Is It Just Me?

Is it just me? or is there now a whole bunch of people trying to sell their latest product on how to get 16,000 twitter followers in the next 90 days. Then if you buy their product you are told that by putting a link into your direct message that you send when some one is kind enough to follow you, that you will make money from it.

Now am I not knocking this concept, how can I when I have bought and used one of these products myself, (yet to make a single sale), but if everyone starts to use these products twitter will become no more than an automated posting ground and no will be using it for true communication.

For me these systems are very good at getting your followers up to a reasonable number quickly, but like everything in life you need to put in the human aspect and actually tweet yourself on a regular basis and not rely purely on the “automated” systems, because if everyone only relied on the automated systems no one would actually be reading your tweets. Which in the end does no one any good.

If you do use one of these systems please also put in some human activity, it makes so much more sense to do so as you can build up a much more loyal following.

Have a great day and enjoy your twittering.

The results of VWD’s recent launch of their ‘Viral’ site are amazing, I mean 12,000 new members in under 30 days is not too bad is it?

On the single page there is a teaser video that is very short (when compared to some videos out there), both the video and the text on the page are very ‘generic’ discussing the huge market potential and the zero cost of the system, which encourages the visitor to opt in to get more information.

Frank Kern talks about the ‘triangle of trust’ and the power of video on blogs and I think he makes a very important point:

Video holds a relatively high ‘preceived value’ to website visitors, especially on a blog. And a blog is a fairly ‘non threatening’
environment for the visitor.

So, maybe, it’s the video on this viral page that’s made all these people opt in…

Now of course once the visitor has opted in, they get the full info, plus
all the social networking tools to get the word out, and these tools are having a major impact on the numbers opting in, which is a great help to those starting out on the internet.

Anyway… here’s the page that’s creating all those members: http://www.simonegansmith.com/elv what do you think?