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Anyone use parked domains to earn Adsense revenue?

  1. mailxpress profile image75
    mailxpressposted 6 years ago

    Anyone use parked domains to earn Adsense revenue?

    If so, where do you purchase your domains?  Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have quite a few parked domains but don't have Adsense on them. I won't recommend it either for more than one hard to explain reasons.

      1. mailxpress profile image75
        mailxpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi and thank you for commenting.
        I've always wondered about parked domains.  Hard to explain but I hope someone takes the time to explain why it is not recommended.  I wrote to a few hubbers in the past hour to ask for their take on it.  I wrote to them because throughout their hub they suggested to join their blog and when I clicked on the link I was brought to a parked domain instead.  I really wanted to join their blog and was disappointed when I was brought to a parked domain.  OK, thanks for sharing and I do hope someone sheds so light on this practice.  Have a great day.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wrote a Hub on it, if you want to check it out.

      I'm sure you know by now that if you have a website, it won't get traffic unless you promote it.  Parked domains are exactly the same.

      So if you park a domain, the only benefit you get is the time you save not having to produce the content.  You'll have to put exactly the same time and effort into promoting the sites as for any other site.

      If you're like the average writer, the content is the easy part - so I don't see how you'd be ahead. 

      Of course, the exception is if you can find a "type in" domain name, but there's not many of those available any more.  And even then, you'd probably make more if you had some decent programs and affiliate programs on there.

  2. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    OK, one reason is that you won't earn much of it, maybe $1-2 a year. You need to have a domain like sex.com to earn from it because people are likely to put it in the address bar of your browser. Otherwise you know domains without content don't fetch traffic from search engines and search engine traffic is what converts.

    The other reason is a bit complex and is based on my personal research and may not be true. I believe that if you place Adsense on parked domains, it won't give a professional image of them to search engines. Search engines might not take your website seriously. You got to launch a website with a boom. Hope I didn't confuse you any further.

    1. mailxpress profile image75
      mailxpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this


      I never thought of that.  Not a professional image.  I can relate to that.

      I would have thought parked domains would bring in a lot but if it only has adds on it I guess nobody would bother to visit.  That makes a lot of sense.  Also getting indexed to search engines.  If you don't get indexed and one of the rules to follow is not to place the parked domain onto websites there is not point.
      Thank you so much.  I do appreciate your opinion.

  3. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I have never really understood the benefit of parking a domain, I am never sure how they actually receive traffic. Seems like a big waste of time in my opinion.

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image57
      Dale Mazurekposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I absolutely agree.  Not to mention I think you are playing with fire using adsense on parked domains.

      Just my 2 cents



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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    I tried it, I failed.

    I spent about $250 on domains, and made about $20 back. I then sold most of those domains for just $26.

    You can do the math on that one. The domain market is a hard one to crack unless you have some serious money to speculate with and can build and maintain a wide portfolio.

    I recently got stung by GoDaddy 'auto-renew' on about 6 .com domains that I forgot I had even owned. I didn't even know that 'auto-renew' existed.

    You are much better off investing time in building hubs, where you will make money for no investment, than spending money on domains which you do not intend to develop where - more often than not - you pay money to lose money. Then put the money that you intended to spend on domains into buying a hosting package, one good keyword domain, and developing a relevant blog or micro-site.

    1. mailxpress profile image75
      mailxpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      All of you are great.  Thank you for your input.  It does sound like a waste of money.  Thanks again.

  5. climberjames profile image61
    climberjamesposted 6 years ago

    I didn't quite spend $250 on domain names but the money I did spend has been wasted!

    Build hubs! smile

  6. vaguesan profile image80
    vaguesanposted 6 years ago

    A parked domain only works if it's a single type in word or if it's a domain that takes advantage of the user miss-typing a popular domain. And it almost always has to be a .com. A good example is yeah, sex.com or an example of a miss-type would be something like hoogle.com

    The only problem is that these domains have all been bought up long ago. Finding one now that would pay off at all is nearly impossible. Plus if you owned a domain like cars.com or sex.com, the amount of money you could make from parking would be paltry compared to the amount of money companies and individuals would be will to pay for such a top tier domain.

    What I'm getting at is that it's nearly impossible to make anything from parking domains. You're about 15 years to late. And so was I sad

    Like others I have tried domaining and parking domains. I've only ever been able to break even in my attempts. So it's not really worth it.

    1. mailxpress profile image75
      mailxpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi all,
      Thank you all for sharing your expertise.  I do appreciate it.  I've always wondered about parked domains and you have answered my question in full.  Thanks again.