Registering Buzz Words Early

May 10th

I am not a skilled domainer on any level, but if you know your industry well and you see words start to pop up as industry buzz words here or there it may be worth betting $10 to $20 on a domain registration. Do it 10 or 20 times and a few of your purchases will catch.

I own a bunch of seo domains like blackhatseo.com and whitehatseo.com. I am not doing much with them as of yet, but if I ever wanted to sell search spam software could there possibly be a better place to do it from than blackhatseo.com?

I don't think Matt Cutts reads most of my posts, but his blog mentioned shadyseo.com, so I instinctively had to register it. Now what to do with it :)

Blackhatseo.com took less than a day and $100 to put together, and now anytime anyone uses the phrase "black hat seo" I should probably be the #1 ranked result on most engines. I could redesign that site around trying to get press to contact me, and if it lead to me getting frequent press coverage how much value would that have? Much more than $100 and 4 hours of work.

Published: May 10, 2006

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Comments

May 11, 2006 - 2:18pm

Last year I picked up baconpolenta.com

Hehhehehe. I that may have been a waste of 10 bucks but I couldn't resist.

May 10, 2006 - 5:27pm

>Blackhatseo.com took less than a day and $100 to put together, and now anytime anyone uses the phrase "black hat seo" I should probably be the #1 ranked result on most engines.

That used to be the case until the last year when you got some competition from Quadszilla and myself ;-) Now it's not that easy any more

May 10, 2006 - 5:34pm

I just gave you a link from the homepage of that site...so hopefully that will help ya compete a bit better than you have been ;)

May 10, 2006 - 5:49pm

You may not think you have mad domainer skillz, but you certainly have the *soul* of a domainer :)

May 11, 2006 - 12:48am

I think it's hilarious that your domain (blackhatseo.com) out ranks me (seoblackhat.com) today for the search "SEO Black Hat."

# Quality Links, Anchor text, content? Phoey! It's about Domain age and DMOZ.

That link on blackhatseo.com is still my favorite link (and I just got one from cnn money yesterday). Thanks again!

May 11, 2006 - 4:38am

Ya like seobooksucks.com that might have been a "buzz" but you figure perhaps the reason nobody purchased this name is because seobook.com truly rules!
Anyhow interesting article.

May 11, 2006 - 6:51am

Is there an online tool to find buzz words ? I know that yahoo has one but but they show only the top positions

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