In a post just published by Stephen Chapman for ZDnet.com entitled: “Capitalizing on hidden sources of traffic: A tale of pure awesomeness”, hopefully will be an eye opener to all SEO types on the value of of domain type in traffic.
According to his bio, Mr. Chapman has been involved with SEO for over 5 years.
In his post, he he tells the story of how he hand registered a domain name that he saw inside of a comic strip which contained a picture of a computer monitor with a non-existent domain on it.
Just days after registering this domain and forwarding the new domain to his blog, the traffic to his blog doubled.
Yes doubled and Mr. Chapman is simply amazed.
Moreover Mr. Chapmanis quite pleased with himself and seems to think that he has discovered a secret previously unknown to man.
Its now around 14 years since I registered my first domain and over 25 years since the 1st domain was registered and SEO experts are still just learning of the power of domain traffic.
That’s pretty amazing to me.
The next time someone tells you that no one types in domain names tell them to ask Mr. Chapman.
Congratulations Mr. Chapman you are now a domainer.