1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Does typosquatting really work?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by auching, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. auching

    auching Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, is there anyone here can really make money with typosquatting? i bought several domains recently and am parking them, but there're no traffics at all (or just 1 per day..), all the 'original' websites i typosquatted rank within 500 in Alexa.

    Are there any special skills required in typosquatting? or did i miss any steps? thanks in advance for any tips or helpful discussion...thanks.
     
  2. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Messages:
    778
    Likes Received:
    623
    it worked back in early 2000's when it first started but if a company is big enough they can take out your mistyped domain pretty quickly. You are better off chasing the non-dashed domain of someone running the dash. I have a sweet domain which is non dashed and have been holding it hostage for years.
     
  3. auching

    auching Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks, but taking out my domain is another issue, now i don't even get any traffic from my purchased domains, i wonder if there're any other reasons, e.g. mobile users increase, bookmarks, auto suggestions in browsers etc.
     
  4. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2013
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    707
    Location:
    Rocky Mountains
    short answer: no

    long answer: nope
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1