Want to develop your domains? Here’s a solution that even non-techies will appreciate.
[Editor’s note: this is an updated version of an article originally posted March 6, 2006] Domain parking got you down? Worried about the Snowe Bill and what it may do to your undeveloped domains? Killed by the death of parking arbitrage?
It seems most people in the domain industry are finally getting on the development bandwagon. This article discusses a simple way for even non-techies to develop their domains. The upside is more revenue and better protection for your domains, which will now be used for a legitimate business purpose.
The solution, XsitePro, lets you quickly create good sites for domain names that result in large ad revenue increases – often 10 or 20 times that of a parking page.
But this software isn’t like the myriad of other applications that generate thousands of junk web pages to attract search engine spiders. Instead, it’s web design software created for internet marketers and domain name owners. It allows you to rapidly create search-engine optimized web sites for your domains and publish them with little hassle. You don’t need to know the slightest about HTML to use XSitePro, although advanced users can add HTML elements to their web sites.
Here’s how I use XsitePro. First, I pick a parked domain name in my portfolio that gets a modest amount of traffic but has low earnings. I then create a simple site in XSitePro. It takes a few minutes to set up the framework for the site including all meta tags, affiliate links, etc. I then add a few pages of content. XSitePro automatically organizes the pages, creates a site map, and adds navigation structure. The software makes it very easy to add your Google Adsense code into all pages automatically. Then you click a button and upload your site.
Total time to design, add content, and upload sites: about 1-2 hours.
Take a typical domain that makes $1 a day. With an XSitePro site that gets traction in search engines I can make about $5-$10 a day with Google Ads. In one month, that’s a difference of $120-$270 per month. Extrapolate this out over a year and the time you spent on the site is well worth it. One of my best performing sites made $1 a day as a parked domain and now makes an average of $15 per day as a mini web site.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of XsitePro. You can invest some time this week developing web sites and reap the benefits for years to come. This software pays for itself several times over — it has for me for the past three years.