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Domain Tools reports that Google will stop allowing "domain tasters" to register a domain, slap Adsense on it for a couple days and make $$, then drop the domain. Quote: "A confidential informant says Google will stop monetizing all domains if they are less then five days old. This potential new policy change by Google could stop all Domain Tasting in its tracks."
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from northrock 2465 Days ago #
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fine move by google but tasting will continue. tasters will have to create their own ads to see how click through rate is.

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from Kimota 2465 Days ago #
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It’ll slow them down a bit though, and it just means that Google doesn’t want to be complicit in the practice. It won’t prevent tasting but clearly states Google’s oppinion. If more ad services did the same, then it just becomes that little bit harder to carry on the practice.

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from toddmintz 2465 Days ago #
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There are just too many ways to get around this restriction.  Tasting will continue and those who practice it will just use a different set of metrics & tactics.

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from Chris1 2465 Days ago #
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I agree with imposing a $1 penalty for all returned domains.

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from AndrewofNagy 2465 Days ago #
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@Todd: Care to elaborate on the ways to get around this? Do you mean get around it with Adsense or just getting around it by using other types of ads?

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from toddmintz 2465 Days ago #
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@AndreofNagy 301’s work well :.)  Also, park with a 3rd party parking service instead of directly with Google.  Also, use any number of ad services that will likely jump into this void.

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from AndrewofNagy 2464 Days ago #
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@Todd: Good point.

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from crazycat 2462 Days ago #
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True. Will still continue I think.

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