Domain parking arbitrage works. But with a domain related domain?
Domain name parking arbitrage brings a select few players massive income. Until recently, individuals got in on the game at Parked.com (until Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) pulled the plug).
For the uninitiated, here’s how domain parking arbitrage works:
1. Buy a click on Google or other search engine
2. Send click to domain parking page
3. Earn (hopefully more) when visitor clicks on parking ads
Every major domain parking company forbids this (correct me if I’m wrong).
I came across an interesting arbitrage recently because the ad was targeted toward…domainers. Would a domainer actually click on a domain parking ad? I doubt it.
The search term was “parking domain name”, where this ad for DomainLoyal.com popped up:
This popped out instantly as an arbitrage ad, given its generic nature about the subject “domain name parking”. Sure enough, this is what I saw when I clicked through:
My guess is this arbitrage play isn’t profitable.
If you target your ads to “newbies” this program can very well pay off. Seasoned vets would not click it, but the Newbies out weight the Vets by a large number and they need to learn at some point. It appears to me, the owner do DomainLoyal.com was going after Newbies with the keyword term they used, as that is what a newbie would search for.
So whats the deal, are people just doing arbitrage with parking companies just hoping they don’t get caught? If they get caught they lose all the $$$ they spent advertising their parked page. Am I missing something here? You can sure find plenty people doing this if you look, although not too many of them using Parked.com at this point.
Sad Sad Sad.
Now the ICA says you can donate without registering, except you can’t. I want to donate a lot of money but there website won’t let me.
When you go to checkout it asks you to login.
Can this get any more pathetic. We are all doomed.
First things first, get the website functioning properly.
Jeff Schneider says
Hello all lease holders,
Make no mistake, any form of advertising that takes away the power of advertising dollars from any source is under seige. There is a saying in the public speaking industry. There are things you speak of on stage and then there are things you speak of behind the stage.
Don�t be fooled by any statements you may hear, about a companies stance. Look for answers in whose payroll they are on. Lets look at the financial truths. Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, any media company Etc Etc. Etc. , fear losing control of eyeballs.
Should we run and crap our pants in fear? Selling our leases in fear! I don�t think so! But we all as collective lease holders need to support I.C.A. not to mention our rights as Lease Holders. Lease Holders, who have a right to run our businesses, in a democratic and free country. This is not to be looked at as defeat, but opportunity to expose the truth, which in the end will win out, if we will it so.
The Contact Group/Jeff Schneider
Jeff Schneider says
” The Snowe Reverse Hyjacking Bill ”
In our opinion the Snowe Bill absolutely encourages and facilitates Reverse domain hijacking. In fact the best definition of this Bill is ” The Snowe Reverse Hijacking Bill ”
Jeff Schneider/ The Contact Group
USeBiz.com or UseBiz.com
The people at a very popular parking company told me that you are not allowed to have a web site that has hyper links to parked pages. Is this correct?
And what about HighLighterz.com? where you just highlight the name and paste it in your browser, is this cool?
Thanks for domainnamewire.com
Correct. And no, that’s not cool.
You can’t do anything to increase traffic to your parked pages, other than try to get relevant content on your page that gets it picked up by search engines.
Kristi Ambrose says
Which is complete and utter BS btw. People were making so much money off of this. Including the advertisers. The only people that weren’t making money, was the search engines providing the links for the parked domains.
Hm. Wonder why Yahoo & Google banned Arbitrage.