Viral Words

Posted by Neville on November 2, 2011 under Glossary | Comments are off for this article

Viral Words:

Some More Examples

A change of pace for this post. Returning to an old theme, and one of the original reasons for beginning this blog.

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Viral Marketing WordsEarlier posts pointed to some words that are commonly used in Internet Marketing. The purpose of these words is to get you to take some form of action. That is usually to get you to open your wallet and throw some money at the wonderful “opportunity” that has been laid out before. Frequently the opportunity does not live up to promise that is implied in some of the colorful, evocative and misleading words to describe it or the action you should take.

The examples in this post are typical.

URGENT:

Now doesn’t that tell you that you should act NOW! That’s just the intention behind the use of the word. Act now, and do not think any more about it! You will miss out if you delay!

It seems a little strange to me that for one opportunity that I enquired about, I have received more than six emails with either the word Urgent or similar telling me that I have until a certain time to complete my sign-up or I will miss out. Today I actually opened the email and checked the link, only to find another unsustainable matrix type operation.

My next move:- locate the unsubscribe link and try to make sure that I do not receive any more emails from that source.

Don’t Join….:

Now this is a tricky one! My experience tells me that the sender of the email does NOT really mean that! If you take the time to read the whole message, because it’s not in the title, you will find that you are being asked to join. The Don’t Join actually means Don’t Join because the sender doesn’t like the opportunity, they LOVE it! Or Don’t Join if don’t want to become rich beyond your wildest dreams.

Whatever happened to Truth in Internet Marketing? Or is just clever advertising?

Another Unsubscribe coming up.

More Viral Words

Posted by Neville on May 12, 2011 under Glossary | Comments are off for this article

Viral Marketing Words: They’re Everywhere.

A message that I received today has given plenty of ammunition for the next Viral Word post.

Viral Marketing WordsBelow is the text of the message, with the link extracted. Just take a look at the text that I have highlighted. Full of the word Secret, and others designed to entice you in.

In this post I also would like to analyze some of the content to discover what is really meant.

“I got invited to a special page with some secret info about making money and I want to share this info with you. There is this underground software that was practically stolen from a guy down in South Africa and this software is going to be quite buzz worthy pretty soon. You don’t need to build websites, pay for clicks, write articles or any of those other tedious and costly tactics. The reason this software is so secret is due to the fact that if everyone had access to it, it would simply cut down on the amount of money that the rest of us could make. Obviously, this is a tactic that has never been seen before. Once you see how this thing works, you will be slapping your forehead. The best part about this thing is that you will see that it works right away. There’s no waiting for anything to kick in. Results can happen in as little as 30 seconds. If you are also tired of jumping through all of those hoops or if you are new to Internet marketing and would like to earn some real income online then you should check this out.”

 

Some New Words For The Glossary:

Underground:

What’s this. Hidden? That could help to make it a secret!  Underground as in Resistance Movement in a War Zone? Mmm.. is Internet Marketing a battlefield. Any other suggestions as to why Underground could be a Viral Marketing word.

Stolen:

Now this one gets me wondering! If something is stolen, then surely if I take possession then I am also an active participant in the theft. Yes, I know it’s only a figure of speech, bt it does to some extent indicate the moral code of the promoter.

And now for the phrases:

Never been seen before:

So that could be why it’s called a secret! I’m sure somebody has seen it and been using it. And they’ve probably got all they can get out of it, so now it’s time to sell it to any unsuspecting prospect. Which leads me to:-

The reason this software is so secret is due to the fact that if everyone had access to it, it would simply cut down on the amount of money that the rest of us could make.

Now the person promoting this no doubt wants lots of people to buy it and have access. And from the statement above that would cut down on the profit to be made. And that’s his selling point! Buy this and it won’t work as well as it has been because lots of others will be using it! Doesn’t make sense to me!

Viral Words: Some additions to the list.

Posted by Neville on May 11, 2011 under Glossary | 2 Comments to Read

Some More Viral Words:

It’s some time since I added to the list of Marketing Words to keep an eye out for.

APSense ArticleToday I was reminded in an article by Mohann at Apsense: The Secret Of Nothing that I had not been adding such words to the Glossary. So here goes:

Secret:

If somebody has a great new program and they are going to open it up to anyone who is willing to hand over some cash for it, it won’t be  secret for very long. Chances Read more of this article »

Evaluating A Business Opportunity

Posted by Neville on November 16, 2010 under Glossary, Reviews | Comments are off for this article

Will I Join This One?

I recently investigated an opportunity being pushed by a respected online marketer, but there were some things about the scheme that set me thinking about how realistic, or even  legal, it might be.

The thing that really stuck out was that the promoter of the scheme mentioned a couple of times in his professional video presentation, that there were no limits (infinite possibilities no less) to the income that could be earned. Clearly that is hyperbole, as income possibilities are limited by the population of the earth which is not infinite.

In fact, another of the promoters admits that only a small proportion of the people who see the presentation will take up the opportunity. So only a small part of the finite population will get involved.

There is no way that the income possibilities are infinite!

Is It A Ponzi Scheme?

The way in which this scheme is presented is appears to me that the owner Read more of this article »

More Words To Watch

Posted by Neville on October 11, 2010 under Glossary | Comments are off for this article

WORDS TO WATCH Part 2

This post continues the series of posts that features some common words that you will see your email inbox, in the hope that you will part with some of your hard earned cash.

The list is incomplete, and I am happy for people to contribute their own suggestions by way of comments. If your suggestion is added to a subsequent post you will be acknowledged and a link to your site will be provided.

Part 2!

Viral ( often used with words like Traffic, Hits, etc):

I have always thought that anything viral is something to steer clear of. Viruses cause nasty things to happen to the body and to computers, so why would I want anything viral.

I succumbed the other day and joined a program with the word Viral Read more of this article »

IM Watch Words

Posted by Neville on October 4, 2010 under Glossary | Comments are off for this article

WORDS TO WATCH

This post will be the first in a series of posts that features some common words that you will see your email inbox, in the hope that you will part with some of your hard earned cash.Words

The list is incomplete, and I am happy for people to contribute their own suggestions by way of comments. If your suggestion is added to a subsequent post you will be acknowledged and a link to your site will be provided.

Well Here Goes!

F*R*E*E ( and all similar mis-spellings of the word FREE):

How does the saying go? Nothing in life is Free! Well the offer that you see in these “opportunities” may be free, but it will most likely be limited and you will be encouraged to upgrade, perhaps at huge cost.

I guess that the word FREE is butchered like that to keep out of Read more of this article »