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HubPages: Dave; I knew what viral marketing is!

Updated on May 24, 2011

Thank you David Baldwin

Yesterday I was reading a hub for one of the good hubers that I'm recently following "as I'm a recent huber too :)"

I found him talking about something called -viral video marketing - I didn't understand what is it. I decided to search for it and when I understood the concept of viral markting I wanted to share it with you.

What does viral marketing mean

The term Viral means something happens by means of a virus. What comes to mind is that virus that attacks your computer and causes some damages, but actually it's not that.

People use this term in marketing when they spread their business or blog or hub or any item they want to spread. You wont use a virus to spread your business "of course". You wont use a virus that causes diseases for livings too.

It's simply a marketing technique used to build the public awareness of someone’s product, website or company. This might happen using many forms of media to reach out to people with no actual promotion for your site, business or product.

Watch this very, very, useful video

Viral Marketing: Expert tips, ads and examples

How can I get community ?

One important question here is "How can I get people to spread my ads on?"

Well, there are several free ways to get traffic to your site.

#1 Via your own email community, by sending emails to all your contacts, and if they found it amusing they will send it to their contacts, and this is one of the easiest and guaranteed methods. "You wont be counted as spam since people know you"

#2 Via social forums, by posting their, and make sure to comment on people posts there and check the forum regularly for recent posts. "Simply be popular there"

#3 By sharing your videos in social networks such as facebook, twitter, linkedin, ...etc.

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    • kafsoa profile image

      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Oh, you've missed it though you're the one who inspired me:)Thanks Dave for coming back and having a look on my hubs :)

    • davebaldwin profile image

      davebaldwin 6 years ago from Ralegh, NC

      How did I miss this hub? I like the video clip you added also. Looking forward to reading more of your stuff :)

    • Zubair Ahmed profile image

      Zubair Ahmed 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this info. I am working on this concept you discussed in your HUB,'Viral' trying to get my hubs to become contagious is a hard task. Do you have any suggestions on how to make life easy in making hubs viral.