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What is the best way for viral marketing?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by alvin1972, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. #1
    I have tried email marketing and seem like a lot of them fall into spams and doesn't seem to be very effective for me. Is there anyway to improve this? Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    alvin1972, Oct 13, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. stocklemon

    stocklemon Greenhorn

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    its all about social media. twitter facebook etc.
     
    stocklemon, Oct 13, 2009 IP
  3. ReformedSinner

    ReformedSinner Peon

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    This tactic works the best if you can offer something valuable & free to your visitors, it could be a software, a free report, paying them a certain amount of commission for the leads they're sending etc.
     
    ReformedSinner, Oct 13, 2009 IP
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    Humour, it breaks down many walls and fences. Try it next time a comedy video or picture, and you will be suprised who it reaches and how far.
     
    RaymondFung, Oct 14, 2009 IP
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    hii, Here is a nice article on Viral Marketing . Read it, hope it will help you to understand the way for it.
    Viral Marketing
     
    Ashley1, Oct 14, 2009 IP
  6. Steve Powers

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    You can also use ppc to promote your business.But make sure the things you provide are valuable,or it'll be a
    waste of your money.
     
    Steve Powers, Oct 14, 2009 IP
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    propstm Peon

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    Bottom line, viral has come to mean to me "Something people want to share". If people don't want to share what you are offering, keep trying. Or... target your market better. If you target your market and your product is quality, the sharing will happen.
     
    propstm, Oct 14, 2009 IP
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    Yes, viral is all about creating "buzz" that takes on a life of its own.
     
    MayaLocke, Oct 15, 2009 IP
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    Video marketing, funny and entertaining videos can be viral...
    Also giving away something useful, running contests, games(facebook apps for e.g.)
    or other viral goods/gifts can bring good results.
     
    nichoLora, Oct 15, 2009 IP
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    "Twitter tricks" will make you go viral.

    Facebook groups will go viral if you do it right and you invite targetted people.
     
    eDennis, Oct 15, 2009 IP
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    Finally I found a viral marketing system that works!
    It's an amazing idea. However it takes a bit of ones time to read how it goes. I was sceptical first but then I hit me like a hammer. It's pure genius..

    Since most people nowadays have no more then a minute time for a website most guys will miss out on this one. Too bad.

    However you are welcome to try it. It comes as a free pdf-ebook. You get it by joining The Traffic Generating Community

    Works best if you have a website or blog or a good mailing list.

    Nick Stone
     
    Nick Stone, Oct 15, 2009 IP
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    webcosmo Notable Member

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    Chrome is a new browser, you can build free tools for it and give away free.
     
    webcosmo, Oct 15, 2009 IP
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    I have personally been using the retweet script with my programs and that is going pretty well. It used to be tell a friend scripts, but that method is out dated and spammy.
     
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    Hi,

    Depending on what you're selling or pretend to achieve, newsletter subscribers may prove to be a better option.
    Of course that viral marketing can be a good complement.

    Regards,

    José
     
    Bringer, Oct 15, 2009 IP
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    giancarlo Active Member

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    The best way for viral marketing is to offer valuable, useful information to people. Then they'll begin to like you for it, and spread the word about you, your article/video and your product.
     
    giancarlo, Oct 16, 2009 IP
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    In my experience, all these things have to fall into place. If one of them is lacking, your viral campaign will fail.

    1. People have to have a way to invite their friends
    2. The way has to be very easy for them to follow
    3. You have to give the people a reward for inviting their friends

    Here is a formula that MUST be followed, or viral campaign will FAIL.

    There are 4 types of people:

    a. Number of People Invited
    b. Number of People Joined
    c. Number of People Invited by Those Who Joined
    d. Number of People Joined Who Were Invited By Those Who Joined

    RULE: C must ALWAYS be greater than A, or else your campaign will slow down and fizzle out. In other words, the number of invites sent out by the next group must always be greater than the number of invites sent out by the previous group. (This is assuming the join rate stays the same)

    EXAMPLE:

    a = 2000
    b = 200
    c = 4000
    d = 400

    This is a healthy campaign. As you can see, out of the 2000 people invited, 200 have joined. Then we were able to get those 200 people to invite a grand total of 4000 of their friends. Out of those 4000 invited, 400 have joined. If this continues, we can predict that those 400 will invite a grand total of 8000 people. Then of those 8000 people invited, 800 will join. And so on and so forth.


    EXAMPLE

    a = 2000
    b = 200
    c = 400
    d = 40

    This viral campaign is running out of steam and will fail soon. Out of 2000 people invited, 200 have joined. But out of the 200 that joined, not enough of them have invited their friends. Perhaps the reward wasn't good enough. Those 200 people only invited a total of 400 people. And out of those 400 people invited, only 40 joined. If this continues, we can predict that out of those 40 who joined, they will only invite a grand total of 80 people, of which only 8 will join. And chances are neither of those 8 people will send out invites, thus rendering your campaign a failure.

    Hope this info is useful.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
    MyHub, Oct 16, 2009 IP
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    Find desperate people with problems and provide solutions. It works!
     
    DanaS, Jun 25, 2010 IP
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    The best way is using of network websites, as:
    Social networks as Facebook and twitter
    Social bookmarks
    Article writing and submitting them to social bookmarks
    Youtube
     
    haveseo, Jul 4, 2010 IP
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    another initiative marketing, SEO!
     
    dakco, Jul 9, 2010 IP