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Friday, April 24, 2009

What is Corpse Traffic?

Fascinating to see a domainer refer to untargeted traffic from parked domains as corpse traffic. Read this post:
Here's a brief excerpt:
No wonder some opt out of the domain channel. It isn't about the domain traffic, it is about the corpse traffic that makes targeted traffic have much less value. It is just one small diamond mixed in with a ton of sand.
Most domainers don't want to hear that some (not all) of them are sending complete garbage via the Google AdWords and Yahoo Search Marketing ad distribution networks. Google and Yahoo don't want to hear it. I started blogging about corpse traffic in early 2007 (calling it search engine spam or distribution fraud). The term "corpse traffic" is a bit strident, but it does get the point across rather effectively.

Until Yahoo and Google clean up their ad distribution networks (or build separate domain networks with better domain exclusion or inclusion options), it's up to advertisers to block this traffic on their own. Here's what to do:

parked domains on Google AdWords


Monday, April 06, 2009

Twitter Game

I'm still pondering the "Why Twitter?" question. I often find it's easier to learn if I make a game of learning. So, I wrote a Twitter game. It's a hangman game where the answers are tags. You guess one letter (or number) at a time. Play a game:

twitter game

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