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Why Domain Parking works for me….

Located in Domain Parking and Traffic Monetization, started by privatereg, Feb 12, 2021

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  1. privatereg

    privatereg Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Its hit and miss with the related keywords. I think if G likes them it uses them; if not, it doesn't. My CTR% has actually gone up a little over the past month or so but I think that's more related to the new default Bodis landers ;)
     
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  2. NameBuyer.com

    NameBuyer.com Top Member PRO VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think many of the experienced people that are negative towards parking fit into a different description which would be:

    7. Previously parked domains and spent hundreds of hours optimizing 1000s of domains, but revenue went from $1,500 per month to about $250 per month almost overnight during the 2009-2010 crash.

    I never believed there was this much of a real decrease in parking revenue. I ran an online business at the time and I was still paying just as much for buying ad space with Google Adwords. It just seemed like a good excuse for Google to pay less revenue at the time.

    Many people didn't want to bother with the parking maintenance after it reduced by 5x, literally within a month. Maybe things have slowly increased since then and it is back up to 2008 levels? That would definitely make sense, since the economy is doing much better than it was back then.
     
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  3. domainingnoob21

    domainingnoob21 New Member

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    Great post! I just started this domain investing couple of weeks. Currently am selling and parking at Dan.com with Bodis hybrid. If i have some of the domain with higher traffic shown on Dan.com and Bodis, Should i just make it pure Bodis? Does the hybrid affect the clicks? I have not seen bodis pure parking page as i straight started out with hybrid. For Hybrid it will show the domain name is for sale with a sidebar for you to put your offer.

    Thanks!
     
  4. privatereg

    privatereg Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    For me it negatively affected my revenues quite a bit by using DAN; however, I don't have any for sale banners even on Bodis. So if you are wanting to sell as well as park not sure if would be as bad using Bodis for sale pages vs. Dan pages...
     
  5. domainingnoob21

    domainingnoob21 New Member

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    So you are recommending for those domain names with better traffic to convert to pure bodis parking servers?
    The Dan/Bodis Hybrid has very distinct side bar that says the site is for sale and the Links are on the right with up to 8 related terms. if turning to Pure Bodis i will put on hold for sale and see how the parking revenue goes.
     
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  6. privatereg

    privatereg Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Theres no harm in testing it over a week at Bodis without a sales banner and compare revenues IMO - you can always switch it back or test with using a Bodis for sale banner afterwards...
     
  7. domainingnoob21

    domainingnoob21 New Member

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    I see. Let me seat my domains in Dan/Bodis Hybrid for a while as its only been a week but average of about 10 visits a day with the highest at 35. but no revenue so far. thats why am wondering if the people who when in and saw its a for sale page they exit immediately.
    How does Bodis parking page looks like? is it like only with the links displayed?
     
  8. biggie

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    Hi

    Thanks for pointing that out.

    wondering if they had different ads on dan, than bodis which affected revenue....
    or if the "for sale" banner was distraction from clicking
    or if it was the structure of the page itself,
    or if the change from bodis originally to dan affected repeat or new visitors?

    the "for sale" banner, could indicate to visitor, who is not looking to buy the name... that the website may not exist for long -
    therefore, they may not click on any ads.

    hmmmm...
    definitely something to ponder

    imo...
     
  9. privatereg

    privatereg Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Hey Biggie, as an experienced domain parking person like yourself you know that domain parking pages are counterintuitive - the less on the landing page the better the result. In fact lately Bodis has been only serving 3 related terms on desktop and mobile pages instead of the usual 7 (or 5 for mobile). I know they are constantly looking for ways to increase revenues so I have no complaints....Parking pages are ugly but I want the visitor to get through a link as fast as possible without anything around it - parking companies know that all too well. The way I look at it is say you have an expired domain that was a Chinese Restaurant. If the visitor sees a for sale link they think the restaurant is out of business and they get out. if all they see is "Chinese Menu" as the first link they're going to click through. Having said all that I still sell several domains a month. They find me if they want it bad enough so I don't see the value of a for sale banner - not interested in resellers, don't have generics and a visitor would never want to buy it IMO....
     
  10. pablohc86

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    btw i still prefer 7 ads than just 3 on most of my domains as I get better performances.

    from my research Bodis has better parking results than the same domain on DAN as the for sale part distract the visit from the ads.

    from my experience the inquiry link doesn't affect the CTR a lot but when i can i'll remove it.
    i'm talking about a small inquiry link, not a for sale banner.
     
  11. domainingnoob21

    domainingnoob21 New Member

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    @pablohc86 I see. I am not sure how Pure Bodis parking page look like as i said before. I am also guess why i have visits but no clicks maybe they exit immediately after seeing its for sale domain.
    I guess i monitor 2 weeks and change those high traffic ones to pure Bodis parking page.
    The current Dan/Bodis hybrid has 8 links though but after that there is another link to click if one click on the first link.
    Oh yes that brings me to another question:
    Does the earning comes after both links are click?
    What if i disable Tier2? Does that mean i get money after someone click the first time?
    Sorry for this question am just 2 weeks in this domaining business..

    TIA!
     
  12. biggie

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    Hi

    thanks for your post.

    the excerpt reminded me of DomainSponsor, who, in their "hey-days" had the worst looking pages, but produced some of the highest epc's

    imo...
     
  13. GreatBrand.in

    GreatBrand.in Established Member

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    @domainingnoob21 Based on 9 months of research on domain parking:

    1. Hybrid (Bodi + DAN) model will not give you the desired result (click and parking revenue)

    2. Brandable domains perform worst exception are if it is short and very popular typo name

    3. First 1-2 weeks traffics are mostly bots/crawlers, so continue testing for at least 15 days before concluding anything

    4. Do not impose optimization feature immediately allow auto-optimization to get natural traffic at least for a month and then based on the search, location and backlinks put keywords only after one month. Otherwise, you will break natural traffic/backlinks benefits.

    5. Parking companies are here to make a profit and not to share with you. Therefore for them, the best situation is to get traffics without clicks or very low CTR.

    6. So do not ask the PPC formula or why you are getting less or why the calculation formula is incorrect. Like ideally
    Revenue= EPC x number of clicks. However here

    Revenue is fixed and accordingly, they make EPC variable.

    7. Now you can not question why also because EPC depends on more than 20 parameters including keywords, locations, type of advertisement and ad rate, etc. They can easily justify any amount your parking domain received.

    8. So technically your upper ceiling to make a profit is already fixed and if you are crossing that limit you are not profitable to them.

    I am not generalizing or criticizing anyone here, nether demoting colleagues like you. These are based on my experiment and accordingly, I changed my expectation and strategy.

    Thank you!
     
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  14. domainingnoob21

    domainingnoob21 New Member

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    @GreatBrand.in
    Thank you for the guides and tips!
    So If i understand right, I should not use hybrid if i am to expect some income. I have disabled the top 5 domains that are getting traffic to be pure bodis.

    You are saying that to let the auto-optimise to run for a month before putting in keywords? but most of them i have already input the keywords. Should i delete them away?
    My domains have been running about 10 to 14 days now for most. about 30 of them.

    From Bodis report 95% of my traffic are type-in or unrecognized traffic. Could it be because of Dan landing page?

    TIA!
     
  15. GreatBrand.in

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    Well I think you should wait for few weeks & then make changes. Frequently changing key words is not a good idea. Thanks
     
  16. GreatBrand.in

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    I am exploring tailor-made advertisement providers. Appreciate it if anyone here can share their own experiences and how it works?
    Thanks
     
  17. pablohc86

    pablohc86 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    if the traffic your domains are receiving is not qualitative, or not targetized for the displayed ads it's very normal to have 0% CTR or really low.

    Yes the earnings come after a visit click on the related search (first ad) AND on the ad link (second ad).
    These ads generally are provided by 2 sources: Tier1 and Tier2.
    Tier1 is tipically Google and Tier2 Bing, Yahoo or other advertisers.
    Tipically all the traffic is sent to Tier1 but if some traffic is faillisted to be redirected to Tier1 it gets redirected to Tier2.
    There should be a lot more to say about this but you should talk with Bodis support team to let you know more about your account configuration.

    As you are kinda new and if you are not interested to focus your time on getting revenues from expired traffic I would advise you to keep for a period your highest traffic names on pure bodis and see what happens, then you can try to optimize your landing page to see if you can improve your revenues.
     
  18. phaethon

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    Hey, guys, my account has been approved by Parking Crew. Which would you say is the best sales option, one that looks good both on PC and Mobile? I tried the orange banner, but its kind of invincible on mobile :(
     
  19. pablohc86

    pablohc86 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    if you are looking for a good for sale lander.. PC is not good. Go with afternic for that purpose
     
  20. phaethon

    phaethon Established Member

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    NS3 or NS5?
     
  21. Jason Baudendistel

    Jason Baudendistel CEO Wibbets Inc

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    You inspired me to park my top domains. Can't promise I'll make as much but might as well make something with the names I'm not planning on developing while I practice patience.
     
  22. phaethon

    phaethon Established Member

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    I have been using Bodis for 1.5 month.

    150 domains / 4000 uniques / 7 clicks / 2.74 dollars profit.

    I'm trying PC now.

    Well, if a domain earns enough money annually to cover its renewal, it's a success I think. But does it? 🤔
     
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  24. pablohc86

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    5 should be better
     
  25. phaethon

    phaethon Established Member

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    Care to elaborate? Which company you use and how many domain you have?
     

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