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Old 18th November 2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default Ideas for viral marketing

We have a large amount of traffic with our site nationwide but we want to ramp it even further. We have done very little in the way of marketing and it has grown word of mouth. We want to focus on some viral marketing campaigns to get it out even further.

Any ideas on how to spread the word?

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Old 3rd December 2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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Do you use twitter at all? I've found it to be pretty useful as far as increasing traffic.

You might want to check with your local chamber of commerce regarding email blasts. We just joined a local chamber a few months ago and I found out that they were offering us 1 free email blast that they would send out to all of their members. (about 800+ business owners). We just took advantage of the offer yesterday and so far so good.

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Old 4th December 2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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It really depends on the kind of site you have. Viral marketing is only effective in certain contexts, and there are a number of different ways you could approach it -- for example, making a youtube video, or a podcast, or even creating some kind of referral program. The fact that your site already has word of mouth is a good sign, though.

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Old 9th January 2009, 05:11 AM   #4
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twitter and Youtube are the great source for viral marketing. You should try them. You can use some viral widgets on the site which makes word more viral.

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Old 9th January 2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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We have a large amount of traffic with our site nationwide but we want to ramp it even further. We have done very little in the way of marketing and it has grown word of mouth. We want to focus on some viral marketing campaigns to get it out even further.

Any ideas on how to spread the word?

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Consider "in-house" marketing - focusing on making existing clients happier and prompting them, or giving them incentives, to spread the word and recruit, get referrals, etc.

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Old 19th January 2009, 07:13 AM   #6
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the only way to spread our ideas was to buy expensive advertising or beg the media to write (or broadcast) about our products and services. But now our organizations have a tremendous opportunity to publish great content online—content that people want to consume and that they are eager to share with their friends, family, and colleagues.

Word-of-mouse is the single most empowering tool available to marketers today. I wrote this e-book so you can take advantage of the power of viral marketing too. In it, I share ideas that will help you create your own viral marketing strategies and campaigns.”

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Old 20th January 2009, 05:12 AM   #7
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Social Media is the answer for you my friend
this is the best way to market your sites and in this way you'll get many visitors on your site..
Use stumble upon, Delicious, Propeller, Twitter..
these are the most common sites used for social media..
I hope this information will help you out

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Old 27th January 2009, 12:40 AM   #8
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You might be using these for the networking opportunities. And, you may use the connections and dialogue in work applications.

For those of you whose responsibilities -- either directly or indirectly -- involve organic Web site optimization, let's look at how you can get SEO benefits out of social networking.

When it comes to social media and social media marketing, it's important that you reserve your brand's name (or your company name or personal name) on the more popular social networking Web sites. These include sites like Twitter, StumbleUpon, Mixx, Digg, reddit, Facebook, LinkedIn, and others like MySpace and YouTube. You don't necessarily have to be active on the Web sites; however, it's important to reserve your name and fill out your profile on those Web sites.

Typically, many of those sites allow you to put your site's URL on your profile page. Some sites, like LinkedIn, allow you to add more than one link, so take advantage of those links. Also, look at User Name Check to see where your brand is and isn't registered, and claim the ones you can. If you're overly enthusiastic, take a look at Wikipedia's social media list.
Linking over to a few of your more important profiles is fine. Telling your Web site visitors to "follow you" on a certain social networking Web site is OK, too. After all, Matt Cutts of Google recommends that you follow him on Twitter and FriendFeed.

However, keep in mind that real people will follow those links (this isn't just for SEO purposes), so link to a social media profile that you update regularly, not once every six months

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Old 29th January 2009, 06:13 PM   #9
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Video is quickly becoming the best viral medium for marketing. I don't think Twitter is nearly as effective.

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Old 30th January 2009, 02:13 AM   #10
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We have a large amount of traffic with our site nationwide but we want to ramp it even further. We have done very little in the way of marketing and it has grown word of mouth. We want to focus on some viral marketing campaigns to get it out even further.

Any ideas on how to spread the word?

Thanks
You can install some viral widgets like Tellafriend, which makes word more viral.
It helps site visitors to share content.

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