Sunday, August 26, 2007

Misspelling for Success?

I've seen alternative domain names chosen with common misspellings of the main domain name in mind. It's a good idea: allowing for visitor errors, redirecting them to the main site when the make a typing mistake.

"Do you optimize for misspellings?" is a new idea for me: misspelling as an SEO technique.

I wouldn't do it myself, because I'd rather have a page that seems to be written by someone who knows how to spell. But then, that's the sort of visitor I expect.

For bloggers and webmasters who are trying to attract a more literacy-challenged demographic, this might be a good idea.


Brigid said...

On the other hand, there are some common typos that happen when people type fast, which does happen when people surf.

And it helps illuminate potential dummies sites.

Brigid said...

Sorry, that's supposed to be 'eliminate.' ^^;

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

I suppose it illuminates and eliminates.

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