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September 28, 2018 - No Comments!

How to promote your Viral Loops affiliate link

Before I proceed with giving you my tips for promoting your Viral Loops affiliate link, I feel the urge to thank you for being part of our community.

This affiliate program became a reality due to a bunch of amazing people promoting our product on their blogs, YouTube channel, or social media accounts.

In case you haven’t already, join our affiliate program.

It’s very important for us to reward every single one of you that contribute to our company’s growth.

Thank you!

Now, let’s cut right to the chase.

You just received your Viral Loops affiliate link; now what?

You have to start promoting it. Looking at the greater scheme of things, you have 2 options for promoting:

  1. Free promotion.
  2. Paid promotion.

Remember that there is no right or wrong approach to this. You don’t have to go with only one of the 2 options.

The best practice is to put both into play.

Let’s see which are the best free promotion strategies for your Viral Loops affiliate link:

  • Blogging.
  • Vlogging.
  • Social Media.
    • Facebook.
    • Instagram.
    • Pinterest.

On the other hand, if you’re willing to spend some money to promote your affiliate link you can use:

  • Google Ads.
  • Facebook ads.
  • Native ads on blogs.

If you’re willing to use both paid and free strategies, you have to treat your promotions as an ecosystem.

That means that each particle of your ecosystem should reinforce another particle.

Viral Loops affiliates media kit

Before we dive deeper into each strategy, there’s something that you should always keep in mind:

When you’re posting your Viral Loops affiliate link (or any other affiliate link), you should let people know that it is an affiliate link.

Being open about this builds trust with people. Your goal should be to get them to buy through your link because they want to support you.

In addition, you have to keep in mind that our affiliate program doesn’t follow the “one-time commision” logic.

That means that you’re not going to just get paid when you bring a new customer to us; Instead, you’ll get a 30% recurring commision, for as long as those customers use Viral Loops.

So, you should not only look for ways that will bring you affiliate sales but also find ways to retain users in Viral Loops.

The more they stay, the more you make.

Let’s do it!

Free promotion strategies.

If you don’t want to spend any kind of money in promoting your affiliate link, content creation is the way to go.

Before I tell you about platforms, let’s see what kind of topics you can pick to craft your content:

  • Product comparison.
  • Marketing tools lists.
  • Tutorials.
  • Case studies.

As you probably know, Viral Loops is a referral marketing platform. That means, that the keyword “referral marketing”, is a low-hanging fruit for you.

However, referral marketing is a traction channel. That means it could be part of a bigger marketing strategy.

That means that you can craft content about how to market a specific product or service, and include referral marketing as part of the strategy.

I will not get into how you can conduct a keyword research in this document, as it would take ages. If you’re interested, Brian Dean wrote the best guide about it!

In a recent post, I wrote a bit on how you can use Pinterest as a keyword research tool in order to craft content for Pinterest.

  1. Click the link below.
  2. Press “Ctrl+F”
  3. Search for ”My gf hates Pinterest”
  4. Follow the process written.

Drive a tsunami of traffic to your Shopify store.

Remember!

You should craft content that will both bring affiliate sales, but also retain your affiliate user in Viral Loops.

OK; now that you have an idea on how you can get started with what your content will be about, I will give you a short framework on how to distribute that content. Ready?

  1. Compile your content in a very informative blog post and publish it.
  2. Use the blog post to write the script for a YouTube video.
  3. Shoot the video and publish it with your affiliate link in the description.
  4. Embed the video inside the original post.
  5. Add a link to your post in the description of the Youtube video (some people prefer to see things written).

By now, you’ll have 2 formats for the same topic. Now it’s time for further distribution.

Here are some popular options:

  • Email newsletter.
  • Facebook groups.
  • Instagram stories.
  • Pinterest.
  • Communities.

Email newsletter.

I always find that email subscribers are the most loyal subscribers to have and the harder to retain.

If you’re using email newsletters as a distribution channel, you already know what you have to do.

If not, start considering using it to send your new blog posts/video to your subscribers.

Facebook groups.

Facebook’s ever-changing algorithm is not really friendly for promoting content (unless you’re willing to pay). That’s the main reason that pushed a lot of people into Facebook groups.

In order to sell something, you first have to identify who your prospects are. If you do so, it will be easy for you to find relevant Facebook groups.

Now you have to:

  1. Join a group.
  2. Start engaging with other people’s content (mostly by commenting)
  3. Take your original post and edit it in order to fit the layout of a Facebook post.
  4. Add your video to the post.

Instagram Stories

When Instagram ripped-off Snapchat’s feature, I got furious. Soon I started using it myself.

Instagram’s main algorithm follows the steps of Facebook, but stories are a great way to get engagement.

Here’s what you can do to promote your affiliate link with Instagram stories.

  1. Put your affiliate link on your Instagram bio.
  2. Create a series of stories based on your original post.
  3. Use one of the visuals provided by us, as your last story (prompting people to follow the link in your bio or swipe up).
  4. Save the series of stories in your Highlighted stories in order to keep them for more than 24 hours.

Pinterest.

Pinterest is a visual-oriented platform. That means that you need to make a great image for your post.

Your priority should be to rank as high as possible for your desired keyword in Pinterest search results.

Make sure that:

  1. Your post and description included the right keywords.
  2. You visual is stunning.

In order to rank, your pin will need engagement, which translates into “Saves” and comments.

Communities.

Most people just go and post their work in some communities, expect to get tons of traffic, eventually get 0 traction, and then say that communities are not worth it.

They are called communities for a reason. These are places where similar-minded individuals exchange value and opinions through conversation.

If you want to do great in communities, you first have to be part of the community. That takes time.

The next time someone tells you that communities suck for distributing content, tell them that you find their lack of patience and commitment, disturbing.

Paid promotion strategies.

Personally, I don’t like ads. It’s like renting space.

Owning assets is evergreen.

But algorithms are made by companies; companies need to make money.

Since you are into crafting content, your paid advertising strategy should revolve around promoting this content.

You can do it using Google ads, or Facebook ads and Facebook retargeting ads.

I’m by no means a paid advertising expert, but if you’re interested, make sure to read the following blogs:

Viral Loops affiliates media kit

Before you go.

Once again, thank you for being part of our community!

We wish you the best of luck with your Viral Loops affiliate link promotion.

In case you create a piece of content that you think we’d like, don’t hesitate to contact us. We may even help you with its promotion.

Keep being awesome,

August 7, 2018 - No Comments!

Viral Loops Affiliate program is here!

Over the course of the last two years, we had the pleasure to work closely with some of the best marketers out there.

Actually, some of them use our product so much that it's an inextricable part of the proposals they craft for their prospects.

The thing that always intrigued our team, is that these people never asked anything in return except making sure that their clients will face as little problems as possible.

But after a point, just serving the best product we could doesn't seem fair to us. You deserve more.

You are an extended part of our team. And we need more people like you.

After a storm of new features- like the Viral Loops Story for Shopify, I'm in the exciting position to announce our affiliate program!

What's in for you?

For every new billing account you bring to Viral Loops through your affiliate link you'll receive a 30% monthly recurring commission.

How does it work?

Joining the Viral Loops Affiliate Program is pretty simple. It's a three-step process:

  1. Fill our form with your personal information.
    We’ll generate your unique link and email it to you.
  2. Start promoting.
  3. Get to the bank.

 Note: We only accept PayPal for transferring your commissions. If you don't have a PayPal account, make sure to create one.

Details and terms

There are a few rules about our affiliate program, which tried to keep really simple. The reason we created these rules is to prevent abuse and protect our customers.

  • Payouts are currently made on the 2nd of each month.
  • Affiliate commissions are approved on the 1st of each month.
    There is a minimum delay of 30 days before approving pending commissions (to account for any refunds since we have a 30-day no-questions-asked refund policy).
  • Depending on when a commission is earned in a month, it can be pending for up to 60 days.
    e.g. If you earned a commission on August 5th, it along w/ all August commissions would be approved on Oct 1 (creating a 55-day delay) and paid on Oct 2nd.
    If you earned a commission on Aug 30, it would also get approved on Oct 1 (creating a 30-day delay) and paid on Oct 2nd.
  • Self-referrals are not allowed. The point is to get you to refer other people.
    This is not a way to get a discount on your own account.
  • Abuse, gaming, or shady behavior will get your account banned. Just play cool.
  • In some cases, we can give credit to an affiliate even if the customer didn’t sign up through their link by mistake. If you have a case like that, contact us first so we can help.
  • We reserve the right to change the terms at any time.

Let's work together! 😎 

 

July 25, 2018 - No Comments!

Announcing the Viral Loops Story for Shopify

Your audience already spreads the word about you by sharing your content or simply talking about you to their friends and family. You can now build and expand on that by giving clear incentives to your customers and prospects to promote your brand.

Enter the Viral Loops Story for Shopify increase your word of mouth sales and build a strong brand.

Anyone has the ability to become an ambassador for your business, even if they haven’t purchased anything yet.

By plugging Viral Loops into your Shopify ecommerce store, your brand ambassadors... are able to spread the word about your business and get rewarded for helping you build your brand.

Ambassadors win for every sale they refer as they get discount coupon codes they can use for their next purchase. The coupon codes are automatically generated and sent via email.

The best part is that zero maintenance is required!

But your marketing efforts shouldn’t stop there.

As you’re building your brand, the growth of your audience, is of high importance too. Reward your ambassadors for all the email subscribers they bring to your newsletter.

With the Viral Loops Story for Shopify, you can set-up several milestones with different rewards for subscriber growth and offer unique rewards to your ambassadors as they refer their friends and reach those milestones.

If you aim for your online store to never stop improving, we promise that your referral campaigns won’t as well.

That's the reason Viral Loops as a product takes the "Story" approach, leaving behind the outdated concept of templates.

You see, a template is simply some part of that strategy (eg. a milestone referral campaign for getting more email subscribers), and Viral Loops Stories aims to be much more than that.

A story is a complete word-of-mouth marketing strategy for your use case (“Grow your ecommerce store with an ambassador campaign”) and each story comes with several chapters.

Each chapter acts as specific part of your marketing strategy and you can “deploy” them as you see fit and when it’s the right time.

For example, there’s a chapter dedicated to building an email list, which will allow you to bring more sales, but also a chapter dedicated to getting more sales with word-of-mouth.

We thought your marketing never stops and you need to keep things fresh for your potential and existing customers otherwise, they’d stop engaging with your referral campaign.

Stories help you with that because you always know what to do next, the next thing that will keep everyone excited and engaged.

So, the Viral Loops Story for Shopify is ever-evolving and you will get suggestions for improvements and future actions, just in time to keep your campaign fresh and your audience engaged.

We strive for your thrive.

Prepare to go “Cha-Ching” 💸💰

 

June 19, 2018 - No Comments!

From Visitor to Ambassador: The art of referral marketing

A few months ago we decided to give a try to Messenger chatbots. The plan was to craft an exclusive playbook for our subscribers and publish one chapter each week.

We named it “From Visitor to Ambassador: The art of Referral Marketing

It’s a playbook that includes all the means one can use to turn their website visitors into brand ambassadors for their product or service.

The topics we cover are:

💪 What an Ambassador Referral Campaign is and how it works.

You might have heard how Harry’s gathered 100,000 emails in one week before they launched. They used an ambassador referral campaign to achieve it and we show exactly how you can do it as well.

🎯 How to turn your Visitors into Ambassadors

This is the value proposition of the playbook. You will get a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed, and how to remove all the obstacles in the way.

⚙️ Building Viral Landing Pages

Landing pages are all about conversion rates, and we have the best recipe to create pages that convert like crazy; exactly the stuff you need for your ambassador referral campaign.

🏆 Choosing the best rewards for your ambassadors.

It’s another thing to bribe people to talk about you, and a totally different thing to reward them for doing so. Inside the playbook, we are talking about how you can avoid falling into the trap of bribing people, and how you can choose rewards that express your real gratitude.

🔥 Boosting your campaign’s performance.

Just launching an ambassador referral campaign/ program doesn’t mean that there’s an autopilot. You might need to iterate in order to achieve pure greatness.

We see ourselves as iteration maniacs, and after reading this playbook you’ll become one too.

💡 Technical growth hacks that can save the day.

We give you some clever ways to use apps out there in order to blow people's minds away. These are testing and proven to work, so we explain how to do it yourself in minutes.

Our Messenger bot worked pretty well and managed to gather a few thousands of subscribers very quickly. But this is not the reason I’m writing these lines.

As we started adding chapter after chapter, we soon realized that the content we created deserves something better than just existing in a document on the cloud.

So, we decided to make it an actual book.

The playbook is live on Product Hunt, and we used its “Upcoming” feature to gather as many people as possible, prior to the actual launch.

We also used the growth hack that Josh Fechter shared a few days ago: we uploaded a portion of our email list on the “Upcoming” for social proof—as we got more than 16,000 people are in the campaign 🙃

R U ready to Turn Visitors To Ambassadors?

We're really proud of the outcome. We could sell it, instead of giving it for free.

Download your free copy now! 

We 💗 you!

May 24, 2018 - No Comments!

GDPR and Viral Loops

Disclaimer: This article is not by any means legal advice for your company on how to comply with the GDPR. The goal is to provide background information to help you better understand the regulation.

We propose that you consult an attorney if you’d like advice on how you should interpret this information or its accuracy.

We are just a breath away from the 25th of May 2018, when the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. The legislation is set to have a huge impact on how digital companies and marketers get access to, store, distribute and process the personal data from EU citizens.

There are 2 things you should definitely keep in mind about GDPR:

  1. Even if your business is based outside of the EU, gathering, managing or distributing any personal data of EU citizens, means the GDPR applies to you as well.
  2. Potential penalties for failing to comply with the GDPR are purely savage. Depending on the type of violation, companies will be inclined to pay fines of up to €20 million or 4% of their global annual revenue (whichever is greater). That means that you can’t afford to ignore the regulation.

The second point is expected to have a huge impact on the digital landscape as, according to Hubspot, just 36% of marketers have heard of GDPR, while 15% of companies have done nothing, and are at risk of non-compliance.

But is GDPR a bad thing?

Perspective is everything, people. While a tiny bit of madness might occur for the infrastructure that digital companies use, at the same time many of the scammers out there will go out of work.

As a result, end-customers will have the opportunity to browse in a safer environment (and customer satisfaction is KING). This also means that marketers (like me) will have to do a better job in order to gain the right to communicate with people on a regular basis.

GDPR for Referral Marketing, and what it means for Viral Loops.

When participants are joining your campaign, you are getting and processing their personal data, such as their name and email.

To be compliant with GDPR you should have the participant's consent for any marketing activities you are going to use this data for.

Viral Loops allows you to add opt-in options in the campaign widgets so that participants can give their consent when they join the campaign.

The marketing-consents block can be added at the bottom of the Form Widget, Viral Loops Popup and In-app Referral widget at the participation state, before the participant joins the campaign.
It consists of a description text, the marketing consent options, and some complementary legal text.

To set up these options go to your Settings from the Profile drop-down at the top right of your screen.

Capturing consent

To start capturing consent go to your Campaign Wizard and edit the relevant widget (Form Widget, Viral Loops Popup and In-app Referral Widget) to enable the GDPR fields.

The widget will display the description, consent options and legal texts you set-up earlier.
When participants are joining the campaign, their choices will be getting logged so that you know what each participant has opted-in to.

Documenting consent

The marketing consent choices of your campaign participants are available in the CSV export of your campaign and you will also be able to see them in your Campaign Dashboard and MailChimp and Mailjet integrations around the beginning of June 2018.

Here’s a condensed version of our GDPR Roadmap and where we are on our journey:

  • Research how the GDPR impacts our product and business, and implement the required changes to our internal processes required to achieve and maintain compliance with the regulation - COMPLETE
  • Rewrite our Data Protection Agreement - COMPLETE
  • Perform the necessary changes/improvements to our product based on the requirements:
    • Giving control to our users over the marketing activities they opt-in - COMPLETE
    • New GDPR fields to capture consent from campaign participants - COMPLETE
    • Consent options provided by campaign participants available in the participant list export - COMPLETE
    • Deletion: A user has the right to request that we delete all of their personal data. Users who wish to inquire about the right to be forgotten will be able to reach out to us at any time.- COMPLETE
    • Access / Portability: A user can request access to a copy of the personal data that we have collected. Users who wish to request portability can reach out to us at any time.- COMPLETE
    • Consent options provided by campaign participants visible in the Campaign Dashboard - IN PROGRESS
  • Add a cookie notice to all marketing pages and blogs in order to comply with the E-Privacy Directive.- COMPLETE
  • Finalize and communicate our full compliance (this is what this blog post is about) - COMPLETE

Note that we are in constant motion in order to improve our existing features, or provide new solutions that will help you to run GDPR compliant campaigns in an easier manner.

What do Viral Loops Customers need to do?

There are two things that you might need to do depending on your situation. Below are the only impactful changes that we can foresee that might affect you as a result of using Viral Loops:

  1. Make sure your Terms of Service or Privacy Policy properly communicate to your users how you are using Viral Loops (and any other similar services) on your website or app. In any different situation, but the GDPR may heavily penalize you.
    We recommend you make sure your policies are up to date and clear to your readers.
  2. If you need to get marketing permissions from your campaign participants, enable and set the marketing consent options you want to ask them when they join your campaign.
    If a participant requests to be removed from your campaign you can delete them from your Campaign Dashboard. Participant data requests can be forwarded to Viral Loops for processing.
  3. If you are in the European Union you might want to sign a Data Processing Agreement with Viral Loops. We’re happy to do so upon request at privacy@viral-loops.comWe will countersign it and provide you with a fully executed downloadable copy via email within a few business days. If you have any questions about its contents simply email us at privacy@viral-loops.com

Keep being awesome 😎

April 26, 2018 - No Comments!

How to get started with Viral Loops

Hey everyone! This is Savvas, CEO of Viral Loops 🙂

This is a starter's guide for Viral Loops. If you don't want to read the entire article, feel free to check the video we created for you: 👇 

Why we created Viral Loops and why you need referral marketing.

Word of mouth is responsible for up to 50% of all purchasing decisions.
According to research, it’s 10x more effective than traditional advertising.

That’s why we created Viral Loops—a referral-marketing platform that helps you capture new customers and grow your businesses.

Here’s the deal: Your success is the basis of our success.

That’s why we decided to focus on the things that can make or break a referral-marketing campaign and show you exactly, step-by-step, how to make it successful.

For starters, Viral Loops is a template-based platform, meaning that you can choose one of our templates inspired by successful referral campaigns, and customize it according to your needs.

After studying data from thousands of campaigns, we saw that one of the most significant key factors in getting the most from your referral campaigns is to choose the right template.

Currently, we offer multiple campaign templates.

From referral campaigns and ambassador programs inspired by companies like Dropbox and Harry’s - to prelaunch campaigns and giveaways inspired by Robinhood and Jet.

If you don’t know what the best template is for you, don’t worry! 🙂 When you’re ready to build your campaign, our app will guide you through all the possibilities - and you can select the right template in no time at all.

It’s easy and effective.

Caution: Before selecting your template, make sure it’s supported by your platform. The following diagram will make your life much easier.

Our Referral Templates

The Milestone Referral

Inspired by Harry’s and the Hustle

You might have heard how Harry’s gathered 100,000 emails in one week pre-launch:

They created a referral pre-launch program where a single referrer could invite up to 50 friends in order to unlock different prizes, as she refers more friends and reaches milestones.

This adds a gamification concept to the referral program that seems to work pretty well with millennials.

With this template the rewards could be anything that you already sell in case of an e-shop or any other kind of swags that have nothing to do with the service you provide like the Hustle did; or even just a title, such as official ambassador or superfan of your product/company.

The e-Commerce Referral

Inspired by Gilt

 

Designed with e-Commerce stores in mind, this template offers easy integration with leading e-commerce platforms, such as WooCommerce and Drupal Commerce.

You can see how it looks live. 

Invitee follows a referral link back to your store so that can get a coupon code for a discount towards their first purchase.

When they purchase, their referrer also gets a coupon for their next purchase. Simple as that!

Refer a Friend template

Inspired by Dropbox

We all know what Dropbox is doing with their referral program: When an invitee signs up, both the referrer and the invitee will get 500MB of free space in Dropbox.

You could now set a referral program that tracks sign ups and just pick a different reward.

Our giveaway templates:

We have created two types of campaigns for competitions:

  1. The Leaderboard Giveaway
  2. The Tempting Giveaway

The biggest difference between the two of them is that in The Leaderboard Giveaway the winners will be the ones who have brought the most successful referrals compared to the rest of the participants (so, this is a ranking), whereas on The Tempting Giveaway that is inspired by Mailchimp the winners will be picked up randomly, since this is a sweepstake.

Of course, the more successful referrals a participant has the more chances she has to be the winner, but in this template, one can be the winner even with just one entry.

Here's a live example of The Leaderboard Giveaway

For one of our biggest customers, Vision Mobile, who actually requested a user dashboard instead of the default pop-up option, we created a web page.

This comes with an extra cost and includes all the data that are part of the participant’s pop up in this template plus the images that a superfan/influencer could add to his page/blog in order to provide his personal URL created via Viral Loops.

Another example of The Tempting Giveaway could be found on our campaign Viral Loops/t-shirt, where the pop-up default option is used: https://viral-loops.com/t-shirt

Viral Loops recognizes if the visitor is also a participant of this campaign and shows the corresponding message.

Our pre-launch campaigns:

With these campaigns, we could help you find early adopters, that will become the first customers right after you launch and could help you a lot with their valuable feedback since day one!

You could either use the simplest concept of our Start-up Pre-launch template inspired by Robinhood, or request access to our Private Beta template, that is inspired by Monzo and provides you with a coupon system that you could use to gradually give access for your new online product to the participants.

The Wizard

Create and run efficient viral & referral campaigns in a few clicks.

As soon as you know what’s the right template for you, it’s time to build your campaign.

Step 1: Info

You will have to put details about the campaign and your platform like the name of your product, name of the campaign, URL and how many users you have (we’ll use this to calculate user growth).

Step 2: Rewards

This is probably the most important step of the wizard. Here you choose the reward that users will get when they refer friends.

The reward can be physical, digital or monetary. If it’s monetary you have to click this trigger. Below the reward section, we have the notifications, you can toggle them on or off and also edit them as you like.

Step 3: Widgets

Your users should have a referral dashboard like Dropbox has or like any product that uses a referral program. So here, we let you choose the widgets you want to show and also we let you customize them to match your brand. The most popular is the Sharing Widget.

Step 4: Installation

This step provides some technical info. If you’re familiar with that, then go ahead, but you could ping us anytime for help. If you’re not into that, just hit the “Help me” button and we’ll be more

If you’re not into that, just hit the “Help me” button and we’ll be more than happy to help you install it. Remember the goal is to create the easier way to launch referral programs, we need your help with that.

When you’re finished with setting up your campaign, you can install it on your website using our code snippet (or handy tool or plugins) - or use our API for more complex implementations.

Another powerful feature we have is Viral Loops Pages.

This is something we created for companies which don’t have a website - or don’t have time to a build a new landing page to host their campaign.

Viral Loops Pages allows you to build a landing page directly into your campaign.

Once you’re done, click finish and you’re ready to go.

The Campaigns' Dashboard

If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.

This is the “My campaigns” section, here you’ll find important information about your active, draft, or expired campaigns. From here, you can go to your campaign’s dashboard or even edit it, if you want to change something.

In the dashboard, you could find analytics for your live campaign, such as successful referrals, shares and see the pending rewards to manually manage winners.

Regarding the installation, we give you the chance to try it even on your local server. This will help you test our widget without being live, ensuring that everything will look exactly how you want them to.

Conclusion

I guess that now, you know everything you need to know in order to start your campaign. As a team, we can only perceive our product being a success when our users get the amount of leads they deserve.

Make sure to pick a template that suits your needs and can work with your platform. I would propose to be super careful with your copywriting (it can have a huge impact on your campaign’s performance) and use creatives that will stick to the eye.

We are here to answer all of your questions ASAP, so don’t hesitate to ask.

Note: Puggy recently started spreading her knowledge on Referral Marketing, so 👉 Push the "Send to Messenger" button below to grab her exclusive content 🐶

March 12, 2018 - No Comments!

Why We Built Viral Loops Pages & How To Use Them

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a marketer, it’s that you have to move fast.

Trying to build a landing page without having some serious coding skills can become a nightmare (if you’re like me), and you can end up spending a week on something that you really shouldn’t, instead of focusing on what matters the most:

Running the experiment.

Since we started Viral Loops, our goal was to remove all the obstacles and allow our users to focus on the core value of our product; Which is to make referral marketing easy for everyone.

That’s why we integrated inside Viral Loops a robust solution to build landing pages for your campaigns in a quick and easy manner; Viral Loops Pages

How Viral Loops Pages Work

In order to build your campaign’s landing page with Viral Loops Pages, you have to login to your account and choose to create a new campaign.

Note:

In case you don’t see the same screen as the one in the image above, it’s because you’re not using Viral Loops for the first time -BTW, thank you for that!

In order to see it, all you have to do is to press the “Let Us Guide You” button on the Template Selection screen.

After you select the type of campaign you want to create, you’ll be requested to choose your rewarding system and asked whether you have a website for your campaign, or not.

In the latter, make sure to choose that you DON’T have a website.

Right after that, you’ll be redirected to our Campaign Wizard where you have to fill all the important info for your campaign.

At the “Info step”, you have to check the checkbox that states that you don’t have your own website.

From there, you can proceed with the designing the elements of your campaign like:

  • Designing your widgets.
  • Setting an expiration date for your campaign.
  • Managing your integrations
  • Setting your booster campaigns
  • Etc.

You can start creating your referral campaign landing page, in the “Installation” step of the wizard, and you can do so by selecting “I’ll use Viral Loops Pages”.

You’ll be redirected to the page where you can view your campaign’s URL. In order to open the page editor, you have to click on the “Edit the Campaign Page” button.



This will get you to the Page builder, where you can edit your page:

  • Sections.
  • Meta Tags.
  • Social Media.
  • Typography.
  • Page Integrations.

Sections

From here you can change parameters like your page’s header, footer, and the main body.

You can customize the colors and images appearing in all the different sections of your page, respectively.

For example, you can change (or completely remove) your main body background image, add an image with your referral rewards, edit your CTA button, or change the Headline and the subtitle.

Meta Tags

Ranking your campaign in search engines is really important. That’s why we added the ability to add your meta description for your page.

In addition, we offer the option to upload your custom Open Graph image and title. Note that the image uploaded here is the one that will appear when someone shares your campaign to a social media platform like Facebook.

Social Media

I don’t really have to mention the importance of having your social media account connected with all your digital properties.

From this menu on Viral Loops pages, you can add all your social media accounts. For now, we offer the option to add your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube channel, just above your footer.

Typography

As a team, we are result driven and design oriented. Typography is a huge aspect of good design and that’s the reason we made sure that when you build your landing page with Viral Loops pages, you’ll be able to choose among 4 simple (yet beautiful) fonts for your Headlines and subtitles.

You are also free to edit the font size and color for every typography element on your page.

Page Integrations

Here you have to be cautious: This section of the page builder is not the same as your campaign’s integrations.

From here you can add your Universal Google Analytics ID in order to track your campaign’s page, and also add your Facebook Pixel ID so you can retarget your visitors (or target their friends) on Facebook

TL;DR

If you don’t have time reading the article -or you’re just the visual type, we prepared a video that shows how to use Viral Loops Pages step-by-step.

In a few words, Viral Loops Pages is a solution built by our team in order to provide a quick solution to those of you that want to run a referral marketing campaign and don’t want to get their hands dirty with development.

You can customize all the core elements of your landing page, and get your campaign up and running in just a few clicks.

In case you have questions about how Viral Loops Pages works, let’s discuss it in the comment section below.

Until the next time,

Keep being awesome 😎

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February 23, 2018 - No Comments!

Become a Viral Loops Ambassador

It’s official fam! 🔥

Viral Loops’ Ambassador program is alive and kicking.

After spending a ton of time to find the proper rewards, it’s finally live and you can finally start referring your friends to get all the amazing stuff we prepared for you. 😎

How it works

The process is very simple and similar to Product Hunt’s Ambassador Program (also built with Viral Loops).

All you have to do is to sign up for a new account and start referring your friends.

If you are already a Viral Loops customer, you can start referring your friends by going to “Invite” on the top menu of your account, after signing in.

So, from the moment you’re signed up for Viral Loops, you are assigned to a unique (like you) referral link, which you can share via email, social media, or by writing it down to a piece of paper and passing it to a friend (no school like the old school).

The more friends that sign up for Viral Loops using your unique link, the closer you come to reaching one of our milestones, thus grabbing a reward. 😍

Note: When you reach a milestone we immediately ship your reward and get to keep all your referrals! That way you can just continue to the next milestone.

Our Rewards


When the team sat down to talk about the rewards of our Ambassador Program, we knew exactly what kind of rewards we DIDN’T want to give.

And what we didn’t want to give was t-shirts that no one would like to wear out of their home.

That’s the reason we decided to find someone amazing to create custom designs for all the swag we provide to our ambassadors. 🤩

He goes by the name “Couple Of Doom” and you can check his work on Behance & Instagram.

Let’s take a look at our rewards:

Become an official Viral Loops Ambassador & grab the Ambassador Referral Campaign playbook -- 1 Referral

Grab x3 Puggybot Stickers -- 5 Referrals

Rock our awesome Puggybot Tshirt & get 20% lifetime discount on Viral Loops -- 15 Referrals

Flex our 3-Pair Puggybot Socks -- 25 Referrals

Get 1 Year of Viral Loops for FREE -- 50 Referrals

Are you still here?

Really?

If you want to become a Viral Loops' ambassador and start rocking the amazing swag we prepared for you, all you have to do is to sign up now for our ambassador program.

In case that you have any burning questions, I'll be happy to answer everything in the comment section below!

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February 9, 2018 - No Comments!

How to choose the right Viral Loops template for your campaign.

I know that you fell in love with Viral Loops the moment you laid your eyes on it. I know that you are attracted by its features and the possibilities it offers.

But is there a way to make sure that you’ll pick the template that fits to your needs?

Yes, there is!


The are 3 main factors that you should take under consideration when you want to choose the suitable Viral Loops for your campaign:

  1. The platform you’re using.
  2. The type of campaign you want to run.
  3. Your campaign’s flow (i.g. How you want people to participate and how you want to reward them)

Supported Templates/ Platform and the next best thing.

The options you have when it comes to our templates, depending on the platform that you’re using to run your business (WordPress, Shopify, etc.).

In the diagram below, you can see the type of templates we support on each of the most popular platforms.

Note that even if you want to pick a template that is not supported for the platform you use, there’s a solution called ‘Viral Loops Pages’, which you can use to build a fully customizable landing page for your campaign.

It’s really easy, and you can truly create a page in minutes.

Campaign Types

If your goal is to increase and track conversions on your website (purchases, demo bookings, events etc), and your platform supports it, you may choose the eCommerce Referral template. If your website is custom-made, you’re all in for the Altruistic Referral Template.

In case you want to create a pre-launch campaign for your product/service, then our Prelaunch template is the right fit for you.

You possibly want to turn your users into fanatic ambassadors (like The Hustle did), so the Milestone Template includes anything you might need to do so.

Now, if you’re aiming to increase your brand’s awareness, or just populate a huge database of leads for your marketing campaigns, you can choose among the Milestone, Leaderboard, Sweepstake, or  Refer a Friend template.

How about Rewards?

The way you choose to reward your participants is something that might make, or break your campaign. You have 5 options:

  1. Reward participants for every friend they refer - The Refer a Friend Template.
  2. Reward participants when they reach certain milestones - The Milestone Referral Template.
  3. Reward the top referrers of your campaign - The Leaderboard Template.
  4. Give participants more chances to win for every successful referral they make - The Sweepstake Template.
  5. Reward participants when their referrals make a purchase - The eCommerce, or Altruistic Referral Template.

Before you go.

It’s time to recap. There are 3 main factors to take under consideration when you want to choose the right Viral Loops template for your campaign:

  1. The platform you’re using.
  2. The type of campaign you want to run.
  3. Your campaign’s flow (i.g. How you want people to participate and how you want to reward them).

In case you have any additional questions or just want us to guide you step by step, you can contact our stellar customer support team anytime.

Until the next time, keep being awesome!

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January 31, 2018 - No Comments!

Viral Loops joins forces with WeWork

Our partnerships game just got stronger! 💪

Starting today, Viral Loops is available through the WeWork store!

For those unaware, WeWork is the largest global network of workspaces with more than 150K members in more than 18 countries.

What they do is really simple; they transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection, where companies and people grow together.

WeWork Sony Center Commons Berlin, Germany 

WeWork’s members have access to an exclusive store that gives them the opportunity to take advantage of over 250 benefits and discounts from the company’s partners.

Since Viral Loops joined the party along with giants like Salesforce, Lyft, Upwork, Zendesk, Xero, Slack, Amazon Web Services, Office 365 and Expensify, he had to come up with a very special offer for the occasion.

From now on, all members of WeWork can get:

  • 25% off for a lifetime on monthly plans.
  • 30% off for a lifetime on 6-month plans.

More news and partnerships are coming soon! 💪🏼

If you liked what you’ve just read, just share the 💜 to help us keep it up 🙂

We’d love to get your feedback, so feel free to leave a response below.

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