Accidental Typo Might Get You 100's of Clicks.

Last Update: May 25, 2015

I was just casually writing a little article about an upcoming game. I published it, and then noticed I wrote quite a serious typo. Instead of ARK, I wrote ARC.

I immediately fixed all the phrases but left arc in post tags.

In the next few days I noticed that I was getting a bit too much traffic for that article. I checked queries and saw this:

It seems I wasn't the only one who thought it was called ARC. Click through rate is reaaaally low compared to impressions though. It looks like searchers noticed they did a typo and quickly fixed it.

Wouldn't have I done that error, I don't think I'd get so many clicks.

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HarryK1 Premium
Sometimes mistakes can work out.
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Firekeeper Premium
worth playing with typo ;-)
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DLansing Premium
Hmm.. this is really interesting... maybe I can do the same kind of manipulation on my webisite too hehe
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Christabelle Premium
Interesting!
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rosieM Premium
Food for thought.....actually, it is a method used by many (usually disreputable).
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