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Message that Taught me ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bobgoe, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. bobgoe

    bobgoe Power Member

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    Today I got a text message form my friend the content was

    "Magical msg
    00/00/0000
    Send this message 8 of your friends
    after that check in your sent message folder
    you will find one of the sent message containing your DOB
    It is not a Joke Try it....."

    (this message was in my regionla language and it is a rough transalation )

    Even though this is a prank message which i got , After reading this Even i was tempted to forward those message to 8 people (but i didn't )

    After analyzing this short message I could find some interesting technique used in this that IMer regularly use


    Lets take the first part of the message
    "Magical msg
    00/00/0000"

    This generated curiosity which made us (at least me :) ) to continue read the message

    The second part
    "Send this message 8 of your friends
    after that check in your sent message folder"

    This generated questions and doubts in out mind and like will it work ? how it is gonna work ? etc....
    So both the small part made us curious and raised questions in out mind

    When our emotional thinking was about to overcome by logic by giving answer to the above question
    "how will a message know my DOB while my mobile device does not have any
    record of my DOB"

    Third part
    "It is not a Joke Try it....."

    The third part kicked in and completely cut of our logical thinking and even made out emotions strong
    if the message only containg a commanding word like "try it "
    with out the word "it is not a joke " then we would hesitate doing it since
    most of us hate commands or order but
    the first part " it is not a joke " heighten the curiosity and complimented the
    last part "try it " and tempted us to send the message

    So

    What we ( I ) learned form experience ( I have read this in book but i saw this in pratically )

    Catchy and curiosity generating Title
    generate curiousity
    generate questions / doubt
    Generate even more curiosity by taking advantage of there emotions
    Then a Call to action

    I wrote this just because i found this amusing even this small text message that we usually delete has the marketing strategy in it . The message worked the emotions of some people that we why we received the message

    what you guys think
     
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  2. umairsheikh2002

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    OP are you PAKI or Indian? This kind of message sent these people :)
     
  3. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    yes catching peoples eye and emotions is imp.

    This doesnt catch mine as i know its not possible.

    But the 3 parts are pretty impressive, you really observed it carefully.
     
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  4. bobgoe

    bobgoe Power Member

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    from India :D
     
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    That's some good copywriting
     
  6. bobgoe

    bobgoe Power Member

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    YES but actually even i know it was not possible but as i said it was in my regional language and that surly had a impact and also helps building instant rapport