Oh No! Another meme!

This meme doesn’t seem to be a hard one. It just involves copying a lot of blog links and subscribing to them all. Aldon Hynes tagged me with this one. I think he has a good description of what this is all about which I’ve taken the liberty of copying, in color red, below. Here’s his description with the original links, my link added, and the five new ones I’ve chosen at the bottom:

It is the typical mailing list, ponzi scheme type meme. Copy the original list, which should include your blog already, if you’ve been tagged, and then add five more people to the list.

As I noted in a different list, if you get in early, your in good shape, but the meme can only go around six or seven deep before everyone in MyBlogLogs is reached. Also, as I’ve noted elsewhere, I’m not a big fan of copying the instructions. The more text that you have which is the same as on other websites, the more likely you are to be tagged as some sort of spammer and have your links denigrated.

Another thought about these sort of memes. Not only will this would increase your subscriber rate, which is probably a good bragging right, but doesn’t do much else for you, but it is also likely to raise your Technorati rank. My Technorati rank climbed considerably when I participated in the viral tags meme. However, the downside is that when you try to find who is linking to your site, all you find are the meme related posts, and you don’t find a lot of valuable content. Some people think this helps Google Page Ranks, but I don’t really think it does.

That said, I’ve been tagged and I want to honor that. So, here is the original list:

With that, here are the five people that I’m tagging:

I would encourage you to copy the list of sites and add your own five sites. That said, write your own thoughts about the meme. You will probably find it easiest to copy the source of the html and paste that in. If you have questions, let me know.

Thanks Aldon! And thank you in advance Danielle, Barbara, Abby, Katie, and Jason!

  1. make money online’s avatar

    So far I have seen it to work, but if you really want to keep yourself at the top, your site should have good content and be very welcoming to viewers.

    Also, see if there are other types of memes out there to REALLY jump up to the top of Technorati, with different names and addresses. You have to continuously push, it’s not a one-time thing. Nice blog, by the way! :)

  2. Danielle’s avatar

    I played along Marde. It’s funny since I was recently reviewed by Top Blog Mag and the reviewer found my frequency of memes a downer. I explained my take in my tagged post.

    As always….

  3. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Mard,
    You got me !
    I mailed you an e-mail on the tech stuff, because I ‘am not too savvy about that.We’ll see you soon…

  4. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks for playing along, Danielle. I think it is a bit of an imposition to tag someone for a meme. The idea is that it’s supposed to help with rankings, etc., but unless someone is selling something, and many blogs are, maybe it’s not so useful. I think Aldon has a good insightful description of the present meme on his site, and also memes in general.


  5. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks Barbara, I’ll check the email. Take care, Mardé

  6. cooliojones’s avatar

    Thanks a lot for the shout out!! This meme was very effective so far from the results that I’ve seen.

    My New Hustle | Make Money Online

  7. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks, cooliojones. Hey, that’s great that this meme is effective. Maybe then my “readers by feedburner” will increase above 1? It seems to be stuck there. It did go up to 3 once but then dropped back to 1 again. Wonder why that is? Thanks for your comment.

    Update: I just checked my Akismet Spam listings and see an earlier comment of yours got called as spam! So, I checked the Not Spam box on the comment and recovered it. It’s now Comment number 1 on this post like it should have been. Thank you very much for that comment. Yes, I can see that it’s a continuing battle! One must keep at it.

  8. Steve Hayes’s avatar

    It seems to emphasise quantity at the expense of quality, like people who join your community in MyBlogLog, then never visit your blog and squeal like stuck pigs at the prospect of receiving community messages.

    A bit like a project with no other purpose than to spew more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

  9. Mardé’s avatar

    Yes, Steve, it has occurred to me that that is exactly what it is: quantity at the expense of quality. Now on the other hand if I were in the business of making money on the internet, but I’m not. I get a kick out of your comparison: A bit like a project with no other purpose than to spew more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

  10. Chris’s avatar


    Good meme post. There is actually a bigger pagerank meme going on at the moment. I am in the list and have had a huge traffic boost from it.

    Feel free to hop onboard the link train 😉


  11. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks for your comment, Chris, and thanks for the invitation to jump on the link train, too. 😉

    I like that subdirectory: say-no-to-pagerank-yes-to-life. That’s a good one!


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