If you were Mark Zuckerberg & you were to launch FB tomorrow - how would you promote it?

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Title above says it all, let's see the type of answers we get floating in - should help some of us.

Thanks in advance to contributions made.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
    If you were Zakhar and you were launching a website soon, how would you do it?
  • Profile picture of the author franktwin
    He kind of did it the best way.... by telling his friends... But if I had it my way I would do a funny parody video, something that would get tons of views and at the end say "sponsored BY"... BOOM... tons of visitors...

    Cheers,
  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    I'd promote it on Face book.

    Patrick
  • Profile picture of the author MKaren
    Be social, promote to my friends then crawl to my friend's friends, family and family friends and so on and so forth..

    But if I were a new social website..It would be get my website to all social media,all kinds of promotional websites like and be active for a while.



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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I'd promote it on Face book.
    Hey Patrick...you beat me to that answer. LOL.

    If FB did not yet exist, there are still loads of other social media sites and forums and places you could advertise so it's still possible for things to go viral. Lucky for Zuckerberg that he was in the right frame of mind at the right time and ,Voila! billionaires galore!
  • Profile picture of the author FreshAndThemes
    hhmmm probably using the same methods he used... quirky ideas like hot or not and going for those who are constantly online... STUDENTS
  • Profile picture of the author livitweb
    Well, if you were Mark Zuckerberg and you would like to get hits to your website, social media promotion and video marketing would be great avenues. You could promote it via the social sites that were popular then. Like, Friendster, for example, and others. Word of mouth is not a bad thing too. You can start by enticing your friends and family to check out your website and ask them to invite the ones that they know to do the same thing.
  • Profile picture of the author just10bucks
    I'd probably try to promote my site on college and university websites and the campus newspaper.

    I'd also promote to military folks ... they seem to move around and often know other active duty folks in different locations

    James

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  • Profile picture of the author Zakhar
    Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post

    If you were Zakhar and you were launching a website soon, how would you do it?
    Plan each and every hour of my day for the next 6 months after launch.

    Once developed, I would hit big tech sites such as mashable, tech crunch etc to get myself published

    obviously make all friends/family aware - set them a target. "you must get 10 users every week" tell your friends to tell their friends etc.

    talk to university lecturers and tell them to give me 10minutes before their lecture so I can talk to their students about something exciting

    Social sites that have higher percentage to send traffic outwards such as Pinterest and Tumblr to be used, yes I'd do a little Twitter and Facebook but I wouldn't bother longer than 15minutes a day don't forget YouTube probably the most important platform to sell yourself.

    I could probably type another 50 but I'll let this thread continue first =)
  • Profile picture of the author kmanbloquet
    Buy a ton of ads on Google Adwords and just blast my local community through ads.
  • Profile picture of the author Zakhar
    Originally Posted by kmanbloquet View Post

    Buy a ton of ads on Google Adwords and just blast my local community through ads.
    I like the blasting of community part aka classified ads online & this can be done offline through leaflets - decent idea mate.
  • Profile picture of the author Night Owl2
    Invest a lot into PPC
  • Profile picture of the author Dwayne K
    Articles and Press Releases.
  • Profile picture of the author jayapc87
    start it in a university first exactly how he did
    copycat marketing
  • Profile picture of the author Zakhar
    Originally Posted by jayapc87 View Post

    start it in a university first exactly how he did
    copycat marketing
    Yes, can't exactly start in university if you're not attending however definitely do lectures within colleges/universities - a good idea indeed.

    Originally Posted by Dwayne K View Post

    Articles and Press Releases.
    Yes, for sure!

    Originally Posted by Night Owl2 View Post

    Invest a lot into PPC
    Depends if the start-up has such budgets but I guess you should definitely put some funds aside to see the conversion rate of the users that actually join rather than just land & leave.
  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    1. Write Well and Write Often
    2. Submit Your Blog to Search Engines
    3. Use and Update Your Blogroll
    4. Harness the Power of Comments
    5. Syndicate Your Blog's Content with an RSS Feed
    6. Use Links and Trackbacks
    7. Tag Your Posts
    8. Submit Your Posts to Social Bookmarking Sites
    9. Remember Search Engine Optimization
    10. Don't Forget Images
  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Originally Posted by Zakhar View Post

    Yes, can't exactly start in university if you're not attending
    This is somewhat true. I attended 2 universities and both of them I still sneak into from time to time. Some times to use their free printers (to print flyers/ebook/etc) other times to use their gym. I only know of one uni in my state that has impenetrable security. But many of them can't control students walking in and out due to how the campus's are designed. Many students have to get from housing to class everyday and due to the amount of students coming on/off campus every couple of hours security can't check ids. They will stand around looking for trouble, but thats all they can really do. And I've seen tons of people come in just to spam the lots who don't belong there. They will walk in with a backpack on a windy day, lay a few stacks of flyers on the ground, and walk right off the campus. Then the wind blows them all over the campus lol. Many campus's have students who get paid just to pick up flyers all day long thats how bad it is.

    Also, unis typically have an option where you can apply for a class, not pay a dime, and it won't go towards any type of degree, but you'll still be allowed to attend classes. Whether you want to learn about something or just spam the campus every week is up to you. :p
  • Profile picture of the author bravoo
    If I have a lot of money:
    1. I will advertise on 150 top news portal sites from 150 countries for at least 1 month, no need more other seo techniques
  • Profile picture of the author Zakhar
    Originally Posted by bravoo View Post

    If I have a lot of money:
    1. I will advertise on 150 top news portal sites from 150 countries for at least 1 month, no need more other seo techniques
    Might as well do a TV ad if you would go about doing this.

    If your concept is strong enough these "top news" sites will follow you either way =)
  • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
    Considering that Facebook is the most successful social networking site ever and made Zuckerberg a billionaire, I wouldn't do anything differently.

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