Archives for April 2010

The 2010 “Viral Video” Swipe File Challenge

What are the key properties or elements that influence online videos to go viral?

I ask myself that question more often now that online video content (when paired with social media marketing) seems to be the fastest, easiest and least costly way to attract targeted website traffic.

Each day I consciously hunt for new videos that have lots of views, comments and “word-of-mouse” appeal … and then I add them to my growing viral video swipe file for 2010.

And that’s why I’m reaching out to you now because if you and other marketers are willing to submit videos that have truckloads of word-of-mouse appeal, together we’ll build a world-class viral video swipe file in 2010.

Want to hear more?

Why I’m Doing This: I believe that once we have a few dozen viral videos to review and analyze, we can more quickly and easily recognize certain patterns and properties that make video content go viral.

If you’re game, then share the links to videos you’ve seen or created that have lots of comments and views.  Submit those link in the Reply/Comment section of this blog by Friday, May 7th.

Once I have over a dozen samples, I’ll host a [Read more…]

Social Marketing Tips – Why Would I Want to Build an Online Presence With Social Media?

alex mandossian,jeff herring,social marketing, social media marketing,twitter,facebook,youtube,ezinearticles,linkedin,meetupHere’s an interesting Social Marketing question that was asked at the recent Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop:

Q: Why would I want to build an online presence using Social Media?

The question came from the notion that Social Media and Social Marketing are just about connecting with your friends. Well, it can be about that. But it is now about so much more!

Get Found. Get Viewed. Get Traffic. Get Profits

While Facebook may have started as something just for college students, it is now the number two website in the world. If the number of people who have Facebook accounts were a country, they would be the 4th largest country in the world.

And that is just one Social Marketing site. Let’s take a closer look at the value of strong online visibility.

Get Found – Because there are millions of sites on [Read more…]