The Z List Meme

February 10, 2007 by  

Admittedly, I’ve always been skeptical in any kind of deliberate or viral linking meme in the blogosphere.

While it may benefit my blog in many ways such as the chance to get new back links and traffic, higher Technorati ranking and more, there’s a danger that it’ll dilute my blog’s niche focus because of the untargeted links to the other vastly diverse and sometimes unrelated niches from the search engine point of view.

If I want to rank higher for a certain keyword phrase, I could have abused the system by using the phrase as an anchor text in the link that appears in the linking scheme. This is liken to abusing the system using the previously popular but already defused Googlebombs.

Then again I don’t think Google will go out and start penalizing these blogs any time soon just for posting a single post like this in their blog.

For my readers though, apart from having the chance to discover new blogs, I don’t see any real benefit it will bring to them.

Besides, newer blogs would probably benefit the most from this than established ones and at the moment is still working its way up the ladder.

Anyway, recently I was tagged by Lillian who listed me in her Z-List.

The Z list is basically a term coined to contrast the meaning of “the A list” which describes a list of elite or well known blogs.

The Z list highlights the sharing of blogs that are not widely read or known in the blogosphere. Apparently most of the blogs on the original list were marketing or business blogs so I think my participation in the list won’t do much harm.

I also start seeing new linkbacks to for the past few days which is good, so despite my little reservations above, I’ve decided to participate in the Z list to return the favour and thank Lillian for tagging me.

The premise is simple: Copy and paste the entire list below into a new post in your blog. Remove your own link if you’re on there, and feel free to add any blogs you want to the top. Include a link to the blog where you got the list from, publish it and that’s it. Bloggers will notice this link and hopefully join in, linking back to you & giving out more links to others on the list:


Key Points

  • Create a new post on your blog.
  • Copy and Paste the entire list of blog links below
  • Add any blogs that you want to include near the top of the list.
  • (Optional) Include the blog where you first got the list from, on the list in your post. (I think this should not be optional :) . It’s always polite to link back)
  • Do not include your own blog links on the list in your post.
  • Make sure that all links are copied intact. Publish the Post.

Note that you can join the Z List meme even though your blog haven’t been tagged. Just copy and paste the list below and add and any other blogs you want to share on the list and publish it in your blog.


This List

My adds:

Shaolin Tiger
Gobala Krishnan


Organic Income
Owen of Ugh
Jules is Utterly Geek
Internet. Serious Business
Critical Thoughts

Carols Vault
Blog About Your Blog
Monetize Your Blog
Cosmin PTR
Make Money On The Net

Successful Online Money Making
Turn One Pound Into One Million$
Work at Home Blog
Blogging For Beginners
How to earn money online?
Dosh Dosh

Money Money Money
Money Making Quest
Connected Internet

Mike’s Money Making Mission
Time to Budget
Can I Make Big Money Online
Flee the Cube

Blogging Secret
Blogging to Fame
Million Dollar Experiment heads Down Under

Quest to make money on the internet
Kumiko’s Cash Quest
Calico Monkey
Internet Bazaar
Shotgun Marketing Blog

Customers Rock!

Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes!
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

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Comment by ahboon
2007-02-10 13:23:09

aiya i got tagged and am preparing my list, thought of you in my add list. now that your list oledi out :p

Comment by Gobala Krishnan
2007-02-10 19:20:39

Thanks for the add..

This is a really long list though, I wonder how long the meme will last before it runs out of page space..

Comment by Lorna
2007-02-10 22:18:36

Wow, I think the Z-List you got is longer than the ones I was tagged by (from eJabs and RT Cunningham).
But yes, it does work :)

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