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7 Ways To Attract Customers Without Viral Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup.

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9 Ways To Make Your Startup Grow Virally

Vinicius Vacanti

Unless you can afford to buy users, you’ll have to grow virally. Get users to generate content that you optimize for search engines.

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Engineer Behind #ILookLikeAnEngineer Looks to Build on Viral Momentum

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It started with a seemingly innocuous recruitment campaign by a tech company. Now everybody is talking

9 Ideas to Make Your Next Business Article Go Viral

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Useful Information There isn''t one magic bullet for making a blog post or online article go viral. Humor, anger, or inspiration are all fine.)

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HopStop founder: 'Engineer Virality into Your Product'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Chinedu Echeruo, founder of Gigameet and HopStop, explains why the key to rapid growth is having users bring their networks to your product

5 Common Mistakes Made By Content Marketing Beginners


Or worse still, expecting every single piece to be viral. Ensure that each of your content piece is optimized for search engine results.

You Can't Make Word of Mouth Viral

You Cant Make Word of Mouth Viral. Virality is something that has to be engineered from the beginning…and it’s harder to create virality than it is to create a good product. Thats why we often see good products with poor virality , and poor products with good virality. Virality does.


Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

But a new angel fund is hoping that they’ll do the same in exchange for engineering talent. ); // Welcome to Mashable! Have an account?

How an Entrepreneur Turned the Airbnb 'XXX Freak Fest' Into a Viral Hit

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Below, check out Teman''s advice on how to successfully make your story go viral. Well, it''s not. What''s in it for them?

5 Startup Marketing Actions to Impress Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

When questioned, founders usually mention word-of-mouth, viral marketing, and a top quality product. Get exposure for your expertise.

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Does Your Growth Engine Need a Tune-Up?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Is your growth engine humming or stalling? Often, even quickly growing companies can suffer from a sputtering growth engine.

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Introduction to Growth Hacking for Startups

VC Cafe

Growth Hacking isn’t viral marketing (although viral marketing is part of it). 101 Growth Hacking Startup Curve Viral marketing

Excellent Analytics Tip #26: Every Critical Metric Should Have A BFF!

Occam's Razor

Raise your hand if you've heard this: "How can we make our video viral?" What's the one thing I should care about?"

Five Blogging Secrets for SEO, Community, and Visibility

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Search Engine Optimization has a certain mystique to it. An Engaged Audience Will Take Your Content Viral. Have Fun. Bring in Guests.

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Eight Silly Data Things Marketing People Believe That Get Them Fired.

Occam's Razor

There are a ton more reasons obsessing about the rank of a handful of words on the search engine results page (SERP) is a very poor decision.

3 Lessons in Viral Buzz From the Mars Rover

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, exploring the final frontier is a huge advantage when it comes to generating viral buzz, but it's not all that NASA does right. Check.

Mobile Marketing 2015: Rethink Customer Acquisition, Intent Targeting

Occam's Razor

Why should we spend our marketing budget on the "99 guaranteed ways to make your video go viral" to deliver a great brand ad? give up.

Become An SEO Master With These Awesome Tips


Only then can you reap the rewards that come with top quality search engine optimization. The best way to improve a skill is to learn.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Rank #1 On LinkedIn Search by Yaro Starak

It’s fast and simple. I am really looking forward to making this post holy smokes viral, and I need your help. hope one day I will.

Viral Growth

Launching Tech Ventures

Viral growth. pumps in a lot of cash), and viral growth happens. Andrew: In this post, you equate viral growth to rapid growth.

Achieving Virality Is Hard

Launching Tech Ventures

believe achieving virality even in the first 2 categories is a complex task. What can you do to boost viral growth? credit card use). 2.

Virtual Virality

Launching Tech Ventures

Virality, on the other hand, is free, rapid and self-sustaining. So how do you make your site viral? Neither strategy worked.

The startup’s long, winding path to viral adoption

The Next Web

cannot stress enough the importance of finding the viral loop. My startup is tackling the SMBs and long tail in the e-commerce space.

Let's just add in a little virality

Redeye VC

The most disappointing answer is when they say “Oh, we’ll just make it viral.”  As if virality is something you can choose to add in after the product is baked - like a spell checker.  Should we spend $4 Billion on advertising this year…or should we just make it viral?”.

How to hustle your way to growth

The Next Web

good metaphor would be the cranks that car engines had before they got electric starters.

GoogleApps / Google App Engine: a year late? still impressive shit.

500 Hats

SGN buying spree battles Zynga for King of Social Games » Tuesday, April 08, 2008 GoogleApps / Google App Engine: a year late? Part II!

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How a Vintage Ad Inspired a Viral (Nova) Sensation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With search engines personalizing almost everything people view online,customers expect to reap emotional gain from most ads they engage in.

How To Grow Your Online Influence And Why You Are Failing


But you can connect the dots and reverse engineer things. Thankfully, search engines such as Google are favorable towards quality content.

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Viral, Social, Sentiment, Mobile: 4 Delightful Web Analytics Solutions

Occam's Razor

Let's go look at some tools… Measuring "Invisible Virality": Tynt. Search engines are complicated little beings.

8 Ways For Logical Business Thinkers To Get Creative

Startup Professionals Musings

These are the stereotypical left-brain engineers. Even right- brain dominant adults are hard to find, according to many expert views.

14 List Building Hacks to Grow Your Email Database Fast


Launch a viral competition. For this viral competition we generated 2,987 emails for a total cost of $6,661.11 in just over a month.

It’s Time: Growth Hacking Your Content Marketing Strategy


Some get lucky with posts going viral or when it gets picked up with Reddit or similar Q&A platforms. Time to take notes, and over to Nina!

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Explained: The actual difference between growth hacking and marketing

The Next Web

So while startups are trying to both build a car and get the engine started, corporations are trying to make their cars run faster.

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What 6 Studies Say About The Best Time To Publish A Blog Post


The Best Time for Going Viral. Only a few content writers seem to know the secrets to viral success. What makes content go viral?

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Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder


Examples might be a recommendation engine, search engine, matching engine or something with a complex interface.

Pricing determines your business

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

It’s often said that you shouldn’t talk about price during customer development interviews. But I disagree. Think: GoDaddy). How-To

10 Course Corrections Every Startup Should Memorize


Engine of growth pivot. Most startups these days use one of three primary growth engines: the viral, sticky, and paid growth models.

10 Modern Ways To Kickstart Your Business Website

Startup Professionals Musings

Search engines and people love blogs these days. Keep the atmosphere relaxed and fun, to increase traffic, and maybe even go viral.

Why Content Marketing Is Essential For Successful Startups and Small Businesses

crowdSPRING Blog

Related posts: 5 great viral marketing campaigns (and what small businesses can learn from them!). This is easier said than done.

Building It Is Not Enough: 5 Practical Tips On User Acquisition


If you had very limited engineering resources, would you have them try to build 4 different products at once to find one that works? hope not.