Help Make Blogs More Visible!

There are by some estimates more than a million weblogs. But most of them get no visibility in search engines. Only a few "A-List" blogs get into the top search engine results for a given topic, while the majority of blogs just don't get noticed. The reason is that the smaller blogs don't have enough links pointing to them. But this posting could solve that. Let's help the smaller blogs get more visibility!

This posting is GoMeme 4.0. It is part of an experiment to see if we can create a blog posting that helps 1000's of blogs get higher rankings in Google. So far we have tried 3 earlier variations. Our first test, GoMeme 1.0, spread to nearly 740 blogs in 2.5 days. This new version 4.0 is shorter, simpler, and fits more easily into your blog.

Why are we doing this? We want to help thousands of blogs get more visibility in Google and other search engines. How does it work? Just follow the instructions below to re-post this meme in your blog and add your URL to the end of the Path List below. As the meme spreads onwards from your blog, so will your URL. Later, when your blog is indexed by search engines, they will see the links pointing to your blog from all the downstream blogs that got this via you, which will cause them to rank your blog higher in search results. Everyone in the Path List below benefits in a similar way as this meme spreads. Try it!

Instructions: Just copy this entire post and paste it into your blog. Then add your URL to the end of the path list below, and pass it on! (Make sure you add your URLs as live links or HTML code to the Path List below.)

Path List
1. Minding the Planet
2. Luke Hutteman's public virtual MemoryStream
3. JayBaz_MS blog
4. (your URL goes here! But first, please copy this line and move it down to the next line for the next person).

(NOTE: Be sure you paste live links for the Path List or use HTML code.)

Comments (14)

  1. Doesn’t this undermine the entire purpose behind PageRank? The goal of this algorithm, of course, is that if a blog is interesting and novel enough invariably it will get legitimate links from other sites, and thus will legitimately increase in ranking. If a blog is repeating the same rote material, or "me tooism", then naturally it’s going to be an edge blog and rightly shouldn’t be highly ranked (we don’t need more noise).

  2. Kris says:

    I agree, aren’t you undermining the effectiveness of tools like google in determining the likelihood that this is in fact something I’m going to want to read on? If 5000+ people link to a Don Box post on some CLR tidbit I’m searching for, its certainly more likely to have relevance compared to some misc. blogger who gets his/her visibility boosted by such means. In the end I’ve wasted time by going here more often than not.

  3. AndrewSeven says:

    Why oh why.

    This is the second time I’ve seen this on my subscribed blogs, I simply deleted the first one.

    I like to read your blog, so I can’t just delete it.

  4. William Luu says:

    You know, the higher your google rank, the more likely you will get blog spammed.

    AFAIK blog spammers target sites that rank highly on google in order to boost their own sites’ ranking. Why?

    Because if you have a high ranking, and link to someone else who has a lower ranking, that will have little relevance to the higher ranked site, but will have a positive boost to the ranking of the lower ranking website.

    Mostly those sites that are spammed, have been ranked by google quite low, but they want to ensure that their website is ranked much higher than they are, so they go out and spam the most effective way they know how. On popular weblogs, web forums and so on, where their posts are generally unmoderated.

    Or if it is moderated, they take a gamble in hope that google’s spider reaches your website in time to see that your site has linked to that particular spammed website.

  5. I’m one of those low ranked bloggers. Ranking high in a search engine would be great and I am happy for the few hits a day I get. If you want a better, more friendly way of getting some traffic (like you don’t get enough visibility through then expand on postings from other bloggers while including a link to them and let the post-backs do their thing. The funny part of your method is anybody up or down the chain can break out and still gain link rank from it. Also, I don’t want to see Google restructure so links to lower ranked sites reduces my own rankings, I find the most interesting tidbits on some smaller sites.

    If you want to gain search engine rank, do it right. Post often, post intersting, and post relevant. If you build it, they will come.

  6. SimonT says:

    Oh please, just delete this from your blog, blogs get high enough rating on google anyway without Memes.

    I just hope google hurry up and split them off to their own search section.

  7. Barry Allison says:

    Pyramid blogging?

    Doubleplus ungood 🙁

  8. Ovidiu says:

    Now here’s an interesting idea: Try to have an interesting blog… I’m sure Google will notice.

  9. Remember, Google is not a human.

  10. jaybaz [MS] says:

    It’s unwise to taunt Google. If you must, please do it somewhere else!

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