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Turning MySp*ace friends into an opt-in list

Discussion in 'Myspace' started by Zak_A, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is not really an idea from myself, but I saw it being done on myspace, and it looks quite interesting. Just though I'd share.

    So I got a spam message from a myspace "friend" that said exactly this :

    So I got to this website, just to take a look. When the page loads, you get a message box telling you :

    Then you're just redirected to a simple form containing this :
    I think you know what I mean : you can just copy this system, create a myspace account if you don't have one yet, add a bunch of friends and spam them with such a message.
    They will give you their name and email address hopping that they will find their picture and be able to request it to be deleted from the website.
    Once they've filled the form, have a "confirmation email" sent to them so they "opt in".
    Then you can just redirect them to an error page, or why not even a cpa aff link.

    The conversion of this is probably very high, as most myspace user happily expose their whole life on their own myspace page, but are very nitpicky when it comes to their so called "privacy". (Yeah I know that doesn't make any sense ;) )

    This was "How to turn your myspace friends into an opt-in mailing list".

    copy. rince. repeat. brainstorm. improve. make money :)
     
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  2. shaqsquash

    shaqsquash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is not a new idea. Modified versions of this idea are being used right now and its very effective if done right like anything else.
     
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    catspurley Registered Member

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    This has my head spinning with ideas on how to monetize. You could build a list crazy fast with this

    What are some of the modded versions of this like?

    Shaq, do you remember how they laid it out?
     
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    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm well aware this is nothing new, and that there are a lot of versions of this kind of trick.
    I just shared a complete and detailed method I came across, which is ready to use "as is" for newbies, and which can lead to other ideas with a little brainstorming for anyone who didn't think about it yet ;)
    I still think that's the aim of bhw : sharing "basic" ideas and concepts that can either be used as is, or can have anyone's head spinning to improve and find new ideas and methods. :)
     
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    Yes, good pt. I think I might have one;) Thanks for sharing this.