As an experiment, Eric's creating a list of SAbloggers who link to his popular Mobile Q&Asite.
This got me thinking about the most basic and easily replicatable viral formula for online social media:

  • Offer a prize in return for people linking to you from their blog or social-networking page.

  • Set criteria - e.g. "Valid for first 100 mentions only"

  • Tell the blogger to notify you when it's up.

  • Follow through on your promise of reward.

You can really get creative with this structure - for example, by asking people to create their own banner ads as links for the promotion/competition.

Do you think that this type of promotion will pollute the conversations happening in the blogosphere?
AuthorDave Duarte