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  1. Kimmoy
    May 27, 2010 • 9:41 am

    If you follow method one (parking) or two (redirecting), would you have to do any work getting the domain indexed on google or is just that simple?

    • Gene Pimentel
      May 27, 2010 • 2:07 pm

      Hi Kimmoy,

      Parking works best if you have domains that receive type-in traffic. In other words, when somebody is looking for something and types that “something” into the address bar as a domain name, they land on your parked page. Parked pages generally do not get indexed in Google, so hoping for search traffic is hopeless. However…

      When you park with a company like Parked.com, you have the ability to add content and keywords to your domain, which get added to the generic parked page. Google does index many customized parked pages.

  2. Circuit Electronic
    May 27, 2010 • 9:56 am

    The suggested method is good for making money but a few guys makes money online by showing adsense rather than affiliates. I think this is considerable if the parked domain gets lower hits..by mistake or whatever. Anyways thanks for the post

  3. Corinne
    May 27, 2010 • 10:56 am

    Great information Lynn – thanks! Not only are these three tips extremely useful, this has given me a reminder that I need to do something with the domains I am not currently using instead of letting Go Daddy reap any potential income.

  4. Glyn Lafferty
    May 27, 2010 • 1:26 pm

    Hi Lynn,

    Great information on parked domains this is something I know little about and it sounds like a great business model as Gene said.

    Look forward to the next interview with Kenny Goodman

    Glyn

  5. John Lenaghan
    May 27, 2010 • 2:15 pm

    Some good tips there Gene – thanks. And I’m with Corinne – this was a good reminder to go through my undeveloped domains and get them listed with Sedo, rather than letting Godaddy and Namecheap get the clicks!

    • Gene Pimentel
      May 27, 2010 • 4:52 pm

      Thank you John, parking your domains generates totally passive income once you create an account and enter your list of domains. Let them work for you!

  6. Steve
    May 27, 2010 • 2:31 pm

    Good advice although I have never parked a domain. I own a little over 30 and create the site and post some material shortly after purchasing each one.

  7. Bruce Arnold
    May 27, 2010 • 3:13 pm

    Hi Lynn,

    Thanks to you and Gene for this very useful information on domains. This is information that more marketers should find out about, and I appreciate you bringing in a recognized expert like Gene to give us the real scoop.

    • Gene Pimentel
      May 27, 2010 • 4:53 pm

      Glad to be of help Bruce, thanks for dropping in!

  8. Isabelle
    May 27, 2010 • 3:15 pm

    Thanks for the interesting Article Gene and Lynn! I will try the redirection tip with some domains, I had almost forgotten about them.

    • Gene Pimentel
      May 27, 2010 • 4:55 pm

      Hi Isabelle,

      There’s nothing like seeing an occasional sale in your mailbox without any promotional effort. Set it and forget it.

  9. Joe from Wordpress Cloner
    May 27, 2010 • 4:08 pm

    Great information Gene.

    Let me ask you, are product based domains highly sought after, or more location based domain names like nycdentist.com, etc.?

    • Gene Pimentel
      May 27, 2010 • 4:58 pm

      Hi Joe,

      Product based domains tend to perform very well, especially if the keywords are geared to someone ready to buy. Location based domains are EXCELLENT for driving traffic to local businesses. Both perform well, it just depends on what you want to focus on.

  10. Loretta
    May 27, 2010 • 4:33 pm

    Good topic and great tips! Thank you for sharing Lynn & Gene :)

  11. Jim
    May 27, 2010 • 8:14 pm

    I am constantly amazed by how many models are out there.
    Here is yet another that just begs to be looked into.
    Thanks Gene and thanks Lynn

  12. Geoff Dodd
    May 28, 2010 • 7:05 am

    Thanks for info. I believe that even Google is now recognizing parked domains as a business space for adsense; although they’re not rapt in redirections. Is this correct?

    • Gene Pimentel
      May 28, 2010 • 8:04 am

      Recognizing parked domains is one thing, placing them in a good position is another. Google is in the business of making sure people find what they are searching for. Parked pages do little to serve this purpose, so they are usually not ranked anywhere within sight.

      The exception to this is if you use a parking company that allows you to add content and do on-page SEO.

      • Geoff Dodd
        May 29, 2010 • 3:36 am

        Thanks Gene :) the old story of specific Content is King and encouraging user generated content. I’ve seen what Google lets GoDaddy do. Hmmm.

  13. Mason Russell
    May 28, 2010 • 6:57 pm

    Thanks for explaining this Gene. Don’t know why I’ve never done this before. I have 3 domain names that I’m not using at all. Guess it’s worth a shot.

  14. Matthew Zinda
    June 1, 2010 • 9:07 am

    Good stuff Gene!

    I really like the 3rd option of monetizing a domain; put up a squeeze page!

    I make almost 100% of my online income from my mailing lists! I am a huge fan of building mailing lists! Actually, that is basically the only purpose of my websites (my home pages atleast); to capture names and email addresses! Then I use my auto responder to provide my mailing lists with helpful, useful information, followed by affiliate links to helpful, useful products and/or services!

    I have found out you can dramatically increase your conversion rates that way! If you double your conversion rate, you make the same amount of money w/ half the traffic! If you are going to take the time, and make the effort to generate traffic to your website, you might as well take a little extra time, and make a little extra effort to maximize your conversion rate!

    Thank you!

    Matthew Zinda

    • Karthic
      November 10, 2011 • 3:26 am

      Can you please tell me how to earn building a mailing list? Is it by selling mails to other companies? or any other way?

  15. Jennyy
    June 30, 2010 • 2:29 am

    I have a few domains, that I have recently parked with AdSense and was curious to see how much more I could get out of them. Thanks Gene for your detailed advice. I wanted to query whether paid services like parked.com really pay-back the amount spent on them?

    The limitations of AdSense, is you can only log four keyword phrases per domain, however it is accumulating dollars every few days as you say – not much, but it is there.

    I haven’t yet stepped into the realm of list building and squeeze pages, but I do have a few niche marketing sites I am working on that seem to be getting attention.

  16. chidi
    December 7, 2010 • 10:16 am

    I have parked domains with parked.com which have received over 3000 visitors in less than a month yet without a click and no revenue. whta do you think I should do? what kind of traffic makes money with parked .com

  17. Kaushik Biswas
    February 1, 2011 • 4:25 pm

    I’ve never seen any money from parked domains until Jan 2011. I had a blog which I thought wasn’t performing well, so I parked it with AdSense for Domains on Dec 23rd 2010. Then in Jan 2011 Google PR update surprised me with a PR4! A lift from PR0 to PR4. I didn’t notice it at first. When I saw there was huge incoming traffic in the parked domain, I went to check what has happened – it was then I saw this PR lift. But since domain was parked, I could not track the reasons for such high traffic. But yes, that domain is bringing some dollars. May not be for long, but whatever comes is good :)

    • Karthic
      November 10, 2011 • 3:27 am

      parked with adsense? how did you do that?

    • nathan
      December 24, 2011 • 2:09 pm

      I am also interested to know how you did that. How did you put an Adsense for your park domains?

      I got several domains not used yet, so I parked it in my primary site.
      Hoping the PR will also be lifted. :)

    • Frank Z
      December 18, 2012 • 2:44 am

      That’s the answer, simply adding Google adsense to your blog brought your page rank higher. However if they find out that you are parking the domain or it’s no longer a blog , they may penalize you since there is no more content.
      Frank Z recently posted..11 Real Ways To Save MoneyMy Profile

  18. Daniel
    March 9, 2011 • 8:38 am

    Hm…intersting. I wondered what I should do with my parked domains. Actually I wanted to put some adsense on it and see what happens.

  19. Julio
    April 16, 2011 • 3:22 pm

    This post definitely answered my question about “how does parked domains make money”.

    Thank YOU!

  20. JMedders
    August 6, 2011 • 1:48 am

    If google will not index the parked domain, what are the possible methods to drive traffic into it?

  21. jude
    September 12, 2011 • 11:54 am

    How can I draw traffic to a parked domain?

  22. Francis
    October 15, 2011 • 2:44 am

    I have several domains that are not yet developed, so I decided to park them for a while. Hopefully they might earn a couple of dollars before I start working on them. Thanks for sharing this Gene.

    PR0 jumped to PR4 for a parked domain, sound interesting, congratulations.

  23. andre
    January 24, 2012 • 8:04 am

    you have make a lot of traffic first before you parking domain.

  24. Frank Z
    September 17, 2012 • 4:46 am

    I am just learning about domain flipping and domain parking. I did know you can monetize domain parking but only making little revenue. Never was i thinking in buying multiple domains to multiply your revenue. Just have to think big and can’t wait to post it on my site. Thanks for the great information
    Frank Z.

  25. PrIyAnGsHu
    October 27, 2012 • 12:34 am

    Yes, domain parking is really a great way to generate revenue out of your unused domains. The first thing I do after registering a domain is park it until I need it for quick use. I have been using Sedo for a while and found that their PPC rates are not really high. I have recently noticed that Godaddy is also having a premium domain parking services which charges some fees every month, is it worth using ?

  26. Adeel Akhter
    January 14, 2013 • 11:01 pm

    Your article is great. I hope you read my comments and reply me back. I have 3 questions. I hope considering me a new comer in domain trading you will guide me and reply me.

    1) Which is a better option Landing page with ADS by SEDO or should there be some affiliated ADS. In general which gives more return?

    2) If we have submitted our page to SEDO for placing ADS can we still place any affiliate ADS over there ?

    3) Incase if we plan to redirect the domain to an affiliate sales page then for that do i need any softwares or how can i divert the page considerng i have no knowledge of software engineering?

  27. Liam
    January 30, 2013 • 1:00 pm

    I only recently discovered Domain Parking for my spare domains. As this article is fairly dated, I wonder how Google’s Panda and Penguin updates have effected this money making scheme?

    Personally I would just be happy if the domains paid for themselves every year!!


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