What is this?

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  1. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    I obviously spend too much time on the 'net big_smile

    Anyone know what this is supposed to be:

    http://www.viraldictionary.com/

    They sell words? I think - not sure, but it was too weird to ignore.

    1. vrajavala profile image58
      vrajavalaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      [It would only make sense if the word you selected was hyperlinked to the site you're promoting.
      like yoga linked to http://yogini.shopinblog.com
      I clicked on the word cufflinks on the page and it took me to a store.

    2. profile image0
      terrygposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      As I recall a college student sold one million pixels on a page for one dollar a pixel. Needless to say he made one million dollars.

      This is the same concept. The idea being you buy the link from his website and it's counted as a one way link, hence increase your sites search engine position.

      Trouble with this site is it carries no page rank so the paid link would be next to useless, at this stage, until it gets pr.

      Million dollar pixel also, as I recall, received a very high page rank and being a new concept created a lot of interest, hence a lot of incoming links.

  2. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    Just had a look. It makes no sense at all to me!

  3. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    LOL - Me neither - big_smile

  4. About-The-Home profile image60
    About-The-Homeposted 10 years ago

    It looks to me like you buy the use of a word on their site, e.g. dog and link that word to your site e.g. dogtraining.com (made the site up).
    Then if someone looks up the word dog they get a link to your website.

    It looks like it's in it's infancy.

  5. Zsuzsy Bee profile image87
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 10 years ago

    That's probably Sajacs website from one of those stupid gameshows ...I can't remember the name of the show...I just thought of it Wheel of fortune.
    I'd like to buy a vowel     at the low low cost of...  Where on earth did you find that retarded site Mark? Soon the internet will try to sell our thoughtwaves too. Greetings Zsuzsy

  6. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    LOL - The guy who's site that is left a comment on one of my blogs. I usually pay a visit and return the compliment, but I couldn't work out what this one was all about and thought you all might like a laugh or enlighten me.

  7. WeddingConsultant profile image68
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    Buying words is about as dumb as buying free water....

    hey wait a second...

  8. Bob Ewing profile image51
    Bob Ewingposted 10 years ago

    1- nothing is free.

    2- why would you buy a word ?

  9. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    That's what I was wondering. This is the strangest idea I have come across if what About-the-home is right. i.e. that they are selling words that will link to your site.

  10. Peter M. Lopez profile image87
    Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years ago

    I played with it and the "parent" site for a while, and it seems you are just buying the link.  Each word links to the website that owns the word.  Very strange.

    The "parent" site has sold a lot more words.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Clearly, there is a market then big_smile

      1. Peter M. Lopez profile image87
        Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Clearly.  I think the total was 2 words for one site and about 100 for the other.

        I propose to sell the word "hub".  It's your for $5.  I take paypal only.

  11. WeddingConsultant profile image68
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    Well, for what it's worth, it doesn't even have a google page ranking yet.  Probably not a good source if one is looking for incoming links that add value on google.

  12. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    LOL - It's most odd. Far as I can tell, google has an aversion to paid links anyway, so I guess they are banking on all those people who have been reading "Internet marketing gurus" advice to go out and buy links. smile

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image68
      WeddingConsultantposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Note to self: go out and open several websites offering great "deals" to purchase words.
      Slogan? "Hey, words are cheap"

  13. Zsuzsy Bee profile image87
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 10 years ago

    In capitals Peter?

  14. yojpotter profile image54
    yojpotterposted 10 years ago

    It doesn't make sense to me neither..^^

  15. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    Who would buy these words... Sounds silly to me..

  16. VioletSun profile image77
    VioletSunposted 10 years ago

    My mouth was wide open when I saw this.  Still doesn't make sense to me. LOL!

  17. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    LOL - I still don't get it either, although I think Peter has the right idea - $5 a word anyone ?

  18. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    I've heard of www.500words.com (which was influenced by www.milliondollarhomepage.com) which, I think, inspired www.milliondollarwiki.com

    www.viraldictionary.com looks to be the same mindset.

  19. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    See - I knew darkside would know. big_smile

  20. StefanMDP profile image78
    StefanMDPposted 10 years ago

    Why buy a word, when you can buy a country?

    http://www.buyacountry.net/

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image68
      WeddingConsultantposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, it's bad enough that people would consider buying a word, but buying a country?  Purchasing the U.S. was (at time I checked) "only" $500!  In other words, you're paying $500 for a single, one way link and not much more.  You're probably better of just buying the phrase "United States" (or maybe the word "America") for a couple bucks!

      1. StefanMDP profile image78
        StefanMDPposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I was joking with that.

  21. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    LOL - Love it. They have only sold 4 countries in 2 years, so I guess that one didn't fly quite the way they had hoped for. big_smile

  22. Shaur online profile image48
    Shaur onlineposted 10 years ago

    Personally, I never click on anything that has the word virus, viral or any possible conjugate of said embedded within.  Hope you guys all have good anti-virus software.

  23. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    I have a mac. And am feeling extremely superior LOL

    Which of course, means the first major mac viruses are on the way.

    But, in my little blogging world, viral is a good thing. smile

  24. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Looks to me like you are better off keeping away from the whole thing LOL

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image68
      WeddingConsultantposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'd have to agree

  25. Bonnie Ramsey profile image81
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years ago

    I just found this thread and opened the site up. The only thing I need to buy now is a set of new eyes! Anyone got a set of baby blues on the market? LOL BLINDING!

    Bonnie

 
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