Msg#: 4484479 posted 3:17 pm on Aug 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
We are thinking if the SE bots usually visit the domain a number of times (I assume spread out over X number of days) before permanently updating status from a developed site to a parked page, by the time it gets to that point on the next spidering it would discover it's no longer parked so no harm would be done. Is that a possibility?
After looking at the parking firm stats we may not want to park the domain full-time because it may not make much revenue parked. Can you suggest a better way to test this? Thanks for your feedback.
Msg#: 4484479 posted 5:34 pm on Aug 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
So let's say you have a super secret telescope that can see the Googlebot coming and change your DNS as needed so G never sees the parked site. What have you actually tested at that point?
You're testing PPC revenue on a parked site that is still listed in Google and getting organic search, not just type-in traffic. But since that can't endure as a long-term solution, it's hard for me to see what useful data you would get from that test.
Msg#: 4484479 posted 8:06 pm on Aug 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Agree totally with the above responses but just to add another observation: I've bought a lot of domains down the years (sometimes costing $'000s) for both my own and other's development projects but one of my criteria is never, ever go near any domain that has been PPC parked, no matter how good the domain.
They are much harder to rank once they've been through that in my experience, even with change of owners/servers etc (even tried reconsideration requests once or twice). PPC Parking = Poison. Actually, it's a bit like asking for a manual penalty :-)