Ever needed a list of Random Domains in an Excel Spreadsheet? If so, feel free to use mine in this post… just thank www.receptional.com when you use it in a blog post please.
Recently I have been seeing innumerable SEO posts that claim to be scientific, then show you data either for a single site and suggest this is fact or worse – for sites that the author won’t name and pose as fact.
If you plan to put up research:
- you need to let the research be open to peer scrutiny. The results need to be replicable.
- Your research is only good if your data is unbiased. Finding a random set of domains is remarkably hard to do.
I found a site that creates random words
, but this is only part of the challenge. I then created a list of valid TLDs. Then I took a random word and attached a random TLD. My TLD list is just the common ones for me – but you can add more. Only thing I suggest is not to use non English speaking countries with a list of English random words.
The resulting Excel file
shows you an example of creating 100 random domains from a list of 2700 or so random words. You can always play on the theme if you want – but if you ever see someone using a biased list of sites for some research… please send them over to here in the comments to get them to do the test again with something approaching objectivity would you?
Now this is not TOTALLY random, but should create an unbiased sample set for most SEO testing.