Have You Been Focusing on the Wrong Traffic Engine?

I don’t mean you should be focusing on Yahoo or MSN.

I talkin’ about Myspace.

Via nivi’s del.icio.us (which is insanely good!) we find paul.kedrosky post on myspace stats:

  • 150,000 new users a day during the first half of November, up from about 100,000 a day last summer
  • 24.2 million unique users in October, up 12% from 21.6 million in September
  • 11.6 billion page views in October (up from 9-billion in September), displacing eBay as the fourth-busiest site on the net
  • More page views than any Internet destination except Yahoo, AOL, and MSN.
  • Twice the page views as Google which logged 6.6 billion in October.
  • It dawned on me a few weeks ago that I should start focusing on Myspace when I saw myspace.com/blogthings, a profile with 17340 friends that leads to blogthings.com.

    Clearly Myspace is not the right demographic for SEO black hat or for many of the blogs in this neghborhood, but for consumer focus it’s pretty sweet.

    Of note on blogthings:

    1. The focus of the syndication buttons:

    AOL, Myspace, Livejournal, Xanga.

    2. The Alexa rank (2,266) and

    3. How it’s reach shot up from nil to ~575/million in about 7 months.

    I understand that Alexa is not that accurate, but it doesn’t suck as much as you might think. Once you get into the top 50,000 it’s OK and actually gets pretty accurate under 10,000.

    4. Consumer focused “Link bait” geared towards Myspace type sites.

    5. The prominent Adsense ads in the hot spot of the site.

    Spamming Marketing to Myspace is nothing new . . . but it’s new to me.

    Right now, Sammy IS my hero. But I don’t even want 20,000,000 Myspace friends in 28 hours.

    I just want to pick up about 200 Friends per day on ~500 different accounts – (automated of course).

    Is that so much to ask?

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    6 Responses to “Have You Been Focusing on the Wrong Traffic Engine?”

    1. Baracuda says:

      I’m new to Myspace, in fact, other than understanding it is a personal blog space thingy I really don’t even know what it is.

      I’ve read the Sammy thing, but is that what you are referring to in order to automate it?

    2. Dave says:

      I tried the myspace friends thing a while ago and couldn’t get it to work….maybe they plugged the whole or i’m just fishing stupid!

    3. Jesus Christ says:

      Thanks for the suggestion. I just added a Myspace group for one of my sites and I’ve already got a few friends in under 24 hours, granted I already had an initial traffic source and told them to sign up.

      I also made a little MySpace button like you have for the RSS feeds too.

      If your site targets the right age demographic there is no reason not to be on here.

    4. […] Not to quote seo black hat again but I need to quote dude again about my space and different ways to play with traffic. Forget the quote. Just go read for a while as I sleep. […]

    5. Jason Vick says:

      Anyone use that myspace friend adder?

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