Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hottest Craze - Viral Icons

Viral Icons
I got this from Bobby Revell and these icon based viral links seem pretty cool. The thinking blog stated that visual links were more their style simply because they are visual.

The idea is simple and follows suit with the previous viral schemes but instead it is done with favicons. When an ALT tag is used to describe your image with an alternative text, this can help to improve your page relevance. In other words, if ALT attribute contains keywords that are specific to your page's topic, it will help your keyword density.

Moreover, when optimizing a site/web page for Google, remember that this attribute is taken into great consideration by Googlebot when spidering and indexing your pages. Thus, the ALT tag of an hyperlinked image tag has the same importance of a text link.


———Copy and paste the VIRAL-ICONS and instructions below this line———


Important Update - Please read here!

1.) Copy and paste the matrix of “
Viral Icons” below courtesy of Ilker Yoldas from The Thinking Blog. (to support Ilker’s quest of launching his own Internet Startup with a student budget, please consider subscribing to the Full RSS Feed and enjoy interesting posts in the meantime. "Knowledge grows when shared!").

2.) Upload your non-animated favicon (GIF image of size 16x16 pixels) to
ImageShack, a similar free image hosting server or to your own server provided by your hosting service if you have one.

3.) Substitute the Host Icon and one of the “Viral Icons” in the matrix with your ALT text of choice and your blog’s URL. Maximum of 3 specific keywords for the ALT text are best for it to be effective.

Here is an example:
Example Viral-Icon Code

4.) When you get a ping back from someone that has your icon in one of their “Viral Icons”, practice good karma by copying his/her Host Icon’s code (automatically the associated ALT tag will also be copied) and paste it over one of your “Viral Icons” below.

5.) Invite your readers to do the same and soon this can grow virally.

Host Icon: copywriter blog writer


Rules: No Porn Sites, Only 1 icon per person (i.e. don't hog the ViralIcons!), and please don't tamper with other people's ALT tags, URLs or favicons.

Important: Once I get a ping back from you (I promise to do the best I can), I will add your favicon and the associated code you designate as “Host Icon” here, replacing one of the “Viral Icons” from the matrix above. Feel free to drop a comment here with your blog URL, ALT tags and favicon URL (we don't mind if it is the same all over the blogosphere).

Optional: Display the “Viral Icons” badge on your sidebar and promote your blog. As more and more bloggers copy and paste the “Viral Icons” from the matrix above, the more backlinks you will have with your ALT text, and in turn the more promotion your blog with get. The sooner you participate, the more link love you will receive!

Promote Your Site

———Copy and paste the VIRAL-ICONS and instructions above this line———


Bobby Revell June 17, 2007 11:05 PM

Marzie, you are going to be a computer master before too long:)

Adrian June 18, 2007 8:34 AM

Marzie, How does this work? :)

Novice Blogger June 18, 2007 10:17 AM

hi mariuca! added you to my grid already and thanks for the add!

Mariuca June 18, 2007 11:31 AM

Novice! Thanks, happy to join you and the rest :)

Adrian, otw now with some "advice" :)

Mariuca June 18, 2007 11:39 AM

Bobby! Thanks to you, I'm beginning to learn all the impossible stuff, which I had no idea I could do previously! :)

Bobby Revell June 19, 2007 12:41 AM

I added 4 to the icon matrix:) The alt text and keywords are things hidden in the html of web sites. There is a lot of stuff you can do to your own site that make it more profitable. I'm studying that right now and will let u know the results:)

Anonymous,  June 19, 2007 2:25 AM

help marzie! i tried to copy the whole thing to my post but couldn't get the grids copied on it. How do you do that?

Mariuca June 19, 2007 10:30 AM

Wow, so did u figure out what other stuff I can do to make me more profitable? Thanks, you're too kind :)

Bobby Revell June 19, 2007 12:25 PM

Deep inside you are a natural born hacker, and you love it:)

Mariuca June 19, 2007 12:30 PM

LOL...well, I did learn from the best :)

Anonymous,  June 19, 2007 1:13 PM

Oh how nifty is that?! I've seen the text versions, but this is new. I love it. It's so cute!

Unikversiti June 19, 2007 1:16 PM

Thanx for tagged me, i tagged you too just now. Hope it all can help us to help our blogs :D

All da best 2 u :)

Tagged you too

Mariuca June 19, 2007 1:18 PM

Hi Jenny! Isn't it cute? I think so too! You're welcome to join us if you like! :)

Mariuca June 19, 2007 1:19 PM

Forumer, thanks! All the best to you too and keep in touch :)

Constructicle Boy June 19, 2007 11:20 PM

hello mariuca.i have added you to my viral link.can u do the same too?thanks!

Constructicle Boy June 19, 2007 11:44 PM

hello!i have added you in my viral link @ thanks and see you soon!

Mariuca June 20, 2007 12:10 PM

Got you covered Constructible Boy :) Thanks!

Bobby Revell June 20, 2007 12:47 PM

Looks like you have this under control now:) Please change my url to
in viral icons and viral tags.
I have 100's of links to rebuild in viral tags. You could help by:
any people you add to viral icons, if I'm in their matrix, tell them to change my url when you send your normal comment to them:)

Mariuca June 20, 2007 1:11 PM

Got it Bobby,, will help you out of course!

Constructicle Boy June 20, 2007 9:14 PM

oh yes,thanks for the tips mariuca!

Unknown June 20, 2007 9:27 PM

Hi! I've added you at

Please add me! Thanks! :)

Have a good week!

Mariuca June 20, 2007 9:31 PM

No worries Constructible :)

Hi Elena, thanks! Otw to check yours out :)

ARTS GALLERY June 20, 2007 9:51 PM

Hi Maurica , i have added you at my blog have a look

Mariuca June 20, 2007 10:19 PM

dzi, thanks! You're here too now :)

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) June 21, 2007 2:25 PM

Finally did the Viral Icon thingy today. Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking were too busy to help me earlier. LOL!

Mariuca June 21, 2007 2:28 PM

Nick! I never gave up on you, happy to see that you're with us now! Otw to check your page :)

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) June 21, 2007 2:29 PM

Btw, I edit the image for Nepal Tiber Art to a question mark, didn't like seeing that out of place image. His link and other details remain the same. Hope it's not against the rules or anything. Don't wanna get arrested by some internet policeman now do I? LOL!

Mariuca June 21, 2007 2:56 PM

Nick, It looks like ? has changed his icon to the standard 16x16, you can stop running away from the internet cops now LOL :)

ARTS GALLERY June 21, 2007 4:41 PM

hi friends mariuca and nick, so here you going gossip about me Huh ...Lol ;)

Mariuca thanks for adding my icon i have added your Icon in anthor one Blog
plz have alook .

about that big size picture was my mistake unknowly. sorry for that and thanks for nick for making my new icon "?" it's looks nice hehehe

Mariuca June 21, 2007 4:54 PM

Ha ha ha.... DZI!! We weren't gossiping about you, we were just "thinking" about you ha ha ha, don't mind us okay! I checked back your page today and saw that you've changed the size of the icon. I've informed some other ppl here too that it has been changed. Will visit your other blog today! :)

ARTS GALLERY June 21, 2007 6:30 PM

Hi Mariuca ,
you are very nice .thanks for inform you other friends, and plz can you do me a favour i have aadded Viral icon to one more Blog
if you could plz inform you friend and plz also add to your :)

good day ;)

Mariuca June 22, 2007 1:13 AM

Dzi, got your 2 other blogs covered here, thanks! :)

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) June 22, 2007 8:49 AM

Ermmm, how to do copy and add those 2 new icons you have there? HELP!!!!! LOL!

FL Sam June 22, 2007 6:06 PM

Hi Maruica, I have added you. Pls add me. :)

Mariuca June 22, 2007 6:23 PM

Thank you Sam, you're here too now! :)

FL Sam June 22, 2007 9:47 PM

I have already updated my icons with an "S" and the same size like others.
U may change my icon now. Tks

Mariuca June 22, 2007 9:54 PM

Thank u uncle sam :)

Vanessa July 03, 2007 3:13 AM

Hi, Maurica! I added you to my viralink matrix. Thanks for the link luv. Love your blog!


Mariuca July 03, 2007 12:13 PM

Hi Vanessa, thanks for stopping by, I will check out your blog now! :)

rajesh July 03, 2007 4:54 PM

I have added viral icons.
So please add me.
For those who want to know what it is please read posts on my blog.Realted to virallink,search engine.

Vanessa July 03, 2007 7:56 PM

Hi, Mariuca, check this link I posted so that you'd get a ping back to both of your blogs.

Glad you like the Barbie blog. :)


Elmer July 03, 2007 11:03 PM

Thanks for adding me ('ve already done my part too. Cheers, keep spreading the linking love.

Mariuca July 04, 2007 12:50 AM

Thanks Vanessa, you're here too now! :)

e akino! Sure thing, drop by again! :)

Mariuca July 04, 2007 11:06 AM

Hi Rajesh, will check out your post, thanks!

rajesh July 05, 2007 9:49 PM

I have joined viral icon.
I have corrected size of image(viral icon)

Mariuca July 05, 2007 10:02 PM

Thanks Rajesh, you're added here, have a nice day! :)

Johnny Ong July 10, 2007 9:34 AM

this is a neat idea

Mariuca July 10, 2007 11:00 AM

Hi Johnny! You're more than welcome to join us if you like :)

emilayusof October 07, 2008 2:46 AM

hi johnny! hi marzie!

emilayusof October 16, 2008 11:52 AM

marzie, banyak icon dah tak appear.

emilayusof October 16, 2008 11:52 AM

bobby, marzie is a computer master now.

Mariuca October 16, 2008 11:55 AM

OMG Emila, dah lama tak tgk this post and yeah la, byk missing kan?!

Ha ha, this was my hardest tag ever! I remember Bobby and me spending hours trying to figure out why it wouldn't work on my blog, last-last berjaya jugak, thanks Bobby! :):):)

emilayusof October 18, 2008 12:24 AM

yes aa? masa i tengok mula2 dulu i tak faham how it works

emilayusof October 18, 2008 12:24 AM

now dah faham sikit2

emilayusof October 18, 2008 12:24 AM

i am a master too hehehe

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