If you listen really closely to the Stevie Wonder hit “Superstition”, you will hear how he outlines the ridiculousness of superstitious behaviour. LoL Cat Research is here to tell you that black cats are mistreated on Friday the 13th way more than any other day.
The masterful #meme you see posted above pays homage to the Friday the 13th Cat… Owners of black cats should be extra careful and keep their cats under close watch today!
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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The New York high school senior whose ’80s-style laser portrait along with his cat became a web phenomenon has died of apparent suicide.
The parents of Draven Rodriguez, 17, of Schenectady, told the changing times Union that he died at home. Cause of death is suicide.
Rodriguez’s senior photo journeyed viral after he was adamant on having his rescue cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, be included with him in his yearbook photo. The intention was not to create any kind controversy, Rodriguez said. Somewhat, he just wanted to become different.
“I really wanted to be remembered and this is kind of my last chance in the area before I move on to college and hopefully do great things with my life,” Rodriguez told ABC News in the time the photo. “I want people to remember my personality and not just my face.”
Working with Schenectady-based photographer Vincent Giordano, Rodriguez created an intentionally cheesy, laser-streaked portrait of himself holding Mr. Bigglesworth, a long, bushy stray cat who’d gotten into the family home and never left.
Anticipating resistance from the school to his desire to have it included among the senior class’ formal portraits, Rodriguez posted the photo online to garner support. It blazed around the Internet and was mentioned by Jimmy Fallon in a “Tonight Show” monologue and by talk-show host Ellen Degenerees.
Regardless of the school initially giving Rodriguez flak for wanting his feline friend within the photo, the student launched an online petition to realize support for his endeavor. That petition garnered greater than 7, 500 signatures. University officials eventually relented, provided that the school principal, Diane Wilkinson, could bring her own pet Chihuahua to the woman photo shoot. Rodriguez and Wilkinson posed together with their furry friends in one photo for the classes year book, complete using a note about a trigger dear to both advisors: rescue animals.
“He’s a great kid and I needed to support him even far more,” Wilkinson told ABC News last fall. Friends and family of Rodriguez say he went out of his way to make friends with people from all corners of the country – both online and off – via youth-leadership conferences and just around his hometown.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people in the United States. LoL Cat Research published an earlier post on how Toxoplasma Gondii infections result in higher suicide rates. It’s shocking to realize that parasites could be the cause behind many suicides… This is why the government needs to provide more funds for scientific research. Finding a cure is many years away, but with the suicide rate increasing as much as 16% over the past two decades, we can all agree that more must be done to not just prevent, but to understand what causes suicide.
Laser Cat’s magnitude
Having a picture like Laser Cat go viral is by no means easy. Take it from LoL Cat Research, creators of scores of meme masterpieces that have gotten some attention, but nothing like this. The kid knew how to rock it. He could’ve been a successful marketing brand creator, or perhaps a politician. It seems like the sky was the limit and the future was bright as can be.
Draven Rodriguez was interviewed on The Sean and Richie Show (107.7 WGNA – Today’s Country [SEE VIDEO BELOW]). When he tells his story, he seems to be in such great spirits. It’s so sad that he is no longer with us. “He had an empathy for the world and for other people that I think is rare in kids his age,” his dad, Jonathan Stewart, told the Times Union. “It was wonderful to see.”
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:
We all know the feeling of what it’s like to watch the Grumpy Grammy Awards, or any awards show for that matter, only to watch someone win who really shouldn’t have. The most well know example of this is Kanye West drinking champagne and then jumping on stage to confront Taylor Swift and declare Beyonce as having one of the greatest videos of all time… OF ALL TIME! This has been discussed numerous times on this blog, most for the reason that it’s too damn funny. Now that I think about it, I’ll get into that more later. For now, we will talk about Prince presenting a Grammy and then visibly showing disgust. LoL Cat Research thinks this is fricken #pawesome
So as I said, Kanye has made the boldest move when it comes to beefing about his choice missing the nod. For that, we will shift out attention over to his heroics and away from the said Grumpy Grammy Awards. I don’t like autotune music or anything else Kanye does in the music biz for that matter, but I also admit that I haven’t listened to much of it. I do take note of the fact that he is one of the most famous people on the planet and that is great. Only thing is, I’m a God fearing religious phanatic and
I HATE ALL ILLUMINATI SELLOUTS.
If that’s you Kanye, you better hope Hell is not real cause if it is:
YOU ARE GOING!
Anyway, I think it’s pretty funny that if you google “Kanye Cat” you get a lot of funny pictures. It appears both Kanye and Kim Kardashian are cat people. I was going to post a whole bunch of pictures of them with cats, but I’ll save that for a future posting.
The smoke has cleared and #brady thinks cause he won a truck he’s the real MVP. He STILL MAD BRO.
Left Shark is the real MVP
So Superbowl XLIX was the second-most heartbraking defeat in almost half a century of the big game. The lip syncing halftime show looked to be medium-good at best, until the dance moves of “Left Shark” stole the show. LoL Cat Research declares the killer fish MVP of the meme world this week. Spread the word!
All that was written a couple of days ago. Much has changed since then, like the fact that most people are done wanting to hear about it anymore. Another thing that has changed is the fact that I figured out the reason why Left Shark is so wildly famous — it’s because he looks exactly like beyonce!
check out this original #LeftShark #meme created by @LoLCatResearch …
So I’m reduced to shamelessly trying to get traffic off of whatever’s clever. Right now it’s the modification of the kids’ game “Kill the Carrier” AKA American Football.
My favorite player in the NFL right now is the top cornerback who swatted away a pass to ensure the Seattle Seahawks would make it to the big game for the second consecutive year. His wife is due on the same day and I’m hoping he plays football instead of going to the hospital. Call it Superbowl Son Day… Get it? Nafsht.
Now let’s talk about what this picture refers to. Tom Brady complained after a loss that his footballs were slightly deflated and the media pounced on the opportunity to make ball jokes. LoL Cat Research is going the same thing right here! Giselle is one of the top models in the world and also one of the highest paid celebrities. She complained about her husband’s teammates after the NY Giants defeated the #brady & the New England Patriots in Superbowl XLVI. I’m from Brooklyn and my cousin Mikey Palms had his bachelor’s party during the Superbowl so I’m really glad the Patriots lost that day and the Giants won. Anyway, Because Giselle Bundchen is so incredibly famous and attractive, her complaints made instant news after the game, which is wrong. Why listen to her?
Tom Brady is one of the top quarterbacks in NFL history. That cannot be denied. He is a major trashtalker and dissed Richard Sherman — an underdog, round 5 draft pick who rose to superstardom with his high-energy defense. Sherman tipped-away a Brady pass that turned out to be the decisive play. Sherman confronted Brady saying “You Mad Bro?”
It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but the media made a thing out of it and so did Sherman. He sells tee shirts saying “You Mad Bro?” on his website: richardsherman25.com
Sherman explains in this video what transpired:
DisclaimErr: I’m obviously a Seattle fan. I lived there during the late 1990s and have fond memories of the place. I really miss living there… The place is magical. Many stars have called the place home: Jimi Hendrix, Bill Gates, and now Richard Sherman. It’s the final resting place for Kurt Cobain and Bruce Lee. IT’S THE PLACE TO BE!!!
Best Richard Sherman demotivational poster of all time– a masterpiece of cultural design.
Star Corner Back Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks was asked in a press conference,
“Are you the best Corner Back in the NFL?”
The Ivy League-educated Pro Bowler responded,
“I don’t really answer preschool questions… Improve your questioning and maybe we can talk.”
This answer is fricken #pawesome and LoL Cat Research has enhanced this with this epic demotivational poster you see here to the left. Although this has almost nothing to do with cats, I couldn’t help but notice I had tons of fun making this so I think what I will do is make more! So stay tuned for more #meme pics and #demotivationals … also make sure you spread the word by emailing this and sharing it on social media. Here’s more on the background story: