I sent a press release to friends and family about a week ago announcing the one year anniversary of the FamilyRoadTrippers blog when one of the recipients wrote back telling me that when she clicked the link for the blog's home page, she was directed to a bible college web site.
I went back to the original email and clicked through. Sure enough, I was directed to this site.
As it turns out, I mistyped the URL, by accidentally omitting the "s" in "blogspot." But why does the spelling error direct people to the bible college site? How does familyroadtrippers.blogpot.com possibly relate to bibledesk.com, the ones who seem to be taking advantage of poor typists?
To find out, I emailed them to ask:
I'm a little confused about a URL that points to your website. When I misspelled my own URL (by accidentally omitting the "s" in "blogspot"), I was directed to your site (www.familyroadtrippers.blogpot.com). The page looked exactly the same as your www.bibledesk.com page, only it has my misspelled URL in it. Why does this happen? Did you register a misspelling of my site to attract unsuspecting familyroadtripper traffic to your site?
If so, why?
Thank you for helping me to clear this up,
I'll post their answer if and when I receive it. In the meantime, feel free to contact them to ask the same questions.
Oh, well. It takes all kinds I guess...