First Look at Adsense For Domains
Google has recently launched the Adsense for Domains, and it has stirred up quite a few thoughts on the whole subject. First lets take a look at what Adsense for Domains is. Then we can get into why its a bit controversial at this point.
If you already have an Adsense account there is not much more that you will need other than some dusty unused domains lying around that are not currently being monetized. That’s right, no hosting required. You just set up a few A records, and a C name which Google gives clear instructions on in your account manager. OK, so what does a page look like with Adsense for Domains set up on it? Check it out below. This image leads us into the next question. What was the ‘Big G’ thinking?
If you are familiar with building websites that are in compliance with Google advertising, you know that Made For Adsense sites or MFA sites which they are known as is something which Google is not in favor of. Remember Google is all about giving users the best possible results in their search engine, as well as promoting the idea that content is King. After taking a closer look it would appear that the Google pages you park a domain on are MFA sites with no real valuable content to the end user, just ads.
My question was would Google allow these sites to be indexed, and also if that was the case would link building allow you to rank up in Googles own search engine for these MFA parked pages? After taking a look at the source code of a Google Parked page, it was obvious Google would not allow this to infiltrate the search engine as they have put a “Nofollow” and a “NoIndex” for content.
With that being said, what would be the advantages of pointing your domains to Google parked pages? Typein Traffic might yield some results if you have good keywords in your domain name. Also, if you have bought a preowned domain that already has traffic from previous users or indexed pages which could bring organic traffic, that could be a possible way to generate clicks.
Is this a viable way to bring in a decent steady stream of income? Probably not. Unless you have hundreds of domains. If you are going to go for something that is long lasting, then a well built site with indexable keyword rich content and reliable hosting is what you will need to dominate the SERPS. If you were looking for a free ride, Adsense for Domains is probably not it.