| 8:19 pm on Jul 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Hmmm . . "those that know don't speak, those that speak . . . ain't?"
There's only half a dozen major players in the parking business.
Why don't you do us a favor: Visit their sites and see if they answer the question. If they don't then email them and ask.
When you're don't I invite you to report back here. We'll call it an exception to the rules since it's of some benefit to cover the topic.
P.S. DomainSponsor/Revenue.net once allowed this and some folks cough cough gag gasp invested considerable time and effort in optimizing titles, etc. - only to find that the system was "adjusted" to turn off this function. Not good. My guess was that a certain search engine, what was feeding ads, may have had a distaste for what it was being fed on the other side of the search engine business model.
| 9:46 pm on Jul 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|If I could edit the title so that it showed the actual target phrase "Keyword1 Keyword2", I'm sure I would get quite a few visitors |
I don't know if I'm missing something here, however, if you are prepared to do a little work and actually edit the information then why don't you just create a custom-made single page targetting precisely the keywords etc that you want to?
It's so simple I do not comprehend why more do not do it rather than paying someone else to host the domain and cream off any crappy earnings you may possibly get.
"Thinks!"..."Is this a new business venture for me advising people just how to do this?" :-)
| 4:26 am on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|why don't you just create a custom-made single page targetting precisely the keywords etc that you want to? |
I agree with HuskyPup. I became frustrated at the parking company I was using and decided to roll my own. Now, I control all aspects of the landing pages. CPM also more than doubled. It does take me around 10 minutes to add a new domain, but I feel it's worth it.
| 8:21 am on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
>>> I don't know if I'm missing something here, however, if you are prepared to do a little work and actually edit the information then why don't you just create a custom-made single page targetting precisely the keywords etc that you want to?
I agree 100% - and I have created several one page mini sites - the results are far better than parking - even if I could edit the title of the parked page.
Problem is, it takes time - sure the basic admin of creating a site and uploading it can be done in about 20 minutes - but I'm not comfortable putting a basic template loaded with keywords online.
If I create a one page site, it has to have some real, valuable content - which can involve several hours of research and writing - and at the moment I have around 80 domains sitting around doing nothing.
| 6:38 pm on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I thought that one page minisites and custom parking pages (no content/undeveloped sites) violate the TOS of Adsense? I checked the Adsense website but couldn't find a reference, however, I thought I saw it was not permitted.
The parking companies are able to get around these issues because they participate in Adsense for Domains.
| 9:02 am on Jul 21, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I've always thought a 1 page site was fine - as long as it had plenty of good quality, unique content.
However, I've also been reading that there may be some risk in google applying penalties to parked domains - so I'm now a bit wary.
The amount I will earn from parking is not worth it if there is any risk attached - I want to develop all of my domains eventually (although it might take about 10 years with the number of projects I've got in mind!)
[edited by: Webwork at 1:22 pm (utc) on July 21, 2007]
[edit reason] Tidying up - See Sticky [/edit]
| 8:48 pm on Jul 21, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I had the same idea in mind, park and collect cash. Why go through the hassle of creating, uploading and maintaining when you can park in 3 minutes. I'm trying three specific registers and some offer more. One offer more choices for key words and the domain is doing okay. Not great and not good, just okay!
Why can't I just build one page a load it up with Adsense?
| 11:12 pm on Jul 21, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|Why can't I just build one page a load it up with Adsense? |
Each program has its TOS. For example, you may drive traffic to an Adsense site through links from other sites but cannot drive (buy) traffic to parked domains.
| 9:44 am on Jul 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I too had this idea, but I didn't do it because it seems to violate adsense TOS- you can't create a page simply for the purpose of showing ads.
Therefore, as I read it, you're not allowed to create your own parked pages.
(let's not have a discussion about whether this rule is fair. For whatever reason, Google thinks it is a bad idea to let people do "roll-your-own" parking).
If you put up original content, then you're not parking, but maybe Google would see this instead as "search spam".
This idea is very appealing to me, but I haven't done it to date because I don't want to be breaking any rules.
Arguably, roll-your-own parking with original content (ie "minisites") could be seen as creating low-quality content with the sole intention of placing ads.
The big plus of this is that once you've got a minisite, you're well on the road to creating a proper site, and also the domain will probably increase in value.
It seems reasonable I guess, as long as the content is good quality.
| 11:02 am on Jul 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|Arguably, roll-your-own parking with original content (ie "minisites") could be seen as creating low-quality content with the sole intention of placing ads. |
I think the key is what kind of content you have on the sites. If its unique and offers something of quality to your visitors, then I can't see it being a problem - even if its only a couple of pages.
Lately I've seen a lot of domainers putting up "minisites" which are nothing but article bank content or something like this:
|This site is about widgets. Widgets are great. I like widgets. Everybody needs widgets. Lots of people buy widgets. We know the best places to buy widgets ... |
Google may be allowing Adsense on this kind of content for now (or they're flying under the radar), but personally I'd rather not walk that close to the line.
| 1:35 pm on Jul 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Mini sites...I had one such site for a vacation rental and I did put Google ads on the site; however after I parked the site it is making more money. I had approx. 4 pages (including a contact page) and the site still did not produce with adsense. The name is great (4 letter acronym) and it has brought traffic and increased in value.
I care about TOS (most times), but I agree this is not the place to discuss Google TOS!
| 4:06 pm on Jul 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Well, if you count the contact page, I don't have any one page sites - I have 2 page minisites.
Lets be clear - I'm talking plenty of genuine, useful content - a million miles away from a DIY parking page with just keywords on it - or a thin, useless MFA site
Actually, I could probably split the content up into 2-3 small pages quite easily and then I have a 3-4 page minisite (including the contact page) - but I didn't do it because I never considered that there may be a problem with 1 page sites.
This is the only way I can monetize my domains until I get around to putting a full scale site on them - none of my domains gets more than 1-2 "type in" visitors a year - so normal parking is earning me nothing.
| 3:33 pm on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Are you saying you have mini (two page) site and you're making money?
I have parked a vacation rental site (4 word domain) and I'm getting very little traffic (20 unique per day) and so far (2 weeks parked) I have made .43 cents. YUK! Should I go back to the original site (very nice looking) and put more adwords on the site and try to boost the domain's value?
In addition, are there rentals site that offer a partnership (affiliate program)?
Any advice is helpful.
| 6:50 pm on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
>>> Are you saying you have mini (two page) site and you're making money?
When I create a mini site it is really just with 2 objectives in mind ...
1 Cover the reg fees so that I can happily sit on that domain for the next ten years if necessary - until I'm ready to develop a proper income producing site.
2 Probably most important - it gets the site nicely indexed and 'matured' - so when I'm ready to roll out a proper website it is off to a flying start on day 1 :-)
Most of my mini pages or sites generate only $5-10 per month - but that is fine - I make the money when the site is developed fully
| 8:16 am on Aug 3, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Just to update you regarding the original subject of this thread ....
After managing to find a parking provider who allowed me to edit the title tag, one of my domains is now ranking #1 in google for a search in quotes of "Keyword Phrase"
Previously it only appeared for a search on "keywordphrase.com"
Let's hope I earn a bit of money out of it now :-)
The other domains I parked as part of this test have not updated yet - they still show the old unedited title - once they update I will have a good idea of how well this works.