Parking domain redirect to get type in traffic white hat practice?
3:18 pm on Jun 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hello is parking domains to get traffic from peoply actually typing those a white hat practice? I mean if you sell widgets, can you park "examplewidgets.com" and "example2widgets.com" to get traffic from those in your "blawdidgets.com" site?
I see some backlinks coming from "examplewidgets.com" I wonder if that harms your site or not...
3:37 pm on Jun 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hello is parking domains to get traffic from peoply actually typing those a white hat practice?
There's nothing wrong with parking a domain name however are you hoping to earn money from them for type-ins etc?
If so I suggest you read through some of the threads here, unless you have some very good names there are few that earn enough to pay for their annual fees however it may be worth doing if you have some spare cash, the names are good and you expect to sell them for big money.
Peronally this year so far I have not renewed so far about 60 nice names, I've had many of them between 5-12 years so I'm letting others have them for free...well, they don't have to pay me anything for them.
I've never used a domain parking company however Google does have its own parking program, I have no idea how good/bad it is.
3:46 pm on Jun 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
I forget if it was I who asked or if I was in a setting where I head it asked, but in response to the question "~Is redirecting (via DNS/server settings) type-in traffic from domains A, B and C to an existing website likely to result in a penalty of any kind?" a certain "search quality engineer" quite directly said "no", explaining that such action clearly was neither designed, intended nor capable of affecting the beneficiary website's ranking.
That was a few years back. Whatever is "the rule" today can never be assumed to be the rule next Wednesday. ;-/
4:52 pm on Jun 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
Whatever is "the rule" today can never be assumed to be the rule next Wednesday.
Yep, however all the search engines "know" that many big companies, and small for that matter, have bought keyword names over the years and simply point them at their main site(s) and their systems "allow" for this.
I'm pretty sure at one time we were all going to develop them before Google's much more sophisticated algo came along negating the need for all those names/sites...actually Bing and Yahoo! are not doing too bad now as well.
10:03 pm on Jun 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thank you webwork and huskypup, that was my question. I'm not trying to earn money with domains, just have some "nice" ones and related and thought parking those would attract some extra traffic. that's all.