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What are domain parking websites?
mahidhar




msg:1336569
 9:21 am on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Please throw some light on this. In G TOS it is mentioned that adsense ads should not be placed on domain parking websites.

 

rubenski




msg:1336570
 9:51 am on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Domain parking let's you put up a page on your domain while you are still working on your site. Some hosts offer this feature so you can present people arriving at your domain with a neat 'coming soon' page instead of a 404.

novice




msg:1336571
 10:53 am on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is for partners that get over 750,000 impressions a month from parked domains.

If you do not get that amount of traffic, Sedo has a program where you can park your domains with them and they share the revenue from the clicks.

kodaks




msg:1336572
 1:28 pm on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

A domain parking website ussually has a lot of targeted ads. Many people find domain parking sites annoying.

Jenstar




msg:1336573
 3:21 pm on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

You cannot place regular AdSense on a domain parking page. As others have said, it is a holding page (ie. "This site was recently registered at blah blah blah..." or "This site is coming soon". It could theoretically include a page with a site logo and something along the lines of "Our new site experience will launch November 2004".

If you have many parked domains that get 750,000 page views per month, the DomainPark program allows you to run Google ads.

[google.com...]

mahidhar




msg:1336574
 4:56 pm on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks a lot for your replies. I am using an "under constrction" page in my site, where I use Gs Adsense ads. Is it against the TOS of G. Please guide me.

Rodney




msg:1336575
 6:01 pm on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

You probably should take the adsense off of that page, since there is no content on the page.

It's basically a domain parking page if it is under construction.

mquarles




msg:1336576
 6:59 pm on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

My understanding is that the reason you can not place AdSense code on a domain that you have parked is that the quality of the clicks from those sites is extremely low.

Therefore, you can only do it if you have enough volume to make Google enough money that they will hold their nose and look the other way.

MQ

Eugenios




msg:1336577
 2:10 am on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sorry, but I don't get it...
How can you get 750000 page views a month with parked domains?

With 100 domains you need about daily 250 page views each.

Parked domains have no content except for a page of ads from the hosting company or the registrar.

Also, if you don't link them from other sites Google or other spiders won't find them, so how can you get 250 page views per day (assuming you have 100 domains)? If you have less domains.

Of course you can have 1000 domains, but how do you link 1000 domains to get 25 page views.

There is something I'm missing here. Any input will be appreciated.

Enrique

your_store




msg:1336578
 2:50 am on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Of course you can have 1000 domains, but how do you link 1000 domains to get 25 page views.
You'd need 75 page views a day per domain w/ a 1,000 domain portfolio. As for linking them together, I'm not following you. The main source of traffic for parked domains is type-in.
lars




msg:1336579
 3:30 am on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

How can you get 750000 page views a month with parked domains?

For example...

A domain registry may have a total inventory of millions domains. A number of domains are "parked" by new registrants, but also, domains are often placed in a sort of limbo after the official expiration date. The registry may hold onto the name for 81 days after the domain officially expires. Registries often give their customers 30 or 60 days renew those domains, but after their courtesy time limit passes without payment, the registry might replace content (if any) with a parking page.

butterfingers




msg:1336580
 3:54 am on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Here's the answer:

1. You got a lot of traffic of a common phrase. Say peoples looking for health supplement will try to look for pharmacy and typed [pharmacy(dot)com....]

So by parking with Google, they're able to get a very very targeted ads.

What else? Maybe another common phrase like [aviationjob(dot)com...] or other dictionary based keywords.

2. Another factor is typo error. Wonder how well you get a huge traffic if you purchase [yhaoo(dot)com...] which reflects Yahoo! or [hotmial(dot)com...] for Hotmail? High traffic domain like Google, Paypal, Amazon is being manipulated by individual.

But the doman owner itself will takes care of this. The dot com like gogle, gogole, googel, goolge is owned by Google itself.

Prash_seo




msg:1336581
 5:30 am on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hiya mahidhar,

Please look at the URL on my profile, where I have a domain parking done from a service which runs Google Adsense.

Let me know, if You require further details.

Prash.

Eugenios




msg:1336582
 12:25 pm on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Your_Store said
You'd need 75 page views a day per domain w/ a 1,000 domain portfolio. As for linking them together, I'm not following you. The main source of traffic for parked domains is type-in.

You need 25 per day (750000/30days)/1000= 25, but anyway 75 or 25 or 1 page view per day is a lot if there is no posibility of marketing.

As for typing the domain name, that's pretty impossible. The examples offered are Pharmacy or Casino, or Pets. Those are pretty straightforward domains, but what about real life domains. It is impossible to give them traffic via search engines without linking them from a specific source. Perhaps registrars have those soon to expire domains linked so they can be crawled.

You don't have much control of what is displayed at your parked page (if you had, then we were talking about a functional domain).

So I don't see how something like "history-books-and-beatles-songs dot com" can gain any traffic from people typing it.

Still don't see the light. Of course, I don't expect to have your secrets revealed to me :-)

Thanks,

Enrique

MrAnchovy




msg:1336583
 1:49 pm on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

As for typing the domain name, that's pretty impossible. The examples offered are Pharmacy or Casino, or Pets. Those are pretty straightforward domains, but what about real life domains.

It's by no means impossible... and actually quite easy if you have the cash to purchase that many domains. There are plenty of people/companies who make their entire living off of parked domains.

My most popular site has no less than 7 different companies that have registered over 50 spelling variations of that domain. And quite a few even serve ads that are relavant to my site (and the domain is a brandable name, not keyword-based, so they're obviously doing homework on the domains they reg).

Consider (YourName).com & how many people check out thier own name out of curiosity. Any relatively genereic name that wasn't actually reg'd by someone early on, is most likely owned by a business that deals in parked domains.

There are endless possibilities for these guys. Any generic name, variation of an existiing domain, etc, etc are all candidates.

All it takes is an avg of $0.60/month or so per domain to break even for these guys. I just did some quick checking & one of the spelling variations of my site boasts 250 visitors per month.... $0.60 from 250 visitors? Doesn't sounds too unreasonable to me.

Say one of these sites bing in $10 for a year. $7 for domain reg & maybe $1 for hosting costs (due to small traffic).... there s a $3 profit. Sounds laughable on it's own, but what if you had 50,000 of them?

Next time you see one of these parked domains, scroll to the bottom & head to the company's site that owns it... they'll typically have advertising space avail & will give some basic traffic numbers that will probably surprise you.

novice




msg:1336584
 2:01 pm on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

"Say one of these sites bing in $10 for a year. $7 for domain reg & maybe $1 for hosting costs (due to small traffic).... there s a $3 profit. Sounds laughable on it's own, but what if you had 50,000 of them?"

Go to candy dot com and click on the more web sites link at the bottom.

mquarles




msg:1336585
 2:05 pm on Jul 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think a decent amount of the traffic to parked domains is from those who are considering registering them. Say you want reallycoolwidgets.com, and find it's already registered. Don't you ever go check it out just to see what's there?

That is one of the reasons they convert horrendously.

I do know some folks who have some good natural language domains like widgets.com, and they get some pretty substantial type-in traffic.

I think y'all are underestimating the numbers on the traffic. It's more often 100,000 domains parked, and even if each one only gets a couple of visits a week you make the numbers.

MQ

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