I search for other ways to market the web sites all the time, but can’t find the magical formula so far. The Internet is saturated fast with all types of web projects – brilliant and rubbish – at the rate of 100,000 per day. I have focused on researching MySpace recently.
I have generated a simple page or profile that should be my ‘business office’ with MySpace.
It is recommended to make an extraordinary profile to attract more visitors to your website, but after browsing many profiles I doubt if I am creative enough to invent anything fancier than all that variety of profiles out there.
As my prior goal of joining MySpace was to drive traffic to my web site I tried to make a link to this website stand out in the profile.
Next step is simple – I need friends. Preferably niche targeted and hand picked. And it is a time consuming process. So, I started with the easiest one. I turned to the existing automatic friends generators (they automatically send friends requests on your behalf):
- badderadder (once the leader it has received much negative feedback recently)
- spacestation (fee based – about 40.00$, one hour trial version – sounds really funny)
- friendstorm (not sure I would like to use that)
- socialnetbot (free, but does not want to work. I tested it on two PC’s for a few days before I gave up). p.s. The software works fine – it was my fault. Conclusion: remember to always read FAQ carefully.
So, as at this point in time I am not sure yet what generator to prefer I also explore manual search for friends. MySpace allows to manually search friends within a specific niche – you can tune the settings yourself. Time consuming – yes, but more efficient.
I have sent a number of friends requests to my hand picked MySpace buddies. And you know, there was not a single response or approval – reminds me of sending ‘personalized’ link exchange offers. I am not discouraged, but I am sure that if you go this way with MySpace promotion – it is a slow and painful process (opposite to spamming your fake friends with mass bulletins, comments and messengers from a number of fake MySpace accounts. It does not mean that this or that way is bad. I think the right solution is to try to make use of both.
I also add a few of my blog entries to MySpace profile. See it here and here: it is fast and easy.
Summary: Yes, MySpace is a place to make a fast buck with spamming the members, but I am afraid that this technique is likely to stop working shortly. MySpace and affiliate networks are set to put an end to this.
And MySpace is a place to traditionally network mildly promoting your web sites, services and products. This technique is likely to last, but it is time consuming and I do not expect any results soon.
I am to test MySpace groups and forums still, but now I have a general idea how this all works. All you need – a nice profile, friends, creative ideas to market your services and time… as with any other way of promotion.
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