Trying to sell domains on Twitter? Don’t waste your time

Over the years I’ve tried to sell domain names on Twitter, and talked to others that have tried to do the same…we all seem to have the same results – none. I’ve heard some people try to justify that even though they didn’t sell any names through Twitter, they think it’s getting the domains more exposure. Then I go look at their tweets and see zero retweets and zero favorites….probably not a lot of exposure.

So I was interested when Andrew Rosner from Media Options (IMO one of the best domain brokers out there) recently announced that he would try selling domains on Twitter.

In my mind, this really was the ultimate test. If one of the best domain brokers in the world can’t sell domains on Twitter, there’s really no hope for the rest of us. Yesterday Andrew shared the results on Twitter:

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First things first. Hats off the Andrew for his honesty here. He could have just not mentioned anything and stopped trying to sell domains on Twitter, instead he was brutally honest about the results. While I don’t completely agree that social media is not for commerce, I do agree that Twitter is not a great platform for selling domain names.

While you might think, “well it can’t hurt to list my names on Twitter” the reality is, there are so many hours in the day. Trying to sell your domains in a way that has been proven time and time again to be ineffective is honestly a waste of your time. If Andrew, one of the best domain brokers out there can’t do it, I hate to burst your bubble but you probably won’t have much luck either.

What do you think? Have you tried selling domains on Twitter before? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Jag January 23, 2019, 7:16 am

    I have to disagree Morgan…. If Drew listed a .com at around the same kind of price or even listing with no price. We would be having a different convo!

    It was a .org and a word that doesn’t work with a .org either. Think about it guys!!

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  • Bob Parry January 24, 2019, 12:35 am

    I totally disagree on this – I have great success with Twitter by using Sedo direct sales or offer pages which are indeed much better than own marketplaces or landing pages. I get at least 10 times offer views from Sedo following my Twitter tweets as well as high impressions & engagements. I also use top news link or images not such useless logos to describe my every domain in order to increase publicity or enhance the value. Again, I only list one or two domains (mainly two-word .coms at reasonable or competitive prices) at a time only taking a hour or so per day, rather than too many domains listed at once on these marketplaces or landing pages for which most people won’t surely bother to view or just waste their own time. Even so, many well-known domainers or brokers do use their simple meaningless tweets at Twitter to sell their own domains, despite still having their own landing pages or marketplaces!

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  • Dimitar Bonin January 24, 2019, 12:50 am

    I use linkedin and facebook, I have about 10-11 sold domain for the last 2 years at prices between $ 300 – $ 500, not much, but it’s better than nothing.

    No successes with Twitter so far 😞

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  • Mike January 25, 2019, 7:42 am

    I don’t personally think it is much of a test because of who is running it; the majority of people to see this on twitter would be other domainers, so they know for sure there will be no profit left in the domain name.
    I think a real test would be to list a good .com name at a realistic price by a someone who is not well know in domaining circles, then see if it gets any attention.

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  • SOMEONE February 2, 2019, 6:52 am

    Just because a loser did not sell his domain on Twitter, it does not mean Twitter is BAD. He did not price it right. Or, its a shitty name not even worthy mention. Everyone knows his website visitors never crosses 4k per day, and we know how which farm sells MO click-traffic. So, ganja sellers like him can STFU.

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    • another one February 2, 2019, 6:55 am

      —- Weed sellers Theory —
      Statement A is right -Yes?
      Statement B is right -Yes?
      So, just because A and B is Yes. Statement C is also TRUE.

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