Msg#: 4241751 posted 12:00 pm on Dec 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have a directory site and I'm using xenu links sleuth to check that my external links are valid. I would also like to know if a valid link is a parked domain as these are useless to those who click through from my site. Can I do this in xenu or is there anything else I can use to find parked domains. Thanks.
Msg#: 4241751 posted 3:06 pm on Dec 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm not aware of anything that can check for parked domains totally automatically.
In theory I suppose you might be able to make a tool using the Majestic or Linkscape API - if you were to be able to compile a list of the sites you link out to and then look at their link metrics you'd probably find that a lot of them have a very similar profile.
I've not heard of an off the shelf solution for this but would love to hear if there is one.
Msg#: 4241751 posted 7:32 am on Dec 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
Not aware of any off the shelf solution indeed.
But all the parked pages have two common strings - "Sponsored Listings" and "Related Searches". So you can write a bot ( or get written from any freelancing forum ) which would crawl all the outbound url's from your directory and return those who have both of the above strings in their body content.
Msg#: 4241751 posted 12:07 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
but it's not always scalable.
Agreed, I was trying to cope with a directory with around 200 links which was really at the limit if what I could handle manually. The biggest problem wasn't parked domains it was unmaintained sites that were misleadingly out of date.