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July 9th, 2006, 06:56 AM #1
What would you do and how?
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- July 4th, 2006
- MoneyBags, USA
Some years back I discontinued regular work on a personal website when I discovered that I was getting a great deal of traffic from porn websites because someone had posted my URL to a large number of porn directories. I discovered that whoever did the posting actually mis-typed the URL. He/she typed 2 nn's in the URL instead of 1. I contacted the webmaster of the real URL and kindly asked him/her to change the directory postings. He/she agreed and was quite appreciative. But to my knowledge it wasn't changed.
Over 5 years later I'm still seeing porn traffic and it is the majority of the traffic coming to the site now. Actually I totally forgot about it until recently when I was checking my data logs because I'm attempting to work with the site again since it is a seasoned domain.
If this were your website and as an affiliate, would you try to monetarily capitalize on this traffic by trying to partner with porn sites on some level?
I'm not into porn so I have no idea who to contact (big players in the porn industry) and to my knowledge the major affiliate networks do not permit these types of merchants.
I'm open to any advice ...
July 9th, 2006, 07:01 AM #2Originally Posted by ocs94
I wouldn't consider putting any of my domains on those sites.
July 9th, 2006, 07:25 AM #3
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- July 4th, 2006
- MoneyBags, USA
I did think of that and wondered if this could be hurting my site rep. The site does rank a PR5 though because I still sell some of my own merchandise on it occasionally(unrelated to porn).
I also have thought of selling the domain BUT the domain name is the company name I use in the local yellow pages for my business and have since 1998. So everyone local knows the domain and if it is sold and converted to a porn site by the new owner, it doesn't look good for me.
My thought "right now" was to use the site for my new project (products/services of interest to women as it fits with the domain name), but to redirect any traffic coming from these directories or hitting specific landing pages from the SEs to a porn site with an affiliate link.
I'm not real sure what to do at this point and my thoughts change daily which is why I say "my thought right now".
Thanks for the advice.
July 9th, 2006, 07:43 AM #4
Personally, I would ignore the incoming link and go ahead and develop the site exactly as you originally intended.
A person has no control over incoming links. Anyone coming from a porn site to your site will see that it is squeaky clean and others, generally, will not even know what other sites are linking to you. How would they know unless they did a search for your incoming links on Google or something. And, what on earth would motivate them to do that, anyway? Incoming link searches is something site owners do, not site visitors.
Remember, porn users don't think there is really much really wrong with porn so they won't be too scandalized, even if they know you. If they DO think there is something wrong with porn, they won't be going around telling everyone that they saw your link on a site that they were ashamed to have it known that they were on. People would say, "So, what were YOU doing on that site that you saw the link in the first place?"
Why redirect the traffic? Think of this. Other than porn what else do porn users buy, anyway? Why they buy all the same stuff everyone else buys. They are potential customers.
If that incoming link gave you a PR boost, all well and good. That will help you rise in the SEs and maybe your products will be seen.
As to reputation, I would just do a good site and let it speak for itself.
If you want money from porn, don't do it with this site. Just be honest with yourself and do a porn site.
Just forget about that link and be glad of the free traffic, however untargeted.
Last edited by SSanf; July 9th, 2006 at 08:09 AM.Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!
July 9th, 2006, 07:53 AM #5Originally Posted by ocs94
I don't see how the other site having a misguided link to your site will hurt, unless you trade links.This World is Not My Home
We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993