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Confirmed: Duck.com Transfers to DuckDuckGo

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By James Iles, Dec 10, 2018
  1. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Top Member VIP

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  2. AGAME

    AGAME optimalnames.com Gold Account VIP

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    Things may be different today but back then domain parking was a significant chunk of many a domain investor's income.

    Along comes a new search engine and part of its sales pitch is that it refuses to show you "unused domain names" in its results? Fine, his search engine - his rules.

    Hypocritically, however, that very same person with the new search engine had no problem profiting off the sale of the very same list of "bad domains" he wouldnt show to people using his search engine, by selling that list to anyone who requested it. So, WE, domainers, werent permitted to earn money with our domain names BUT it was OK for Gabriel to scrape these same names into a list and sell it "at a decent cost" to whomever asked for it. Oh, people werent permitted to scrape his "fang" site either, folks had to request the list for a price.

    There is no way anyone wanting to sustain their domain investing income would agree with someone creating and advertising a new search engine which detoured all if its traffic away from those domains.

    Like I said - it rubbed me, and many others I discussed this with at the time, the wrong way.
     
  3. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    But when was the last time Google returned a parked page to you ?
    The way I see it, if you park a name you are going to rely on type-in and residual traffic, not search engine referrals. Or you develop your domains and they will rank in search engines.
    There is a choice to be made, and the vast majority of domains are not parking-worthy anyway.

    I have been working on some kind of search engine project, for sure I wouldn't show parked pages or I would rank them very low. If people don't find relevant content, they will stop using the service.
    Spam is what killed Altavista.
     
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  5. AGAME

    AGAME optimalnames.com Gold Account VIP

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    You seem to have missed the first sentence
    Things may be different today but back then domain parking was a significant chunk of many a domain investor's income.

    Yes, its different today. Parking is dead. Typos are dead. That wasnt my point.
     
  6. golan

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    This!

    Keeping both SEO and name domains portfolio, i used to park both types at Parkingcrew, and in my stats i see clearly only SEO domains still bring some revenue - residual traffic, as you said. Recently i shifted all my names parking to Undev as i don't care bothering with those cents they bring anymore. At least parking pages at Undev look million time more trustful, and i already started to get much more offers.

    Sorry for the thread derail, i know it is about Duck Duck, not about parking...
     
  7. Smiles76

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    Actually, Duck sounds sound stupid for a search engine. But, that's not their real problem. You can do all the marketing your want but users care about results. Unless they can produce great search engine results, people won't use it. I think domainers fail to understand that there has to be a great product behind the domain name. Customers don't use sites just because they have a cool catchy name.
     
  8. Internet.Domains

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    1. "Duck" is a great marketing name. It's cool and catchy among other things.
    2. Duck does produce great results.
     
  9. MapleDots

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    cars.com
    is an example of a site that does nothing particularly well and never has but has tons of traffic because of the name.

    This example is repeated many times where a solid domain name gets traffic even though the site is mediocre.
     
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