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Not sure if this works

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by creck01, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. creck01

    creck01 Newbie

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    Not sure if this technique works, but you basically buy the misspelled version of a domain that you are an affiliate for and just redirect them to the affiliate link. anyone know if this works?
     
  2. BozoClown

    BozoClown Junior Member

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    Typosquatting is a very old trick, probably the first form of blackhatting when it comes to making money online.
     
  3. creck01

    creck01 Newbie

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    So does anyone still have luck with this?
     
  4. BozoClown

    BozoClown Junior Member

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    It depends on the website; whether it gets a lot of type in traffic or not and whether your misspelling is a common one.

    For example if google.com was a product domain and I had googel.com and you had guugle.com, I probably would get more users hit my typo compared to yours.
     
  5. blackstone37

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    Typosquatting is a great idea, however it is illegal in my state. A few of my businesses have been a victim of it. In one case, the States Attorney sued the offender. Major fines and alot of risk...not worth it.