The search engines are all about words. Search Engines index websites by determining what they’re about and search engine spiders crawl website words in a way that helps them determine what the site is about so that they can match people querying those words with websites that contain them.
Some people can’t spell… It’s sad but true. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t a good potential customer. A lot of people don’t just misspell though, they simply make errors in typing when they search for something.
Because people are looking for specific things on search engines and may spell them incorrectly, that can work to an Internet Marketers advantage. The thing is, how do you capitalise on this traffic without taking the quality of your website down a notch?
Simply filling your site with Misspelled Keywords won’t do much for your online reputation when a visitor who spells a keyword correctly lands on your page and finds a website filled with spelling errors. Is there a way to appease both audiences and profit from the vast amount of people searching for something with the wrong spelling?
Some Internet Marketers will write articles in the archives of their website with misspelling and gently correct the reader on the correct word. This way you’re capturing internet traffic but not taking the quality of your landing page down a notch.
You could say,
“Are you looking for information on keyword? Keyworrd and keywordd are common misspellings but here’s some extensive keyword information to help you…”
Finding Misspelled Keywords
There are free and fee-based keyword search tools that help you find common Misspelled Keywords. You can also search with the Google tilde operator (type ~keyword in Google and see which words turn up on bold for several pages of results).
Using Misspelled Keywords
• You might use commonly misspelled keywords in your Google Adwords campaign when you bid on words as well.
• Perhaps you can use misspelled keywords in Web 2.0 pages and free blogs that lure readers and search engines to your real web page.
• Use the Misspelled Keywords in the URL and tags of mini sites that will point to your real site.
Taking advantage of the fact that people spell and type words incorrectly can help you capitalize on SEO, especially in saturated niches. A lot of Internet Marketers who stumble upon a great typo and optimise their site for it can find that they achieve high profitability.