Domain Aribtrage

Let’s say a certain site, blah.xyz.com, gets a ton of traffic (yes it’s a subdomain).  How many people forget to put that period in and type in blahxyz.com in their browser?  A lot.  Why let those people go to a blank page?  Spend $10, buy that entire subdomain string without the “.”  (blahxyz.com if available) and send those visitors to a landing page of your choice (perhaps related to the target site) or just park a page there at the least.  Once you buy the domain you WILL get free traffic.  No doubt about it.

You can make a lot of money with this technique.  Just do some research and find a subdomain that gets a lot of traffic, then check to see if the subdomain string without the period is available.  I’m keepin this post short because there’s really not much more to it.  There are more techniques but I’ll talk about those in a later post.

Ad:Tech San Francisco 2010

I’ve been super busy since Ad:Tech and although I’ve been meaning to write about it, I just haven’t gotten around to it until now.  All in all this was probably my best conference in terms of networking and meeting a lot of important industry people, outside of affiliates and affiliate networks.  The parties were pretty good too.  Monday afternoon I met up with RicDes, Mattern, Heavy T and a few other guys for lunch.  Took em to a place called House of Nanking on the border of North Beach and ChinaTown.  Monday night involved heading to Clift and “The Great American Music Hall” (what a dumb name) for some company’s party.  Tuesday night was the 202 meetup and a bunch of other stuff.

Here are some snapshots:

The AffBuzz Bday Cake (above)

Phoenix Morgan

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Ian Fernando

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Saurik.  This guy is an internet celebrity and he looks like Gandalf from LOTR.  He basically figures out how to jailbreak/unlock anything that apple comes out with.  After talking with him for a few mins he pulled out his newly broken iPad and showed me that Cydia and Icy were installed.  This is only a few days after Apple released the product.  Pretty cool.

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Saw this on a poster board.

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View from my room at the W.

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Thought I’d throw this in.  This is Picnic Day at UC Davis on Saturday before AdTech.  Basically just thousands of college students partying all day long.

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Some random band at the American Music Hall? ( I think that’s the name).  It was open bar.

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EWA party