Over 400 Pages & Pokemon Wins

We operate a small Internet directory at www.far-sited.net. It’s a generally ignored directory at this point but a few years ago I thought it would be fun to start as practice. If nothing else doing so gave me a great respect for directory owners/editors and the amount of work they put in.

One day my son wanted to put some pictures of Pokemon on the Internet for his friends. I created a folder called “pokemon” on the site, built a simple template with him, showed him how to add pictures and let him go. That was about 5 or 6 months ago.

As noted, the site is not a big priority here and I haven’t really looked at it since. Well I decided to pop in and check my stats a couple days ago just out of curiosity and lo-and-behold about 80% of all the traffic the site was getting was for … pokemon related phrases !

So we’ve just gone through again, added some AdSense ads onto the pages in a profile just for him in my account (heck, it’s his pages so if he can make a few buck on it it will definitely provide a good lesson that … well … SEO pays 🙂

The area of the directory is called Pokemon Masters (which he truly is). As if there’s any question (which I’m sure there isn’t 😉 I know virtually nothing about Pokemon but if I have to pick (which I’ve had to) then Pikachu is my favorite. 🙂

Comments are closed.