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Hello,

I have been reading a lot on the forums lately and just wanted share a little idea I had the other day.

Well, several days ago I was scanning yahoo groups attempting find a group that was involved with medium format film. This was completely for my enjoyment and I had no internet marketing intentions. As I was confirming my setup with the group, I noticed that the one of the default checkboxes stated something to the effect of: Allow this group to send me emails whenever a new post is created. Since this box is selected by default, I realized that tons of people using Yahoo groups would just leave it selected.(not like its a bad thing. If they want every post, so be it)

Anyway, I started realizing the kind of potential yahoo groups has.
Every-time someone creates a post it will be sent to everyones email who left the box checked.
This technique is like already having a huge, highly targeted list of people who are very interested in this niche.

Yahoo Groups is one HUGE list.

For any click-bank product your promoting, just head on over to yahoo groups and sign up with several groups related to your product.

Post a little something that would add to the group and would "break yourself in a little"

Then, several posts later, you create a new post(topic, question, what have you) linking back to your niche blog or website.

You have just sent an enormous amount of emails(depends on the group size of course. Yahoo groups will display the population of each group while browsing. Just choose how large of a list you want!) to people who are very interested in what you have to say. If your blog or site contains some decent content I am sure they would be glad to join your newsletter.

You have access to a massive mailing list of people who are interested in your niche. Once they visit your blog through the link in your group post, they would probably opt in to YOUR list since we already know they are hungry, very hungry, for information about this category.(thats why they joined this yahoo group in the first place) Hopefully, this will prove to be a successful way to create a list very quickly.

I hope that you can find yahoo groups a great source of traffic by using this technique!

Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Sounds interesting. I'll put my daughter on it and see what happens.

    Anyone with any marketing experience with these groups such as Yahoo, Google & Msn?

    But building you own list may be the most profitable thing you could do for your long term online business situation.

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  • Profile picture of the author mikkosant
    Well, in theory, once they visit the link(inside your post) to your your blog or site that is related to the group they will opt in to your list because they are interested in this niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikkosant
    Thanks TrafficLicious!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    This idea can work, but needs a word of caution: Some groups have very strict rules about posting ANY links, so be sure to follow them.

    On a side note, I spent a long time with no list, and made a lot of money, but the work was much harder.

    Perhaps Yahoo! Groups is the best of both worlds (again, following any and all rules of the group).

    All the best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
      I'm on 2 Yahoo groups myself. 1 for Flamenco enthusiasts and
      the other for enthusiasts for the machines made by the
      defunct Swiss Inca machine company.

      Now I have never got the idea that any sort of marketing
      would be socially welcome to these lists. That being said,
      a sig-line on contributions I make may get some traffic.
      I've never tracked it but I do sometimes use the sig-line
      that basically communicates:
      "Learn how to get the money on the internet"

      "Where it is a questions of money, everyone is of the same religion" - Voltaire
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike McBride
      Originally Posted by nanotek View Post

      I agree with you totally !
      Please note the serial one-line poster (who seems to agree totally with everything.)
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  • Profile picture of the author gamequeen
    Another great idea here at the forum. I also agree that you have to make sure there is no rule against links but free traffic is better than none!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr_Julian_S
    I have been in 4 groups in Yahoo, but never noticed such a thing. I hope that this is a nice thing and makes sense. I think that this thing can work successfully, if used properly and within the yahoo guidelines as well.

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  • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
    suggestion....

    write a short report (with your links in it) and upload it into the files section of the group......

    announce the file in a message......if the report is good, it will be passed on

    i created a joke ebook about a year ago, and it's still bringing traffic because people pass it on
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    • Profile picture of the author ssk05
      Originally Posted by grumpyjacksa View Post

      suggestion....

      write a short report (with your links in it) and upload it into the files section of the group......

      announce the file in a message......if the report is good, it will be passed on

      i created a joke ebook about a year ago, and it's still bringing traffic because people pass it on

      Nice idea. I would also mention tht one should also use tracker to track clicks coming from yahoo groups posting, this will show how much is the click conversion as well. Also there is one script called Yahoo Auto Mailer which can automate this process However i would suggest joining only 10 groups (specially on marketing) then promote your opportunity over there. I have done this suggestion last year to one of my client & had gud click through but we had joined more than 100+ groups.. & also had clickaudit as the tracker where the clicks were only 2000+ anyways message does gets read All the best to anyone who tries this field.
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      • Profile picture of the author naruq
        Thanks for sharing your no list strategy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Talltom1
    It's not just Yahoo/Google/MSN groups, there's the additional ones like LinkedIN, and other networking sites (although these are even more likely to have stricter rules about self-promotion).

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  • Profile picture of the author Crystal_
    I encourage you to rethink your approach.

    For any click-bank product your promoting, just head on over to yahoo groups and sign up with several groups related to your product.

    Post a little something that would add to the group and would "break yourself in a little"

    Then, several posts later, you create a new post(topic, question, what have you) linking back to your niche blog or website.

    If a group permits you to post your links in this manner, chances are the majority of members of joined for the same reason as you.

    The lights may be on but no one is home.

    Owners and members of active groups tend to moderade new member's posts for some time.

    There's a party inside, the door's open and you're standing on the porch.

    To get inside you can build up trust by posting "something that would add to the group."

    However, your next move is going to destroy that trust or get you bounced out of the party on your ear.

    You create a new post(topic, question, what have you) linking back to your niche blog or website.
    At best, this is thinly disguised spam.

    You are going to be far more successful in your quest to get sales, traffic and subscribers via discussion groups by building up trust and credibility and actually connecting with your target market.

    Certainly make use of your sig line if the group allows.

    But if you join with the sole intention of sneaking in your link, you're missing some very valuable opportunities.

    Anyone with any marketing experience with these groups such as Yahoo, Google & Msn?
    Yes, I am speaking from experience.

    If you honestly try to help them solve their problems and achieve their desires you can achieve many short term goals such as:

    Traffic
    Leads
    Sales
    New product ideas
    Testimonials

    It is worth the effort to establish relationships with your target market.

    Do it consistently and you'll have a very powerful online business.

    Crystal
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