Friday, December 15, 2006

'Z-Lister' update

Well it seems the 'Z-Lister' meme is having the desired affect, as several of you have emailed me to tell me that your blog traffic is up, and that your links are up as well. I decided to check on the 5 blogs I linked to originally, and see how many links each had gotten since Tuesday:

Shotgun Marketing Blog(31)
Customers Rock!(23)
Being Peter Kim(24)

Not bad for 3 days! Also several of you have emailed and left comments saying you had added your own entries to the list. I'm going to try to add everyone from the lists I could find, so this might be a doozy....

Shotgun Marketing Blog
Customers Rock!
Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes! Andy Nulman’s Blog About Surprise
Billions With Zero Knowledge
Working at Home on the Internet
MapleLeaf 2.0
Two Hat Marketing

The Emerging Brand
The Branding Blog
Drew's Marketing Minute
Golden Practices
Tell Ten Friends
Flooring the Consumer
Kinetic Ideas
Unconventional Thinking
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
Servant of Chaos
Presentation Zen
Dmitry Linkov
John Wagner
Nick Rice
CKs Blog
Design Sojourn
Frozen Puck
The Sartorialist
Small Surfaces
Africa Unchained
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

So there you go! If you're late to the game and want to play, simply cut and paste the long list above into a blog post, then add whatever blogs you want of your own, and that's it! Then whoever reads your post can repost your list, and add any blogs they want, and it continues to snowball from there! You're doing your part to bring attention to blogs that deserve it, and turning Technorati's 'authority' rankings on its ear ;) And you'll more than likely get a whole slew of new links and a nice traffic bump too. Everyone wins!


Anonymous said...

This has been a great exercise! I wonder if we could do this on a regular basis to promote blogs that are great finds but not well-known.

Anonymous said...

hehe for me I only got 2 link backs including you. But hey its a great exercies, and it got me intouch with a ton of great blogs!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mack,

Thanks for the link, this seems to be taking on a life of it's own.


FYI I copied and pasted your list and the text comes up white, not good for any light colored background.

anne simons said...

This has been fun, Mack! Thanks for doing this and thanks for including me. I posted the updated list in my original post. Thanks to all the bloggers who participated!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for the link love Mack. What a great way to show the power and failure of Technorati.

Anonymous said...

Proud to be a Z-lister, Mack. To follow on Nick's comment, this shows the power of your blog and its readers. The traffic, the recognition and the "link love" are all appreciated...and will be reciprocated.

Anonymous said...

Always appreciate a little link love, thanks!

Tim Jackson said...

Mack- Thanks for listing my Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid site. Now I guess I have to get some fresh content up... dang.

This is another wonderful Mr. Community exercise. Thank you for this.

Mack Collier said...

Doug this has been one of my favorite 'projects', and the reason why I originally created the 'Viral Community News' series, to bring attention to new blogs I had discovered, as well as great posts from my favorite reads.

BTW Tim you deserve a link based on the great blog name alone ;)

Anonymous said...


I owe you one. My links have jumped thanks to you. I hope those I added on my blog have had similar success.

Tim Jackson said...

Thanks again; the tag line for the blog actually came from when I was working in cycling retail. One of the reps for our biggest brand at the time was so brainwashed by the company's marketing, that it was laughable. Whenever he walked in the door we all moaned, "it's time to shut up and drink the Kool-Aid."

Anonymous said...

Great idea Mack. I've updated my post as well to spread the love further down the line. Congrats on a great idea and thanks for the mention.

Anonymous said...

Happy to see the ones I put out there on my list at Instigator Blog showing up on top. Andy, Joe, Austin and the others all deserve the attention...

I think this'll just keep growing and it should!

Thanks for getting it started Mack.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mack--

I've gotten 8 links since Gavin Z-listed me 4 days ago! I'm really happy about that. I hope they keep on coming.

I just posted my own Z-list on my blog along with your gargantuan updated master Z-List, so hopefully if everyone chips in we can all see massive results.

At any rate, it feels good to recognize our favorite blogs, even if those blogs aren't sitting at the tippy top of Tehcnorati.


Anonymous said...

Mack: This once again proves why you are "Mr. Community". I am so impressed with the heart that has gone into...and continues to go into...this initiative. And of course how it has brought the 'sphere--and marketers--together.

Thanks so much for being You (and I don't mean that in any "Time" sorta way :-).

Anonymous said...

The jump in technorati rank has been amazing. This has reached much farther than I would have ever guessed. The power of links.