- Internet & the Web
How to Get Traffic from Homeland Security
Everyone one who writes on the web, or who runs a website, knows that one of the biggest difficulties is attracting enough traffic.
Now, there is a brand new way to get traffic to your forum, hub, site or blog simply by using any one of a list of so-called ‘sensitive words’, guaranteed to generate some interest and traffic from the US Homeland Security.
This is not to be scorned at if you run impression-based ads on your site, as every visitor counts.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employ subcontractors to sift through sites, forums, blogs and social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace looking for terrorist or anti-American sentiment, which in view of 9-11, can only be applauded.
If you use words deemed to be anti-American in any way, you could find yourself in trouble. Not only will they read all of your pages, and every single social networking post you’ve ever made, they investigate everything there is to know about you.
The DHS probably even have a photo of your house on file, as well as photos of your car, wife, children and pet dog.
Satellite imagery is pretty amazing these days, no matter where in the world you are.
All government departments are unwieldy, so once you have attracted their interest, you will find you get lots of views as your file is passed up through the different levels of seniority.
This level of interest also guarantees you lots of views in the future, no matter what you write, because everything will be scrutinized and double-checked.
List of words to guarantee you traffic
This is NOT a complete list of sensitive or buzzwords guaranteed to help you get traffic, but they are a good starting point. Most of the words below relate in some way to bio-terrorism.
·drill - we all know a drill is a tool, but it can also relate to military training
·strain - to damage,injure OR to be under stress, or it is a type of virus or bacteria
·outbreak – a spate but also an epidemic (relating to disease)
·Human to animal – refers to a disease that transmittable between man and animals
illegal immigrant – aliens from another country who have entered yours without permission
· virus – a micro-organism normally associated with disease, although it could also relate to messing up computers
· recovery – to attain health after an illness, or to fix a computer software
· deaths – end of life for any living creature
· collapse – to fall down, relating to illness or sudden death
· trojan – related to computer viruses that steal information
For a full list of US DHS 'sensitive words' check link at foot of page for Privacy Impact Assessment document.
What you want to do is write an article using any of the above words, and then TWEET it. That is really important as you can see from the table that Twitter is a closely monitored site.
You can even write articles that have nothing to do with the above buzzwords, then Tweet them to #deaths or #strain, etc.
Reach out to your target audience – in this case the DHS. Make sure they see you! You could double their interest by backlinking your article to any of the above sites, or by posting on their forums or comments sections.
Word of warning: If you really are a terrorist, you might want to avoid doing any of the above. Also, if you are wanted by any federal agency for anything at all, you might to avoid this method of attracting traffic.
Thanks go to the following websites
- Privacy Impact Assessment document
Privacy Impact Assessment. For a full list of words guaranteed to attract the attention of Homeland Security, see the bottom of this document.
- EPIC - Electronic Privacy Information Center
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties, privacy, First Amendment issues and works to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet.