To lead the race in the competitive world of Internet business, you must possess certain marketing skills and be flexible enough to move with fast changes that are inevitable. The competition is fierce therefore many different faucets of marketing must be explored and exploited.
It is not good enough to have just a good product or the best looking website, if there is no traffic to your site, your business might just as well be non-existent, if people can’t find your portal. You are simply not going to make it.
Viral Marketing or Viral Advertising is an advertising technique used on the internet to put one’s product or service in front of viewers. This medium is used in diverse ways to reach as many people as possible, sometimes in a deceptive way, not directly promoting the product but piggy backing on other forms of well publicized sites that offer popular themes or fads.
In other instances, get affiliates or subscribers to carry and pass on advertisements in correspondents to all their associates, friends and relatives, thus spreading the word far and wide.
Businesses know that when readers like the content of an article or an interesting Ad they may pass it on to family, friends and co-workers. Free give aways is one of the better promotional tools used, on which is printed the company’s logo or product description along with address, telephone number and website URL
Viral marketing is very popular online due to ease of advertising and it is relatively low cost. This is one of the ways that spam mail got started, effective viral marketing depends on the motivation and drive that one has to get as many people as possible reading about the product or service.
With this approach, your warm market normally gives a better response since the sender’s name is recognized as a person they know and trust, so your mail will not end up in the thrash bin un-opened and un-read.
Some companies offer incentives such as discounts and free e-books to their subscribers for their efforts in helping to spread the word through viral marketing.
Sometimes the value and quality of the free incentives depend on the number of subscriptions a viral marketing campaign gets through the personal effort of one individual.
The number one advantage of viral marketing is the publicity received. The internet public is now aware of your website site and the product or service you market. You now generate traffic to your site and these now become potential future customers.
With some help, and a bit of imagination, and some free e-books to give away, you will reach a large cross section of internet savvy shoppers, entrepreneurs, marketers and just plain surfers to publicize your internet business.
Viral Marketing and Advertising is quite effective. There is hardly any business online that doesn’t use it in some form, along with other methods such as Search Engine Optimization and Pay Per Click advertising. Viral marketing will un-doubtable help your site’s Page Rank rating at Google.
Viral Marketing is really a sneaky way to advertise your business. Getting people to advertise your business for you at their own expense is awesome.
This is a very cost effective way to build your business even if you’re a fortune 500 corporation. All it takes is one good idea, an excellent story to start. Create a forum where people can come together and give an opinion, talk about funny movies etc.
Many large corporations are prospering due to viral marketing there are many success stories about some of our well known companies like Hotmail and Amazon, just to name a few. These were among the first well known companies to utilize viral marketing strategies and it paid off big time for them.
Viral marketing could work wonders for you too my entrepreneur friend. Learning to use this marketing tool is very easy, many free courses are offered all over the internet, take the plunge and reap the benefits in more income and possibly earned abundant wealth.
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Subject: Change Flickr Back!
Recently Flickr did a remodel of the site and it was VERY poorly done. I am hoping to get at least 10,000 signatures to turn into Marissa Mayer. Please share this with all your friends! We need this to go viral.
That’s why I signed a petition to Marissa Mayer, CEO, which says:
"We ask you to please change Flickr back to its old style. The new style is incredibly poorly done and we had no chance to opt out or even pick between the new and old style."
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