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how do I monetise my domains?

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by N Kelly, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. N Kelly

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    Hi, I'm hoping to get some advice on the best way to monetise domains that are not yet being used for live web sites.

    I have around 50 domains.

    While I am a newbie to domain monetisation I am not a newbie to web site operation and have my own dedicated server.

    What are my options to generate some income from my domains?
     
  2. Shane

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    It really depends on the type of domains you have and what niches they are in. Some will be better suited to adsense, some will be better suited to direct advertising and some will be better suited to lead generation.

    I have a mix of all three, and they look something like this:

    • General information domains - adsense
    • Premium information & geo domains - mix of adsense and direct advertising
    • Specific products (finance & insurance especially) domains - lead generation
    There are lots of options, and which works best really depends on the type of domain.
     
  3. DavidL

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    You should park them straight away while you consider your options. Rook Media is my tip
     
  4. soj

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    Simon from Rook Media has just joined DN Trade today. If that was your doing David, thank you. :)
     
  5. DavidL

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    Not me no but about time, Simon!!
     
  6. zhenjie

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    If you have the budget, I would build at least a minisite to start aging and ranking them asap.
     
  7. johno69

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    I signed up and put DNTrade as my referring forum.
     
  8. N Kelly

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    Thanks for the feedback guys - sorry I haven't been back earlier, I missed the email letting me know there had been replies!

    re minisites - could I just use something like Wordpress?

    I will also register with Rook Media and see what they have to offer.
     
  9. zhenjie

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    Yeah wordpress or any other popular CMS (drupal, joomla) would be suitable for minisites.
     
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    What's a Minisite?
     
  11. Simon

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    Hey Guys,

    sorry for the delay on this one, but thanks for filling in for me David : )

    If anyone is interested or has questions about parking feel free to send me a PM, i am happy to help out anyway that I can

    Cheers

    Simon
     
  12. findtim

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    GO wordpress, i've done joomla and wordpress is FARRRRR easier.

    "minisite" i call them "microsites" but no big deal, basically its a ONE page site that may link to a "mothership" site, its a leads generation page.

    here's my examples:

    www.newcastlewatercoolers dot com.au

    and links to

    www.filteredfresh dot com.au , the mother ship

    and then you have landing pages

    www.filteredfresh dot com.au/newcastle

    (please do not critique these pages as they are in production right now)

    hope that helps?

    tim
     
  13. DomainNames

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    bodis.com is pretty good. far better than sedo for monetisation now and also has a direct form for buyers to contact you if you are eligible to sell
     
  14. findtim

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    hi, i went to the website and i've seen a bunch of them before, what really BUGS me about a website is when it doesn't give you all the info unless you sign up...... just tell me the bottom line !!!! is my motto.

    are the ads on the parked domain going to be valid? whats my % cut? , how can i check i'm not getting riped off?

    the support page gives me nothing as well.

    i don't think i will be using them