WEB Mispellings can benefit you?

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  1. drpepper

    drpepper Active Member

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    I was thinking, would having some of your keywords misspelled in your site actually help you with mistypes?

    Look at the word 'videogames' in google. type it correctly, and the top result is gamespot.com

    Misspell it like 'vdeogames' and the result is something else. Might having intentionally misspelled words help you achieve more visits?
     
  2. Comtrad

    Comtrad Guest

    Yes


    It's known as some kind of technique....but forget the name.
     
  3. ez4me2c3d

    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    the same principle applies to ebay auctions.

    Say a seller wants to sell an item on ebay, and they set the starting bid low, with no reserve. But they misspell the name of the auction so no one sees it.

    If they are lucky, no one will bid and they can just ride out the auction and then repost it. If they are not so lucky, someone will miss type the item, find it, place the lowest bid, and win.

    This is very common, and in fact no different than adding keywords to your site that have little to do with your site, just to draw unsuspecting viewers into your site.

    I would do it if I ran a business site. You have to find ways to win, not just sit back and hope you win.
     
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    That's common practice with keywords. If done correctly it can also bump your search ranking... Don't forget that unique content drives search. :o
     
  5. Swift

    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    Yes, misspellings work, but search engines (from what I've read) may create an algorithm to catch sites that do misspellings on purpose, and punish them for this (by giving them a lower rank, or taking their rank out).

    I don't recommend doing this.
     
  6. Swift

    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    But, to answer your original question, yes, you can benefit from it ;)
     
  7. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    search for uplode and you should get me :o
     
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    it's called arbitrage, taking advantage of the inefficiencies of the market...in this case...search engines....we make ~60-70k/mo from it :o
     
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    not a good idea for your site
     
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    Yes, I've always used common misspellings, but only in the meta information, never in title or content, so not sure how much it would help nowadays unless you snuck it into the title and content. And not always only misspellings but common typing errors as well.
     
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    tryfuhl New Member

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    Hi, I'm the present. You must be the past. :cool:
     
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    I was enlightening our ignorant thread starter. thanks for the comment. A++
     
  13. drpepper

    drpepper Active Member

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    :rofl:
    ok thanks plato.
     
  14. dissonance

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    I can't remember who it was but some rich guy who owns a bunch of big name sites does this. He also buys the different extensions (ie: google.co etc.)
     
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    Then perhaps you should use the correct verb tense.
     
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    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    negatory... it still happens, so the tense of my verb is spot on. thanks for caring. :greddy:
     
  17. tryfuhl

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    Except rarely does it draw people in.. got a good grip on those straws?
    Wait let me guess, you mean attempting to draw? Oh yes, bowdown to you sir.
     

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