Friday, December 2, 2011

Google will stop Search Traffic to Parked Domains

Google has announced that it is updating the Google Search Algorithm so that the Search Results won't include Parked Domains.

A Parked Domain name displays temporary web page without requiring any hosting account. Normally people park the Domain names till they decide to create any website or till they get any hosting accounts or just to hold Domain names and sell them later.

The Parked Domain name pages won't contain any useful content. They will show ads only.

Since the visitor of the Parked Domain won't have any other path to proceed, normally they will click the advertisements and therefore the owner of the Parked domains will earn significant income just by parking the domain name.

Now they will not be able to earn revenue as the Google won't show the Parked domains in the search results.

Because of this change, Parking providers are changing their policy. Today I got below email from Sedo.

As of January 1st 2012, Sedo will no longer pay out parking revenue for any domains parked using URL forwarding, regardless of the advertising provider source. This is based on a decision from our primary
online advertiser, Google, who has stated that they will only monetize name-server (DNS) parked domains.

• DNS-parked domains are more secure and less susceptible to downtime.

• DNS-parked domains load more quickly for visitors, resulting in better CTR and ultimately more revenue.

• DNS forwarding settings can be adjusted in bulk by most registrars, whereas URL forwarding must be set up one domain at a time.

Over the last few months we have sent out multiple communications (personalized emails and newsletter articles) reminding you of the required switch and deadlines to secure your parking earnings. Google already tested not monetizing URL forwarded domains for 48 hours between November 14 and 16.

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Google has done few other changes such as Related query results refinements, More autocomplete predictions, finding Original content, Image result freshness, Layout on tablets and Top result selection code rewrite.

See the complete details about the recent Google algorithm changes in the Google blog post.

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1 comment:

TopDomainDeal said...

Regarding Google's algorithm change,it wasn't a big deal. It allows them to simply find parked domains easier. They've been delisting parked pages for quite some time now and parking has been on the decline for years, so there's no news there - they'll just be hitting more of them now. Parked pages haven't been able to secure major rankings for 3+ years now except for extremely rare cases. In that time, no one familiar with domains and parking has been expecting to buy domains, park them, get search traffic and become rich - anyone who has didn't do their homework first.

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