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How WhyPark is Saving Me Money on My Google Adwords Campaign

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about using WhyPark in a SEO play, and I want to share how this is working and how it’s saving me money. I bought several City DogWalker.com, City DogWalkers.com, and City DogWalking.com domain names and put them on WhyPark. I added a couple of links and on a few of the sites, I added a unique article. That’s all I did, and in total, it took somewhere around an hour to set up about 17 websites.

The purpose of this test was more for search engine optimization purposes, but I noticed another benefit that might have an even more valuable pay off.

I was going through my stats on DogWalker.com, and I saw that one of the city WhyPark websites has referred 13 unique visitors in the last 3 weeks. The site is in the top 10 results in Google for “city dog walking” and “dog walking city” and it ranks higher than the main website for that search. I know 8 visitors isn’t much in the whole scheme of things, but I want to share why I think it’s something you should find interesting.

At the moment, I am running a Google Adwords campaign, and I am paying between $.75 and $1.50 per click. The domain name cost me $8.00 and it wasn’t too expensive to open an upgraded WhyPark account. The 8 visitors would have cost me around the $8 registration fee.  Should this domain name refer 8 visitors a month on an ongoing basis, the click value alone is just under $100 in a year. I think the domain names would also be valuable to a local dog walker, but why would I sell it if it’s providing value to one of my websites?

I am not sure whether this is an anomaly or a sign of things to come, but it’s interesting to see. I have different inbound links for each of these “mini sites,” and they are placed in different areas on the sites. In a few months, I will do a more thorough analysis of the traffic, click throughs, and referrals, but it’s something I am tracking and it’s a good sign. A number of the other sites are also sending some traffic, but it’s just one or two visits per site.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (7)

    nicework

    Very cool and thanks for sharing..

    Quick question..will google ding the seo of your main site from cross linking sites on your same server/ownership? Do links have to be from unique owned/ip sites?

    Thx

    March 14th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

      Elliot

      @ nicework

      I don’t know, but I doubt it. I don’t think I am doing anything illegitimate. I have also added some unique content to the sites as well. I am not a SEO expert so I can’t give you an answer to the second question.

      March 14th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    nicework

    Thx for the reply and of course, your property and you can and should cross promote your site(s) and is smart and makes sense..should do more of this myself.

    The reason I asked is somewhere in the back of my mind thought I heard something from wannadevelop or somewhere about this link topic..not sure

    March 14th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Stephen Douglas

    I say WhyPark works and is a necessity for all domainers with longtails, ccTLD’s and branding domains with no typein traffic, and El tells you the “why’s”.

    I have about 1/12 of my “non-performing” domains at Whypark, and I’m earning almost 2/3rds revenue at Whypark than my totality of domains at several parking services. What cracks me up is the domains I moved to Whypark made nothing, ZIP, at PPC.

    I don’t have time to analyze the reasons. I leave that to the experts, like El. I just like the results.

    March 15th, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Lumpy

    Whypark is the “secret weapon” of my portfolio. I have hundreds of WP sites indexed in Yahoo and G that not only direct folks to my main fully-developed sites, they make money.

    Good stuff.

    L2

    March 15th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    wannadevelop.com

    I thought whypark.com would be redirecting to parked.com by now… You mean to tell me the actual service is still around?

    Wow! 😉

    March 15th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    moguldomains.com

    I’ve used whypark for the same thing Elliot. The site links definitely help with SEO and save you money to boot. I’m about to move Wiccan.net back to whypark after a few days on Google Parking. Seemed to do a little better there. Very simple, almost as easy as domain parking…

    March 15th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

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