parked domain names for article based mini sites
Using parked domain names for article based mini sites
More and more domain resellers are packing up and moving. Yes Moving,
Moving away from the big domain sponsors like Sedo, Afternic, and
DomainHop. They're moving to simple article driven "Mini Sites"
and why not.
Why split you earnings with a company that isn't doing any thing
to help you. Think about it, You park your domain at lets say, Sedo.
They automatically generate a parking page and that's it, They don't
help you generate traffic actually it's just the opposite they restrict
the ways you can generate traffic.
Plus you can't establish any kind of link trade. So if your domain
doesn't receive any type in traffic or if your domain wasn't registered
before and already had establish traffic flows your out of luck.
A parked domain with no way to generate traffic isn't going to generate
much revenue. The only con of leaving your domain sponsor is the
added cost of hosting.
They added revenue from not having to split your earnings with
your domain sponsor sould more then make up for the added cost.
So if you have the money to pay for the hosting for a couple months
give it a try. I started out with a couple of my best performing
domains and went from there. Here is some tips to get you moving.
Hosting - The best kind of hosting for this type
of venture is what they call Multi or Unlimited hosting. With these
type of hosting plans you can host 2 to Unlimited domains on one
hosting account. If you have a large domain portfolio and plan on
buying more I would go with the Unlimited hosting.
Unlimited hosting accounts are usually call reseller accounts don't
be scared off by the name. If you sign up for a reseller you are
not really required to sell hosting accounts. HostForWeb.com is
perfect for hosting your "Mini Sites"
Picking The Right Sponsors - If you opt for a
simple article driven "Mini Site" the best sponsors are
Google's AdSense and Yahoo's Publisher Network. Adsense is the bully
on your block and YPN is the new kid at school. AdSense ads are
on so many websites that savvy ad hating web suffers are starting
to pick up on the ads but YPN is still new and fresh. I would recommend
joining both but remeber you can't put both on the same page this
will get you kick out of both programs.
Articles - Any body can go to some article site
pick out some articles and put them on a page but unless you are
wiz at SEO that will not do much good. The key to generating traffic
and good sponsor revenue is custom written articles. If you can
write your own articles you're set, but if your like most people
you hate to write.
Your in luck there are tons of people just waiting to write articles
for you and write them cheap. Just go to your favorite search engine
and type in Freelance Writers. What I have found to work the best
is a custom article on the start page and 10 - 15 other articles
Ad Placement - I have tried out many different
layouts and I still haven't found the perfect one. The best advice
that I can give you is a 250 x 250 ad near the top on the left side
surrounded by your article and a 120 x 600 skyscraper on the right
lower part of your article.
TOS - This is the most important. Do not violate
the TOS of your sponsors. There is nothing worse then reaching your
first payout and having your account closed.
About the Author
Randy Henson - This
article and more tips can be found at AdsenseDnShop.com