Alternative to domain parking forges ahead with upgrades.
EVOLanding, one of a handful of companies to offer “automated site generation” for domain names, has launched a number of new features and upgrades.
One of the most important is data center upgrades that allow it to pull data from multiple sources to generate web sites on the fly faster than before. The company has also signed deals with Careerbuilder, Priceline, Homegain, Foreclosure.com, CUnet, Superpages, and TicketNetwork to provide content and revenue streams. Using geo location, these partnerships drive relevant information to web site visitors and improve monetization.
Here are some examples of domains “parked” with EVOLanding and how they are taking advantage of this:
MyJobResume.com – site generated with local job listings from CareerBuilder. When I visit the page is shows Austin jobs; it should show local jobs for you too.
EnglishEstate.com – uses Foreclosure.com feed to show local foreclosures. Right now I see foreclosures in Austin. You should see ones in your area.
ComeVisitNYC.com – dynamic New York hotel listings provided by Priceline.
HockeyPeriod.com – This one doesn’t appear to use any of the new partnerships, but I think it represents a good job of auto generating a site. Keep in mind that this site was developed with no human interaction.
EVOLanding is backed by Rob Monster’s Monster Venture Partners.
Elliot Silver says
This may be a dumb question, but with domain names like the ones you referenced, I assume there will be little to no type-in traffic. With the dynamic content that’s shown on the pages, I would imagine it will be difficult to gain SE traction – although I am very far from an expert. Assuming my assumptions are correct, how does one grow one of these sites – fully under another assumption that back links will be difficult to obtain. Yes – I know what they say about assumptions… haha
See you tomorrow.
Elliot, that’s a great question and it’s something I considered when writing this post. I have backlinks pointing to many of my domains because I bought them as expired domains. However, I’m not sure how EVOlanding renders the pages and if search engines can pick it up. Since that’s one of the basic premises of EVOlanding, I’m sure (hope) they’ve thought about it.
EVOlanding shows stats that compare your traffic from type-ins, referrals, and search engines. Unfortunately it isn’t yet broken out by domain and doesn’t show you which search engines sent the traffic and for which keywords.
I’d also add that I don’t see auto-generated sites as replacing human mini-site development any time soon (if ever).
I can see this growing over time into something great. However, three of the four seem like they need some more work.
MyJobResume.com – Shows ads all around the country for me.
EnglishEstate.com – Only shows five listings for me.
ComeVisitNewYork.com – Is on target and a decent site.
HockeyPeriod.com – I did a search for a hockey mask and got ads for jobs, movies, and “Searching for Hockey Period”.
It looks like it needs some tweaking, but still looks promising for certain domains.
You gott’ give ’em credit for trying, which is more than some parking co’s are doing currently.
Side Note: Andrew your site really has morphed into a great news outlet. You should be proud. I don’t know how you do it and still manage other sites and also keep domaining!
Patrick McDermott says
“Andrew your site really has morphed into a great news outlet. You should be proud. I don’t know how you do it and still manage other sites and also keep domaining!”
These kind of sites scare me – because – well – Google has a hatred for auto-generated sites and seems pretty efficient at blacklisting any domains it finds using such services.
It will be interesting to see what happens.
Thank you Johnny and Patrick.
To address some of the comments:
1. Yes, they still need work. We are a long way from having these be real web sites where people bookmark them and want to come back.
2. Chris, you are absolutely right. In this case they could just block and entire name server. Earlier this decade I had about 150 auto-generated sites. For a short while I was making $1,000 A DAY with these. Then it all disappeared overnight.
Andrew, likewise I would like to commend you on this site.
On your above post: re: Earlier this decade I had about 150 auto-generated sites. For a short while I was making $1,000 A DAY with these. Then it all disappeared overnight.
How are you monetizing these sites and what are the current site performances?
I recently moved my domains from being dormant at the registrar into a parked site. The domains collectively average 12,000 hits a month, but the comparative expected revenue won’t even pay for the renewals.
I’ve been collecting domains related to my own work for a decade. After getting spammed by several “affiliate marketers” showing flashy houses and cars, I’ve just recently beginning to look into monetizing them. Wondering if I missed the boat.
Can any1 tell how to start domain parking business
how to tieup wid any of the ad networks
John, it’s easy. Just have about a couple million monthly high quality unique type-in visitors and they’ll talk to you 🙂