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Feb
18

Going Viral – How Viral Marketing Is Essential For Your Business

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Hi there, hope you are having a good week, I want to cover another marketing opportunity today which again is free and will if done right not only help to grow your traffic but also increase ‘you the brand’ in whatever niche you find yourself in. In Internet marketing terms its huge but does take a bit of thought to pull off and execute well.

It’s all about creativity.  This is the one thing that’s going to get your site noticed above all the other clamoring for attention.  Because any on line business is so cutthroat, you’ve got to use every method available to you, and be consistent about it, the old adage ‘rinse, repeat’ is definitely where its at and the more often you do it the better.

You may have the coolest product or the sleekest website full of valuable information, but if nobody knows it’s there, it’s going to fail miserably.  Failure to take advantage of these methods can kill your business at worst, at best dramatically slow its progress.

Ask the Gurus

Ask a hundred successful marketers what’s the best method and you’ll get a hundred different answers and combinations of marketing. What works for some doesn’t work for others.  But one thing they’ll all agree on is that these days it’s all about viral marketing.

What Is Viral Marketing?

Viral marketing, don’t worry has nothing to do with computer viruses.  What it means is using various marketing methods to tell people in your niche about a product or service without sounding like salesman.  In other words, it’s incognito marketing.  The idea is to use lots of different media to spread the word, and to then get Internet users spreading the word for you.

It’s very basic.  If somebody likes something, they tell their friends about it.  Through word of mouth, it spreads all over the Internet.  It could be a cool game, a funny video or a story that strikes them somehow.  If they like it, they pass it on to their network.  Now, you’ve “gone viral.”

Viral marketing has a few advantages over old methods.  First of all, it’s free.  Second, it doesn’t look like an ad.  What better way to spread your product than word of mouth?  With so much spam out there, people are wary of things that sound like sales talk.  This is a way for friends to pass on something that they truly like.

Some companies offer special deals like discounts or rebates to people who help spread the word.  They calculate the number of referrals one person gets for them, and then pay the person accordingly. 

How To Make Viral Marketing Work For You

The best thing about viral marketing is that it raises awareness about your product or service and drives traffic to your website.  Not only do you get visitors, but also you get the kind of visitors who may actually become customers.  It just takes a little bit of creativity on your part, and you’ll soon have people talking about your site.

Viral marketing has become the number one strategy for promoting websites.  Years ago, we focused solely on search engine optimization.  People thought that if the keywords were there, the traffic would come, now it’s a case of being more creative and using many different marketing methods to get you message across.

What is something you can create that would entertain, amuse and intrigue people?  It could be a fun game or a funny video; anything that will get people’s interest.  You know the types of things people pass around in emails to each other – “Here, check this out!”  Those are the types of things that go viral quickly.

In fact viral marketing is just one of the marketing topics covered in chapter 12 of my FREE downloadable guide to

“The Secrets to Starting Your Own Internet Business Today”.

It’s a simple step-by-step, easy to follow guide that gives you hardcore advice to getting started in Internet Marketing. Help yourself now, go get it & start learning – it’s FREE

From chapter one ‘introduction to internet marketing’, chapter two ‘starting your own internet marketing business’ through to chapters on joint ventures, copy writing, SEO and so much more. Go get it now & by the way it’s FREE

History Proves a Point

Lots of major companies have & continue to use viral marketing.  One of the first big viral campaigns was Microsoft’s Hotmail, a free email that anybody could use.  It helped to turn them into the household name that they are today.

Now, it’s your turn.  Get started now on a viral marketing campaign that will have the web talking about you, and you’ll see the results in your future traffic and hopefully sales figures. So there you have it, as I said at the start it takes some thought, but do it and get it right and you’ll be very pleased with the results.

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By doing so you’ll be helping yourself & others

Toby & Sam

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