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The destruction of WhyPark revenue

September 12, 2011

WhyPark once offered hope that you could build your domains into actual websites beyond the traditional parked pages. However, Google Panda has eliminated that parking dream. It’s official; WhyPark is no longer a good option to develop your domains.

Several months ago my WhyPark domains performed well. I logged into my account to find that education, resume and job sites generated revenue. This domain development dream is dead. Half of the month is already gone, and the revenue has only reached $2.

What happened to WhyPark? Why are my websites underperforming? I’ll tell you the source of the problem. Answer: Google Panda. If your WhyPark sites are de indexed, de ranked, and score little traffic, point your finger at Google.

Google Panda is an unfair software that is killing WhyPark sites. However, eHow remains indexed on Page #1. How can amateur writers rank above experts? You want to know? Answer: AdSense. eHow is a traffic generator that features AdSense ads.

How is WhyPark and Google connected? The two companies worked together a few years ago (2008). WhyPark now uses Yahoo and Bing. Google Panda destroyed my top sites. These sites generated 30,000+ unique visits per month. My traffic last month only reached 2,000.

How can the Google Panda and WhyPark debacle be proven? Moments after Google visits a high traffic site, the traffic immediately evaporates. I can tell you the exact hour my top sites stopped performing. I have data to reflect that high traffic sites with no affiliation with Google will get hit hard.

Have you lost traffic and revenue? Are you using WhyPark? You better think twice to protect your domains. De indexed sites are dead in the search engine. WhyPark sites are spiraling down like a comet.

How do I know? I experienced the WhyPark/Google dilemma since April. Many searches based on WhyPark de indexing and Google Panda reach my domain blog. The truth is out there. Is Google Panda disguised as a competition? You be the judge.

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Use Why Park for Web Directories, to make parking revenue, and to build websites

January 16, 2011

I have been using Why Park since April 2010. I tested Go Daddy, Sedo, and Why Park at the same time. I like Why Park because the domain platform is flexible. Most domain parking companies have restrictions. They only accept generic traffic. Essentially, you can’t promote your domains, or you risk cancellation.

On Why Park, I can use the domain apps to build a functional website. The domain apps doubled my revenue and traffic. You can prepare custom articles and links, and also include Why Park articles. The settings enable you to add html banners on the bottom of the page. You can even use images with links embedded within them.

Why Park is an alternative to hiring another, or building a website. I lack web developing skills, which is why Why park works for me. If you own many domains, you will like the domain platform. They also offer paid plans, SEO, website developing services, and will feed your pages with content to make them successful. There is no better option to build your domains than Why Park.

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A few positive things to take from 2010 into 2011

January 16, 2011

My 2011 domaining is off to a good start. I have one negotiation which is close to ending soon. A high traffic company replied back to express interest in a cover letter domain specific to their services. These two cover letter domains are going to produce sales in the next week. Furthermore, CollegeDegreeDiploma.com scored 6 ad clicks in the past few days. The clicks produced $25. Education and resume domains are performing well.

Because of the anticipated cover letter domains sales, I will be able to cover the cost of registration for all my resume and cover letter domains. I consider the cover letter purchases to be a positive decision. I still have dozens of resume and cover letter domains available for sale. The two cover letter domains are quality domains that I’m sure the end-users will use to improve their performance. I’m not worried about selling the domains because I own many more.

CollegeDegreeDiploma.com is the biggest surprise of 2011. According to Estibot and Valuate, the keywords are only searched 170 times per month. When I first purchased the domain, the averaged 400,000 keyword results. Since then, the average keyword results are now at 1,690,000. The CPC is at $7.12, which is highly competitive in its category. I always knew this domain would perform the best.

You don’t need to find domains with more than 1,000 local monthly searches. Frank Schilling own DegreeDiploma.com, which I’m sure he scores some nice parking revenue. The difference between the two parking platforms is that Why Park has content, whereas DegreeDiploma.com operates on the parking account. Those who claim domain parking is dead are not trying hard enough to find the right domains. You have to assess the market to determine what is popular.

My most popular domains are resume, cover letter, education, and jobs. I stocked up all product and service domains, as well. Find highly competitive CPC domains in the fields I mentioned above, and put up quality content to generate traffic to your domain. Why Park is an excellent platform that gives you many options to make revenue. You can build a web directory, use shopping apps, music apps, and generate ad clicks based on the domain’s keywords.

I’m amazed that my cover letter domains are generating attention. Many resume domains are performing good, but are not as successful as the education domains. Education domains are competitive because there is high demand for online education. Why Park provides you with the tools to find traffic. All you need to do is keep visitors on your website. Don’t share too many links that will reroute them to another location, unless you’re using an affiliate program, or another website that can make you revenue. The goal is to keep your visitors coming back. It is well worth your time to write education articles. Share your personal experiences, or conduct research on various degrees and programs.

Resume and cover letter domains are going to be very popular this year. I sense I will make a dozen more sales. I plan to prepare additional content and build more web directories to make revenue. Domaining is essentially buying and flipping domains in the shortest time possible with incurring registration fees. 200 of my domains are expiring in two weeks. However, I don’t mind if they do, but I will continue to look for buyers. If I have to sell the domains cheap, I will to at least make back the cost of registration.

The domains that are going to expire are mostly NYC-related. I sold 11 taxi domains back in the Summer, which targeted New York City. I made enough to offset the cost of these domains. I have the NYC domains and a few others that I don’t plan to renew, but then I have others that I will need to assess to determine their performance. I know that I will probably renew DeliciousThaiFood.com, BelieveInEnergy.com, CakeGalore.com, RingsDb.com, NYCSinglesClubs.com, DripPainting.com, DripPaintings.com, EnglandNew.com, PursesCoach.com, ScriptReader.net, and a few others. These domains have performed well enough to keep.

I will tough time trying to determine which domains to keep or let drop. It all comes down to performance. I won’t have any problems with my job, hotel, Suisun City, education, and resume/cv/cover letter domains. This is the first time I faced a decision with renewals. I recently renewed Venezia-ABC.com, which is a domain I won on a Go Daddy auction. I couldn’t let the domain drop because it is the only one I won in an auction.

I paid $175 for Venezia-ABC.com. The domain once produced nearly 2,000 unique visitors per month, had a Google Page Rank #2, 2,000 backlinks, and 17 sites that link in. Sedo’s price suggestion recommended the price to be set at $2200. I have no idea what type of website it once was. I had little experience with domains at the time. However, I did purchase various domains that enabled me to make future sales. I thought WebsiteOutlook.com provided me enough information to make a good investment. I assumed I could make $3.50 per day on ad revenue.

As I learned more, I knew that maybe I should have let others beat me in the auction. In my opinion, Website Outlook is a quality tool for an established websites, but the appraisal platform has some difficulty with appraising keyword domains, as well as newly registered domains. The appraisal platform is only a tool, and not a means to determine a domain’s worth. I don’t regret purchasing the domain, especially when it’s the only one that cost me above registration prices. 7Zoom is a similar domain valuation tool that provides quality performance stats, including unique visitors which is retrieved from Compete.com.

Estibot has helped and has impaired my judgment when searching for domains. If I never used Estibot, I would not be in the domain industry today. I found so many good domains on the drop. I located domains that I assumed would never be available. Name Boy tricked me into believing that hyphenated NYC domains were worth thousands. I registered a hundred NYC and Hollywood names because of that appraisal system. I don’t regret my mistake. I managed to register a few domains in the bunch that produced good sales later on. Because I valued jobs, movies, NYC, travel destinations, and taxis, I made a few good sales that kept me in the domain industry.

ResumeServices.co inspired me to register many resume, cover letter, and cv domain names. I found many that are searched more than 1,000+ times a month. Don’t avoid the domains that have less than 1,000 month searches. CollegeDegreeDiploma.com is now making good parking revenue. EmpireStateHotel.com, TicketNUB.com, LeatherManBags,com, and many others have made back the cost of registration. I feel that 1932Quarter.com was a great find. I value ResumeCampus.com, CoverLetterServices.com, ResumeCompanies.com, NursingCoverLetters.com, PhotographerResume.com, TherapistResume.com, VideoGameWriting.com, ScriptWritingJobs.com, and dozens of other domains.

I really don’t have a favorite domain yet. I wouldn’t sell CoverLetterServices.com and ResumeCampus.com due to my plans to develop them. The moment I land a one word generic domain, I will definitely put work into building the domain. I really believe Maniki.net and DeAnza.net will produce good sales. DesignerGloves.net, OrganicCandles.net, DesignerBras.net, and MagnifyGlass.net are good domains to score a decent sale. My hotel domains and job domains are going to do good, as well as all my Suisun City domains.

Parking is not dead. CollegeDegreeDiploma.com shows that a good education domains can score quality clicks. Why Park has a awesome platform to build domains into functional websites. If you haven’t used Why Park yet, you should give it a try. I’m definitely satisfied with the results. My domains will continue to produce traffic and revenue as long as I put work into uploading quality content. Even domains I put little work into are making revenue. You never know when you will find a good domain. It’s hard to make a decision to renew or drop a domain. I’m confident that I know what to do when the time comes in two weeks.

In retrospect, 2011 is going in the right direction. It’s only a matter of time before I find a good generic domain to build into a brandable website. Until that time, I will work with the hand I already have. I plan to bluff my way into winning a future domain jackpot. Education, resume, and job domains are good verticals to operate within. Focus on those areas, and also look for some .net product domains at the cost of registration to flip for a small profit. Never assume the good domains are gone. I find many that are unregistered. I don’t use drop tools or sites. I put in the work to type-in all the names I think will be popular. Good luck on domaining. Thanks for reading.

Beware of Buyers on Craig’s List – Selling Domains

January 12, 2011

Last year, I sold a few domain names on Craig’s List. Both domains were purchased on Sedo at a fixed price. In order to speed up the process, I determined that fixed prices avoided the negotiation process. Currently, I’m engaged in a negotiation on a specific cover letter domain name on Sedo. The negotiation has been going on for 3 weeks. If you want to sell domains on Crag’s List, beware of the buyers that try to acquire information from you.

Craig’s List runs an effective sales platform. The first domain name I sold there was CakesNYC.com. To most domainer investors, they will likely identify the domain as mediocre. in any case, I decided that placing the domain in New York City would generate a potential lead to purchase the domain.

In the title column, I listed a catchy description and the domain name. For example, the title portrayed the domain as a Cake Domain with Taste is up for Sale – CakesNYC.com. The price was set at $300. I wrote a summary describing the domain, potential uses, and where the domain is registered at and what platform they can purchase the domain on. I also listed two dozen other domains in various areas throughout the country. You have to use the same sales tactic as finding businesses to contact, especially when you’re trying to identify a GEO location.

A potential buyer sent a e-mail asking if anything is wrong with the domain. I told them that the domain was in perfect shape, and they would have nothing to worry about. However, I made a mistake on keeping the price at $300. Instead, I somehow made an accidental change a few weeks prior, setting a fixed price of $100 on Sedo. I didn’t know about the sale until I received an e-mail the next morning notifying me that CakesNYC.com was purchased.

For the most part, a fixed price will move a domain without any delay. I never thought about supplying a link to push interested buyers to the Sedo’s sales page. The buyer typed the domain name in, and used the Sedo parked page link to find the domain up for sale at $100. Whenever a buyer purchased a domain as a fixed price, you only have to pay 10% commission. On the contrary, the negotiation process will accumulate a $50 minimum commission up to the 10% amount of $500. If you sell a domain for $300, you will only receive $250. A $550 dollar domain sale will net you $495.

The intent of this article is to inform you that selling domains on Craig’s List is a risky process. You have to beware of shady people. In evaluating the good to bad ratio, 9 out of 10 e-mails you receive for a domain are unreliable. You’ll know when a person is trying to scam you because they will send you an e-mail stating interest in a domain, even though you supplied a link to the sales page. They usually wait until you reply back to auto generate a scam e-mail with instruction to facilitate a deal. No matter the product up for sale, the e-mails are always the same.

Occasionally, you will find a scam artist that will put a little work in trying to manipulate you. They will ask you to supply personal information and to arrange a pickup for the merchandise. We all know you can’t have movers retrieve a domain name. Never trust a money order, check, and or any payment other than Pay Pal. You can have Sedo take care of the sale, and then conduct the transfer. I feel Sedo is much quicker with closing a sale than most domain sales platforms. Once they collect the payment, they will ask you to push the domain to their transfer department. You can probably receive the payment the next day.

For the most part, beware of buyers on Craig’s List. Since you have no business relationship with these buyers, ask them to visit your domain on the sales platform to choose. I don’t see any way you can facilitate a domain sale on Craig’s List. If you sell a domain to an established company, and they don’t pay you, then you can use the e-mail contact and the transfer to initiate a claim. On Craig’s List, it is up to you to communicate with the buyer. I like to use the Sedo link in sales postings, which help me to save time and avoid contact with scam artists.

I sold Pier39.info on Craig’s List a week after listing the domain on Craig’s List. The domain was placed in San Francisco, which scored the webmaster of the .com clicked on the Sedo sales link to purchase the domain at a fixed price. The domain was my second highest sale. It is nothing to brag about.

If you choose to list your domains up for sale on Craig’s List, beware of shady buyers. Always use a link to another sales page. The ad listing is more so a way to inform buyers of a domain up for sale at another location. Don’t conduct deals directly between the buyer and yourself. It’s risky. Contacting companies and domain owners is safer because these entities have something to lose if they take advantage of you. There is no way to verify people on Craig’s List.

Good luck on selling your domains.

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Why Park traffic on 780 domains

January 8, 2011

I own 780 domains. I use Why Park to develop 99% of my domains. The domains cover many products and services. 15% of my domains are resume and cover letter, 10-15% target education, and another 10% are education related.

On average, my domains generate
10,000+ unique visitors per month. I would rather own one quality domain that generates 10k unique visitors than to work on keeping on tabs on hundreds ofdomains.

Performance and stats are important
indicators to help me determine which domains to retain. 1932quarter.com is a good site that has already made back the cost of registration.

1932quarters.com needs more work to match 1932quarter.com. 1932sQuarter.com is a good performing domain. EmpireStateHotel.com, 1932Quarter.com, TicketNUB.com,
CakeGalore.com, DonateToStudents.com, and a few other .com domains managed to score ad clicks to cover the cost of registration.

MobileMovies.info earned 12 times the cost of registration. The site continues to generate traffic and clicks. FindTextbooks.info, JobsNYC.info and SFjobs.info immediately covered the cost of registration in the first month.

.info registration cost increased
from $1 to $2. The price increase influenced my decision to register additional .info domains. You can earn revenue from .info domains, especially in niches such as jobs and education.

Random Thoughts on Domaining

December 23, 2010

I usually read the DN Journal’s weekly sales list. In my opinion, I feel their weekly sales are prepared to brag about domain companies and private domain investors. Many domains on that list are not as appealing, and are over valued. I wouldn’t pay 10%
of the cost to acquire any domains on that sales list.

In the past, a few worthy domains changed ownership, which I believe were well worth the cost. I don’t how companies can afford to pay high
prices, and then let such domains do little to make them revenue.

One lady, in particular, purchased a domain for mid 5 figures. She
now points the domain to a site that generates less than 900 unique
visitors per month. I can prepare a sales report with graphs to
prove the benefits of using a web directory to reduce advertising
costs. It takes skill to determine the price of a domain.

Whereas, several domain tools exist online, a broker has to weigh many
factors to set a good price. I had conflict with posters that assumed I was a random person who never made a sale. You’ll be surprised on how many domain posters will fight with you on ways to determine value. They discredit domain stats as an appraisal
indicator, but then build value into organic searches. How else can
a price be set without factoring-in the age, keyword results and
monthly results, and backlinks?

I tried to relate to these domain
investors who shoot down the preceding stats as irrelevant
indicators to set a domain’s value. However, I have enough
experience with chatting with elite domainers and selling domains
to know that their advice is one-sided. Organic searches is not the
only factor that makes a domain valuable.

A month ago, I challenged
a domain with only a hundred searches a month. The blog owner is an
industry leader that owns thousands of quality domains, but many of
the posters are clueless, or locked into their own domain.

More than likely they probably sold domains, and understand the domain
industry very well. I sense the posters don’t want new domainers to
learn because domaining is like a pyramid scheme. If newbies don’t
know what to buy, they waste thousands upon thousands on acquiring
bad domains.

Stats interpret a domain’s value. If keyword results and searches had no meaning, then Sedo would not have a price suggestion tool, and appraisal platforms would be nonexistent on
the net. Many aged domains that don’t have sites linking in, backlinks, a Google Page Rank, and unique traffic depend on keyword stats.

However, your domains don’t need performance stats to be
successful. But, domains do have major importance when they
generate unique traffic. I don’t own any domain that generates 1,000 visitors a month. It’s not easy to build that type of
traffic. I can write 1000 articles on this blog, and will never produce more than 500 unique visits a month.

Many companies are not
going to purchase a domain based only on its organic value. If domainers listen to these posters, they will walk down the wrong road. I rarely find good advice on blogs. On the contrary, Elliot’s Blog is a quality blog with professional domain tips.

When I started to ask more questions, many domainers scolded me, assuming
I was trying to gloat. On Domaining Mojo, I share information to help people become successful. I also have an opportunity to promote a few new domains and affiliate programs.

To date, I have never scored any affiliate deals or leads. It’s not easy making money with domains unless you know the right people and have
persistence to battle through obstacles to make it past hardship.

I presented 5 figure domains to companies that could afford them. I
didn’t get as much attention as I hoped to make a sale. These domains are owned by another elite domain investor.

I also look for buyers on domains that others want me to sell. My goal is to find the right person that is interested in a particular domain. I can assure you that if you keep failing at selling, you will find your groove in domaining.

Every time you fail, you will make adjustments to deliver better results the next time around. Selling is the
hardest part of domaining. Once you conquer the selling aspect,
then it will be smooth sailing.

Buying domains is not as hard as
many make it out to be. I’m finally getting clicks on a few domains
that never generated any traffic. NYCDatingWire.com (worthless in
appraisal value) earned $1.60 off 1 click yesterday.

You never know which domain will produce the next big click. Back in the Summer, student loan domain got a few $10-$20 clicks. Go Daddy determined that my traffic was not organic, so they close my parking account down. If you list your domains on selling platforms, people are
going to visit the site. In my opinion, I feel that Sedo and Go Daddy’s parking accounts restrict you from building traffic.

However, I never had any problems with Sedo’s parking. I never made
much using their parking account, and feel that landing pages with
ads will never attract repeat visitors. I boosted my traffic using
Why Park’s domain apps. People find my domains through my shopping
apps, the business listings, You Tube videos, games, articles, and
hotels.

In essence, the DN Journal’s weekly sales report is interesting, considering that many domains on the list are not
worth a fraction of the final sale. The three domains I presented to many companies are just as good as any on the DN Journal’s sales
list. I haven’t attracted any attention to the domains.

I debated one company on their response to one of the domains that is 1000 times better than their business site. They suggested that any domain can’t be developed into a site that is better than the entire niche category. I challenged the owner with a slough of
information, and he then finally agreed with me.

I lacked selling skills back in February, but I understand the domain market enough to make a sale. It will only take me 45-50 domains to make back the
cost of purchasing 810 domains. The domains I sold are not even my best. People are actually typing-in the exact name of my .com domains.

For example, customresumeservices.com,
resumecoverlettertemplates.com, taxischools.com,
leathermanbags.com, and empirestatehotel.com are typed-in exactly as they appear. A company would benefit from having such domains that people will type-in directly in their search bar, or as keywords in search engines.

Don’t get discouraged if a company
declines your domain. Most businesses are tight with their money during the end of the year, as well as around the holiday season.

If own generic domains, or two word domains specific to a niche
such as ____jobs.com, ____hotels.com, ____degree.com,
_____degrees.com, and other names, you will be able to make a sale. You will have the same success with niche markets, and GEO domains. I will be looking to sell LasVegasEscortService.net in the upcoming
year.

I plan to push the following hotel domains with more than 1,000+ popular monthly searches: NewhallHotels.com
StevensonRanchHotels.com CanyonCountryHotels.com GilroyHotels.net
QueensHotels.net SuisunCityHotels.net SantaMargaritaHotels.com

Domains with 1,000+ local monthly searches are eventually going to
attract attention. It’s only a matter of time. You can always sell domains in lot deals. That will give you a chance to move more domains.

Good luck on making sales in the next year. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Word Press is frustrating. The missing button makes it hard to revise posts or to publish posts. I have to revise posts using my IPhone. Any tips would
be helpful. Thanks.

Why Park’s Delay in Revenue

December 17, 2010

I enjoy using Why Park. I managed to build a few domains into good sites. The only problem I have is the delay in posting revenue.

Why Park tends to experience delays in posting domain stats and revenue. They’re supposed to have the information ready at 7pm EST. At this very moment, the domain stats and revenue are 3 hours late.

I realize there are delays, but it seems to be common when the weekend nears. It also occurs during the weekdays, as well. While I’m an avid Why Park supporter, the delay in domain stats slows me down from making adjustments.

Why Park has done well in most areas. The only drawback is their delay in posting domain stats and revenue. I’m sure Why Patk will improve the delay in the near future.