Digg traffic can be immediately monetized

17 Feb
2007

Who needs to monetize with ads when you can just sell the entire site!

I remember seeing the site, BeTheBot.com being linked on Digg’s frontpage. I saw it, shook my head, and moved on. An idea implemented many times over many years, it just seemed like another shot against Digg.

And so when I came across the beforementioned link today I let out a hearty laugh. Basically what happened was as follows:

  • Domain registered on Feburary 14, 2007 to Kavi Siegel (cvxdes)
  • Website and content put up that very same day.
  • Domain gets dugg that same day also.
  • Three days later, domain/site gets sold for $500

The really interesting thing about this is because of domain tasting (ie you can get a full refund minus 25 cents on any domain within 5 days) our friend Kavi would have been out only 25 cents (plus some of his time).

I’ve decided to jump on this bandwagon – digg this post so I can sell it (just this post) …

8 Responses to Digg traffic can be immediately monetized

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Interesting Digg Monetization Strategy : Chris Garrett on New Media

February 19th, 2007 at 5:19 am

[...] While “domaining” (usually buying up domains, putting up CPC ads then selling them from what I understand) isn’t a business model I would want to get into, Ahmed at TechSoapBox thinks this is one way Digg traffic can be immediately monetized [...]

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Chitika Blog Bash : 30 DAYS 30 EXPERTS : » Blog Archive » Positive Side Effects of Getting Dugg

April 11th, 2007 at 2:15 pm

[...] While a lot of experts have good advice on how to deal with this (PronetAdvertising, Problogger, techsoapbox), here are some positive side effects of getting Dugg (Disclaimer: This is based on two days after the Dugg — so I can’t speak much to the long term effects). [...]

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Chitika Blog Bash : 30 DAYS 30 EXPERTS : » Blog Archive » Digg Traffic v/s Google Traffic - A Chitika Analysis Report

April 11th, 2007 at 2:17 pm

[...] How To Monetize DIGG Traffic Immediately – TechSoapBox [...]

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Kavi Siegel

July 23rd, 2007 at 9:09 pm

Hey asshole, it took me a while to put up the content. I didn’t just go click click done, it took a while. The domain was bought on Jan 14, the story was dugg exactly a month after. It took me a month to get it up. And you see, even if I didn’t hit the front page of digg, I still would have sold it. I just submit all the sites I make to digg in the wild hope that I might be able to get a little of traffic out of it.

AND THEN, I sold the site for $350. It was later resold, by some asshole, for $500.

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Ahmed

July 24th, 2007 at 12:37 pm

‘It took a while’ – and yet you sold it for $350? :)

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ElectroGeek

April 28th, 2008 at 7:17 am

If it took Kavi about a month to build the site assuming a 40 hour work week that would equate to earning about $2.19 /hour. If it took about 3 hours to build I might consider doing what Kavi did. No offense, but it seems like that wasn’t a good investment in time. If you bother to invest your time in creating a website you might as well keep it, develop it and make some real money off it.

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Ahmed

April 29th, 2008 at 8:26 am

1. Wasn’t about the actual $/hour the person made
2. No way that took 40 hours to make :)

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Jenny

January 28th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I think digg’s traffic is great. It is about 8 times comparing to splashdot. Digg is popular to the world including Western, Eastern, and Asian countries.

Thanks for sharing this great article.

Jenny.

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