Business 2.0 on CNBC: Domainers Like Ham Profit from Spam
The CNBC title for the video segment is "He makes millions on typos" and has this description:
May 21: Kevin Ham registers common URL mistakes and redirects those making the mistake to his all-ad site. And he's making a fortune doing it. "On the Money's" Melissa Lee reports.Some of the domainer bloggers I read (yes, many of us in the SEO/M world respect some of the domainers in the domain industry) seemed quite giddy yesterday at the thought of having their industry profiled on CNBC:
- The Biggest Domain Story Of All Times
- Domainers on TV and Business 2.0 June Cover Story?
- Domainer Story in “On The Money on CNBC” now (7pm Eastern)
I suspect there's some consternation both at Yahoo! today and in domainer circles. I'm quite irritated with Yahoo! for lumping this kind of traffic in with their Yahoo! Search Marketing traffic. That's part of the reason I dropped out of the Yahoo! Search Marketing Ambassador program (it was funny to be mentioned in a WebProNews video update). I don't expect a Yahoo! blog to mention the CNBC video, but domainers seem a little bit uncomfortable under the microscope today. Here are some reactions from domaining bloggers:
.cm typosquatting agoga.com redirect trick a clever hack or more search engine spam?
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