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Old 13th August 2007, 09:37 AM
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Sit Vs Develop

OK until i came across IDNs i have not even thought about keeping domains that were not developed. Although i had looked for decent .com and.net domains all are already taken, and at best you need to put a suffix or preffix or both onto a main keyword.

Of course with IDN's there is the possibility to get decent keyword - short URLS. And because of this i have bought a small portfolio (very small) compared to many other here. But, since i am so late in the game. My keywords are not the best ones.

This has left me in the position of should i develop or just keep the domains.

I have been wondering what is the comparative value of an un-developed domain compared to a developed domain.

Will a domain sell for more if it is developed, has a steady number of visitors and google page rank? If so will it be much more (worth the time in development).
(or is this just based on income the site earns)

- What is the value or an un-developed domain compared to a domain that ranks top on google etc for it's main keyword.
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Old 13th August 2007, 10:41 AM
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

The three rules: Develop, develop, develop!
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Old 13th August 2007, 11:14 AM
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

I would say that for Japanese domains you clearly must develop and you will be thrilled. With anything else, it's really case by case.
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

Development is such a waste of time unless you go through IDN Mini Sites.com :p
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

The majority of mine are Chinese as i have many friends who help with translations etc. I see adsense is poor for Chinese sites and there are not many other advertising opportunities.

I am just wondering why Japanese sites are that much better than the others (take Chinese).

Is it because of traffic (SERPS or Type-ins)?
or
Is it because of number Internet users (which i thought China had more of)?


Also wondering why mini-sites would be better than full blown sites. I guess this is just based on development time and costs, and time for maintenance. Not too big a problem for experienced developers with ready site templates and scripts.
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

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The three rules: Develop, develop, develop!
My rules are: park, park and park
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

Would be interested in hearing both sides.

Why Develop Develop Develop?

Why Park Park Park?

From my point a view a properly developed domain will make more than a parked domain.
Also selling price will be higher in the future.

That;s why i lean towards developing. But it is very time consuming - a full time job
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

if you are competent with the language then develop develop develop

if you aren't then park park park
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

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if you are competent with the language then develop develop develop

if you aren't then park park park
More than that. It takes time to develop and maintain a site. I personally would rather have less money with no maintenance.
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

The problem with park, park, park in the IDN environment is the lack of type-in traffic. Most parked IDNs generate very very little, even premium names. Its not like the ASCII world where quality generics deliver real income whether developed or not. So for ASCII names, its a real dilema. For IDNs, if you want to make money in the near term, you really have to develop.
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

With development there are also a bit of perks

1. Your domains get indexed with relevant content as time goes on older domains have good SEO value.
2. If you develop a lot you start seeing what works & what doesn't.
3. You can get as many links as you can get.

I personally recommend starting off small with development & after you have a good idea of your market plan bigger things.

With Development I think it's good to think about earning enough to carry your entire portfolio first. There quite a lot of us who earn more than enough to carry our portfolios & you can build at your own pace after that.

I just don't like the rules of parking, & the limitations. The rules are set by Google usually though.
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Re: Sit Vs Develop

We probably shouldn't generalize, as it also depends on the language as well. Some Russians and Latins are paying for themselves many times over in parking revenues, for example.

Some of us are constrained by time, as there are only 24 hours in a day. So we need to figure out the highest ROT (return on time) we could achieve. It seems that throwing a few wikipedia (or similar pages) with an Adsense code in them and taking advantage of Yahoo’s weak algo is yielding the highest (by far) return at this time. If that could throw off enough money to finance your domain portfolio and more domain acquisitions then that’s a no-brainer.

We even get so cocky that call it “development” :-)
Not that there is anything wrong with it.
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