If you’ve been in the Internet Marketing Scene for any length of time, you will undoubtedly have come across the latest buzz word in the industry: “social media”.
Social Media has taken the whole Internet Marketing arena to a whole new level. Existing strategies such as email and article marketing don’t come close to the sheer power that a properly executed social media campaign can bring to your online business. Hundreds of millions of people use Facebook and Twitter every day, statistics purporting Facebook’s average usage alone being at a staggering all-time high of four visits per user, per “day” to the Facebook website. That’s over 600 Million Users accessing their Facebook accounts four times every day, which equates to roughly 2.4 Billion Visits PER DAY to Facebook by it’s own members.. And we haven’t even touched upon Fan Pages, Groups and Applications yet, the statistics mentioned above are just for people logging into their profiles and home pages alone..
Now THAT, is powerful Internet Marketing.
Ever heard of any Internet Marketing Strategy that could get you that kind of traffic? Nah.. Didn’t think so 😉
But do you have any idea how easy it is to get in front of this hurricane of targeted social traffic?
Nah.. Didn’t think so either 😉
Yes. That’s right. With the birth of Social Media Networks like Twitter and Facebook came the birth of several hundred APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), authorized by these social networks themselves, that have revolutionized the way Internet Marketing is carried out. These APIs have allowed developers to build amazing software applications that can take your Internet Marketing campaign to staggering effectiveness..
What are these APIs?
Nothing of “use” to you if you aren’t a programmer, but definitely EVERYTHING of “interest”.
Internet Marketers all around the world, especially the ones selling traffic generation “courses” have been sneakily outsourcing the development of powerful software programs that allow them to market their products to insanely large, highly targeted communities of people on Twitter and Facebook. And when I say large.. I mean HUGE.. Think “millions” of people.. at practically Zero Cost to themselves..
Millions of Prospects at $0.00 ?? Is this Internet Marketing or some kind of practical joke?! – you ask 😉
Well, sorry to disappoint you, but that is the reality of the situation. These APIs allow programmers who these guys hire, to build intelligent software programs, purposely designed to siphon crazy loads of traffic from social networks back to the product owner’s website(s). Using the results from this traffic (sales, affiliate commissions, optins, etc) these cheeky internet marketers then go on to create and sell traffic generation courses where they sing praises of how powerful Internet Marketing using Social Media is, but never do they mention exactly “how” they’ve been able to achieve such staggering results (atleast the legit ones who have actually done this).
Well, now you know their “secret sauce”.. * hate that scammy term 😉 *
The whole point of talking about something as immaterial to a non-programmer as “APIs” was to let you know what tools are being used behind the scenes to create smart “robot-like” software applications to salvage insane amounts of super-targeted traffic from top social networks like Twitter and Facebook, and how you as an Internet Marketer, newbie or experienced (no one ever knows everything, even I learn one new strategy every day on average..) can go out and do this too.
If you are not a programmer, have no fear, as you can easily find developers on Elance and RentACoder willing to develop such smart applications for you for as little as $150 sometimes.
All YOU need is an idea for your new Internet Marketing campaign, a robust strategy, on how you would like to access this insanely deep treasure-chest of hot traffic from social networks (e.g. Are you looking for a particular niche of prospects such as people interested in “chocolate chip cookies” or “SEO” or.. as it’s usually the case.. Both? 🙂 )
If you have an idea, someone or the other on a Freelance Network can develop it for you, for really cheap too.
If you don’t have an idea or need help with one, feel free to Add Me on Facebook where we regularly exchange tonnes of hot ideas all the time 🙂
About The Author:
Ali K. spearheads The SEPCON Project, a 100% Free Email Advisory with a mission to educate anyone and everyone interested in home based internet marketing in the art of Explosive Internet Marketing for Profit and Success. The SEPCON Project provides Cutting-Edge Software, Courses, Videos, Audios, PLR Re-Brandable Products, eBooks and tons more. Anyone can Subscribe to the Program for FREE (no gimmicks) atÂ The SEPCON Project
Ali is also an Affiliate Marketer, Product Creation & Launch Consultant, Copywriter, and one of the most Highly Recognized Programmers in theÂ Home Based Internet Marketing world, the Lead Technologist behind the Blockbuster Launch of The Internet Time Machine, and Search Engine NowRelevant.com, and mentioned in several International News Publications such as Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, NY Times, LA Times, and Reuters, to name a few, for his work.