Happy Easter. This issue is a little shorter. Here is an Easter-themed picture of Macho Man to compensate.
Keep on reading, there’s lots of good stuff in this one.
BCG analyzes the domain name secondary market, Reviews.org nails a linkbuilding play, and someone crushes a viral website about the Suez Canal fiasco.
Deeper down the rabbit hole:
✏ Thought of the week
Must read. Inside a viral website: Istheshipstillstuck.com (link)
What is Bitclout? (link)
The pastry AI that learned to fight cancer (link)
Marketplace supply strategy (link)
The history of Rome in 20 mins (video)
He was running a booming illegal fentanyl business on the side (link)
The top 100 consumer marketplaces (link)
The COO playbook: Your first 10 systems (link)
What’s the best sleep quality metric? (link)
The man who struck digital gold, twice (link)
He lost $10,000,000 (twitter)
Three types of backing deals (link)
Boston Consulting Group did an analysis of the secondary domain market. They peg the secondary market at $2.1B/yr, almost as much as the primary market at $2.3B/yr. See their blog post and the report.
This is one of the more creative link building plays I’ve seen in a while - Reviews.org paying people for surviving a ‘digital detox challenge’. Worked pretty well…
I’ve been using Toucan because why not? It turns some random words into French words as I browse the internet so I can learn some words here and there. Free Chrome plugin.
Unrelated but this website can help you find open source versions of apps and tools you use.
Pro user acquisition tip: buy out contracts.
Some random quick fire things:
✏ Thought of the Week
Famous Youtuber Casey Neistat has a brother named Van and he recently started a channel. I thought his breakdown of the Fourth Turning was good. If you haven’t read about the Fourth Turning, check that out… instant rabbit hole.
Until next week.
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