Yahoo recently imposed a revenue cap on doman parking income on certain TLDs. TrafficZ reported that the affected TLDs "include .biz, .co, .info, .tv, and .us." leaving open the possibility that other TLDs might also be capped. According to TrafficZ on 8/16: The new, conservative revenue cap was rolled out early this morning and will be imposed on... Continue Reading →
Oversee.net - parent company of DomainSponsor - has announced that CEO Jeff Kupietzky is leaving the company at the end of August for personal reasons. A statement released by Mason Cole this afternoon reported that Kupietzky will be moving to Israel with his family.According to the statement "The day-to-day operations and strategic vision for Oversee... Continue Reading →
TrafficZ is one of the companies reeling from the drop in revenue associated with the switch from Yahoo to Bing. They recently announced a sneak peak of a new monetization model that will be less dependent on pay-per-click parking. Their new model includes CPA (Cost per Action) - "Clients get paid when a user... Continue Reading →
Yahoo-based parking companies are making the switch to Bing this month. You will likely see some delays on TrafficZ, Parked, and SmartName as these changes take place. Bing also uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT or UTC) for their reporting, so most of these services wil also be standardizing on this - making the month of... Continue Reading →
Domain monetization company Sedo is going direct to advertisers with its new SedoDNA program. Their new home-grown ad network will allow advertisers to place paid ads directly on domains parked with Sedo. These ads will likely mix with the google ads that have always populated Sedo-parked domains. The SedoDNA ads will likely be a better deal... Continue Reading →
Yahoo announced on March 31st that it shutting down its Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) effective April 30. According to a Yahoo bog post, the decision "does not affect large, direct publishers and partners, nor advertisers using Content Match." They go on to state: Earlier today, Yahoo! emailed a small group of publishers participating in the... Continue Reading →
Michael Gilmour is serious about domain name investing. You've probably seen his blog and heard him speak at domain conferences. His vision for domain names involves treating them as objective investment vehicles - similar to stocks and bonds. He has developed a platform at ParkLogic.com that allows owners of major domain portfolios to tightly analyze... Continue Reading →
Domain parking income seems to have settled at lower levels than in the past few years, and some people have seen a slight increase in income in early 2010. Some have suggested that the Yahoo/Microsoft paid search deal should further boost parking income on Yahoo-based services such as SmartName, Parked / WhyPark, and TrafficZ. Paid... Continue Reading →
WhyPark is marketed as an alternative to domain parking. If you have simply dumped your domains there like you would at a parking company then you are not getting the most from their quasi-development platform. It's even possible to treat WhyPark as a complete development platform, although it means manually editing html and stylesheets.
Be Careful with Keywords.
When you initially add a name to WhyPark you are prompted for several set-up options. One of the most important options to attend to is the "keyword" option. If you put in the wrong keywords you will get off-topic articles from their collection. If you leave keywords for them to optimize you may also get off-topic articles.
My vision for the site GreenInfants.com was to provide resources for eco-friendly parenting. I quickly set the site up and went on to other projects. When I returned to the site recently I found it pulling in articles for green-colored baby furniture and health articles about green poop and green vomit. What was goign on?
I examined the keywords and found: "baby shoes, carters green, green dragon costume, 4t green, green sleeper, feces infants, green babies, green stool, green blood, baby infants, constipation infants, green diarrhea, green baby, green feces, diarrhea infants, green stools, green poop, teething infants, gr
Oversee.net's DOMAINfest Global was again a big success. The company is the parent company of Domain Sponsor- one of the premier domain parking companies - but they also introduced domain owners to some new monetization options at the recent conference. Rapid Domain Builder generated a lot of buzz at their "Pitchfest." The purpose of... Continue Reading →