Ten Tried And Tested Viral Marketing Campaigns

Written by Cedrick Reese

Believe it or not, viral marketing did not originate fromrepparttar web. Named after microscopic organisms that reproduce at a very fast rate, viral marketing traces its beginnings from offline marketing. More popularly called as word-of-mouth advertising, this method has been one ofrepparttar 149315 most powerful yet cost-efficient ways of promoting a business.

Viral marketing involvesrepparttar 149316 exponential spread of a business message. After an initial distribution,repparttar 149317 business message can potentially reach many people in a short span of time.

As an example, if you deliver your business message to ten people and give them enough incentive to pass it on to ten more people in their respective network, you’ll immediately have garneredrepparttar 149318 attention of a thousand potential customers. But it doesn’t stop there, becauserepparttar 149319 new tiers could spreadrepparttar 149320 word to even more individuals, and this same cycle would go on and on while you concentrate on other matters of your business.

Studies show onrepparttar 149321 average that a person has 12 people in his network. This statistic can be deceiving. Ten persons can have 2 people in their respective network, while one person can have 140 people in his. We would then arrive atrepparttar 149322 same median.

Here are some ofrepparttar 149323 things that Internet marketers use to encourage people to distributerepparttar 149324 business message. Bear in mind, please, that these are all offered for free. Free is stillrepparttar 149325 most powerful word in marketing, after all.

1. E-BOOKS. An e-book isrepparttar 149326 most popular method of deliveringrepparttar 149327 business message. An informative one would cater torepparttar 149328 needs of many people, which is already enough incentive for its self-propagation. You strategically place links withinrepparttar 149329 pages orepparttar 149330 e-book to promote your business or your affiliate products.

2. SPECIAL REPORTS. Special reports are just like e-books, only shorter. Special reports have also taken an aura of reverence in recent years as they are excellent vehicles for communicating a novel idea.

3. SOFTWARE. Perhaps you have a program or a script which you would want to share. This software can be designed to provide for a link to your site every time its features are used.

4. SERVICE. You could provide for a hosting service or an e-mail accounts to entice visitors to spread your business message.

5. MEMBERSHIP. You could also establish a membership site and give away access torepparttar 149331 same. The membership site could contain a lot of free or discounted goods to its members.

6. NEWSLETTER. A newsletter or an eZine is also a popular way to kick startrepparttar 149332 exponential distribution ofrepparttar 149333 business message. By constantly providing your subscriber base with informative pieces on a variety of topics, they would feel inclined to tell their friends about your business.

The Best Website Traffic Sources

Written by John Iacovakis

You have to search a lot to find what is most likely to work for your web site. Once you get an understanding for each type of advertising then you can put it to work.

Website directories: Helpful for one way links to your website to increase link popularity. Do not expect a lot of clicks.

Free Classified ads: Expect what you pay for. Nothing!

Safe lists: Stay away!

Opt in email lists: Terrific! But you need traffic to build your list of opt-in subscribers…

Free Banner exchanges: You need traffic to get traffic from banner ads! In general you’ll earn one banner impression for every two you display on your page. Try banner campaigns in combination with a pop under campaign. Send that cheap traffic to a web page with original content and some banners from 2-6 free banner exchanges. Be careful: Do not create a banner “farm”! The banner exchanges will suspend your account.

If you buy banner ads on topic related websites, expect a click trough rate of 0.5%-1.5%

Search engine optimisation: A must! But have in mind that it’s a long-term strategy, costing thousands of dollars (unless you know how to do it yourself) but results are not guaranteed…

Cost-per-click text advertising: The best source of traffic, but costing from $0.10 to as much as several dollars per visitor! Even if you have keywords for $0.10, it’s almost impossible to get thousands of visitors every month using only this method.

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