Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I Got The Indie Virus ...

I am excited to tell you that I have been infected with THE INDIE VIRUS. Now, don't worry, it is nothing nasty, nothing that will destroy your computer or the data it contains. It is a lot of fun, and is an experiment ... This is a virus you want to catch !!

The Finer Points

The experiment, henceforth referred to as "The Indie Virus," has two goals:
To bring exposure to lesser known blogs (especially those outside of Technorati's top 100)
To explore the metrics behind a viral linking campaign launched by the "little guys" (less popular blogs)
Instead of rehashing the ideas here, I'll
send you on over to Copyblogger to see how this thing progressed in the comments. I think people are skeptical, but the bottom line is that this is just a casual experiment. Launching it doesn't really cost a thing, so why not try it? I'm just hoping for enough results that I'll be able to crunch a few numbers. Consider it an experiment in marketing with blogs.

The Rules

Participating in The Indie Virus is easy. All you've got to do is link to lesser known blogs from within a post (or two, or eleventeen), but you have to make sure that the anchor text of your link is The Indie Virus. This is critical, because in order to track the experiment, I'll be searching for the phrase "The indie Virus" on common engines like Technorati, Google, and Yahoo! Oh, and also, make sure that you link directly to a post WITH A TRACKBACK and not to the site itself - it speaks louder!

This is a virus, a very contagious virus ....

Greeneyes ... you make me laugh, you are so much fun, I think everyone should be reading your blog. I have now infected you with the Indie Virus.
Nicole ... you are a fellow Aussie, and you are a beautiful person. I love visiting your blog. I have now infected you with the Indie Virus, also.

Now you must go to Pearsonified to find out how to infect others with this blog virus!

Feathers, I hope I have done this correctly. !!

Have fun,



Nicole said...

Awwwwwww I think this is the first time I have enjoyed being ill...lol....and infecting others with my germs.....now who shall I sneeze on???? hugs xox

Meow said...

Nicole ... just a bit of fun !!! Hope you are having a great day.
Meow xx

angel, jr. said...

I might try it.

Meow said...

Angel ... that'd be great. Hope you are well, take care, Meow

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi My beloved Meow,
I am flattered by your kind words and you giving me a VIRUS ,hem! In any other form I would want to hunt you down ha ha . I have done some of it but not sure if I have the doflickythingymajig (That is the technical name ) on my site correctly but will keep a watch on there to make sure. you can also let me know if you find out , thank you again and I missed you as well, I had blogfriend withdrawls sniffedy sniff sniff.
Things are a little smoother here tonight , hope all is well on your part of the planet!


Meow said...

Hi Greeneyes ... don't worry too much about the doflickythingymajig ... I'm sure if you have the general jist of it all it will be OK.
Glad to hear things are going better in your household. Will be over to your blog to visit shortly.
Take care, Meow xx

Cinthia said...

Great idea, Meow! Just like there are indie films, there have got to be indie blogs. Those are my absolute favorite of all blogs!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

hmm, I dont get it....

what do you do?...and what happens..these blogs get extra vistors?..

anyway, glad its not a killer virus..haha

Meow said...

Cinthia ... to be quite honest, I can't say I've ever seen an Indie Blog !!! Or an Indie Film, for that matter. But, hopefully this Indie Virus thing does what it is designed for, help the person with their experiment.

Bossy Britches ... I guess the blogs get extra visitors, but I don't really understand it too well, either !!! It seemed like a nice thing to do at the time !!!

Have a great day, take care, Meow