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January and February 2014 domain parking revenue updates

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,January-and-February-2014-domain-parking-revenue-updates

I just forgot to post the January revenue stats so I decided to put two months update together.

It’s been quite nice start off to new year for me. Didn’t sold a domain until last week (for which I will make a separate post) this month but was still happy with how things were going. Parking revenue is getting better as I am adding more domains to my portfolio all the time. As mentioned in one of my previous posts I have now over 500 domains and for the last two months January and February 2014 I am making over $500 p/month.

So now I can see the consistency in parking revenue quite a bit because when there is revenue in $500 range for the last 3 months there is some consistency but this must be growing because I am always adding some domains every month to my portfolio. Still my buying strategy is to buy domains which can sold down the road at high profit and don’t care if there is not much type-in traffic because I want to make big chunk out of that domain instead of making pennies every day. It looks like this strategy is paying off well to me slowly but steadily…

Any comments and feedback is welcome no matter how good or good they are 😉

 

Hurry up as NameJet.com domain might be dropping!

Hurry-up-as-NameJet.com-domain-might-be-droppingHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Take it easy yeah. I know you must be wondering how NameJet.com domain can be dropped. But 10 people think it’s going to drop in future! The interesting thing is these bids are at NameJet.com itself! Simply visit this link and see by yourself 😉

I was going to type some other domain which I wanted to backorder but somehow typed NameJet and it made me laugh. What on earth those people think this domain be dropping in their lifetime? This made me curious to check some other top company names like Microsoft.com which has 11 bids with highest offering so far $99. Business.com at $150 with 27 bids!

I got some more interesting one’s listed below:

IBM.com at $1,000 with 20 bids.
Name.com at $80 with 15 bids.
Sex.com at $1,000 with 54 bids.
Blue.com at $350 with 19 bids.
Air.com at $1,000 with 27 bids.
Dubai at $100 with only 15 bids. Quite cheap starting bid yeah 😉

Although none of them will be dropping in any of our lives reading this post and surely not after that as well. I wonder why people waste their time in placing their bids for such domains giving themselves false hope of getting top quality domains by playing waiting game.

So did you find this post interesting? Any other domains you see with more bidders and prices? Feel free to comment 🙂

Rick Schwartz comment on PinkBear.com

Domain-Sherpa-Review-Really-Cool-Brandable-DomainsHello and Assalamo Alaikum everyone,

It was the first time I submitted a domain at DomainSherpa. I was really happy to see my brandable domain was accepted for “Really Cool Brandable” domains theme. I submitted PinkBear.com which Michael Cyger, the publisher of DomainSherpa. I received an email from him informing me that my domain was included in the “Really Cool Brandable” list and the interview with Adam Dicker, Page Howe, Rick Schwartz and Michael Berkens was aired which can be watched here.

I was hoping to get some comment from any of those Sherpas but only Rick Schwartz commented which was really an honor to get some positive feedback on PinkBear.com. If you like you can check the video below and can either watch the complete review of all four Sherpas or just listen to what Rick Schwartz said about PinkBear.com from 27:20-29:00 where Michael Cyger asked what are Rick’s top 3 domains from the list and he mentioned my domain in top 3 which was really nice to hear it.

I sincerely thank Michael Cyger for accepting my domain for the review and thanks to all Sherpas who devoted their time and sharing their experience and review the domains. And yeah, special thanks to Rick for liking my domain and it would be more great if Rick had valuated this domain as to how much he had asked from enduser if the domain was owned by him. I welcome Rick to share his view in this regard which will be highly appreciated.

Overall, it was great experience going through the whole video and lot of things to learn from the domain experts.

Let us know how valuable this video was for you and all comments are welcome no matter how good or good they are 😉

A tip to get better valuation/appraisal of your domains

A-tip-to-get-better-valuation-appraisal-of-your-domains-for-freeHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I am sure most of us are aware of domain valuation tools like Valuate.com, Estibot.com, DomainIndex.com and there are many more out there. In my opinion all these are simply time waste and nonsense.

Today I am going to share a way to get your domains valuated and I am sure you guys will agree that the valuation you will get will be much more satisfying compare to the above crappy sites.

Currently I am parking 99% of my domain portfolio with DomainNameSales.com and so far I am more than happy with their team members and featured pack control panel for their partners.

Since they have come out with follow up feature I mentioned earlier which is really good and I am quite impressed with their follow up and communication skill. Once my domain inquiries get inactive for 30 days than it’s forwarded to DNS team and they play their own role in order to make the lead successful. Also the inquiries received from DomainTools and GoDaddy are automatically forwarded to them. The only difference is commission structure which is 12.5% and 20% respectively.

After responding to several broker emails about what price I am looking for I decided to throw the dice back to them and see what they have to say about my domains. I was surprised to see their quote suggestions for my domains. Most of the time it was in five figures and they simply do not give you suggestion about price but also let you know why they think it’s worth $x,xxx or $xx,xxx.

That gives you more authoritative and almost perfect valuation for your domains because the team of DNS/Frank Schilling is well trained and vastly experienced in this field.

Those crappy valuation sites won’t give you the info. Not even Afternic, Sedo where you need to pay to get your domain valuated will present you the true valuation because they want to make sale as quickly as possible and take away their commission whereas I have clearly noticed about DNS team they are very much honest in giving their suggestion. They won’t try to lure you into making quick sale.

It’s been couple of months or more since I am trying collaborate with their team and unfortunately not made a single successful deal with the help of them. That doesn’t make me disappointed as they are trying their best. The thing I am trying to say is even there has been no sale with the help of them they still valuate the domains like it’s done for the portfolio of Frank Schilling.

I salute the entire team of DNS for their hard work, dedication and proper guidance. Always pleasure doing business with them.

Please note that I am not trying to influence anyone here to use DNS simply for valuation of their domains but this tip can be handy at times. I personally use only when I feel I need some guidance/assistance as to what I should ask from the potential buyer.

Feel free to comment on whether you find this helpful or not. No matter how good or good they are simply shoot one 😉

If you have Google Analytics installed then you must read this

If-you-have-Google-Analytics-installed-than-you-must-read-thisHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

It’s been almost a year I implemented this but unfortunately I forgot to share with you guys. However, today Elliot Silver shared stats mentioning the bounce rate of blog which is 78.43% and I was quite surprised because the quality of content on DomainInvesting makes the visitors to engage on blog for very long period which the bounce rate doesn’t agree. This shows there is major flaw is Google Analytics bounce rate tracking.

This reminded me a tip which I would like to share for every one who has Google Analytics installed and is interested in reducing the bounce rate. This trick will dramatically reduce your bounce rate even in single digits. Until I changed the coding my bounce rate was similar to other sites but thanks to DnMedia.com who shared the tip which will change the bounce rate noticeably. Today my bounce rate for this blog is 14.39% which is really good as compare to last year when it was ranging between 60-65%.

Right now Google Analytics measure your visitors like this; Let’s say person A visits your website and spend 10 minutes on your website reading your article with no more interaction and leaves. Now GA actually measures the time person A spent on your website as the difference between the time he opened your website and the last page view. So altogether Google will calculate the difference as 0 and call it bounce when it was actually a visitor who visited other page and spent long time on your website. But no worries you bounce rate will be sorted today.

So normally your Google Analytics code looks something like this:

<script type="text/javascript">

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-963333-23']);
_gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

(function() {
var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
})();

</script>

But after changing to the new one which looks like this:

<script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-963333-23']);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();
(function (tos) {
  window.setInterval(function () {
    tos = (function (t) {
      return t[0] == 50 ? (parseInt(t[1]) + 1) + ':00' : (t[1] || '0') + ':' + (parseInt(t[0]) + 10);
    })(tos.split(':').reverse());
    window.pageTracker ? pageTracker._trackEvent('Time', 'Log', tos) : _gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Time', 'Log', tos]);
  }, 5000);
})('00');
</script>

The bold code above is what was added. If you see in above code I have made 5000 which makes the visitor time count from 5 seconds after he entered the website. You can make it to whatever you feel is comfortable at your end. However, if you are having any issues just let me know as I will try my best to help you but can’t promise because I am not a techie guy 😉 You can even comment in the above website from where I got the updated code or the original author of this code if I fails to fix your issue.

Make sure to make backups before playing with your coding. Also scroll the bar from right to left to get full code.

Your comments are welcome. Feel free to shoot one no matter how good or good they are 😉