|Revenue/1000 impressions (RPM)||$35|
|Adult Traffic:||Yes, and discreetly handled with a warning page|
|Easy to Use:||Yes, but there are a lot of options to deal with|
|Minimum Number of Domains:||None|
|Payment:||Check, Paypal or Wire ($100 minimum for wire)|
|Optimization:||Manual (you can allow GoldKey to select keywords)|
|Name Servers:||Use URL forwarding, name servers available, if needed|
|Domain for Sale Sign:||Yes, and it is customizable|
|Referral Income:||Yes. 10% of direct referral income (from GoldKey, not from the referee)|
|Sample page:||Sample Page|
Note: GoldKey was recently acquired by NameMedia, one of the biggest companies in the domain business. They also now own SmartName and BuyDomains. It is unclear how GoldKey will be going forward, as the entire interface, add feed partner, stats reporting, and landing pages have been modified. We will update this page again when the situation becomes more clear.
GoldKey is one of the few PPC monetization services that will allow those with only a few domains to join.
The $28 RPM reported above is based on a standard 65% revenue share.
If you sign up by clicking on the banner at the top of this page, then you will be a referral of ours. In return for that favor, we will provide you personalized tech support, to get you going quickly with GoldKey. Being our referral will not affect your payout from GoldKey at all.
The standard landing pages are customizable with the use of different banner images and colors.
All domains submitted must be reviewed by Yahoo for Trademark conflicts. Yahoo provides the feed for GoldKey. So, you should review your domains yourself before submitting them to GoldKey. Allow 24 hours for initial approval by GoldKey. However, a week or two after approval by GoldKey, Yahoo can disapprove of any of your names. You will be paid for earnings but then be asked to remove disapproved domains from GoldKey.
Yahoo has decided to allow GoldKey to allow users to select their own keywords, subject to GoldKey and Yahoo review. This should improve the worst keyword mis-matches that were holding back some domains.
Traffic stats are real time, but the income stats are only updated once per day, overnight, and are sometimes delayed beyond that. Now, with a new Yahoo feed which includes conversion of some international traffic, the Friday through Sunday stats are updated on Monday.
GokdKey has a ticket based tech support system. It will be interesting to see how well they handle tech support, as they are a new player in the PPC revenue arena. GoldKey could do a better job of keeping its partners apprised of the changes that have been occurring as this new service matures.
Reported RPM based on our results through March 2007.
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