Viral Marketing Techniques – Use Tell A Friend Script

This post was written by Internet Marketing John on September 27, 2009
Posted Under: Viral Marketing Strategies

One of the easiest viral marketing techniques you can use to increase the amount of traffic to your website, is the use of “tell a friend” script.

Tell a friend script, is a simple script that can be added to your website’s programming, that will virally spread the word about your website, or blog.

Of all the viral marketing techniques is use today; tell a friend script is one of the most effective, and perhaps the easiest to use.

Once installed in pages where your media is located, you simply forget about it being there.

When people visiting your website enjoy what they encounter, they simply click on the tell a friend button, and pass on the information to their friends or family members.

There are many types of tell a friend scripts available, however the basic concept is the same for all of them.

A visitor inputs their name and email address, then sends the information to one or more recipient’s email addresses.

The principle is the same as sending an attachment to an email.

Because the emails that are received by the friends of the sender, are not regarded as spam, messages from your website will probably be opened and viewed, or played by the recipient.

This viral marketing technique, is a sneaky and extremely effective way to make an end run around email blocking software; and it works like a charm!

Recipients of the tell a friend email message, will usually get a brief description of the web site that sponsors the script, along with the information about your web site.

The more people that use the script, the more people will be aware of the sponsoring company.

Recipients of the mail who like what they see, will visit your site and also the sponsor’s site, resulting in a large number of potential clients.

Getting tell a friend script, for your website or blog is as simple as doing a Google search for; “tell a friend script”.

An example of tell a friend script  is shown below:

<a href=”http://www.freetellafriend.com/tell/”
target=”_blank” onclick=”window.open(‘http://www.freetellafriend.com/tell/?option=manual&title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title)+’&url=’+encodeURIComponent(document.location.href), ‘freetellafriend’, ‘scrollbars=1,menubar=0,width=617,height=530,resizable=1,toolbar=0,location=0,status=0,screenX=210,screenY=100,left=210,top=100’); return false;” title=”Tell a Friend”><img
border=”0″ alt=”Tell a Friend” src=”http://serv1.freetellafriend.com/button_blue2.gif”
></img
></a>

There are over 6 million results for “tell a friend script” as of this date, so if you don’t like the above sample, I’m sure you can find another to suit your needs.

Of all the free viral marketing techniques available, you can’t go wrong with tell a friend script.

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