When Bruce Jenner announced he was transitioning to a woman, news media dropped everything they were doing and focused on the story. LoL Cat Research heard that Jenner would get his own show and promptly came out with a meme for it.
Now all of sudden, there are TONS of hits to the site! People are searching for Jenner’s cat — and we have something for those searches. Ahh… meme pic mastery is paying off.
It’s really great to see that this site is finally getting more traction. I spend a lot of time and money on this site and I dedicate lots to finding homes for cats on death row as well as numerous other causes. You can support these efforts by ordering a limited edition, LoL Cat Shirt (girls’ and womens’ sizes only — makes a great gift) by clicking here. Do it right meow! (^._.^)ﾉ
The graph you see is what the “call me caitlyn” stats look like in this site’s analytics and keep in mind there’s about seven hours left in the day, so surely there will be more hits coming my way! I’m excited!! Just you look at that traffic surge!!!
Thanks for all those hits and keep coming back. I’ll post the “Transitional Cat” meme pic that lead to what will prolly be over 1,500 hits by the end of the day. YaY!!! Check it:
If you are a fan of this here blog, you know that I’m all about masterful memes. And what better way to highlight this fact than to use the very best!? Christopher Walken is freaken AWESOME. This will probably be the cover of my first how-to book:
The sketch is often considered the best Saturday Night Live piece ever made, or at least ranks in the top 10. “More Cowbell” is hilarity at it’s best. It was written by playwright Donnell Campbell and Will Ferrell, who rocked-out as the fictitious “Gene Frenkle” cowbell player.
Jimmy Fallon is in it as well along with a plethora of famous comedians and actors. Although it debuted some 15 years ago, Walken can barely go anywhere in public without a stranger asking him for “more cowbell.” The Blue Öyster Cult, writers and performers of the song in the sketch, for a long time had trouble verifying who played the actual cowbell on the track.
I remember looking up info on the sketch and Wikipedia was saying that no less than three (3) people were arguing over who played cowbell on the Blue Öyster Cult smash, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”… Today, throwback Thursday (April 23rd, 2015), I looked it up again on wikipedia and found this:
Eric Bloom played it on a rerecording of the song some years later,but the original idea came from David Lucas, who went around the corner to his Warehouse Recording Studio on W. 46th St, got his cowbell, and went back to the Record Plant and played the part.
They also added that SNL sent an intern to buy a CD so they could get the producer’s name. Poor kid got the wrong album:
Christopher Walken portrays producer Bruce Dickinson (not to be confused with the Iron Maidenvocalist of the same name). Bruce was not the actual producer of “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” The song was produced by David Lucas, who discovered the band and produced their first album, and also Agents of Fortune and Spectres. Sandy Pearlman was their long time manager and lyric writer. Murray Krugman represented Columbia Records. Bruce Dickinson was a midlevel manager at Columbia Records whose name appears on a Blue Öyster Cult reissue CD and a greatest hits compilation as the “reissue producer.” The SNL intern who was sent out to get the record got the Best Hits CD instead of the Agents of Fortune original CD.
“In Memory of Gene Frenkle 1950-2000” appears at the end of the video with a picture of Will Ferrell. Blue Oyster Cult claims that fans continue to contact them expressing their condolences even though the character never existed.
Below is an example of someone remixing the video. I’d say it was ALMOST good. The DJ/producer forgot just one detail but it’s the biggest detail… What we’re saying is what THE Bruce Dickinson is saying: the track NEEDS MORE COWBELL!!!
Learn how to make a meme into a demotivational to drive max traffic to your blog, BEOTCH.
So it’s been awhile since I’ve posted and traffic suffered of course. Time to figure out what to post about and since we’re all about #cute #cats and #comedy here, it would be easy to go into that again. Throwing cats into the comedy always seems to work, but this time we’re just going to roll with comedy.
~(=^‥^)ノ☆ Sorry crazy cat ladies, you’ll have to check back next week for that #pawsome content you’ve come to expect.
I went to google trends and saw that the hit TV series “Mad Men” was trending like crazy. I compared it to another hot show “Empire” and the comparison was not contest: Mad Men wins by too much. There were other trends as well, but I figured Mad Men was the easiest to make fun of.
Step 1 Find an image: A google image search for “Mad Men” in quotes brought me a picture that was easy to caption. Step 2, was to go to cheezburger.com to use their advanced meme builder.
Since finding something clever was difficult, Step 3 was to google search “whiskey jokes” — the Mad Men picture features a misogynistic boss sitting at his desk drinking a bourbon neat — which just so happens to be my favorite drink! Only thing is, I never enjoy it at work because makes me mean and nasty,slurs my speech, and can even turn me into a dancing fool — all at the same time!! I found a joke about drinking at work that was perfect.
Step 4: Uploaded the picture to cheezburger’s advanced meme builder and typed the joke into the speech bubble. I watermarked with @LoLCatResearch on the bottom right and made it semi-transparent. The result is #awesome … true?
Mad Men Meme = MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!
Let’s party! But wait — we’re not finished and I’ll tell you why: After we rock a masterful mad men meme pic we must turn it into a demotivational poster. This way we get two jokes in one. It’s an effective content strategy because I can use a meme pic for awhile, and then transform it into a demotivational poster and push that around some more. Remixing content is all the rave in google SEO land these days. True that.
Eventually we can make a song and put it in a youtube video with this and other memes. Let’s write lyrics right now about the meme building process. Keyword research is telling me Hip Hop is hot again. Probably because the trailer just came out for the Straight Outta Compton. The movie will no-doubt be a guaranteed blockbuster nostalgia film showing the history of the rise and fall of the top Gangsta Rap group of all time: Niggers With Attitude (N.W.A.)
I’m a huge N.W.A fan and the solo careers that followed from the founding members, most notably Easy E, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. In recent news, former Death Row Records C.E.O. Suge Knight is on trial as a suspect for murder since he ran someone over with his SUV near the film set of the movie while it was being taped. All of this will probably lead to new content for the future. Believe that!
My only claims to fame is through several of my Hip Hop gigs and my being one of the top cat bloggers in the world who also produces and promotes live family entertainment events at HipTot.com. Because of this, we’re going to make a Gangsta Rap track right now. Let’s freestyle verse lyrics for almost a minute, then we’ll have two lines that will signify the chorus is coming. Check it:
If you want to learn, son; you must watch ┌(・。・)┘♪
Do what I say, non-stop till you drop ┌(・。・)┘♪
This is how we rock
This is how we rock (pause)
This is how we rock BITCH
This is how we rock
(〜￣△￣)〜 ＼(^▽^＠)ノ (ノ￣ー￣)ノ
Ok enough rhymes everybody… time to go back to work. Or should I say, back to work making whiskey at work pics!!! Anyway, I switched to cheezburger’s demotivational poster builder but was disappointed by the shortcoming of them cutting off the bottom of the picture and thus making my @LoLCatResearch watermark severely compromised. I went into my gmail and found my way to the g-drive where I used google docs option to create a drawing. You could use “google slides” (PowerPoint rip-off) the same way.
There, it was easy to make a demotivational poster since I worked for eight years at JPMorgan Chase as a PowerPoint operator and I have incredible desktop publishing skills. I’m not going to tell you how I did it, but I’ll tell you this: you can do a search for free demotivational template downloads, where you can make what you want in any number of software platforms. I’m looking for hi fives ლ(=ↀωↀ=)ლ after you peep the final product:
Yesterday brought me a nice spike in traffic to my website based on the fact that my meme pics matched popular searches and my pics were watermarked with my URL. Katy Perry, the megastar who performed at the last Super Bowl halftime show, had decided that if you can’t beat em’ you should join em’… What I mean is that the pop idol had been acting a bit odd since a dancer in her crew wearing a shark suit got way more attention than she did. So why does this matter? Here’s why:
#LeftShark = vehicle for you driving traffic with meme pics
I made a meme pic and a demotivational poster (see right) and it brought me quite a bit of traffic just after the Super Bowl ended. #Pawsome !!!
I’ll take traffic however I can get it. Memes take a long time at first, but I can bust them out in less than 10 minutes and bang! Instant original content is created (Cheezburger.com has the best creator for memes. It’s super, super easy to use). Make sure you name the image and watermark it with your website. If you don’t, it’s all pointless. Of course don’t watermark pictures that you didn’t create or don’t have the rights to. You can also watermark with something other than your website. Any call to action you are trying to exploit will work — and work well!
Driving traffic with meme pics is one the top digital marketing strategies available.
First step is easy:
1. Find a trending search and make light of it. Think of a joke to write on a funny picture. Hurry though. Time is everything when it comes to driving traffic with meme pics.
2. Write blog post. Include your meme pic in your blog post the way I am here. Post links to your blog all around social media and message boards, and that’s all there is to it.
3. Promote it. This step is the most time-consuming but at least it’s all free. Here we go: Send a link to your website to all your email subscribers. Online news giants who publish their story (which is almost always “spun”), always have message boards where you can leave comments. You MUST definitely take advantage of. It means you will have to register with them. I know it’s annoying and time consuming, but you should by all means do so. reddit, imgur and similar sites are ideal places to post.
Let’s talk about the last two parts of my Left Shark traffic saga that has made life so fricken #pawsome I can’t even tell you. Katy Perry had been getting a bit rattled over the fact that a dancer in a shark suit stole the show from her. Someone started selling 3D print-on-demand Left Shark statues. Lawyers issued him a cease and desist letter and it made big news. Argument was briefly over who owns the intellectual property rights to the shark — the designer of the suit, or Katy Perry? The statues were pulled off the virtual shelves but not at a cost. Katy Perry began losing face in many people’s opinions because it appeared like she was jealous and cheap. The Scumbag Steve hat made it on to her in a couple of memes and so her lawyers pulled back a bit on the Left Shark enforcement circuit.
Fast forward to early March 2013, Katy Perry announces that she has a Left Shark suit for sale and it retails for an eye-popping $129.00 ( =①ω①=)
Guess what? Even more traffic is coming my way! WONDERFUL!!… If you were here, I’d want to give you a High FIVE — LoL Cat Research style — no JIVE. It would look something like this: ~(=^‥^)ノヽ(^‥^=ゞ)
OK let’s get serious. I checked my site’s traffic and this is what I see:
See that blast at the end? That comes almost entirely from me posting on CNBC’s message board. Here is the exact post:
If you look at the way I phrased my post, I made sure to be engaging while self-promoting in a way that doesn’t over do it. Last think you want is to get kicked-off a site for being a spammer. That’s why I try to make my posts rhyme, contain a joke, or just be completely ridiculous. Also make sure you’re not racist or sexist, homophobic or some type of extremist. In other words, don’t be a dick. If you are the strategy will fail. Think of this like a virtual office. You wouldn’t go into work, flirt with the secretary, curse-out your boss, and slap a bumper sticker with your logo on the side of the water cooler, would you?
All I can tell you is this: you can find your self getting reciprocal traffic in very little time. Also, if searches for what you made your meme pic about continues, waves of traffic back to you will follow. I hope my Left Shark story provides enough truth in value of driving traffic with meme pics. But you know what?
That traffic was yesterday.
Yes. We got to keep our eyes on driving traffic today. So what I did just before writing this, was the formula for driving traffic with meme pics: I used GoogleTrends to find a top search that was relative to my cute cats and comedy genre. It wasn’t long before I found crazy cat Kanye West was getting tons of searches. The traffice spike eminated from the release of his new song All Day.
I’ve gotten traffic from Kanye’s stunts and craziness several times in the past. I felt I should no more about the current news, so I listened to the track and thought it wasn’t bad. The beat is really great in an evil, hip hop kind of way. On the other hand, what he talks about in the song mostly belongs to the absurdly ridiculous category. Maybe I’m wrong, but really… I am not!
So anyway, I was having trouble coming up with anything to say, so I decided to go after traffic using a formulaic meme combo technique. Behold the masterpiece that will bring traffic to my blog for years to come:
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You want a Kanye meme? You got it! The self proclaimed “loudest voice of his generation” is disappointed by yet another Grammy Awards ceremony. In case you missed his 2009 outburst, you must look it up for it’s high entertainment value. I can’t give it to you here because we’ve been through it plenty and it’s not my job to educate fools who dwell beneath rocks. Get out into the world or search it online, and only then should you continue reading this.
So what does all of this have to do with this here cat blog? Kanye is a crazy cat man! It’ true… behold my the latest LoL Cat Research meme masterpiece:
Kimye made it clear that they were not happy about the Best Album nod to Beck at this year’s Grammy Awards. Kardashian posted her WTF face on social media while Kanye jumped the stage but refrained from yanking the mic this time. Prince grimaced after the announcement (made an LoLCatResearch demotivational poster for that — see two blog posts ago). Beck took the high road in all this and even though I’m not a fan of his audio, he gets props here for his diplomacy. Interwebs can’t meme attack him for that!
One of my first, if not the first meme pic I made was in fact Kanye-related. There was a South Park episode where the kids made the funniest joke ever and they became world famous for that. Kanye doesn’t get the joke despite the fact that he is the greatest genius of his time, and proceeds to seek out the kids of South Park with his armed goons. They kill Kenny… Anyway, the joke only works if told to a heterosexual man:
Do you like fish sticks? yes.
Do you like fish sticks in your mouth? yes.
You’re a gay fish!
I took a picture of my kids’ cat “Oonda,” and made the following meme, which didn’t get much play on the web. Maybe the joke is too deep. Here it is: