How to use MySpace to generate business leads
In the past decade, Social Media sites have taken the Internet world by storm. Whether it is a business networking site such as Fast Pitch, Direct Matches and Ryze or general social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, there are countless number of ways, you can build relationships with fellow people online, acquire leads for various businesses and market services and products. Social networking sites can also generate free leads for your business.
MySpace is one such popular social networking site. Initially it was considered to be a hub for teens and their chat and social networking activities or a place for music fans. Several online businesses have discovered that marketing their services and products on MySpace could be very productive.
Here are some creative ways to use MySpace and generating business leads.
- 1. Let some fun get into your business
Introduce a fun element, a real one of any kind that will invite visitors. At the end of your content, add a link to your business website. Once your profile is ready, you may send friend requests to increase the popularity of your site. You can request up to 500 new friends in a day with MySpace. But remember:
- Do not post any commercial advertisements as mentioned in the MySpace terms and conditions page. The challenge is to create non-commercial ads and build relationship, not slam ads.
- Bring in fun elements on your page, something that is of common interest like recipes and restaurants.
- Never introduce sales copies of any kind or if you do, do it in a classy and creative way, not in a pushy sales way.
- Making an interactive profile
This profile requires number of interactive contents. Try making trivia questions if you like. This works because trivia questions are very interactive among online community. Make a link to your business website after filling in personal information. It would be a good idea to include an image too. Make it peppier by asking your people to post answers. Introduce gifts for the first one that gets it right. Every time you put up a bulletin, your friends will receive it and as a result more people will come back, increasing your traffic.
- Use the celebrity power to good effect
Explore for the most popular names in your industry. A classic example is Zig Ziglar for Internet marketing. Invite celebrity pals.
Use MySpace’s search feature to find the profile of your chosen celebrity name and make a friend request. This can be very productive as big names can attract tons of interested pals.
- 4. Contents come into play again
Good contents on MySpace is recognized by search engines very fast. When you share well-written contents with well-disguised keywords you will definitely get indexed by search engines in quick time.
- 5. Make use of MySpace’s free classified ads
MySpace lets you post free ads. Before attempting to do that, go through the terms and conditions of the social networking site. The more classified ads you put up about your business, the better will be your traffic and your lead generation.
- 6. Explore MySpace
This is a great way to initiate viral campaign with which you can advertise with your friend’s friends. You may not only send bulletins to friends but also write on their profiles. In this way, it’s not your friend who will receive the message, but the members that visit his profile. If your comment happens to be a deserving one, you can expect a good number of clicks on your links and traffic to your profiles.
Social networking rocks!! There are several elements that decide upon the success of your online business. The above points are assured helping hand.
Andrea Walters, A freelance writer for MyTechHelp – a leader in providing support across various products brands and tech devices for individuals and small businesses in need of instant tech help. Dell Tech Support