My Hitler video has been described variously as hilarious, brilliant, stunning, really funny and extremely clever but it was also called linkbait. Now linkbait is where you just put something up to create a bit of controversy and therefore get more traffic to your site. I wouldn’t spend five hours working on something just for a bit of linkbait though, I would diss somebody in text!
I have to say that it took me some time to realise that you could actually, and I hate this word, monetise the internet. For years I understood that you had to physically sell something on the internet to actually earn money. The reason was simple. I had an estate agency and the internet generated leads in the form of clients who came over and bought a house for sale in Spain. Simple really. However that is slightly removed from actually earning money on the internet. That is a real world business supported by a shop window of the internet presence.
I have been developing a lot of websites recently and it is actually embarrassingly easy to rank websites for certain keywords in Spain. With a little thought and a small amount of backlinking you can be on the first page of Google.es within a few hours at times. Why is this though? Why doesn’t Spain get websites?
Last week on a couple of blogs I suddenly noticed a huge traffic spike, much more traffic than expected on a couple of blogs. I had a quick look at analytics and discovered that it was all to do with the general stirke in Spain on Wednesday the 29th of September. Keyword ranking for that term had gone crazy as had searches as people due to be flying out or already here wanted to know what would be happening.
I have a shedload of domains now, some with sites set up on them, some waiting in the queue to get a site set up on them and some I haven’t got a clue what to do with. As I have said before often I do a lot of stuff and anything that can give me an advantage, not against competition but more against the clock, is welcome. I have found something that is excellent to do this.
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