You Know Why Pizza Hut Bought Pizza.com

You Know Why Pizza Hut Bought Pizza.com for $2.6M

Pizza Hut wanted to secure the #1 position in search results. Because they wanted to protect their brand as the market leader. And because they could…

  • Pizza Hut Logo - You Know Why Pizza Hut bought Pizza.comPizza Sales in the US exceed $35B annually

    • The US Pizza business is competitive!

    • According to Google, here are about 52,400,000 web pages that contain the keyword “pizza” Sept 2013

  • About 951,000,000 results for pizza.com

  • Owning pizza.com pushes a competitor out of a top position in Google SERP

  • Because PizzaHut.com is inferior to pizza.com as an organic keyword.

    • Pizzahut.com is organically equal to any of the other top 100 pizza names

    • Pizzahut.com spends more on SEO and Social MM to be #1 in Google

Why wouldn’t Pizza Hut buy Pizza.com?

If you were Pizza Hut you would crush your competitors any way you could. So if you had the opportunity to buy the shortest keyword pizza domain name back in 2008  — you would.

CNET: Pizza.com domain name fetches millions

The seller of “Pizza.com” seems in shock after he manages to rake in $2.6 million from the auction of the domain name.

Who would’ve thought a generic domain name would still have the capacity to pull in big bucks? Chris Clark, the seller of “Pizza.com,” seemed a bit in shock after he managed to rake in $2.6 million from the auction of the domain name.

“It’s crazy, it’s just crazy,” he told the Baltimore Sun after the close of the auction on Thursday.

Clark, who owns a software company, registered the Pizza.com domain name 14 years ago for just $20. Nothing fruitful ever really came of the domain, so he sat on it for a while, and then he and a friend turned it into an advertising and pizza directory. Then, they heard about the fortuitous sale of Vodka.com and decided to try their own luck with Pizza.com, according to the Sun. By March 29, the bidding hit $2 million and even more bids were coming in.

During the go-go days of the Internet, hopeful companies and entrepreneurs snapped up easy-to-remember, generic domain names

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