Yesterday, I wrote a brief story on Google’s new service named Hotpot. The thing is, when I posted on it, I thought it was “Hotspot” and not “Hotpot.”

Dumb, lazy mistake – I attributed it to not feeling well. @patrickaltoft called me out on it and I fixed it minutes later.

But within that time frame, I received over a 1,000 visits from Google searchers who were also misspelling it.

Here is a screen shot of the referrals I received from Google for people searching “hotspot”:

Hotspot Typos

As you can see, sometimes bad spelling can translate into good results.

I’ll try not to do it again.

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  1. James Cardiff
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    Better that than the client of mine who previously outsourced to an Indian SEO agency that misspelled the ‘important’ in their anchor text so that it had no ‘o’!

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