Thursday, November 16, 2006

2 examples of artificial WOM marketing

Here's what paid enthusiast marketing comments look like. This one tried to enter my blog tonight, but I moderate comments to filter out such spammy stupidness. This is artificial (i.e., incentivized, financially compensated) word of mouth marketing.

Now you know why it sucks. It will flood the blogosphere, chump out the ill-trained suckers, and dilute the overall value of blogospheric buzz. We gotta do something about this. I'm on it.

Notice how this paid buzz agent comment spam gets right to the point, spending only one sentence on description, one sentence on motivation, then the URL comes in. Pathetically transparently pseudo-bloggery wankerism.

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EXAMPLE #1

I visited a very interesting site, they have a vast collection of books which have been categories and are presented to viewers in an easy-to-search format. You should check it out.

(URL deleted)



EXAMPLE #2

Hello, We are a Music Software developer selling music and audio editing software.

Since your site is some what related to our programs, ie., it is based on learning music centre. we can offer you free licenses to any two of our programs.

In return we request you to review our products and place a short write up about our products in your blog page.

Please see [URL deleted].

If you have no time, I kindly request add our link on your page. Because your websites is complementary to us. We can offer free license code of anything your choice. If you find free time, you can review.

Title: FlexiMusic Wave Editor
[URL deleted]

Description: Audio Editor to Create, record, edit, draw, add effects & play mp3/audio files.

I am awaiting for your quick reply.

Regards,

Ms.Gayathiri

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