I’m going to start off by saying I do love the Domain Name Sales platform. It’s well thought out and the payouts are normally fine. I think I agree that they probably throttle up new account percentages and then back them off in time but I can’t prove it, and there’s nothing we could do anyway as nobody is told what percentage they get. Regardless, I’m happy with what I get so I’ve kept a high percentage of my names there. But the other day something crazy happened. Take a look
So I had roughly 250 visitors to the names, 28 clicks for a total of zero. Wait. What? Zero? I realize many of my names have low click rates but I’ve never had them so bad I wasn’t even paid. As a matter of fact I have never had a day of zero EVER. I haven’t reached out to DNS because my portfolio is so small and my revenue so tiny that paying someone to answer my question may actually make them lose money for the month on my account. I admit this incredible “payday” did inspire me to start adjusting the keywords on the names to make them relate to what I feel the people are actually searching for. Just because they keywords in the domain may make the computers adjust, there are a few I know they are searching for something else. The first two days after the adjustment may daily takes went up $18 a day but on closer look the paying names weren’t even domains I changed. But a week later I have seen a few cents improvement. Of course when you get paid zero cents per click it’s not that hard to improve.