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Google Adsense for Domains Now Allows Template Selection

May 23, 2011Domain Parking, Domaining, Domainnamewire, google adsense for domainsComments Off on Google Adsense for Domains Now Allows Template Selection

Domain owners can pick template for domains on self-serve system.

Adsense for DomainsGoogle Adsense for Domains’ self-service system now allows users to select a template for their domain names.

The service has been auto testing alternative templates with various pictures for many months, but users didn’t have control over which templates were selected.

There are generic templates (such as “Daisy”) and category templates such as banking, legal, education, and business.

A text-only lander is still available, and Google recommends users let the system select which version works best for their domain names.

Domain owners can also place a “for sale” notice on their domain names.

Although the customization features are certainly welcome, the number of templates and graphics still pales in comparison to what most Google Adsense for Domains partners (e.g. Sedo) offer to clients.


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Google Adsense for Domains Testing New Design Templates

February 15, 2011Domain Parking, Domaining, Domainnamewire, google adsense for domainsComments Off on Google Adsense for Domains Testing New Design Templates

Two new templates being tested, including one with a graphic.

Google’s self-service domain name parking program appears to be testing new design templates.

An alert reader sent me an example of a domain name using Adsense for Domains “Online” that rotates between three different landers. In addition to the standard lander we’re all accustomed to, there’s a more basic one and one with a tropical theme:

I keep a few domain names on the self-service platform and am unable to see a way to test alternative templates within my account.

The rotating example I have is for an .es domain name, and it’s possible Google is testing this on non-U.S. accounts.

Google Adsense for Domains “Online” is a self-service product that is completely separate from services such as DomainSponsor and Sedo that use Google’s ad feed. Those companies provide their own templates and optimization.


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Google Adsense For Domains Now Makes Parking Easier

December 3, 2010Domain Parking, Domaining, Domainnamewire, google adsense for domainsComments Off on Google Adsense For Domains Now Makes Parking Easier

Company changes parking procedures for Adsense for Domains.

Ever since Google released its direct-to-publisher Google Adsense for Domains program, one of the big complaints has been how difficult it is to point your domains to Google’s parking servers. You had to make a change to your A records and create CNAME records. Compare this to the typical parking service that lets you just change your name servers or forward the domain.

Google has responded to the feedback. Now you can just point your domains to ns1.googleghs.com to park them. (Google picked up the Googleghs.com domain name back in October.)

Note that this change has no affect on Google’s direct domain parking partners, such as Sedo and DomainSponsor.


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Google Adsense for Domains Expands Use of Keyword Hints

January 13, 2010Domain Parking, Domaining, Domainnamewire, google adsense for domainsComments Off on Google Adsense for Domains Expands Use of Keyword Hints

Self-serve domain parking program increases use of keyword hints.

Google Adsense for Domains “online”, the self-serve domain monetization offering for individual domain name owners, is expanding its use of keyword hints.

Keyword hints are keyword suggestions provided by domain owners when they submit their domain names to Google Adsense.

As Google explains it:

These keywords are suggestions supplied to Google by domain owners about the types of content users are looking for when they arrive on an undeveloped domain. They are used to help our system determine the best ads to place on these domains. For example, with the domain www.rockstarsand.com, a publisher might suggest the keywords “bitumen” and “mining” so that ads may appear from advertisers offering oil extraction products.

Without the keyword hints, the domain might show ads for music, Rock Star games, Rock Star drinks, etc.

Presumably keyword hints were used less often in the past, or not given as much weight.

Instructions for adding keyword hints are here.


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