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Blogger writes world's most perfect travel story
As bizarre as the incident was to Jones and his readers, the page views it created for his website, Travelizcool.net, have been even more astounding. The post's SEO-friendly subject matter has placed it as the #1 result across searches on Google, Bing, Altavista, Lycos and Excite. It's also quickly become the #1 trending topic on Twitter and has already collected over 500,000 Likes on Facebook. Jones was able further encourage the spread of his post by allowing readers to check-in to the story on Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt and through a unique "story remix contest" on YouTube, where readers were encouraged to record themselves reading the piece out loud using Autotune for a chance to win a month long blogging stint at Travelizcool.net.
The post's continued success and soaring ad revenues have Zack thinking big plans for the formerly tiny Travelizcool.net website. "This story's success was anything but a flash in the pan" said Jones in an interview by phone. "We're hiring 500 new writers in the coming months to keep up with the demand. By the way, can you make sure to StumbleUpon this interview when it gets published?"
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