Sex sells dont you think? Debunking the Myth of Using Sexuality to Gain Traffic PDF Print E-mail
Sex SellsI just had a flashback a while ago on a particular episode of ‘The Apprentice’ where a team of girls were going up against another team of guys. You should have guessed it – the gals did pretty well in the beginning of the show, beating the guys flat bringing shame to them – with a huge capital ‘L’ on their forehead.

But what made it interesting was that they did use sex as an advantage to help them win. For example,

1. They flirted with a guy selling gold – asking him to sell it at a lost

2. Wore sexy clothes during the opening of a restaurant to gain more customers

3. More flirtings to bend men’s will towards theirs…

You get the point?

Months back, I did use their strategy to help me gain traffic – my results? I gained an unusually high amount of traffic for that particular period. I placed a beautiful Asian girl as my portrait on MyBlogLog and oh my, people started adding me into their profile. I got over 3000 page views on my profile for that month which was generously diverted to my blogs (some still think that I’m a female money blogger).

If you are feeling pretty evil (like me) – try adding beautiful pictures of girls on MyBlogLog and see whether this is a myth or would it actually WORK?!

What are your thoughts?


PS – Would you click on her?

Ryoko Tachibana nude
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Sex definitely sells....
written by kljs, November 07, 2007
I agree partly that sex definitely sells....... but it doesn't work all the time, however, since there are so many sexual "pervs" out there...... and if they think you are one sexy lady/girl, they sure will want to be 'friends' with you......
most of the time..... but not all the time.....
yes, you are partially right..
written by Jean, November 08, 2007
yes, i agreed that sex def sells but as kljs said, it's not always. sometimes, we just need to be more professional.

but i agreed that if you put a sexy avatar, you'll def get more hits. It's the fact! Nobody wants to check out a guy unless he checked you out first! smilies/smiley.gif

Jean Chia
written by Michael Woo, November 08, 2007
Yeah, I guess that if you are building a professional site, don't bluff your visitors like I did in the past *evil* *evil*

But if you wanna try it, it's fun sometimes you know smilies/smiley.gif kljs and Jean.. appreciate it..

Thanks for your comments
Awesome Tip!!!
written by Great Seducer, November 08, 2007
I might just try that.. Horny guys are my target audience anyway, right? Thanks for the tip!!
written by Anna, November 08, 2007
You fooled me too! I always thought the owner of DotMySpot was a girl (and I was intrigued by "her" internet marketing and web design skills)!!

But I guess you're right, people (male AND female) are more inclined to click on a pretty girl's picture than on the picture of a moustached middle-aged man...
impressive tactic
written by kimfei, November 09, 2007 really got guts to do that...haha..i dare not lor..since I am very loyal to my blog's reader..kaka
written by Michael Woo, November 09, 2007
I was hoping that you wouldn't find out about this *shys away* I'm sorry you had to find out about the truth here.. Really am.. *presents flowers*

smilies/smiley.gif thanks for visiting, and the plot thickens...
My Clicking Results
written by Michael Woo, November 09, 2007
Guess what smilies/cheesy.gif - 51 people actually clicked on the picture since 7th Nov! *notty you!*
written by Anna, November 09, 2007
LOL, I didn't mean that in a bad way. I'm not mad or anything! smilies/smiley.gif
Even if I know it's crazy, I always imagine a person looking like their online avatar (even if it's a cartoon character or an animal). Now I imagine you as a blond-haired anime guy!
I should do something like this
written by Preblogging, November 09, 2007
maybe I should spice up myBlogLog photo a little smilies/wink.gif
written by Edward, November 10, 2007
Back to the time when I used to spam MyBlogLog by using a sexy chick pic I also get nearly the same traffic as you, & it's just so irritating when I see some perverts write disgusting messages...

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