Internet marketers are famous for trying to take current events and trying to make money from them. Today is a very sad day as both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson have died. Michael Jackson dead at 50 is a huge shock and is going to get tons of airplay throughout the rest of the week and through the weekend. Actually it will be a big story for months most likely as the speculation and rumors will rage on. Did aliens kill him? Did he commit suicide? Was it a drug overdose? Was it just a heart attack? Rumors like this will go on and on.
Already people are buying domains like “michaeljacksondead.com” which someone snapped up and is now a parked page. I’m sure it is getting tons of hits right now as it is on the first page of Google. People will be slapping up web pages and blogs linking to Ebay to get commissions on all Michael Jackson things which will undoubtedly go through the roof.
Capitalizing on current events is something that people trying to make money have been doing on the Inernet for years. Some are so good at it that they often stay by their computer for hours a day refreshing it just waiting for the next news story. Rarely does one come along as huge as the Michael Jackson death that happened earlier today on June 25th, 2009.