The Indie Virus was created to generate traffic to lesser known blogs and is intended as a Social Experiment. As this blogger virus named the Indie Virus spreads, antivirus softwares are of no help…
Starting March 10, 2000, Personified launched the Indie Virus, as an attempt to bring exposure to lesser known blogs (especially those outside of Technorati’s top 100), and explore the metrics behind a viral linking campaign launched by these less popular blogs.
How to get infected with the Indie Virus?
Participating in The Indie Virus is easy. All you’ve got to do is link to lesser known blogs from within a post (or two, or eleventeen), but you have to make sure that the anchor text of your link is The Indie Virus. This is critical, because in order to track the experiment, I’ll be searching for the phrase “The indie Virus” on common engines like Technorati, Google, and Yahoo! Oh, and also, make sure that you link directly to a post WITH A TRACKBACK and not to the site itself – it speaks louder!
As the Indie Virus spreads on Technorati, have you infected a fellow blogger today!