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Old 31st May 2013, 12:57 PM
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Opinions of it? Positives? Negatives?

I am starting to believe that there might be value in a service like this as it seems like several parking companies provide value depending on the language. For example, I'm starting to hear that some people are having sucess now with Domain Sponsor.

The concept sure is appealling...
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I have some experience here...

Above does 3 things
  • they can just capture stats for all your different parking companies
  • they can rotate your domains between parking companies to find the highest payer
  • they offer a 2nd tier ad base

If you do the 2nd thing, then you have to set your dns to above, and because many many people do this, they are a target for ddos attacks. unlike PC they don't compensate you or tell you when they get hit.
I moved all my Japanese out of above (that at the time was hardwired to always and only display PC ads) and back to PC with PC dns, and my overall revenue went up by 15% - and this is simply down to the fewer ddos attacks that PC and the other parking companies suffer.

so these days i tend to use them just as the 1st option, which is to aggregate all the stats from all my domains from all parking companies into one report.

My experience of their ad feed (3rd point) is pretty crap I have to say. A few cents have accumulated over the months at most.
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I have some experience here...

Above does 3 things
  • they can just capture stats for all your different parking companies
  • they can rotate your domains between parking companies to find the highest payer
  • they offer a 2nd tier ad base

If you do the 2nd thing, then you have to set your dns to above, and because many many people do this, they are a target for ddos attacks. unlike PC they don't compensate you or tell you when they get hit.
I moved all my Japanese out of above (that at the time was hardwired to always and only display PC ads) and back to PC with PC dns, and my overall revenue went up by 15% - and this is simply down to the fewer ddos attacks that PC and the other parking companies suffer.

so these days i tend to use them just as the 1st option, which is to aggregate all the stats from all my domains from all parking companies into one report.

My experience of their ad feed (3rd point) is pretty crap I have to say. A few cents have accumulated over the months at most.
Gotcha. Thanks for response. It seems as though they have 4 premium partners as well as "other parking services". Does that translate as they only use the 4 premium partners or do they test the traffic at all of the companies.
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Gotcha. Thanks for response. It seems as though they have 4 premium partners as well as "other parking services". Does that translate as they only use the 4 premium partners or do they test the traffic at all of the companies.
All the "premium partner" thing means is that these parking companies have developed APIs with Above to make the info exchange quicker and to pass more data to Above.

but quite honestly, i don't know what else you'd need than hits, clicks and $
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I'd probably be fine with just this.
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I'd probably be fine with just this.
yup, except the other 2 tell you when a ddos in on
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Re: Above.com

Above (simply) rotates thru parking Cos. Parklogic seems more efficient in their routing algo, if you can find the video I posted here, it explains it in more details.
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