Why Do a Barrel Roll?
If someone tells you to do a barrel roll, there is only one reason to do it: just for the fun of it! Well, that’s according to Google, the source of the online ‘barrel roll’ novelty. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read on.
Recently, simply to entertain Internet users, a Google engineer created a unique response when the query “do a barrel roll” is typed into the search engine: the screen does a barrel roll!
Try it yourself. Go to Google’s homepage, type in the words “do a barrel roll” and click Enter. Unless you have an older browser, you should see the cool barrel roll effect. …
The barrel roll effect was created to demonstrate the power of modern browsers. ABC News reported that they received the following explanation from Google:
with the primary goal of entertaining users — while showcasing the power of CSS3,
a presentation feature of modern browsers. The ‘do a barrel roll’ query, which
causes the search page to spin, will remain in place for a while.”
ABC News also posted this video on the topic:
Pretty cool, huh?
Do you know what is even cooler? How this simple little novelty demonstrates the incredible viral potential of the Internet!
Not long after the barrel roll novelty hit the Net, social networks all over the place were sharing it and discussing it and driving users to the Google search engine to try it out. Imagine if you could tap into that kind of word-of-mouth promotion for your business?
The trick is coming up with something novel and unique and appealing to the popular culture of the moment. And it’s not always about developing something new. If you can introduce a new twist to an existing product or theme, you just might create a viral sensation.
Do some brainstorming and let your creative juices flow.
Once you’ve got a novel concept to introduce, you will need to know how the Internet works, how to optimize your websites and all of your content to take full advantage of search engine positioning, and how best to use Social Media to help spread your message.
All kinds of information is available online to help you build your Internet Marketing skills. If you want a good eBook that offers plenty of website traffic tips, take a look at Google Traffic Tips, Tactics and Strategies.
But first, take a moment and do a barrel roll – just for the fun of it!
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