Over the years we have registered quite a number of domains, but we only use one for our business. Currently, all those other domains just sit, parked with the registrars.
All the unused domains are made up of words or terms related to our main business in one way or another, but which aren't necessarily used enough in our main website to get us ranking very high if someone should happen to search those terms... so our thinking was that maybe by having simple sites set up for each of those domains, we'd be more likely to be found if someone did search those terms.
Is there any SEO benefit to setting up simple, 1-page sites for each of those unused domains and having a few sentences about the specific part of our business offering related to the domain name and then a link to our main site?
If there might be, would it also be best to set a canonical url even though the content of each won't be exactly the same as what's on the main site (or each other)?