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Saddam Hussein == a lot of traffic

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by danielbruzual, Dec 31, 2006.

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    I have been getting a lot of traffic today for Saddam Hussein related keywords. This is due obviously to his death.

    My friend just made a post with a pic of the hanging (he put the target keywords in the h1 tags).

    We have been getting about 3 new visitors per minute and we are not even that high up in the first page. Imagine what could be achieved with a propperly SEOed wordpress template.

    Google:

    sadam muerte fotos #1
    fotos de muerte de saddam hussein #8
    fotos de la muerte de saddam hussein #9
    fotos de saddam muerte #6
    fotos+muerte de sadam hussein #10

    Those are some of the keywords.

    I put my friends adsense in place and we'll see if he can make anything out this spike.

    Is anyone else getting any 'saddam hussein' hits?
     
    danielbruzual, Dec 31, 2006 IP
  2. Sam Leeds

    Sam Leeds Banned

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    #2
    This is a sick way of getting traffic, and is unethical marketing.

    I would never even dream or urge anyone to do this kind of marketing.
     
    Sam Leeds, Dec 31, 2006 IP
  3. The Stealthy One

    The Stealthy One Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    "Interesting," is about all I can say. :-/
     
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  4. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #4
    why do you say it's sick ?

    is it the same if someone posted a thread about pres Ford dieing and getting a little traffic from it..

    I don't see why you say this is sick.. if your site is about games and your posting this to get views, it would go against your niche, but I don't see how its sick..

    -Bs
     
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  5. Zafar Ahmed

    Zafar Ahmed Active Member

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    Well, someone who hasnt done good for the nation should deserve this after he is death!
     
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  6. Sam Leeds

    Sam Leeds Banned

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    Of course its sick - what bloody stupid person would attempt to take advantage of this? This is a useless thread.
     
    Sam Leeds, Dec 31, 2006 IP
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    Lpspider Well-Known Member

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    I don't find it unethical. It's not as if his death is undeserved.
     
    Lpspider, Dec 31, 2006 IP
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    JKhoury Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Nobody deserves to die. Period.
     
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    PoohBear88 Active Member

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    On the contrary. Everybody deserves to die.

    Thank God for Jesus!
     
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    Dudley Guest

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    #10
    That's one opinion. The 300,000+ Iraqis that he tortured and murdered would probably disagree with you.

    Every one of us will die. Does that mean that no one deserves the inevitable? Does that make it unfair? Some people obviously do deserve to die in order to prevent more torture and murder.

    There is absolutely nothing morally or ethically wrong with using the death of a butcher like Saddam to pick up some traffic. In a week or two, all of that traffic will be gone.
     
    Dudley, Jan 1, 2007 IP
  11. Tearabite

    Tearabite Prominent Member

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    It doesn't matter if it's sick or unethecial or not..
    In 2-3 days after he's forgotten, the traffic will die down (forgive the pun)..

    .
     
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  12. Claymation

    Claymation Peon

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    #12
    As a matter of fact, I recently posted a poll on one of my blogs regarding showing the video or not, and ended up on the first page of many search engines. It's turning into hundreds of thousands of hits.
    Biggest and fastest hitfest I've ever encountered...and it was unintentional.
    Good luck monetizing the traffic, if that is what you are after.
    Chitika has Saddam T-shirts and the like.....other than that- let the sick side of your brains kick it around.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    fordP Peon

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    #13
    It;s 12 am and my server has already served 11,000 unique visitors for today (according to my friends who made instantspot)

    http://chris.instantspot.com/blog/i...deo-of-Saddam-Hussein-being-executed-NOT-FAKE

    Ranked for a lot of keywords, dont want to post them though as digipoint will rank and hurt claymation and I..

    Try searching the obvious keywords in the search engines for this topic and I should be number 1 or 2 on most of them. Instantspot.com has high authority in search engines due to all the blogs on the site being counted as one. You get to put your own ads and it works pretty good. They weren't expecting this much traffic so they are still on their development server (not for long) but if you want to get stuff in search engines quick, instantspot works really well for me.
     
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    yeah must be a good keyword now, but i'm sure he'll be soon forgotten, besides how can you monetize that traffic?
     
    DomainMagnate, Jan 1, 2007 IP
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    Claymation Peon

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    Just amazing, isn't it Chris?
    I ran into a similar situation with the croc hunter death- but nothing compared to this.
    Can't even imagine the residual effects.
    How long do you suppose this is going to last?
    Will it EVER trickle to nothing?
     
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    FireStorM Well-Known Member

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    #16
    His death is prooving lucrative for some people :D
     
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    not long probably
    may be for a few days - weeks max
     
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    fordP Peon

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    It's monetizing. Like I said in my last blog post, I have no morals.


    How long is it going to last? 2 or 3 more days...

    Gaining 5000-6000 above previous day every day for last 3 days, today im guessing somewhere in the range of 30,000-50,000 uniques (Columbian news got me), probably drop tomorrow and will all be gone before January 5th.
     
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    Barti1987 Well-Known Member

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    #19
    9/11, saddam, hitler, bush..

    Just couple of years, people forget about them.

    Its our nature.

    Peace,
     
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    He has not only bad things but, also loads of good things as well! He has not done good things to Mr. Al Maliki and his fellow puppets. :rolleyes:
     
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