Gliddy Glub Gloopy...Nibby Nabby Noopy

by Steven Wagenheim 18 replies
Gliddy glub gloopy
Nibby nabby noopy
La la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba nabba
Le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla
Nooby abba naba
Early morning singing song

Pretty much nonsense, isn't it.

These lyrics come from one of the most popular songs in recorded history.
Without them, who knows where "Good Morning Starshine" might have
ended up as far as musical legends go. Maybe just another song.

I know, you're really scratching your head right now wondering where this
is going. Oh don't worry, it's all going to make sense by the time I'm done
with this post.

Currently, on this forum, is a post featuring a very badly spun article. To
say the least, it was painful to read. I couldn't see any purpose for it.
Certainly nobody reading it would take the author seriously.

And then somebody brought up the possibility that the author might have
done this so as to make it so bad that people would find anything on the
page to click away from it (usually Adsense ads) and thus give the author
an income in the process.

Pure genius if you ask me...assuming it works.

Now please don't get me wrong. As a very proud article writer, I would
never stoop to such a low. I'd rather have my head pickled in alcohol and
fed to zombies.

However, before we judge a "marketing" tactic, we need to look at the
context of which it exists.

Just because something on its own is "bad" doesn't mean that it's always
bad.

Had we taken these same lyrics and put them into an operatic piece, I'd
venture to say that the composer, as well as the performers involved,
would have been laughed off the classical scene.

The Beatles did a song, back on 1970 (the back of Let It Be) that was a
tackoff on lounge acts. It was called "You Know My Name...Look Up My
Number." The whole song was nothing but that one line, the end of which
featured (I think John) mumbling some incoherent stuff that didn't even
resemble English.

The song was an absolute scream and one of their most original and clever
recordings, IMHO.

So....

Gliddy glub gloopy?

Somewhere in the world of marketing, there is a place for this sort of
nonsense.

Learn how to recognize where it belongs and you can become a very
wealthy marketer.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #gliddy #gloopynibby #glub #nabby #noopy
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

    Gliddy glub gloopy
    Nibby nabby noopy
    La la la lo lo
    Sabba sibby sabba
    Nooby abba nabba
    Le le lo lo
    Tooby ooby walla
    Nooby abba naba
    Early morning singing song
    Deep Shiznit, Dude...

    Man...where did I leave my bong.

    Steve

    P.S. Good point that drivel can be profitable, if not necessarily in the spirit of the game.
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  • Profile picture of the author Headhunting55
    LOL! I used to sing that song in a band back in the '70's. I knew the lyrics from listening to the song, but this was the FIRST TIME I have evr seen them written out!

    Funny Stuff....certainly not drug-induced......
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    • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
      And here I thought that's why marketers created spinners lol.

      Seriously though, people do anything to get the clicks.

      Would I ever put stuff like that on my blogs and sites? Nope! But then again, I don't need the clicks that badly because they can be got using high quality content too. Plus I would think that I can get more profit in the long run.

      Steve Fullman,

      Lol, I was thinking along the same lines ... very deep stuff.

      I gave the other stuff up a very long time ago.


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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
        Originally Posted by mmurtha View Post

        Steve Fullman,

        Lol, I was thinking along the same lines ... very deep stuff.

        I gave the other stuff up a very long time ago.


        Mary
        Mary,

        I never started in the first place...Just to set the record straight. Ahem.

        Steve
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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
            Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

            Making really bad content pages and getting them indexed is not difficult, but it's short-term at best; not genius in my opinion. The problem is that you're continually repeating the process as the SE's de-index the crappy content. It's not to say you can't make a few bucks that way, but it's just not sustainable as far as I can see.

            Maybe they get away with it for a day or weeks or months, but sooner or later it's going to get flushed. The other problem is that there's clearly no Stickiness" to it so every visitor is going to be a once off off visitor.

            While it does work to some extent, personally I think just focusing on providing valuable content is the better way to go in the long term.
            I agree entirely, BIG Mike, but also wanted to make it very clear that I was not trying to equate the stupidity and laziness of these 'marketers' with the genius of someone like Dylan - not to mention all of the hard-working IMers out there.

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        • Profile picture of the author cbean
          I think humming unrecognisable lyrics are totally different
          to reading unintelligent gibberish.

          A mum might utter a lot of goo-goo-gaa-gaa to her baby
          which may elicit laughter or smiles from the child, somewhat
          as a way of bonding but when it comes to the time for the child to
          learn to speak or read and write, all that goes thru the door.

          Its the hummability of the unrecognisable lyrics of some songs that endear them to us.
          I remember my Granny humming every possible hymn, not bothering to learn the lyrics
          but you recognised the songs instantly and which verse she was at.

          She was a fa-so-laa-teee-do--faa-soo-la person.....sweetest singing I ever heard.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ricter
        Because that song's "lyrics" are nonsense, the song is actually an instrumental, and clearly a good one. But by your intended analogy, its composition could never be attributed to a motive to drive listeners away.

        The logic you presented, for driving (a tiny percentage, most people will click 'Back') people away from the "badly spun" article, to adsense links, is plausible, but not really supported by the song example?

        Good post, and I also like your encouraging one about the guitar chord lesson mediocrity. Do you sell lessons? : )
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

    Gliddy glub gloopy
    Nibby nabby noopy
    La la la lo lo
    Sabba sibby sabba
    Nooby abba nabba
    Le le lo lo
    Tooby ooby walla
    Nooby abba naba
    Early morning singing song

    Pretty much nonsense, isn't it.

    These lyrics come from one of the most popular songs in recorded history.
    Without them, who knows where "Good Morning Starshine" might have
    ended up as far as musical legends go. Maybe just another song.

    I know, you're really scratching your head right now wondering where this
    is going. Oh don't worry, it's all going to make sense by the time I'm done
    with this post.

    Currently, on this forum, is a post featuring a very badly spun article. To
    say the least, it was painful to read. I couldn't see any purpose for it.
    Certainly nobody reading it would take the author seriously.

    And then somebody brought up the possibility that the author might have
    done this so as to make it so bad that people would find anything on the
    page to click away from it (usually Adsense ads) and thus give the author
    an income in the process.

    Pure genius if you ask me...assuming it works.

    Now please don't get me wrong. As a very proud article writer, I would
    never stoop to such a low. I'd rather have my head pickled in alcohol and
    fed to zombies.

    However, before we judge a "marketing" tactic, we need to look at the
    context of which it exists.

    Just because something on its own is "bad" doesn't mean that it's always
    bad.

    Had we taken these same lyrics and put them into an operatic piece, I'd
    venture to say that the composer, as well as the performers involved,
    would have been laughed off the classical scene.

    The Beatles did a song, back on 1970 (the back of Let It Be) that was a
    tackoff on lounge acts. It was called "You Know My Name...Look Up My
    Number." The whole song was nothing but that one line, the end of which
    featured (I think John) mumbling some incoherent stuff that didn't even
    resemble English.

    The song was an absolute scream and one of their most original and clever
    recordings, IMHO.

    So....

    Gliddy glub gloopy?

    Somewhere in the world of marketing, there is a place for this sort of
    nonsense.

    Learn how to recognize where it belongs and you can become a very
    wealthy marketer.
    Ahhh....music to my ears.

    Funny, I recognized the lyric from the subject line alone

    "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" isn't the type of song that would appeal to everybody, but I like it.

    But, as you mentioned, it all comes back to context.

    The late comedian, Steve Allen, used to do a bit where he would recite the lyrics to rock and roll songs (such as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Be-Bop-A-Lula) as though they were poetry. Hilarity ensued, because they were not in the proper context.

    Bob Dylan's lyrics are amazingly delivered, and close to poetry, but they really need the music to come through.

    "Once upon a time, you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime, in your prime, didn't you?"

    Heck, it almost looks like something a 4th grader would write, but to hear Dylan do it, it sounds like pure genius.

    Anyway, I agree that these things are true in marketing as well. Anytime we communicate we need to consider the audience, and how they are likely to take the message.

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  • In music, this is known as a "scat". But you probably already knew that.

    Scat articles? Now there's a new idea.

    Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

    Gliddy glub gloopy
    Nibby nabby noopy
    La la la lo lo
    Sabba sibby sabba
    Nooby abba nabba
    Le le lo lo
    Tooby ooby walla
    Nooby abba naba
    Early morning singing song

    Pretty much nonsense, isn't it.

    These lyrics come from one of the most popular songs in recorded history.
    Without them, who knows where "Good Morning Starshine" might have
    ended up as far as musical legends go. Maybe just another song.

    I know, you're really scratching your head right now wondering where this
    is going. Oh don't worry, it's all going to make sense by the time I'm done
    with this post.

    Currently, on this forum, is a post featuring a very badly spun article. To
    say the least, it was painful to read. I couldn't see any purpose for it.
    Certainly nobody reading it would take the author seriously.

    And then somebody brought up the possibility that the author might have
    done this so as to make it so bad that people would find anything on the
    page to click away from it (usually Adsense ads) and thus give the author
    an income in the process.

    Pure genius if you ask me...assuming it works.

    Now please don't get me wrong. As a very proud article writer, I would
    never stoop to such a low. I'd rather have my head pickled in alcohol and
    fed to zombies.

    However, before we judge a "marketing" tactic, we need to look at the
    context of which it exists.

    Just because something on its own is "bad" doesn't mean that it's always
    bad.

    Had we taken these same lyrics and put them into an operatic piece, I'd
    venture to say that the composer, as well as the performers involved,
    would have been laughed off the classical scene.

    The Beatles did a song, back on 1970 (the back of Let It Be) that was a
    tackoff on lounge acts. It was called "You Know My Name...Look Up My
    Number." The whole song was nothing but that one line, the end of which
    featured (I think John) mumbling some incoherent stuff that didn't even
    resemble English.

    The song was an absolute scream and one of their most original and clever
    recordings, IMHO.

    So....

    Gliddy glub gloopy?

    Somewhere in the world of marketing, there is a place for this sort of
    nonsense.

    Learn how to recognize where it belongs and you can become a very
    wealthy marketer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
      Hi Steven

      I've just read the article that you referred to. It could just be 'pure genius' as you say.

      I couldn't read it after the first paragraph but I wonder how many people clicked on the link to his/her site if only to see if everything else on the site was just as bad.

      In which case it could be a very clever tactic whether intentional or not.

      It's not a tactic I plan on using - but never say never.

      Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricter
      Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

      In music, this is known as a "scat". But you probably already knew that.

      Scat articles? Now there's a new idea.
      "Scaticles. The Journal of the Scatological History Internationale Tribunal."

      Ok, that title stinks.
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      • Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

        "Scaticles. The Journal of the Scatological History Internationale Tribunal."

        Ok, that title stinks.
        LOL, well you'd get some people clicking just to see what it's all about.
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        • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
          I have to disagree.

          Pure genious? No Way!

          Pure Laziness? Absolutely.

          This person is (most likely) using one of those damned article spinning software programs that will then post a webpage using the spun article.

          Probably an article written by someone else.

          Hundreds of pages with one click!

          It's bullshit, if you asked me. And if someone clicks on an adsense ad to get away from the page, then in my opinion the webpage owner is committing click fraud.

          Sorry. Laziness is one of the things that gets me the most irritated.

          I like that song at the end of Grease too. And there was one by the Blues Brothers that was a hoot. But they weren't being lazy, they were being creative.

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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
            I like that song at the end of Grease too. And there was one by the Blues Brothers that was a hoot. But they weren't being lazy, they were being creative.
            I believe you are referring to, "We Go Together" and "Rubber Biscuit", respectively. Doo-Wop is filled with other such examples, and the former highlights some of those lyrics.

            I mean how many minutes do The Beatles repeat, "Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na hey Jude" at the end of that song? Whereas, if I went into a store and just repeated Na-Na-Nas for 4 or 5 minutes, I would be taken away by the men in their nice white coats.

            Again, it's all about context.

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            • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
              Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

              I believe you are referring to, "We Go Together" and "Rubber Biscuit", respectively.
              YEA! That's it!

              RRRRRRRRRubber Biscuit

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