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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Use Viral Marketing

Aug 17, 2007
If you're not using Viral Marketing in your arsenal of promotional tools, then you are missing out on one of the most powerful and effective means of driving extra traffic to your website.

1. Cost Effective

Viral marketing is one of the most cost effective means of advertising your business. Since other people spread your advertising message along, it cost's you practically nothing.

It is unique among advertising techniques because it continues to work, even after you've stopped promoting it yourself. Often times all that is needed is an initial marketing launch for your marketing "virus" to spread.

2. Powerful

Since viral marketing is essentially a type of word-of-mouth advertising it is one of the most powerful types of advertising you can use. You are more likely to visit a webpage that is referred to you by someone you know.

This type of marketing is like having an instant testimonial or referral built right into your message because it is passed on to people that know each other.

3. Puts Your Advertising on Autopilot

Once you launch your viral marketing project it will begin to grow without your intervention. As more and more people share your message with others, the effect is that your traffic will grow exponentially. This literally gives you a "hands off" marketing program that will take on a life of its own.

If you create enough incentive to have your marketing message passed along, it is sure to spread without requiring further interaction from you.

Some reasons people pass along viral products include: an advertisement of their own in your product; a link to their website or product; a humorous story or anecdote; quality information that is personal to them.

4. Flexible

Viral marketing can work in just about any environment. Your viral marketing ad can take many forms. Informative ebooks, ezine articles, web pages, software programs, even audio and video clips can be used to get your message out. The important thing to remember is that you must give someone a reason for passing along your message. Remember, it's what's in it for them that is important.

5. It Works!

Even a small viral marketing campaign can create excellent results. Many successful companies have built their business completely around it like TrafficSwarm and InstantBuzz. These companies leverage the power of viral marketing for their members each and every day!

Implementing just one or two viral tools into your marketing strategy can quickly increase your website's traffic. Plus, with just a little initial effort on your part, your viral marketing will continue to spread long after you've stopped actively promoting it.
About the Author
James Pearson is the author and creator of many viral marketing products. Get a free copy of his viral ebook and newsletter at http://www.viralmarketingunleashed.com and learn how to automate your marketing and income.
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