In one of my earlier postings I talked about how I had not had much success developing my domain names to get traffic from the search engines (to increase income). I still am not making any significant revenue from those sites, but I recently tried adding content to one of my domains that already gets a lot of traffic (WatchMovies.com) and it instantly started making 50% more money (from Google ads) than when I had it parked (no content, just a bunch of search engine type links on it). One reason for this is that when I park a domain, the domain parking company takes around half of the ad income, so by taking control of the site myself I cut out the middleman and increase profits.
My main motive for developing WatchMovies.com though is to get it listed in the search engines so it gets more traffic. When I had the domain parked, it had almost no traffic at all from the search engines. Since movies are extremely popular online, the phrase “watch movies” gets a huge number of searches, so if even a small percentage of those searchers go to WatchMovies.com it will be a huge windfall for me.
It has only been a few months so far, but last week traffic on WatchMovies.com suddenly went up 50% due to good search engine listings, which resulted in a sudden 50% increase in ad income. Over the next few months it should go even higher. I now plan to add content to 200 of my other top domains to see if I can achieve similar results. I will post those results in a future blog posting.