Sunday, January 14, 2007

One strategy - copy a successful site

Everyone knows about the success of When I look at it today, it has an Alexa rank of 5.

It was possible to detect YouTube's rate of ascent fairly early in its rise. So what should an aspiring entrepreneur try to do? Copy it.

Thus we have, which has been making a very credible run in Alexa and is today ranked at 1,450. It will be interesting to see where LiveVideo is in 3 to 6 months.

The message is simple - if you see a site you like, and if you can think of ways to improve on it, you might try copying it. It does not always work, but it might be worth a try.


At 4:55 AM, Anonymous RyanB said...

As you probably know, LiveVideo is not the only one who copied YouTube...

At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is copying a successful site a really good idea - because you really copied and not come up with something new??

At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We took a desktop app and turned it into a website... - Free to use staff holiday and vacation planner.

Proving very popular but sometimes you have to try many different things before you find the one!

The important thing is to at least try...

At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Scott Thomas said...


I just came across your website after seeing it featured in a video at

You've got some really interesting articles on your website. I thought the video on your site was pretty entertaining.

Best Regards,

Scott Thomas

At 6:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey it was really a cool idea. I will definitely copy site which i like much and let you know if successfull.

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At 1:02 AM, Blogger M.N.Jagadeesh said...

Alexa ranking for this site is 640 as of today (6Aug07), it works, as content will be different though the main engine is copied!

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