiliate relationships are how we are able to provide the free trainings on our website, which take a lot of time and resources to put together for you.