Buying Sites For SEO @ SMX Advanced

by Jeremy Schoemaker on May 31, 2008 · 43 comments

When I was asked last month to be apart of the “Buying Sites For SEO” panel on June 3rd at the SMX Advanced panel I instantly replied yes! This was a subject I really wanted to speak on and had a TON of first hand experience in purchasing thousands of expired domains (not parked, the ones that truly were in limbo) over the last 4 years. I also wanted to talk about how its changed … a lot… anyway…

Then as time has slipped by and my wife has gotten closer to her due date and made it very clear to me that she wants me closer to me as we expect our 2nd child I have had to come back to reality and cancel on the speaking engagement. I was pretty bummed. Its the first time I had canceled on a speaking engagement ever.

BUT then the panels moderator Stephan Spencer, who knew how excited I was to be apart of this, emailed me and said I could do a video portion of what I was going to present and that seemed like a plan! So I wont be there in person but I will have a short video in my stead!

The panel is stacked with other experts with tons of experience in the field.

Should be very educational for those looking to buy domains for there SEO value.

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Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of the ShoeMoney Blog, Elite Retreat Internet Conference, & the PAR Program. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 Amazon Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. Jeremy currently lives in Lincoln Nebraska with his wife and 2 daughters.

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1 MoneyBites

Make sure this panel gets filmed so we can all see you even if we don’t attend! Should be a great panel..

2 Bibokz

I agree, just take a video Shaz… Gonna wait to see the clips on your next post.

3 Tim Linden

Sounds good! Didn’t realize you were expecting a 2nd, me too! Due Father’s day woot! Congrats!

4 Tim Linden

I typo’d my email so the gravatar didn’t come up. Doh

5 Jacky Supit

you are really my inspiration on the online world shoe. congratulation for your coming baby. glad to know this blog, and have your feed on my reader :)

6 Ken Savage

Sure you can’t share that video before hand but what about afterward?

7 Website Reveiws

I would also love to see the video if you are allowed to share it after.

8 Goran Website

With all the other experts they still value yours enough to make sure that you will be there, impressive as usual.

9 Ikaruga

Looking forward to seeing the video if you’re allowed to share…had no idea you were expecting a 2nd!

10 Start Blogging

Great idea to do a video of it since you can’t attend!

11 Legos

I really need to learn how to video blog.

12 Sean

like to see the video as well. how many domains do you own now ;)

13 Michael D

I’m looking forward to this presentation at SMX. Curious to know how much things have changed in buying expired domains. Bought a few today, but not for seo purposes.

14 Newbie

Quality of your post is your value shoe, you’re is an inspiration that give spirit to me how make a blog with quality and useful post.

15 Terry Tay

Hey, a video may even be better if they have you on a huge screen. It’ll be bigger than life, well, except that little life you’re bringing into this world. Congrats :-D

16 Hustle Strategy

I always knew shoe was a SEO expert. This would be an interesting talk to see what is going on now and how people feel about domain names for seo.

17 Melvin

loooking forward to this…

18 Chetan

Looking forward for the video if at all you share it here :)

19 wrbpilot

Kudos on your 2nd child. Children should always be a higher priority than any speaking engagement. Submitting your thoughts and wisdom via video is great. It is as close as anyone can get to having their cake and eating it too.
Again, congrats and best wishes for your next child!!!!

20 wrbpilot

kudos on your 2nd child!!!! Picking your next child’s birth over a speaking engagement shows you have your ducks in a row. The video presentation is just icing on the cake!!!
Best Wishes

21 Bob

Hey jeremy, i also wish to watch its video, that will be a nice share!

22 Best Videos

I would like to know that too..

You buying expired domain ? :eek:

23 chicago web design

That’s good timing if you can share the video. I was just talking to this guy was going to pay $5000 for a web site that someone just registered two months ago so he really needs some help otherwise he’s going to spend all the money he’s supposed to be saving for college because he thinks he can make money on this really stupid website. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say about making money on crappy domain names.

24 Web Marketeer

Jeremy, methinks that we all concur that you SEOriously need to post this video for consumption by your avid fan base. Please man!

25 Nick

I think this would be very interesting to watch!

26 Apoorv

I am waiting for the video, as you post them frequently !

27 Geiger

Will the video be made available afterwards?

28 Georgia

Shoe – I had my first child six months ago – my wife actually had him but you know what I mean – and life has been a roller coaster. I would like to see a post on how to raise a family while still being managing your businesses.

29 Web Marketeer

That must rate as the ultimate juggling act. If you’re self-employed, however it is a bit easier to plan one’s time around spending some quality moments with the family. My one mate makes a point of fetching his girls from school and having lunch with them every day, something that would’ve proved nigh impossible if he was working for a boss.

30 Goran Website

Sean, that’s a great question, how many domains do you “own”

31 Goran Website

I 100% agree, good thinking Web Marketeer.

32 Georgia

There’s no doubt that this new economy (Internet / Tech) is making it easier to be flexible. It won’t be long before I start working from home more days anyway as gas prices rise.

33 petnos

will we see your video too if this is possible that will be great. and congratulations for your second kid.

34 David

I agree, share it afterwards if you can

35 pyrmont

Just saw the video. It was thought provoking. Loved the strategic change of focus from SEO to Branding.

36 PPC

Wow! Due date! When are you expecting?

37 PPC

And how many do you “own”?

38 PPC

The Shoe seems to indicate that he actually is the antithesis of SEO….

39 PPC

I agree!

40 PPC

Gas prices are a universal challenge. As the cost of bandwith comes down the price of fuel rises. I’gd rather work from home and save the fuel, myslef.

41 PPC

Long term this seems to be the best solution, if I must say so myself. Conventional, traditional SEO seems to be heading for extinction.

42 GiladG

Is this video available publicly? I’d love to watch it.

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