Looking At The Most Effective Way of Advertising on MySpace - By: Uchenna Ani-Okoye
Why Advertising on MySpace is Effective
Advertising on it can be effective as long as it is done correctly and not in a way that is viewed as spam. The effectiveness of it stems from amount of users who are currently using it. This includes both members who place comments as well as non-members who only look at other websites. With so many daily visitors it is likely there will be visitors who are interested in the products or services you are offering on your MySpace website.
Another reason why it is such an effective advertising tool is there are no fees associated with using your MySpace profile to create links to your ecommerce website or to provide more information about the products and services you offer. The best way to effectively advertise on it is to follow the same guidelines that would normally be followed by advertisers in online locations. This includes knowing who your target audience is and how to effectively appeal to them. This is important because a marketing campaign which does not follow these simple rules will not likely be effective.
In addition to advertising within a MySpace website there are also opportunities to advertise in the form of banner advertisements on it. It is able to not charge a fee to members because they generate their income through paid advertisements. Contact the administrators directly to learn more about these advertising opportunities.
Selling Products on MySpace
MySpace can be also be used to advertise products or services. This can be done either subtly or blatantly. Those who are active participants on it and invest time in meeting others and making friends are more likely to benefit from selling products or services through an account on it. This is because most people who use it are not exactly looking for information about products or services so they are unlikely to seek out this information.
However, if they have online friends who are using their MySpace account to promote a product or service they may see the advertisements and find the products or services interesting. In this case they may visit a link to an ecommerce website and consider making a purchase. However, care should be taken when advertising online. Links to your ecommerce website on your own profile are acceptable but placing comments with the same link on other member's websites will likely be considered spam by both the other members and the administrators.
Using MySpace for Self Promotion
In addition to selling products and services, MySpace websites can also be used for the purpose of self promotion. Models, actors and actresses, bands and other performers are all realizing the potential for self promotion which exists on it. Members of the community can include everything which may be useful to those who wish to hire them in the future. For example, models can include professional photos while bands can have their music playing on the website for visitors to enjoy. With so many people visiting it on a daily basis, it can be easy for members of the community to create quite a following for them.
Those on MySpace should also be aware that industry executives are now dedicating staff members to comb it to try to find new talent on it. In fact more than one major recording company has admitted to having interns spend hours each day on it looking for exciting new artists.
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Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor and co founder of Free Affiliate Programs
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