Monday, November 24, 2008

How To Quickly Create Traffic ???

It's interesting to see what domains people register from the suggestions on HotNameList.com. If you haven't checked it out, on the left side of the screen you can see the last 50 registrations. The list is updated hourly.

Sometimes the domain names make a lot of sense. Of the names registered today, I like SmallClassSizes.com. I can image how the buyer might want to create a site with information about the school class size issue for educators, parents, etc. With some work, this domain could get to the top of the Google Page rank for the class size top -- it helps that the keywords are in the domain name.

But another registration today has me a little more puzzled: GeorgiaRunoff.com. The site is likely to contain information about the upcoming senate seat run-off in the state of Georgia. This is a big topic in Georgia, and important for the entire US. But the runoff will be over in a few months...

Unless the buyer of GeorgiaRunoff is speculating for some future political runoff in Georgia (and buying CaliforniaRunoff.com, MinnesotaRunoff.com, etc), he is going to need to generate traffic really fast to capitalize on this domain name. Type-in traffic isn't going to do it since Google stats indicate only 170 phrase searches per month.

So how is it going to work? This site needs to pay for itself and make a profit in 60 days. I'd be interested in hearing any ideas that readers may have... I'd love to hear the story from the person who registered it!

-- Jorge

P.S. I have no affiliation with any of the domain names mentioned in this post. Hopefully, the buyers will agree that any press is good press :)

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