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Are parked domains blacklisted by Google?

     
8:47 am on Sep 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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so I have some 150 names and I will not use them for ages, if ever. I guess they can at least earn the $10 a year renewal fee by being parked somewhere. Nevertheless, I am afraid that google etc. will blacklist them should I decide to develop some of them.

Does anyone have any insight in this? Will parked domains be blacklisted by search engines? (It is the run-of-the-mill domain parker with sponsored links, nothing special.)

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3:36 pm on Sept 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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No, not unless they come with that baggage.

But neither will they do well in Google, why would they? They have no different content to millions of others, and end up rated accordingly.

Weirdly, they do apparently pay their way in ads, if only just.

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this one 75% to me. I am not worrying about ranking well, and I know I will not make much, if anything; I just don't want to regret it years later.

[edited by: walkman at 3:46 pm (utc) on Sep. 8, 2007]

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If you get your domain parked among those millions of parked domains with rubbish ads then it is reasonable to expect that it won't be ranked - there are some IPs that host a million of such domains or even more, frankly it is hard to expect to have anything ranking well on that IP.
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Once again, I am not worrying about ranking well or even being indexed.
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I would say there's no blacklisting worry at all - especially since Google offers Adsense for parked domains:

[google.com...]

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Q: How do I enroll in AdSense for domains?
A: AdSense for domains is currently available to large domain portfolio owners.

Does anyone have any insight into how big is 'large'?

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(apart from twice half its size, of course)
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bloke in the box large to gogle is more than 150 I assure you of that but it never hurts to ask. call them
2:44 am on Sept 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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When Google says large, they mean really, really large. Not sure if I've seen a specific figure, but a lot closer to a million page views a month than to 10,000.
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When Google says large, they mean really, really large. Not sure if I've seen a specific figure, but a lot closer to a million page views a month than to 10,000.

I believe the number is something like 750k pageviews per month.

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thanks guys.
What if G indexes a domain that has just PPC--it has happened--will it get flagged /blacklisted? Btw, I now have close to 300 names. All good of course, even in 2007 :).

They are for a country that does not have a truly developed internet network, but they're working on it and within 4-5 years all should be golden. I will keep them and maybe sell a few as time goes by and probably increase the number to 500 till then. Meanwhile, if PPC pays for the renewals, I will be thrilled.

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What if G indexes a domain that has just PPC--it has happened--will it get flagged /blacklisted?

I doubt it; I run into them in the SERPS all the time.

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I run into them in the SERPS all the time.

Probably expired domains that were taken over by parked domain spammers.

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Probably expired domains that were taken over by parked domain spammers.

Actually, I've had domains I've bought that were NOT parked picked up by the search engines. They were two variations of my name; not likely to be been owned before or expired. I was planning on pointing them to my personal site, but forgot about it, and lo and behold came across one of them in the SERPS one day; when I checked, the other one was there too. Another domain I bought, a .org, showed up as a #2 SERP under the .com without a site or parking or anything. Don't ask me.

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>> Actually, I've had domains I've bought that were NOT parked picked up by the search engines

you probably used the Google toolbar and typed the name in the URL field...or someone linked to it either because it was registered previously or by mistake.

I went ahead with parking (company starts with 'F') my 500+ names. Even a % of the fee would be enough, for the 5-10 years that I plan on holding them.

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you probably used the Google toolbar and typed the name in the URL field...or someone linked to it either because it was registered previously or by mistake.

No; some of these domains I've had since 1994. They're my unique NAME, nobody had them before. All I did was set up a 301 to my personal website.

I think they somehow get spidered at the domain companies.

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I have monitored portfolios of tens of thousands of parked domains. While I don't claim to have checked all of them for subsequent signs of "normality" when built into normal websites, I have seen enough of them transition to normal use and achieve top-10 rankings within weeks. Most used Google or Yahoo ads served through parking intermediaries such as the one in Germany.

So, to add another vote to what tedster said, Google certainly does not blacklist them after they become normal websites.

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interesting point: maybe they age while parked?