The XX3 EnigmaThis is without doubt the crappiest site I’ve made. It is disgraceful really and I am equally appalled at it as you may be! Please bear with me and I’ll try and explain why (in very brief terms, so I do not bore you or impose on you anymore than I have already).
The domain name XX3.com came up for auction in late 2012. Frankly, it was appealing because of it’s short, catchy and easy to spell features. After acquiring it, it seemed there were plenty of people that visit the site on a daily basis. At first, that sounded like a good thing…… But…….. there was nothing on the site of any use or value to people — zilch, nada, zero.
The pain of giving people nothing was really irking me. I hate going to sites that are full of link ads (parked pages) or that have nothing at all. It drives me nuts. Rather than leave people hanging, the research showed people were mainly searching for products related to Michael Jordan and his famous 23.
This site is still a nothing site, but it does have some pictures of Michael Jordan sporting gear that is available through Amazon. The functionality of the site is provided by WordPress and without the combination of those two platforms, this site would still be nothing. That being said, it seemed that having something related to what people were looking for was preferable to having the blank page stare back or worse still…… a parking page full of link ads.
In order to be fully clear and so you are under no illusions, the links on all the pictures below will lead to Amazon (eventually). Please do not feel tricked or manipulated on this site. I want to be very upfront. If you click on a link and buy a product, the commission will end up in my bank account (maybe… I’ve never really had any success on Amazon affiliate marketing, but the pictures looked pretty cool). You won’t pay anymore for the item by going from here to Amazon, and I wanted to be very honest with you, that this site is only marginally better than a blank page.
Anyway, take a look at a few of the items and if you like them, simply head over to Amazon and find the item by searching there. Alternatively, feel free to click through here, and again, understand you are clicking on an affiliate link to Amazon.
All the very best for the year ahead. I hope it is a great one for you and if not, I hope it gets better real soon. Remember, if you can’t change your view, change the way you look at it……
p.s. Feel free to leave a comment. Let me know what you were hoping to see or simply that you agree it is a lame site. Eventually it will end up as something else I guess…..