A while ago I read an article on /. about finding bargains on e-bay. Basically, people upload auctions which have badly spelled descriptions, like “labtop” instead of “laptop”. They get very few people looking at them because the item names/descriptions are spelled incorrectly.
Looking at the stats for my site (digitaltinder.com), I noticed some interesting mis-spellings that people are searching for. For example, Charlie mis-spelled the movie title “Once upon a time in mexico”, as “Once apon a time in mexico” (click the link to see Charlie’s entry).
He has got over 216 hits from Google/Yahoo! and others just because of that incorrect spelling and his blog entry is the 2nd in the list for searches on the mis-spelled name!
I wonder what I should mis-spell to get some attention to my blog? Microwsoft/Mikrosoft/Bull Gates/Bill Goats? Hrm… I guess I could be heading for a law suite like the guy (Mike Rowe) who registered “MikeRoweSoft.com”… 🙂