I’ll start out by saying I do like Sedo. For buying and selling names it is fantastic. Last year I used to laugh because I was consistently getting pennies for my clicks. I would think “At least it can’t go any lower or I’ll have to pay them to park”. Wrong. I am CONSISTENTLY getting paid one cent for 2 or more clicks. Thank goodness I got two clicks. I’d hate for the US monetary system to have to introduce a whole new 1/2 cent coin just for me.
As an Adwords bidder I realize the minimum bid is $.01 for keywords and .$.25 for CPM , so it IS possible to have less than a penny payout due to the fact that Sedo has to take out their share. I’m not exactly sure which keywords they are paying for on my parking sites, but if you go to pakku.com you’ll see most of them are travel ads. Last time I checked, travel keywords are more than a penny. Even if you’re traveling to Idaho. Hold your, “Switch to this, Switch to that parking company” because I’m probably not going to switch. Nobody is going to triple my parking revenue so it’s not even worth the hassle. I can make more money by selling a name at Sedo than I can from parking all my names from two years. As for the quality of the names. I realize that pakku and jijoo are not going to get me to Ron Jackson’s list but Pakku does get 5-10 visits a day so it’s not the worst domain in the world. But it’s still sad to think that I can look in my couch cushions at the end of each week and outperform my domains.
* the snapshot numbers above in order Visits, Clicks, Total Payout