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4:31 am on Dec 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have used Adsense for domain for two days and have seen no earnings. The stats only show impressions, but do not give clicks.

Anyone is making money from it?

7:44 pm on Dec 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I know one or two who are, but most of the ones I've heard from are not. The ones who are have fairly generic domains that already got a lot of type-in traffic anyway.
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I have used Adsense for domain for two days and have seen no earnings.

Two days? That's a bit of a small sample. Three, maybe six months might be a better yardstick (especially if it's a domain you're hanging onto anyway).
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I figured I would give this new feature a try with 10 Domains. The setup is easy enough and the concept makes sense, however, I have the same question about whether this will result in any revenue. It seems like the only way someone will find one of these pages is if they actually type the address in. I don't know how a parked domain is going to ever show up in a search if there's no content other than ads on the page. Any additional insight would be appreciated.
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Ten domains? Better multiply that number by a thousand or ten thousand if you're looking to make folding money.

The conventional wisdom seems to be that the parked-domain industry is a "high-volume, low-margin" business--with "high volume" meaning many, many, many domains. AdSense for Domains probably won't benefit most rank-and-file AdSense publishers, except possibly by providing a tiny trickle of income from a publisher's existing unused domains that haven't been earning anything at all.

4:46 pm on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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with "high volume" meaning many, many, many domains

Then it seems to be exactly the right program for "the small fry" (as mentioned in this thread [webmasterworld.com]). :-)

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I don't know how a parked domain is going to ever show up in a search if there's no content other than ads on the page.

That's the point, parked domains are not supposed to show in search results and are not supposed to be promoted. Traffic is supposed to be type-in, or as some say, address bar search.
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So it would seem to be better to create a small site with some decent content than to hope someone is going to type the website name into a browser. If hosting a small site costs $60/year it would have to generate $0.16/day to cover the costs. This obviously doesn't include any costs for labor to build/manage the site but it certainly seesms reasonable that you'd cover the costs. Unless you have a domain name that would lend itself to someone typing it in it seems more favorable that you'd make more money with a content site than by a parked domain. Thoughts?
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Thoughts?

Your figures are way out.

If hosting a small site costs $60/year

Way, way, way out! Not even 10% of that and that's including annual registration fees.

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If you've got some domains sitting around and you'd like to cover at least part of your registration fees, AdSense for Domains is worth considering. After all, it doesn't require any work to speak of, there are no hosting fees to pay, and you won't be cluttering search-engine results with pages that have little or no intrinsic value. What's not to like about it?
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HuskyPup - could you please explain why my figures are way off...is it the cost to host or the possible revenue? If you're saying you can host a website for $6/year please let me know which services provide that.
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One observation here -- if you actually find significant revenue from individual domains with Adsense for Domains, you may have a clue that your domain is worth more as an active site than a parked domain. After all, if your domain is attractive enough to attract significant write-in interest, would it not also likely be valuable if actively developed as a 'real' destination site.
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I have used Adsense for domain for two days and have seen no earnings. The stats only show impressions, but do not give clicks.

My guess is a huge percentage of people who misspell a domain or type in widgets.com expecting to find THE authoritative site about widgets will quickly realize they haven't landed quite where expected and will just use the BACK button to go back and try again.

I wonder what would be a good CTR on parked domains - 1% of 1% maybe?

The domain parker and the searcher benefit a low percentage of the time, advertisers benefit sometimes, but Google accumulates more useful data on every search.

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If you're saying you can host a website for $6/year please let me know which services provide that.

Without getting into a price war comparison and I'm pretty sure lower cost is available, my host offers unlimited domains for $60 month therefore it's simple mathematics - 100 domains = $7.20 p.a., 200 domains = $3.60 p.a., 500 domains = $1.44 p.a.

Again probably others are cheaper however my reseller costs for .com .net .org .info .biz .us .name names are $7.20, more than I thought actually, anyway, that still brings them in under $10 p.a. for 200 names inclusive.

I wonder what would be a good CTR on parked domains - 1% of 1% maybe?

I get fairly regular low-level traffic, low tens of thousand PIs p.a., and my overall metrics for 2008 so far show a CTR of just over 15% with an eCPM of nearly $27.00.

They pay for themselves with AdSense plus many click straight through to our main sites for real product information.

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HuskyPup - Thank You very much as I now know there are hosts that will do this. I should have searched for "Unlimited Domain Hosting" but never thought about it. Your math makes perfect sense and definitly seems like the way to go if someone was going to try and run multiple websites.
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I wonder what would be a good CTR on parked domains - 1% of 1% maybe?

CTR on parked domains has suffered this year like CTR on almost everything, but typically it's *very* high. Not unusual for it to be greater than 100% on high traffic domains.

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Not unusual for it to be greater than 100% on high traffic domains.

This doesn't surprise me at all since the ads are usually well-targetted.

My domains are not parked, they are real one page sites with pertinent information for my trade keyword phrase domain.

In effect they are domains awaiting the construction of a full website and I shall, one day, get round to doing them when I find the time, until then I'll let AdSense pay for their annual fees!

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I put up 5 domains to Google domains on 3-1-09 and I got a hit today, the earnings were $0.62. That is .62 more than I would have ahd if I didn't put them up. It will interesting to see what happens over time, these 5 domains are 4 keyword domains around different topeics and have not been registered before to my knowledge.