Monday, January 15, 2007

The Viral Market

With the search engines publically endorsing "link baiting" and viral marketing programs as "ok" ways to accumulate links, the interest in these two old-techniques-with-new-name programs has been great.

Check out this video The Viral Learning Center recently put together to get an idea on how you can take advantage of this renamed sales tactic and link your way to new heights!

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Pinking of YouTube

Earlier today Justilien pinged and asked if I had noticed all the pink links on You Tube. I hadn't so we went through the whole site and found everything linked - pink.

Hmmm, a connection between this and the TV deal??

And for anyone unfamiliar with 'pink links' - there's an extension for Firefox called SearchStatus that highlights links with nofollow tags in pink.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A Thank You Link

A big thank you to to Loren and the staffers at Search Engine Journal
for including The Link Spiel in the voting ranks for the Best Link
Building Blogs of 2006

We didn't win (big surprise) but it is nice to be glanced at once in a while!! ;)-

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Scooby Doo Love and Links

I found out Iwao Takamoto died yesterday, he was the illustrator who developed the original character of Scooby Doo after meeting his neighbor who owned a Great Dane and hearing the lyrics "Scooby scooby do" from Sinatra's “Strangers in the Night”.

I was a cool 13 when the cartoon debuted in 1969 but I remember watching it every Saturday morning while lying on the green shag carpet in my parents rec room. It’s hip, psychedelic scenes, scary storylines and slang-using characters made it
groovy (translation - "ok") for my friends and I to watch. Even now if the kids have it on, I'll stop what I'm doing and tune in.

It's a great life and link building lesson if you think about it: from simple actions great ideas are born. When you're thinking about developing tools, content, or promotions to attract links, create simple and unique products people relate to and enjoy. If you make your special offers difficult to understand or continually issue press releases for trivial promotions, people in your industry will turn a deaf eye.

Imagine what toontown and the world would be like if Mr. Takamoto's neighbor had a pitbull and it was the Dixie Chicks he listened to......we might be calling our beloved canine Vicious Doo-Doo instead !! ;)-