Saturday, September 18, 2010

Christine O'Donnell?

Some time ago, I acquired the domain name in an auction on GoDaddy.

A candidate for US Senate in Delaware had allowed her domain name to lapse. I bought it fair and square in that auction. I've done the same with a few other websites, both here in Albany and distant. The idea originally was to preserve the historical record of those campaigns.

Due to some controversy that developed, and a dishonest tactic used by O'Donnell (claiming a copyright violation) to try to shut down the site, I have changed a bit. With her site in particular, I removed all copied content and substituted original content. She likes that less apparently.

Anyway, I was stunned when national Tea Party groups turned to her campaign. She caught fire. I saw a result - traffic to my site about her shot up. It saw maybe 20 visits a day for a long time. Then it jumped to as many as 800 visits. A couple days before the primary it climbed to 2000 visits, then 2500. On primary day it was over 7000 visits. And the day after it was 25,000. Wow!

The graph below shows the hockey stick effect.

Traffic has gone down somewhat since then, but it's still in the thousands per day. I've added Google ads and am getting fairly good revenue. As a lark I've added a Christine O'Donnell Nude page just to see how many perverts there are in our country.


FactFinder said...

Although you posted (did you?) a Christine O' Donnell nude page to see if there any perverts, Christine's behavior and witchcraft allegations make a post not so unbelievable, in certain wiccan they pray skyclad , wiccans I have talked to say they even though it may not be common the option exists and it is part of religion and so its not a weird or "perverted" question.

Speaking of posting links, I did read of a federal case in which a person was into a blog and click on a hyperlink which contained thumbnails of pictures which were probably considered not legal of children in Pennsylvania although the pictures were not "child pornography" any thoughts on that case with the FBI raid on many homes for clicking on such link and it was not entrapment even though the fbi posted such fake links.

Makes the world scary , doesn't it.

Unknown said...

I did not post the page to "see if there are any perverts." I already knew there are a lot of people who search for "[famous female name] nude". Some time back I wrote a couple joke news articles on about "Sarah Palin nude" and they have been viewed over 100,000 times.

I don't have a particular opinion on the federal case you mention. I would need to know more and it's not the first topic on my mind these days.

FactFinder said...

Albany Lawyer, I notice that there are many different topics on your site, is blog one-person?

The federal case is although there are many cases around the US that have the same issue.

I wrote it because certain criminal defense topics were being discussed and there was talk as to what a possibly defense remedy would be entrapment did not seem a possibly.

Unknown said...

I had a guest blogger once, but it's mostly me. I don't have any brilliant ideas on defending such a case.

The best advice is for people to avoid downloading child pornography. Or at least (if you read that article) to do it on someone else's wifi connection.

Unknown said...

The experiment with the nude page showed:
A. Quite a lot of people did search for her nude; and
B. That page generated absolutely zero ad revenue. Maybe there's a different ad scheme for such pages. We'll take a look at that somewhere down the road.