Recently on DigitalPoint forums, a new directory trying to gain exposure paid some forum “heavy-weights”(popular people with lots of posts and reputation) to advertise in their avatar there new directory – site shift. 3 hours later, half the forum had these avatars even though site swift only paid for some avatars. Then another directory – sevenseek did the same thing. This campaign proved to bring a lot more traffic and exposure to the new directories. So this is now a new marketing 2.0 scheme.
Now, if you’re on any forum and you’ve either got lots of posts or are very well known, I suggest you head over to Digitalpoint Forums and register then sell your avatar on the other forum you go on. For the moment I suggest to only sell for 1 month. Why only 1 month? because prices are bound to go on the increase. Selling permanent avatar rights now is a choice you may regret in the future.
Below is a graph of site shift’s alexa traffic
Notice the big increase? that’s when the avatars became live.
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I got like a dozen of these PM’s. At first I thought they wanted to ban people who accepted it or something, so I was very carefull about it.
Not sure if I should sell myself like that though!
Crazy how that all worked out… now let’s see how fast we can fill other niche forums with our avatars!
yeh, great way to advertise for your niche.