Latest custom parking pages

I have discussed custom parking pages on my blog before. The rule is simple: building a custom website on your domain name with Google Adsense and basic content will make you significantly more money than ANY parking service.

For those who didn’t read my earlier post on this, I’ll explain. When using a parking service you are sharing the commission from the click with your Parking company. These ads are usually served by Google to begin with. Suppose someone clicks a link on your parked page, then you, the parking company, and Google are all paid by the advertiser.

By creating a custom parking page you stop sharing your click revenue with the parking company and you and Google get to split the winnings! On top of this, I have found that custom parking pages have a significantly higher click-thru rate than parked pages. Higher click-thru rate also means more money. Putting this all together, a custom parking page gets you more money per click, and more clicks – I’d call that a win-win situation!

I just finished three new custom parking pages generated from the template that I built. While it does take some time to put together an initial custom-parking page, the payoffs are well worth it.

Just one final clincher here – custom parking pages can list very well in search engines. This means that your domain’s value will grow over time as it get more traffic and more people linking to it, finding it in searches, etc. So not only do you make more money while you own the domain, but in the process you are dramatically increasing the value of the name. Now that is win-win-win!

New Custom Parking Pages:

RegisterGreatNames.com

DomainSaleCentral.com

HappySticks.com

** All of these domain names are for sale with custom parking page included. **

Feel free to send me your offer if interested.

Have a great weekend everyone and happy domaining!

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  • Patrick McDermott March 1, 2008, 10:53 am

    Morgan,
    Won’t RegisterGreatNames.com and DomainSaleCentral.com be penalized by Google for duplicate content?
    Patrick

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  • Patrick McDermott March 1, 2008, 10:53 am

    Morgan,
    Won’t RegisterGreatNames.com and DomainSaleCentral.com be penalized by Google for duplicate content?
    Patrick

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  • Morgan Linton March 1, 2008, 5:14 pm

    Thanks for the question Patrick. Yes – in their current state Google will not be happy with both sites sharing the same textual content.
    I just finished these yesterday so haven’t had time to write the second content piece. I’ve found that writing the content can sometimes be the most challenging. Want to make sure you hit the right keywords with right frequency.
    Check back in a few days and you’ll see separate content on each.

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  • Damir March 1, 2008, 5:57 pm

    When it comes to custom parked pages I do agree with you that the middle man (the parking company) has to be eliminated.
    The parking company usually has a deal or contract with google or other advertisers and the domain name owner redirects his or her domains to the parking company’s landing pages and then it depends how much that so called parking company is willing to pay the domain name owner for a click on the domain name website – many time those parking company’s like NameDrive.com do not pay the domain name owner for the clicks made on the website or they steal the parked domain name from the account and placed into theirs or highjack the redirected domain name to another website – this did happen to 5 of my domain names.
    I would recommend to anyone who is new to park their domains with TrafficZ.com
    To YOUR SUCCESS

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  • Successclick March 2, 2008, 2:21 am

    Hi Morgan,
    Great post on building out domains as opposed to parking them. There are many truths in your article, but there are also misconceptions. Let me give you an example:
    1) Parking domains directly with Google and putting adsense ads on your site will make you more money.
    ANSWER: No, they won’t. Why? Because the top parking services, such as TrafficZ, Domainsponsor, Parked.com and Fabulous have so many domains “syndicated” with Google and Yahoo, that those companies give them a massive split in the parking services favor. Even 50% payout from a parking service could make you more than if you place google adsense ads on your custom built page. Why? Because you won’t find any agreement with google OR yahoo telling you what your split with them will be. They don’t say “gee, Joe, we’ll give you half of what we make if you put our advertiser links on your webpage”. They leave that important area suspiciously blank.
    It’s the parking services who work out deals with the major search engines to aggregate the ads and place them on their hundreds of thousands of landing pages they offer. So a parking service “payout” can be 10 – 30% more than what you make if you had your own adsense ads on your custom built pages. Why? Because the parking service gets a major portion of the payouts from Google and Yahoo, and splits it with you.
    If you work directly with google or Yahoo, and you’re a small time domain owner, you’re going to make maybe 10%, or maybe 40%, or maybe who knows? You don’t know, I don’t know, and nobody knows.
    This does NOT take away the benefits you talk about in building out custom websites on your domains, but on the other hand, it doesn’t detract from pulling good returns on PPC rev from parking services. I believe the best way to get good returns on a custom built website is from ebooks and affiliate sales, not adsense or yahoo ads.
    thanks for the article, keep up the good work.
    Stephen Douglas
    Successful Domain Management™
    BLOG: http://www.Successclick.com
    DomainRelevance.com
    “Own Your Competition™”

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  • Dey March 2, 2008, 12:16 pm

    Hey Morgan!
    Another great post! Your most recent posts have really been enlightening for me as a domainerrookie. The information is timely, and will prove very useful for me.
    Also, thanks for the TrafficZ recommendation.
    Thanks again,
    Dey

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  • Anonymous March 2, 2008, 4:18 pm

    Thanks for your post Stephen.
    I have not had the same experience as you. I would be very interested to know how much you make per click with your parking services.
    I have used almost every parking service there is and have never made even 20% of what I make per click with Google Adsense.
    I park all of my domains before flipping them. Oftentimes in-between I will also create custom parking pages to get more revenue out of a name. 90-90% of the time I have found custom-developed parking pages make me more money than when they were parked.
    The fact of the matter is that web users are used to seeing parking pages now, and they leave them quickly. Only if a name has very high traffic will it benefit from parking. The corresponding name could make as much as 200% more with a custom developed page.
    On top of Adsense you can sell things like eBooks or products that have much higher payouts. I sell eBooks on my custom parking pages that pay $40/sale. While they don’t sell every day, once or twice a month can crush anything a parking service could provide.
    Experts in the domain community have recognized the benefits of custom-built parking pages.
    An exclusive lifetime member of DNForum said the following about the subject:
    “I think domain development is better than parking in 80-90% of cases. I can’t advertise my services here (but thanks to Danie| for posting that link) but your returns will always be higher going directly through Google than going through a middle man.”
    http://www.dnforum.com/f34/developing-versus-parking-thread-192101.html
    Domain Strategies also has a great post about why developing a website on a domain name is far more lucrative than parking.
    http://www.domainstrategies.com/news/domain-parking-vs-domain-development-what-should-you-do/
    Thanks again for your post. Feel free to send me some of the custom pages you have built and I can help you perform better for you.
    Thanks again for posting! The point of this blog is to educate so it’s great to see so many people commenting!
    Best Regards,
    Morgan Linton

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