Google is introducing a lot of developments for Adsense, with font selection implemented not long ago, now comes a new, much anticipated feature, Adsense for parked domains.
Many people own lots of domains which they keep around to sell at a higher price, or they simply haven't gotten around to developing it, and as such, the "weight" of these webpages are lost, even if someone gets to the page they'll just see an empty canvas, or some sort of "pricing inquiry notice".
In this case Google Adsense for domains is a great resource for grabbing that extra buck, since it's set and forget you won't really need to do anything, and in the end if you only get a few dollars daily from it, it's still better than nothing, and lets you use your domains to their full extent.
The interesting thing about Google's system here is that it differs from the usual select an ad and show method because of the specialized nature of parked domains.
In fact, you will have to create CNAME records and configure some stuff at your registrar, only then can you customize and choose keywords. Following all that, your domain will have a sleek Google-like look, with keyword relevant ads served, so ideally this should be a page worth something, even if all it has is ads (it will also have a search box).
I am interested to try this out in practice, I have a couple of domains standing still, although I am not totally convinced about the money making capabilities here, I think you can make more by actually developing a site. Obviously I don't have as much time as I'd like, so this will be a fun project. If you have some experience advertising on parked domains please share with us!
If you are a domain broker, you may benefit from the new feature to bring Adsense advertisement to parked domains. This works best for dropped domains (as they may get traffic still for some time), typo domains, and "easy to type" domains that users enter directly in their browser's address bar.Advertisement
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