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#Gangnam Style, Low Quality EMD, Facebook Adsense, Speedlink 38:2012

by DiTesco on September 29, 2012

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This week, you probably came across the hashtag #GangnamStyle. Yeah, this is trending in just about everywhere I go. If you have not heard about it (and I will really be surprised), PYS’s (Park Jaesang), has been in the news and hitting record breaking numbers on his video “Gangnam Style”. As of today, the video has been viewed over 309 million times and has officially entered the Guinness book of records for the most likes ever. That’s over 3 million likes as of today. More over, there are dozens of Gangnam Style video variations already (including a raw video without music) out there, also going viral (good marketing technique??).

Anyway, and as entertaining the video might be (I like the beat and the dancing bit), the music is in Korean and I was curious as to what it meant. Fortunately, I was not alone…

peter k


Lori Hanford originally shared:
for the past couple of days I seem to have been obsessed with #gangnamstyle . Sure it's a fun dance and a catchy beatbut WHAT does it mean, what is he talking about? After finding this page I will sleep soundly tonight. :-)

Gangnam Style, Dissected: The Subversive Message Within South Korea's Music Video Sensation
Beneath the catchy dance beat and hilarious scenes of Seoul's poshest neighborhood, there might be a subtle message about wealth, class, and value in South Korean society.

So, if you were wondering what message the music is trying to get across or understand a bit more about “Gangnam Style”, head over there. Meanwhile, here’s the original record breaking video, in case you have not seen it yet. What do you think? Do you like/dislike it? Why/Why not? Feel like dancing “the Gangnam Style”?

 
For more pressing news. Matt Cutts has Tweeted this week that “a small upcoming Google algo change will reduce low-quality “exact-match” domains in search results”. Further, he clarified the announcement with this.

So, if you have an EMD, its probably wise to make sure that Google does not consider your site of low quality.

On a different front, rumor is growing that “FaceBook Adsense” is inevitable. As reported by WebProNews, “some analysts expect Facebook to eventually launch an external ad network – some Facebook-powered version of AdSense.” – This could be interesting.

On a side note, and in case you have not heard about it too, the long awaited Thesis 2.0 is finally ready and officially launching this Monday, Oct. 1. It took a lot of time before Chris finally decided to get Thesis 2.0 out, but just by going through some of the new announced features, I am almost certain, this new version will rock. If you are already a lucky owner of Thesis (single or developer), you are good to go. If not, you have only two days to decide whether or not you want to go for it, and take advantage of the old price. Check it out (aff)!

On a lesser “record breaking” degree, is my current giveaway. In case you missed that, here’s where you can participate :)

As usual, in no particular order:

Content Marketing/Small Business Bites

SEO/Inbound Marketing

See also: Setup your Google authorship

Social Web/Other Roundups and Cool Stuff

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend.

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1 Deni Saputra September 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

:D
Saw the title is “Gangham” instead of Gangnam.
I do not care Gangnam
I am more interested in the Cutt’s tweet. I read a post on search engine land, and it seems there will be some exciting changes in SEO.

2 DiTesco September 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Hi Deni. Thanks to the heads anyway. Not sure what I was thinking.. Gangnam it is, and good to know that you are more “interested” on MC’s tweet. It will generate some more news for sure in the upcoming days.

thanks for stopping by :)

3 Deni Saputra September 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I came to the forum, popular sites, also blogs. They’re all talked about Cutt’s tweets. emm, I think almost like people talking Gangnam lol
Have a nice weekend!

4 Juan September 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

i dont know i don’t like this music so much, what a fuss about this, really? to many blog post about this music gangnam, so boring, but i like iblogzone, not boring… :)

5 DiTesco September 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Hi Juan. Glad I passed the test of your scrutiny of boring sites :) Thanks for stopping by..

6 Anton Koekemoer October 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

Hi DiTesco

Yes – The news of exact low quality domains being dropped from searches yet again got a lot of webmasters concerned – Yet the majority of them have not yet been effected. Maybe with the next update it will have more effect, time only will tel..

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Holly Jahangiri

October 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I must admit to being completely baffled by the popularity of this video and song. It even has imitators! I guess it’s a bit catchy, maybe like “Friday” and “Call Me Maybe.” But 3 million likes??!! Maybe someone said, “Hey, we could be a part of something and get into the Guiness Book of World Records here – why not do it with this odd little song?”

Or maybe it’s because of the “misheard lyrics.”

Whatever. ;) At any rate, I’m thrilled to be included in your weekly round-up. ;)

8 Heather Stone October 2, 2012 at 7:16 am

Hi Francisco,
Thanks for sharing a timely post with the BizSugar community about the viral success of Gangnam Style. It’s interesting to note how completely a simple video can cross language and culture barriers and it’s probably something all online small business owners and marketers should be thinking about right now. How can we make our messages equally translatable with even a fraction of the success?

9 Mark October 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I do not like that song at all and I don’t like the latest update very much either, seen lots of people complaining about it on forums

10 Aditya October 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

With the increasing number of Gangham style dance the EMD has just rolled away the sites which have exact domains as their main keywords.Yet most of the EMD sites are not affected and i can’t stand out the fact “Why?”

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