Valuate.com’s solid user interface gives quick access to domain data.
It’s been a couple weeks since Cybertonic, the same company behind Domaining.com, launched Valuate.com in beta. Valuate uses Estibot 2.0 in the background to create domain appraisals.
Now, I’m not usually a fan of automated appraisals. I think I’ll hit the next person who tells me a domain sold below market value “because Estibot says it’s worth x”. But there’s something to be said for the underlying stats used in automated appraisals. The way Valuate.com pulls them together in a simple interface makes it a valuable tool.
There are three ways to get a valuation on Valuate.com. One is to cut-and-paste your list of domains into the input box at Valuate.com. Another, which could be very useful, is a Google Gadget that lets you just click a button when you’re visiting a domain to get the valuation. And finally, you can just type valuate.com/domain.com to get an appraisal. (This is how I usually visit DomainTools.com.)
After entering your domain(s), Valuate.com quickly offers a valuation of the domains. But beyond the valuation, you get one click access to Google Trends for the domain’s terms, DomainTools.com, Archive.org, Adwords preview, and more. You also get data on traffic rank, Adwords competition, and cost per click.
Valuate.com doesn’t change my opinion about automated appraisals. But it’s one of the first systems I’ve seen with a simple, clean interface that gives quick access to the real value in such tools — the underlying data.