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newborn

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Msg#: 3584699 posted 6:16 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have 200 domain names all brand new and fresh all created in a week. I know there is cash parking, then creating mini-sites each.

These sites will clearly have no IBL so just dumping them out there would not make much sense. What should I do are there any suggestions here?

 

Tiebreaker

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Msg#: 3584699 posted 8:59 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Create a one page minisite on the best names you have - you don't need any IBL - google will crawl and list your index page in the SERPS without any.

Put adsense on there (as long as you have plenty of quality content on the page), and you will earn far more than parking.

[edited by: Tiebreaker at 9:00 am (utc) on Feb. 26, 2008]

webboy1

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Msg#: 3584699 posted 1:22 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

You might also want to think about signing up to some affiliate programmes and having affiliate banners alongside your adsense ads.

Unfortunately a lot of parking relies on IBL and of course knowledge that the domain exists (directly typed URLs). A one or 2 page site with some adSense and affiliate links in there should allow the site to be crawled while, in time, generating some revenue for you.

As these are are brand new domains I'd suggest submitting to a lot of engines and perhaps using them in forum signatures etc to try and drive up traffic.

dailypress

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Msg#: 3584699 posted 8:51 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

i agree with Tiebreaker: but instead of 1 page, make it 5 or more if you can. this way you may also get a few back links on various forums.

Tiebreaker

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Msg#: 3584699 posted 9:07 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

i agree with Tiebreaker: but instead of 1 page, make it 5 or more if you can. this way you may also get a few back links on various forums.

Sure thing - a 4 or 5 page site is better than a 1 page site - but my understanding is that google will only index your index page if the site doesn't have any IBL.

My personal strategy is to keep all my content just on my index page at first (because google won't see it otherwise) - once the site picks up an IBL or two, I can then split the 1 large index page into a 4/5 page minisite.

Durham_e

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3584699 posted 12:58 am on Mar 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

I see a site offering to lease out your domain.

Don't know whether that arrangement has made the top ten list though.

Hunter

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Msg#: 3584699 posted 5:49 pm on Mar 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have 200 domain names all brand new and fresh all created in a week. I know there is cash parking, then creating mini-sites each.

Why did you buy them? That should tell you what to do with them.

Put adsense on there (as long as you have plenty of quality content on the page), and you will earn far more than parking.

Not always true, depends on the name.

Unfortunately a lot of parking relies on IBL and of course knowledge that the domain exists (directly typed URLs).

Parking does not rely on links. Previously owned domains with no natural type-ins depend on links. Type-ins/direct navigation (directly typed URLs as you put it) often arrive at a domain to see IF a site exists, not due to knowledge that the domain exists.

webboy1

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Msg#: 3584699 posted 10:18 pm on Mar 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Intersting viewpoint that "Parking does not rely on links".

I didn't claim that domains without links would not perform, however, from experience of dealing with thousands of parked domains, those that have links to them generally out-perform those that don't, in terms of click revenues.

Yes, we still have a lot of domains that receive only type-in traffic but, with the exception of the more generic one-two word domains, referal traffic far out weighs type-in traffic.

I appreciate that there are instances where domains are stumbled upon when looking for a site, which can lead to click revenue, but surely it makes sense that the more referral traffic (in bound links) that exist the greater the chance of increased clicks. No?

There's more chance of catching a bus if a bus passes the stop every 5 minutes than there is if you're waiting for a bus driver to come looking specifically for you.

keokeo

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Msg#: 3584699 posted 10:30 am on Mar 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi, I was just wondering, how would a minisite be defined, in terms of wordcount? How many words would be ok for a site to not be rejected by SEs or Adsense (for being too short)?

I am preparing a site, currently I have written about 5000 words and plan to add more, would that be enough?

NameNetwork



 
Msg#: 3584699 posted 11:10 am on Mar 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

try whypark com set up a mini site for a few months until you get some search engine presence (you can run your adsence ads here during this time) then switch up to something like parked com and use their editor to add custom content to your parked page to continue to improve your seo results

Insomniak

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3584699 posted 9:03 am on Mar 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

I agree that a 4-5 page site is better then a 1 page site...and a 10 page site is better then a 5 page site and a 100 pages is better still...with 200 domains to monetize one needs to pick their battles, more isn't always better, efficiency is important here.

I would take the best names and build mini sites with multi pages,
for the next best names Id build one page sites and then Id park the rest.

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