The Importance of Viral Marketing And How it can Help YOU and even Steemit
So let us start this small article by saying:
Steemit is not dead, but rather it is a sleeping giant
...It is true that is is kinda sleeping too much but still...
Now over the years since I joined Steemit I was and still am very happy that it is a way to write something now and earn something from your articles.
Maybe many will say yeah but you have blogspot, wix, wordpress ...etc etc
Yes that would be correct but how you can actually earn something from them?
And again the answer will be adsence , that is just the most known way.
But to add adsence to your account first you need followers to your blog, you need daily views and people that click all the time.If you do not have these things (traffic to your site) then you will not have a adsense account.
But in order for me to explain more let us go little bit more into the story of Google adsence...
What is AdSence?
It is an add platform were adds are placed on a website -blog-youtube and if you are the owner you gain some $ when people click on your adds.
What type of adds are there?
- feeds - relevant content advertised on feeds
- search - here you gain 51% of ad revenue
- mobile- phones, android tablets etc
- domain - registered domains
Now Like I wrote up you need to have a following and daily views on your site in order to be accepted in the program.
Google is a huge site that has this adsence program, any other program or developer is just crushed or bought like whats up for exaple .
-What s up- was offered a offer by google and they accepted knowing that if they do not accept the $ they will be destroyed....
But how google can destroy a competitor ?
They can make a similar app in 1-2 years and market it until they will drive -what s up into bankruptcy
You can now say that Google is let say like a huge whale and if no other direct competitor exists it will eventually be all that it is ....
That is not good for any business because once all the advertising...site building , shopping etc is one place only they can just make their own rules and that is truly scary.
So you as a write knowing this can just follow and try to write and put adsence on your site or try to use one of the available competitors:
- Amazon Native Shopping Ads
- Sovrn //Commerce (Formerly VigLink)
- OIO Publisher
- SHE Media
- MadAds Media
Important note : I do not use this platforms but they exist ...some of them for quite some time
Quite a lot of competitors right?
Most people do not know that are other versions besides Google AdSense and that is because AdSence is in front of everything ...and on the front page of Google.
So now you know that in order to be a writer/blogger you have some options . All of these options come with good parts or bad parts.
Steemit brings a profit almost instant so we cannot ignore this .
Since the very beginning there were people who were making a lot of $ with this platform.
I saw on this platform a girl that made over 30000 SBD (It was more I don't remember exact) on a makeup blog post.
That was early days for Steemit and now things are different .
In that time people started to make you tube channels and blogs about this site witch it was great for this platform
And yet Steemit was falling...in value ...
We can say that the fate of Steemit was tied with Bitcoin and we saw when Steem was at one point bigger then 3 $ .
And then it was basically in free fall..
Well let us see some examples...know I must say that this examples are my own opinion :
Bitcoin cloud mining scams : there were a lot maybe one that you already are familiar with was Bitconnect scam/ponzi . This scam was so big that even popular Youtubers were talking about it . I mention : H3H3 and Pewdiepie.
There were a lot more but just that one meme shown by Pewdiepie about bitconnect made so much FUD (Fear uncertainty and doubt)
Governments were actively trying to bring BTC down
Too many Ico-s . Here normal people were just confused are simply just did not know were to invest or even to invest at all.
Altcoins were already for quite some time like litecoin, dogecoin, namecoin and others....but with the coming of ethereum the game changed.
Suddenly big companies started to make their own coins .....most of them were tokens or ICO .
Lets take Basic Attention Token or BAT for example this was created by one of the Mozilla Firefox creator.
This is a big name in alt-coin game ....and it was not the only one many others just appeared and started to play in this race, the later one being the founder of Facebook with his Libra coin.
And the last reason was changes within the Steemit platform.
Know personally I see Steemit in constant change and change is good in small portions .
Steemit represents for me a place of ideas and experiments and dare I say a home.
Flaggers appears , accounts downvoted to non existence....of course when Bitconnect sunk some names were writers, here on Steemit. One of this creators was Trevon James.
He was promoting Bitconnect and after many videos he suffered the consequences....but this ultimately had shaken this platform.
It was scary for a time as the waves of FUD coming from BTC were touching all the coins and bringing their value down
Attacks on bitcoin more exact groups of people that where inflating the value of a coin at a specific time then basically bringing the coin to non-existence.
That soon was named - pumping coins- again a process that harm bitcoin and the other coins as well.
And finally BOTS
At the beginning bots had no power but had a purpose like @curie for example...and it was fun there were contests there were some missions for some bots....and I dare say that there were amazing ideas.
But then.... many other bots arrived....and we had a promotion platform.
Again at the beginning it was great but ultimately had caused a lot of controversy.
Personally I did not read about this until recent but ....I knew about some people that stopped their bots.
I was unsure until I saw on Steemit you tube channel the creators actually had discussed about the bots.
Just to make it clear I am referring to bid bots only .
That made me to read more and more into the story...and to keep this article short ...it was not good.
When you hear the engineer and creators of the site talking about the bid bots ...I had to listen too..
But what know?
What is happening?
So to recap to use bid bots it is frowned upon and might bring you downvots . Again this had caused a wave in the community.
My opinion is that this wave made this site pass to a difficult time but I think that in the future it will be for the best.
We just need to be patient and continue writing, because this is our dream, this is why we are here from the first place.
But in the same time I think that Steemit needs a little bit of help from us in form of Viral Marketing
Viral Marketing means to market a product trough viral videos.
Now this does not mean spam but rather creative or funny videos. I found that funny videos work best.
How we do this ?
How we market Steemit?
How we market us as a writer here on Steemit?
We can use the platforms that we know to talk about Steemit Without talking about Steemit...
For example I am @cynetyc here and cynetyc on youtube as well and even @cynetyc on tiktok
Kids, pre-teens and teenager dont care about an hour long boring tutorial about this platform, they like what is viral .
Lets take my example I have a youtube channel but it is very small .
In the past I talked alot about Steemit and made from funny videos to educational videos and yes even mining videos .
But like I said up youtube is changing and some of the changes are really scary but even on youtube viral videos still work and I tested them as follows:
This video is from tik tok
Now on tik tok I got 200k views and 13k likes on this video only and it is just a simple funny video that I made ....
I saw online ( in Romania) that people were talking about Dana Budeanu a lady from the fashing world.
More specific she was vicious to a type of men that exist in my country the so called mobsters that become more feminine by the day.
In this clip she is saying if : You know about the men that do not take off the original rapper from the remote control.
Here is the same clip on my youtube channel:
Now I did not want to put it on my youtube channel because that channel was meant for the english speakers....but a friend of mine asked me and so I did it....and Lord behold id got over 800 views even there ....
Now for a channel such as mine that is a lot if you compare it to previous views.
And so I learned a valuable lesson about this, we cannot ignore what is viral.
So my small advise for you my reader is find something funny and bring Steemit into the spotlight once again.
Until then I am Cynetyc and thank you for reading this article!
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