Top 10 List for Getting Poor Social Media Marketing

by Matthew O'Brien on April 18, 2008

How can you get the least out of your blog marketing efforts? We let’s start with the things you should do to get thePoor Social Media Marketing least results from your social media marketing:

1. Use boring titles in your blog posts that do not grab the interest of the potential reader like “The Sun is Hot in Summer”.

2. Talk about topic that no one is searching for like “shoe string shoe laces”.

3. Use one word keywords like “business” for tags in your post.

4. Use unpopular search terms in your title, blog post and in the tag to cut down on the organic search engine traffic and overall traffic potential (this helps you to overpay for unused server space).

5. Find content that you like online and copy it word for word in your blog post with no reference or link to the source. (Remember those school days of getting others to do your work.)

6. Talk about a topic that everyone knows about and repeat the same story details to not surprise your reader or have any element of controversy (think white bread).

7. Only talk about yourself and/or your business and only link to your own stuff (preferably one site so that Google knows you are nothing but a spam blog).

8. Buy an email list (the cheaper the better) and send some cheesy email out every day to the same list linking to your blog and company website. This will help to expedite getting blacklisted by all the online companies that matter.

9.  Buy links on spam blogs and sites associated with #8 above so you can have guilt by association from your link(s).

10. Openly bash your competition and anyone else for that matter over and over again so that you develop a predictable pattern for your posts.

OK, I have some more because I am having fun while drinking my beer (just changed from a New Belgium Skinny Dip to a PilsnerUrquell)…mmm, tasty!

11. Talk about something completely irrelevant to your blog post in the middle to throw people off track (oops I just did this one).

12. If using WordPress, MovableType.com or other blog publishing tool that provide access to the meta data, keep these fields blank or make it different than what your post is about (like throwing in Brittney Spears).

13. Do not add images to your blog post and make your content one long continuous text block with no breaks (we all get intimidated by the novel War and Peace so why not make your blog post the same way).

14. Do not write posts on your blog and keep it empty.

15. Do not use social bookmarks like DIGG, Del.icio.us or Stumble Upon or feed your RSS into profile pages in the top social networking sites. In fact, if you have profile pages be sure to not update these or add links to your blog and company website.

I think this covers many of the top points to making your blog marketing and social media marketing efforts become search engine repellent. Have fun!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ian Gilyeat April 28, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Nice, fortunately there is so much hidden in here that those that are new to blogging and other social media will miss much of what has been said and will continue to do exactly what is described here… example, No4 how do I know what the most popular search terms instead of the unpopular ones so I will be sure and use those instead? Or No9 what’s a spam blog and where do I find them or avoid them? Am I publishing one if I’m not sending SPAM?

And finally, No6, how do I know what everyone already knows so I can be sure not to talk about something else?

Nicely written… I like it.

http://www.iangilyeat.com

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Michael Fairchild July 20, 2008 at 11:28 am

From your Top-10 Anti-Social list, these are crimes I’m [somewhat] guilty of:

7. “…only link to your own stuff (preferably one site so that Google knows you are nothing but a spam blog.”

[Well, I don’t link to my own stuff “only”, there are a total of 16 links to other sites (your mention of this made me go check/revise my list of outside links – now I have to go check them to see if they’re all still working.)]

10. “Openly bash your competition and anyone else for that matter over and over again so that you develop a predictable pattern for your posts.”

[Hmmm, but in my story, Paul Allen is the EMPeror “bad guy”, with me the “good guy” – a good vs. evil incident that’s actually happening.

11. “Talk about something completely irrelevant to your blog post in the middle to throw people off track.”
[This is tricky and my detractors accuse me of it. But what needs to be pointed out is that everything on my site derives from two “processes”: Retarded History – meaning the set back of our species because of its customs and priorities/unseen insight, and the second issue is censorship – my personal experience of having insights concealed by media moguls, which advanced Retarded History. So the problem becomes, many Hendrix fans view the site and say “what does NASA’s moon colony have to do with Jimi?” (and they usually ask this as rhetorical domination with no intentions of considering whatever my answer might be – and there is an answer to that – that’s the point – dominators seek to silence that answer. So, am I “bashing” them by pointing out this, by describing it and chronicling it?

13. Do not add images to your blog post
[Where this happens on my site is strictly a result of time constraints. A few times a year I get some hours to add pictures, about 2/3 of my site’s text pages have pictures, especially the Hendrix sections.]

15. Do not use social bookmarks like DIGG, Del.icio.us or Stumble Upon or feed your RSS into profile pages in the top social networking sites. In fact, if you have profile pages be sure to not update these or add links to your blog and company website.

[Stumble Upon does direct surfers to my site. I did register with them years ago. But the others you mention I haven’t had time to study yet, but I know they exist.]

Michael Fairchild
Rock ProphecySex & Jimi Hendrix In World Religions

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Adam Nollmeyer - AcmePhoto August 3, 2008 at 1:12 am

I hear that Belgium Skinny Dip is good, but I have not tried the PilsnerUrquell. Can you compare it to a different beer? Tnx!

(this is NOT an irrelevant blog comment just because I am asking about the irrelevant part of the blog post!)

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Matthew O'Brien August 3, 2008 at 11:59 am

Adam,

Pilsner Urquell’s claim to fame is being the original pilsner. I would describe it as a crisp, bitter and bitey beer with a full hops flavor, especially for a pilsner. Stella Artois is the mellower sister to this beer if I had to pick one to compare. Pilsner Urquell is a good beer to start with but I will stop at two and switch to something lighter. Stella on the other hand, does not have this issue. I recommend testing one out and then joining in on BeerSocial on Facebook.

Matt

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