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August 05, 2004



Just got back from a birthday party for our one year old grandson.

Yahoo is now showing 46 results instead of 20.

MSN finally picked some up. It is showing 5 references for the search

"Help Make Blogs More Visible!"

Google is still at 179.

Nick Lewis

Perfect, it must be escaping the enviroments which were exposed to the 3 previous GoMeme strains. I'm suprised its made it so far, I figured most people who stopped by this blog would have been immune. Than again, I may have underestimated the diversity of this blog's traffic. What will be really interesting is when it hits those personal blogs where people mostly discuss their "feelings".


It is still moving slowly but picking up speed.

The first day there were a few, then 30, then 103.

Right now, Google is showing 179 results.

Results 1 - 10 of about 179 for "Help Make Blogs More Visible!".

Yahoo is still at 20 so they are falling down on the "freshness scale" and msn.com has 0 still so they are highly defective for finding new content.

Alexa is up to 73 references.

Phil Ringnalda

Well, yes it is a Ponzi scheme. A little reward to people who forward it along would be one link, to the single place where you discovered it. Links to your entire upline, to borrow the perfectly appropriate term from multilevel marketing, makes it a Ponzi scheme.

Untold riches for the first person in line, a hope of profit for the second, not enough people left on the planet to give anything to the nth? That's a Ponzi scheme.

Nova Spivack



That's interesting, I just checked a few gomeme infected blog's hit counters: apparently the keywords "GoMeme" and "help make blogs more visible" are refering tons of visitors their way.


As of this minute. MSN has no copies of this in their index, Yahoo has 20 copies indexed, and Google has 103.

Search for "Help Make Blogs More Visible!" with the quotes.


ok I signed. let's have a try! :)

Nova Spivack

Ha ha, well it's not a ponzi scheme, it's just a way to reward people who forward something for helping it along. As for Google not ranking blogs, no way -- they can't afford to ignore blogs. That would create an opening for a different search engine to beat them, and they are not that stupid. Besides, the bloggers would be very angry. Won't happen.


Man, you're really getting meme happy. And you make it sound like a Ponzi or pyramid scheme or whatever.

I wonder if this might have a backlash effect, causing Google to finally change its pageranking system to exclude blogs, as some have been clamoring for.

Philipp Lenssen

I visualized your other meme here:



I joined. See what happens.
Thx for this. Even if has little effect, it is still fun to do.

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