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.
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. Here is who I am infecting with this virus... (my BloggerBuds!)
Susie (Badoozer) at the Gobhole - I want to infect you with The Indie Virus but you've already been infected by Feathers.
Foo at Random Synaptic MisFirah - enjoy The Indie Virus. If I only had your writing talent I would be, uh... well... I don't rightly know. P.S. I secretly want to be a geek too.
Uncle Joe over at That's Life, I couldn't forget about you - I now dub the with The Indie Virus. You're so entertaining. Let's not forget about the lovely and talented Aunt Josefina at That's Life Too - I just have to infect you as well with The Indie Virus.
Ms. Sometimes over at The Bee's Knees (I like to refer to you as BeeKnee) - here it comes, The Indie Virus - look out!Now you must go to Pearsonified to find out how to infect others with this blog virus!Hope I did this right also.