If there ever was any doubt on the power of the blogging in Kenya, then Stefan’s blog post on  Google’s alleged mischief should lay these doubts to rest.

After the Mocality-Google saga broke on Friday, am not sure even the CEO envisaged that it would go viral so fast. Several days after the buzz is still on. There are now several blog posts made across the blog sphere giving varied opinions of how various people view this saga, and provide their followers and opportunity to engage on it.

From my point of view Mocality should choose to look at the silver lining – the publicity it has gained from all this focus on it. I looked at the various blog posts and reactions, and yeah these are some of the numbers I got on how wide it spread: –

  • From Stefan’s Mocality blog – 7956 tweets and 455 responses
  • Nelson Matoos Google apology on Google +320, 177 shares and 117 comments
  • At TNW – thenextweb.com – their post has been shared to 693 times with several comments on the page

At Topsy –  I found even more interesting analysis where they have managed to capture the traffic on the Mocality blog, showing a spike on traffic on 12th, 13th and 14th and the almost negligible traffic before all this saga. 0 traffic  to an amazing over 5000 links in a day. Talk about inbound marketing, surely Stefan it can not get better than this.

The Silver Lining for Mocality

After going through the Mocality blog, which I must confess just visited it today for the first time like many others who have in the last few days, it is evident that it has not been used much. The last posts being months apart. So shouldn’t this saga change the way Mocality engages with its clients.

Mocality is presented with an opportunity to take advantage of this traffic and continue to engage this audience not only to update all of us on the continuing soap opera with Google, but also address other issues that may have cropped up as a result.

A Blog is a powerful tool for enganging clients, without necessarily pushing products in their faces. It creates a two way conversation between the blogger in this case Mocality and the web users who choose to comment. This enable brands to create communities around their products and hence built trust, which is a major motivator to clients when buying certain brands.

So Mocality, will you embrace this once in a lifetime opportunity and keep blogging to get us coming back to your site for more or will you let us just fade away?


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Pauline is the CEO at Allen Cole, also consults for iWork and Elite Writers Hub. She works with small and medium size organizations to increase their visibility online through corporate blogging, content creation, website development and social media engagement.