I was talking to a friend the other day who has a few domains that still make some real money parked. He was saying to me that he wished there was a way to connect these parked domains with his Efty landing pages since he really wants the best of both worlds, parking revenue and slick For Sale landing pages. I told him – yup, Efty can do that and pointed him to this blog post.
For those who don’t know about this feature, Efty has come up with a pretty neat way to link to your For-Sale landing pages while you continue to generate parking revenue at your favorite parking service. Efty makes this possible through a wonderful magical universal URL, here’s a bit more about it:
Most parking providers offer you an option to input a custom URL to replace the inquiry form which means you can route visitors that are interested in purchasing your domain name to your own Efty For-Sale landing pages, directly from the for-sale banner or hyperlink on your parked page. And to make things easy for you we’ve coded one universal URL that works on any parked page on the web.
When using the above URL on a parked domain, visitors will be redirected to the For-Sale landing page of the domain name on your own custom marketplace URL or, alternatively, an SSL-secure hosted For-Sale landing page on EftyMarket.com.
As I thought about this more, I realized that this is even more powerful than what Efty had originally intended it to be used for. If you think about it, this URL allows you to easily link to your Efty landing page on a developed domain as well.
While this might not make sense right away, here’s what I was thinking. If you build a great website and get it ranked well in Google, eventually someone in your space (likely a bigger fish than you) is going to notice and likely want to buy you out since you’ve become their competition. This type of consolidation happens all the time and Efty’s routing link could allow you to make a clear path to purchase for the potential buyer.
In many cases, I’ve seen people that are interested in buying a site but they just don’t know where to start. You could easily add a little link at the bottom of a page that says, “Want to buy this site?” that links to your For-Sale landing page.
No matter how you slice it, this is a pretty nice feature that Efty has added that makes it easier to integrate their landing pages into whatever you’re currently doing with your domain. I don’t personally have any domains that generate any money parked so this is where I’d love to hear from you, my reader. Is this something you’d want to try out on your parked domains? Did you know about this feature before reading my post?
I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!