Internet is an effective tool for word of mouth marketing!
Word of mouth marketing is very effective because people really trust other people rather than companies. This is because when people talk about a product or a service that they have no vested interest in, they usually just talk about a product because they really like it.
Here are some tips on how you can use the internet for your own word-of-mouth marketing. You may not be able to force people to talk about things that they don’t really care for. But there are things you can do to somehow get people interested or to plant the idea in the minds of people. There are also ways you can make people care even temporarily and just enough to have them talking about your company.
Word of mouth is the cheapest form of marketing your business!
Look for the people who review products or who like to tell stories. There are people online who do product reviews and just spread the word about good products simply because they like to let others know about the good deals. If you are absolutely sure you have a good product, send your products to the person for a review. If that person has a good reputation about doing reviews then you can really benefit from a positive review from that person. You want to have a review done by a person who doesn’t accept payments and instead writes honest reviews.
Aside from people who do reviews look for the “influencers.” There are people who hold a strong influence on their followers online. If you can get these people to endorse your product then good, just make sure you create a campaign that will get these people curious. When you catch the interest of the influencers, when they talk about your product or your campaign, you can get good exposure.
Word of mouth is the best form of advertising!
Make it easy for people to share your content. Share it by word of mouth and let it spread all over the internet. If you have videos that have your brand names in it or videos you hope to go viral just make it easy for people to share the video by allowing embedding features. The same goes for other information or content, make it easy for people to link to it or to share it.
Use social bookmarks – digg, stumbleupon, and other social bookmarking sites are very effective in spreading blogs, videos, photos and other content.
Engage. Engage people online. Get to know them better, see what kinds of information they get interested in. Share information with them and respond to them. When you have a relationship with the people, then they become more involved in your business as well.