Network Marketing? When Bad is Good. GOLing and LOLing

December 28, 2009

Social Media are providing opportunities for entrepreneurs to build new businesses. A recent example demonstrates how the Groan out Loud effect leads to effective viral marketing

When you get one of those terrible Christmas Cracker questions you groan out loud. But you also want to share the groan with someone else. That’s the basis of the GOL effect and helps explain one trigger which leads to effective viral marketing.

This thought hit me recently after I received an offer of the services of a network marketing outfit. The basic service on offer was a way of augmenting your web-presence. The principle is as old as advertising itself : get your message promoted as widely as possible. The method involves using taking an article and cloning it to look like six articles and then cloning each of the six into ten versions.

As the comment pointed out

Article marketing is extremely powerful used this way. That would cost around $150 to have the articles re written and distributed. A further $150 would get them again spun a little and added to some very high ranking web 2 properties like hub pages, propeler, squidoo etc. and these would link to your other articles submitted to the directories and to your main site (very powerful, your site will start ranking higher almost immediately with this).

Such offers demonstrate creativity applied to a ‘get-rich quick scheme’ There will be people who are attracted to its central premise. In more sophisticated forms, the basic idea has been around for a long time. It is the electronic version of the old market research approach of testing the response rate of small ad variants.

The GOL effect

I was already sufficiently interested that I followed up the comment. What I found produced in me what I will now refer to as the GOL effect. The entrepreneur wrote in such bad English that it made me GOL (Groan out Loud). But it made me want to tell other people about it. Suppose, I wondered, if such experiences induce a compulsion to sharing them with others (like sharing a really bad pun from a Christmas Cracker)?

This is what produced my GOL moment

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Viral Marketing and the GOL moment

In some way, the writing has a high attention-grabbing quality. And that, combined with the impulse to share lies at the heart of viral marketing. That is the message offered in this post. Not for $300. Not even for $150. Please use the concept of GOL to help you design creative and compulsive GOL messages for your own products. Maybe it will help you crapper ofttimes administer the rattling aforementioned move.