Disrupt Technorati

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This next thing is an interesting initiative. Make a blogpost and link as many people to disrupt -or maybe you could call it hack- Technorati’s ranking system. It’s like the Google bomb for blogs, and why shouldn’t we participate in such an initiative to check out what it does, right? It would be interesting to see what happens if this thing grows big. Web statistics would become less reliable.

Although I’m not sure if this idea is original, I got this through Laurence-Hélène’s blog and the initiator Mark Collier’s Viral Garden blog. eMarketeer Seth Godin also made a post about this, and his list looks different already from the list that I have posted below. To read how this works here is a part of the how-to from Mark Collier’s post Revenge of the ‘Z-Lister’:

What YOU can do is simply create a new post on your blog, but CUT AND PASTE the list I have below, and then ADD any blogs you feel aren’t getting their due either. It can be 1 blog, or a hundred(or none if you simply want to repost the same list), but the idea is, find those great blogs that, for whatever reason, you feel aren’t getting their due, link-wise.
Then after you leave your post, the next blogger will do the same thing, cut and paste YOUR list, and add THEIR blogs to the list, then repost it. Add the same instructions in your post that the next blogger should cut and paste YOUR list, and add any blogs they feel should be on it to THEIR list. The list will get increasingly long, and all the blogs will get a sort of reverse ‘pyramid-affect’ of link-love.

This is the infamous list:
Creative Think / Soloride / Movie Marketing Madness / Blog Till You Drop! / Get Shouty! / One Reader at a Time / The New PR / Own Your Brand! / OTOInsights / bizandbuzz / Work, in Plain English / Buzz Canuck / New Millenium PR / Pardon My French / Troy Worman’s Blog / The Instigator Blog / AENDirect / Diva Marketing / Marketing Hipster / The Marketing Minute / Funny Business / The Frager Factor / Mindblob / Open The Dialogue / Word Sell / Note to CMO: / That’s Great Marketing! / Shotgun Marketing Blog / BrandSizzle / bizsolutionsplus / Customers Rock! / Being Peter Kim / Billions With Zero Knowledge / Working at Home on the Internet / MapleLeaf 2.0 / / Two Hat Marketing / The Emerging Brand / The Branding Blog / CrapHammer / Drew’s Marketing Minute / Golden Practices / Viaspire / Tell Ten Friends / Flooring the Consumer / Kinetic Ideas / Unconventional Thinking / Buzzoodle / NewsPaperGrl / The Copywriting Maven / Hee-Haw Marketing / Scott Burkett’s Pothole on the Infobahn / Multi-Cult Classics / Logic + Emotion / Branding & Marketing / Popcorn n Roses / On Influence & Automation / Bullshitobserver / Servant of Chaos / converstations / eSoup / Presentation Zen / Dmitry Linkov / aialone / John Wagner / Nick Rice / CKs Blog / Design Sojourn / Frozen Puck / The Sartorialist / Small Surfaces / Africa Unchained / Perspective / gDiapers / Marketing Nirvana / Bob Sutton / ¡Hola! Oi! Hi! / Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid! / Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together / Community Guy / Social Media on the fly / Jeremy Latham’s Blog / SMogger Social Media Blog / / New Media Wanderings / Return on Innovation / T’s Melange / Masters of Media


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  1. Hi Twan,

    It’s been useful in the sense that I discovered some great new blog and also get more exposure. Good thing too is that I gained more exposure


    December 24, 2006 at 11:32 am

  2. Yea, that’s also true, I’m anxious to see what if this can have any influence on Technorati rankings in one way or another. And that gives exposure too indeed.


    December 24, 2006 at 1:53 pm

  3. Interesting idea. I’ve read about this kind of stuff before. A similar idea I saw was where some guy was adding bloggers to his Technorati favourites, and then asked the same bloggers to reciprocate in return and add him to their favourites.

    Let me know how successful your experiment is 🙂


    December 24, 2006 at 8:15 pm

  4. Will do! Good to hear that Seth Godin also picked up this one, perhaps that means that it might actually work 🙂


    December 25, 2006 at 12:51 am

  5. This is definitely an interesting initiative 🙂 I may very well do that!


    December 27, 2006 at 5:40 pm

  6. It’s great to see where your link goes by looking at Technorati, its definitely worth postin’ just to see what it does rod.


    December 27, 2006 at 8:51 pm

  7. So how did it go Twan? I get loads more hits on my page and loads more people commenting n my page! Plus, I also discovered interesting new blogs


    December 28, 2006 at 10:38 pm

  8. “Never underestimate the power of a small group of dedicated people to change the world. Indeed, it’s all that ever have.”

    by Margaret Mead

    The Z-list is the embodiment of this quote. Thanks for adding us.

    written by Mark Stevens the author of:

    Chris Kieff

    January 6, 2007 at 12:45 am

  9. It is very interesting to see what happens on Technorati, how the stats change (yes, they’re going up). And also more comments. It’s like the active blogging (and not to mention commenting) community finally has a list to find eachother.


    January 6, 2007 at 12:07 pm

  10. […] to Twan over at New Media Wanderings for this interesting post on how to boost your Technorati rankings. Basically it is a way to […]

    Z-List Bloggers

    January 7, 2007 at 8:42 pm

  11. You’ve captured my curiosity sufficiently enough that I’ve gone ahead and done the same post on my web site 🙂


    January 7, 2007 at 8:46 pm

  12. The Z-list has relied on the goodwill of all involved. Only by actively checking links and reviewing sites will we all benefit from improved community interaction.
    The Z-list meme has done a superb job of making us all aware of a range of other blogs, but Seth’s Squidoo extension seemed to become an online cul-de-sac — rather than becoming a launch pad it seems to have had the opposite effect. It is nice to see, however, that the Z-list continues to evolve and spread. Thanks for joining in!

    Gavin Heaton

    January 9, 2007 at 3:46 am

  13. Hey Twan,

    We should do this for our Masters of Media blog!


    January 17, 2007 at 8:22 am

  14. That’s a good plan yeah 🙂 I’ll post it somewhere this week!


    January 17, 2007 at 1:51 pm

  15. My Technorati ranking has seen a healthy boost over the last week or so since posting the Z-List 🙂


    January 17, 2007 at 9:41 pm

  16. […] to Twan over at New Media Wanderings for this interesting post on how to boost your Technorati rankings. Basically it is a way to […]

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