In this episode from the Mike From Maine Show, Mike interviews Paul Forcey on getting massive free traffic using MEMES.
What is a meme?
“meme” is a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. A meme (rhymes with “team”) behaves like a flu or a cold virus, traveling from person to person quickly, but transmitting an idea instead of a lifeform. According to Cecil Adams of theStraightDope.com, the concept of memes “is either really deep, or really, really obvious
Historically, a meme is a discrete “package of culture” that would travel via word of mouth, usually as a mesmerizing story, a fable/parable, a joke, or an expression of speech. Today, memes travel much faster than simple speech. As internet email forwards, instant messages, and web page links, memes now travel instantly via the Internet.
How can you make money with memes?
What’s a meme? Memes are an internet phenomenon consisting in an image, video, phrase or simply an idea that spreads from one person to another very fast, apparently without any logical reason. When people see a meme, even if it is silly, they get amused by it and forward it to their friends. Their friends will forward it to their friends and so on. Memes spread like a virus, especially on the internet. Millions of people will get access to that meme in short time.
Examples of these memes are:
- Lolcats – a collection of funny videos with cats in funny postures, usually accompanied by a funny text, usually with distorted words or grammatically incorrect words like: foodz (instead of foods), ur (instead of your), I has (instead of I have), cakez (instead of cakes) etc.
- This Is Sparta! – it’s inspired by the movie “300”, where the Spartan King Leonidas shouts this phrase before killing a messenger sent by the Persians. This memorable line has been spoofed, turned into lot of parodies which travel across the internet.
- Rickrolling – it means fooling people into clicking a link to a 1987 Rick Astley music video for a song named “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The URL can be masked using services like TinyURL.com. If a person falls for the trick, he is said to have been rickroll’d.
- Wat we talk in the show
- Meme Samurai (affiliate link)- Paul’s software and course where he teaches how drive free traffic by using memes
- The Newbie Helper – Paul’s blog where he discusses a wide range of online marketing topics