Google Adsense for Domains

Looks like this one is for Domain name registrars – Google Adsense For Domains. So I guess if you are a domain name registrar and you feel that you are not...

Looks like this one is for Domain name registrars – Google Adsense For Domains. So I guess if you are a domain name registrar and you feel that you are not making enough money from selling domain names, you can use Google’s service to make even more money. What you do is place Adsense on your parked domain names.  It supposedly makes use of their powerful semantic technology to understand the meaning of domain names and then service relevant ads on those parked domain pages. Google’s vision is to provide relevant advertising on errr….non-existant websites. Real cool huh? What is more moral than to be the provider of advertisements for a page with nothing more than advertisements? Forget about MFA(Made For Adsense) sites, this one is even better. And it is all shown very neatly like what you see on their search results.

Oh, of course Google will not make use of their powerful semantic technonolgy for anything less than making easy money. Why waste such valuable asset to something as trival as Search Results? Let it be links and nothing more. Don’t want to overtax their servers. They cost money you know. All the rest, they just place them into supplemental index.

John Scotts Says Annual Fees for Directory Sucks

You can read here: John Scotts of V7N says annual fees for directory sucks. Yes, what he is saying is that if your directory is offering yearly fees for inclusion, it...

You can read here: John Scotts of V7N says annual fees for directory sucks.

Yes, what he is saying is that if your directory is offering yearly fees for inclusion, it feels like greed. I have to admit, this is a grey area in my opinion. I agree with some of his points like a directory listing should be permanent and if a site is removed if an annual fee is not paid, then it feels like link leasing. And in regards to having good high quality sites in a directory, if it is approved in the first place, why is it removed after one year just because a fee is not paid? If it supposedly adds value to your directory, it should remain.

In my opinion, a “review” is done and if the listing is approved, then it should stay. Unless if the site is down or had become no longer acceptable to the general public. Annual fees should be for featured or sponsored listings only. Something to stand out from the rest of the listings, you should pay more and perhaps pay yearly.

But everything on the Internet is about money. So I guess if a directory wants to charge someone an annual fee for inclusion, it’s their choice. And if people are willing to pay for it, all the better right? However, I think the annual fee can come back and hurt the directory industry in the near future if a lot of directories does that. Why? Well, I think that the directories will lose it’s usefulness as a source for high quality relevant sites. It will become just a crappy listing of rich website owners.