URL for major TV character

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  1. kontentdruid

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    Open ended question for the forum:

    A friend of mine (with zero knowledge in SEO/IM) has been sitting on a .com domain for a major TV character in one of the most popular tv shows on air today. The url is www.name.com (name = the tv character name)

    They asked me how they could monetize it, and offered me a 50-50 deal on profits.

    Curious what people think here. The SERPS are very competitive obviously, but the EMD nature of the url provides me some cover to get some nice/rich anchors as i build/buy links.

    Is this worth the effort here?
    I'm not even sure if this would be a fan page or just 1 mega page with 10k words and a bunch of image galleries/video clips/polls, etc.

    Open to any ideas/suggestions

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    sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen. people have gotten into trouble just selling t-shirts with famous movie phrases.
     
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  3. anks106

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    Good point there, a safer way to go would be to build a fan site and then in terms of monetization target affiliate income from official merch?
     
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    my real question is, would i ever rank?

    ive got the best possible anchor text
    but im competing against everybody

    im just not sure if the link building would be worth it/fruitful
     
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    Only way to find out is to go for it and build it. Potentially target long tail keywords in the beginning, is the show a long running one? If its going to be around a while or likely will be a rerun regular it could be worth the investment.
     
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    You can rank well in SERP. But it requires more effort than other sites. Because of the high competition, you need more time to reach the best ranking. Frequently update the images & add content. Social networking sites will play the significant role in ranking mainly for this niche. There is nothing wrong to go for it.
     
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