The Big Word Project
The Big Word Project (TBWP) is a new site from Lee Munroe and Paddy Donnelly, where you buy words to have them linked to your site. That word becomes exclusive to you on the site so that when someone looks up that word on TBWP it will notify them that the word has been "redefined", linking to your site. I bought a couple of words last night and boy was I surprised...
The site is built on Ruby on Rails and word prices are determined by letter count, each letter costing $1. I snapped up two words, "mike" and "blog" at $4 each just to see how much traffic I could gain. I woke up this morning to find I had received 100 page views, almost double what my blog usually gets in a day. Ok, so that's not that much and you're probably laughing at the low page view count, but let's consider how young TBWP is.
Launched just 3 days ago, people have been buying up words to get in on popular ones like "designer" and "geek" before the masses descend. Traffic has been building from some notable blog linking and it won't be long before a considerable amount of that traffic is passing through to your site. Yes, I know this is a similar site to The Million Dollar Homepage, but I'm quite enjoying the little boost.
I'll continue to monitor how much traffic (and hopefully subscribers) this gain me over the next few days, and if there is a significant boost then I'll update this post with details. If you're already sold, go buy a word or check out their blog to see how business is doing.
Oh, and chances are you have actually arrived at akamike via TBWP, so I'd like to welcome you and remind you to subscribe ;)