Viral Outbreak – Internet Viral Marketing

internet viral marketingI woke up this morning again to hear the news on what appears to be another Internet Viral Outbreak Online. Is it like Sars / Bird Flu or a new epidemic or is this just a joke…? Okay, okay it is a joke, Viral Internet Marketing is not a virus, it is another Internet word that  marketers like to use these days… So what does it mean, Internet Viral Marketing…?

What does it mean, Internet Viral Marketing…? 

Basically Internet Viral Marketing is the term used for marketing in a way that creates more marketing similar to how a Virus works. Basically let the marketing spread… The interesting thing about Viral Marketing is most forms are free but are hardly used by many people.

What is an Example of Internet Viral Marketing..?

There are a few common ones that are easy to remember that work the best for Viral Marketing on the Internet. Here is a short list of ones you may be familiar with…

  • Affiliate Marketing creates multiple avenues of traffic so is a perfect example of a Viral or Virus Marketing on the Internet… The more Affiliates the more Viral Marketing…
  • Discount codes and Reward Systems can create Viral marketing, by blogs discussing the rewards and the news spreading. Basically if you come up with an impressive unique reward system or discounts, that are available to create an incentive to write about…
  • Offer a free service that will be discussed on Blogs in Posts…
  • Competitions seems to be a very popular one on blogs to get there website seen, other blogs join in the competition and write about it and so the Viral Internet Marketing starts to take hold…
  • I think email subscriptions is a great way of viral marketing that is overlooked, this is a slower form of Viral but over time the Email subscriptions will grow. RSS is excellent for this on Blogs…
  • Reciprocal Linking with related websites – Sharing the Internet Viral infection around…

Is there a Cure to Internet Viral Marketing..?

I had to write this heading, it was just so tempting, i suppose the cure to Viral Marketing is to not use these forms of marketing. If you are a web site owner you probably are using one of these in some ways without even knowing it… It really is just one of those crazy words that has become more and more popular over time…

Can you think of any other Internet Viral Marketing Strategies…?

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