As many people talk about web 2.0, I noticed there are new trends in ways that blogs and companies are gaining attention. Here are some recent trends I noticed in gaining publicity:
1- Create a Top Ten List: Create some remotely funny or traffic generating top ten list and everybody starts taking that as law. People will pass it along like a hot potato and sooner than you’d expect your site is the top ten way of optimizing something.
2- Some how get bloggers to think, Google/Yahoo/Microsoft will purchase you. The rumor alone draws tremendous traffic to your product. Is it true? Who really cares as you now have thousands of eye balls checking out your site.
3- Wait till an A-List blogger (Robert Scoble, Seth Godin or Russell Beattie) makes a remark and completely bash them. That blogger will in turn link to you saying how you disagree to show that people don’t like them.
4- Get enough of your cronies to link to you in digg, reddit or del.icio.us. Mass email all your friends or co-workers and have them add you multiple times in those sites and eventually you become popular. Bonus points for creating multiple accounts yourself to gain increased ranking.
5- Email a lover letter to Techcrunch, Siliconbeat or Emilychang praying that they will profile you on their website. Hopefully if you are nice enough they will give you a link and your site will be saved;)
Now you have made it big and go wherever you want. Any ideas I miss?