Do you have a website or are you thinking of setting up a website and currently deciding on what name to choose? Everyone knows that selecting the right domain name for your website is important, but what many people don’t know and aren’t even aware of is that sometimes it is important to pick the wrong domain name. This probably sounds like it doesn’t make much sense, but domain name typos are a great way to increase website traffic and generate revenue online free of charge. People often make spelling mistakes when typing in domain names and there is a select group of people called cyber squatters who have taken advantage of this for years and there are some very good reasons why any webmaster should also implement the same tactics.
Everyone makes mistakes and this is very true when it comes to typing in domain names. It is very common for people to forget how to spell, pronounce or what the full name of a website was. What does this typically mean? It means people make spelling mistakes, or typos, and if you can find out what these typos are and register a domain name with it you’ll be able to tap into potentially very lucrative markets. Sometimes it isn’t a spelling mistake but instead just a difference between languages. American English and British English have many words that are spelt differently. You may not even be aware of this and could be missing out on some extra traffic that won’t cost you a penny.
Cyber squatters will typically search for domain names that have just been registered or were registered some time ago and search for potential typos. Many brand name websites receive massive amounts of traffic per month and by registering a typo domain name they are able to tap into a portion of this traffic. Traffic is great but how can someone monetize this traffic or make use of it? Cyber squatters may run adsense, other click based advertising or even promote affiliate products if one is available and related to the domain name the user was searching for. There’s no reason webmasters should let others take advantage of their hard work by registering typo domain names. Web masters can simply register the typo domain names and redirect any traffic to the main site.
Building a website and getting traffic online can sometimes be time consuming and difficult depending on the market or niche you are targeting. Why let anyone else piggy back on your hard work and success by allowing them to register domain names that sound similar or are typos of your main website? Be one step ahead of these cyber squatters and register any variation or typo when you setup your main website. At first you probably won’t see much use in doing so, but as time passes and your domain name becomes more wide spread and known, you’ll see that people begin to make mistakes and errors when typing in your domain name. Registering these potential mistakes as domain names in advance means you can take advantage of this free traffic and monetize it before anyone else does.