Filling in Your VN Profile – For Extra Exposure & Branding

Hi everyone!

Today we want to share a short yet important video with you. In this video, Colin explains how to get extra exposure and branding with ViralNetworks. If you want to establish your name as a brand online, or simply want a page of yours to show up in the first search results for your name, then make sure you fill in your ViralNetworks profile!

ViralNetworks is very search engine-friendly, which means that Google and other search engines can easily find the content you submit to the site, and crawl the pages quite often. The video is less than 2 minutes long, and filling in your profile takes less than 3-4 minutes… Don’t you want people to find your profile when searching for your name in the search engines? Of course you do!

Click the ‘Play’ button to watch the video now:

Filling in Your Profile

To fill in your profile, log into your ViralNetworks account and click the ‘Edit Profile’ link at the top right of the page. Make sure you click ‘Save Changes’ after you entered the details. Don’t forget to add a picture of yourself, to make your profile look more professional. If you have any questions, visit our forums!

To Your Success in Business & Life,

Colin Klinkert Frank Bauer
Colin Klinkert
Co-founder
& Frank Bauer
Co-founder
Colin Klinkert Frank Bauer

 

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365-Day Contest – Achievements & Trophies

Here is a table with all the trophies you can win for the 365-Day Contest. Remember, you must win 20 trophies in total to win one of these great prizes (or $400 cash)!

Trophies awarded for submitting high quality content: photos, videos, articles, wikis… Get awarded 10 times to win the 1st trophy!
Trophies awarded for ad impressions. Get your ads shown 50,000 times to get the 1st trophy! Purchase ad credits now to get your ads shown today!
Trophies awarded for article submissions. Submit 10 articles and get the 1st trophy! You must have a reputation level of 4 or more to be able to submit an article.
Trophies awarded for featured videos. After you uploaded a video, you can get it featured in the Featured Section for a small fee. Get 5 of your videos featured and get the 1st trophy!
Trophies awarded for forum posts. Publish 100 posts in the forums and get the 1st trophy! Make sure you don’t spam the forums or you will be warned and suspended!
Trophies awarded for iBlog.at posts. Publish 50 posts on your iBlog.at blog and get the 1st trophy! If you don’t have an iBlog.at blog yet, you can create one now!
Trophies awarded for reading imails. Open and read 100 imails and get the 1st trophy! Make sure you log in every day to give yourself the best chances!
Trophies awarded for referrals. Refer 10 people to ViralNetworks and get the 1st trophy! Find everything you need for your promos in the Promotional Tools Section!
Trophies awarded when upgrading your account. Upgrade your account to Contributing, Gold, platinum or Elite and get a trophy!
Trophies awarded for video comments. Make 100 video comments and get the 1st trophy! Make sure you browse the Video Section every day for new videos!
Trophies awarded for video favorites. Get your videos added as favorites 100 times and get the 1st trophy! Make sure you only upload high quality content videos to give yourself the best chances!
Trophies awareded for video views. Get your videos watched 500 times and get the 1st trophy!
Trophies awarded when you visit sites in Guaranteed Visitors section (in imails). Visit 100 of these sites and get the 1st trophy!
Trophies awarded for wikis. Submit 10 wikis and get the 1st trophy! Only high quality content wikis will be accepted and published.

Good luck to everyone! Feel free to let us know your thoughts on the forum!

Step 4 – Making Friends & Business Contacts

ViralNetworks This is the 4th blog post of a series on how to get started with ViralNetworks. In this series we will show you all the benefits of using ViralNetworks, and how to get started quickly so you can make the most of your membership. Stay tuned for more educational emails and blog posts!

In the previous step we saw how to upload photos and videos. If you still don’t know how to, make sure you read this blog post: Step 3 – Uploading photos and videos. Now we will see how you can make friends and business contacts on ViralNetworks.

Getting to know other members

If you’ve been in the online business and marketing industry for some years, you might already have a few friends or business contacts who are on ViralNetworks already. You can find then with the ‘search box’. Otherwise, we strongly suggest that you browse around the site and send contact requests to people you would like to get in touch with (NOT to show them your offers to but to learn from them). Add people that you can see yourself becoming social with and doing business with.

Remember a Friend can contact you any time via the ‘iMailer’ system and you can contact them, but please once again don’t use it to spam your new friends, only contact them to build a friendship.

A great place to start with is the forum. To visit the forum, log into your account and click ‘Community’ in the top navigation bar. Then click the ‘Forum’ tab. You will land on the ViralNetworks Forum. The forum is broken down into several categories, where you can discuss various topics with other members. This is a great place to start to knowing other members better and make some new friends and business contacts!

Getting active on the forum is a fun and easy way to reach achievements and win trophies. Trophies are like trust seals on your profile; they will help you build your reputation online. Remember… if you receive enough trophies, you can win the 365-Day Contest! Submit quality content, participate in the forums… and you WILL be rewarded for your efforts! Here are the trophies you can win by getting active on the forum:

How to add a member as a contact

To add a member as a contact, simply visit his or her profile and click the ‘Add as Contact‘ link below the profile picture. This will send a contact request to this member. Once the member has accepted the contact request, his or her profile will show up in your list of contacts. To view your list of contacts, go to your profile and scroll down until you reach the ‘Contacts’ box. To view your full list of contacts click ‘View All‘.

Did you know that as a free member you can have up to 1,000 contacts. If you want more contacts you can upgrade your account. On the upgrade page you will see a ‘Benefits Matrix‘ that shows you the differences in the membership levels, so you can choose one that is right for you! Stay tuned for the next blog post!

Step 3 – Uploading photos and videos

ViralNetworks This is the 3rd blog post of a series on how to get started with ViralNetworks. In this series we will show you all the benefits of using ViralNetworks, and how to get started quickly so you can make the most of your membership. Stay tuned for more educational emails and blog posts!

Last time we discussed what networks are and how to join one. If you don’t know what they are and/or how to join one, make sure you read this blog post: Step 2 – Joining a Network. You should be getting a little more familiar with ViralNetworks by now… and you may even have started to upload photos and videos!

Why you should upload photos and videos

ViralNetworks is very search engine-friendly, which means all the content you submit will get indexed very quickly, especially if you tweet about or link to it. This applies to your profile, the articles you may submit, and of course the photos and videos you upload. Make sure you give relevant descriptions to your files so search engines know for what terms they should rank the pages for!

How to upload a photo

To upload a photo, log into your account, go to your profile and click the ‘Gallery’ tab. You will land on your gallery page, where you can view all the existing photos in your gallery and of course upload more. To upload a photo, click the ‘Upload Photo’ button, follow the on-screen instructions and click ‘Save’. You may upload photos in the following file formats: JPG, GIF, PNG & BMP.

However, please only upload photos that are relevant to the online business and marketing industry. Do NOT upload illegal, adult or violent photos, or photos of people that are not related to you. You may upload photos of yourself, your business partners or people you met at a conference you went to but NOT of people you have strictly no relation with.

How to upload a video

To upload a video, click ‘Video’ in the top navigation bar. You will land on the video page, where you can view all the top featured videos, top rated videos, most recent videos, most viewed videos, most discussed videos… and of course upload your own videos. To upload a video, click the ‘Upload Video’ button, follow the on-screen instructions and click ‘Save’. You may upload videos in the following file formats: WMV, AVI, MPEG, MPE, MP4, M4V & FLV.

It is very important that you select the correct category… & Please don’t be shy to make your own training and marketing videos, that is what the site is built for. It WILL improve your reputation to make a training video where you share content, remember, just because you know something and think everyone knows it does not make it true.

You could reach someone who did not know that trick or method or information and really help them. This person will then have great respect for you, and this helps to build people who will be interested in your business!

Make sure you wait while the video is being processed! Do NOT close the window until you have the confirmation that the video has been successfully processed. When it will be done, you will see a page giving you the opportunity to feature the video for extra exposure. Featured videos show up on most video pages including the video index, featured videos, top rated videos, most recent videos, most viewed videos, most discussed videos…

Get your video featured for only $4.97!

If you have reached the maximum number of videos you can upload per day, you should consider upgrading to Gold or Elite. As a Gold member you can upload up to 10 videos a day (up to 150mb in size each), and as an Elite member you can upload up to 15 videos per day (up to 250mb in size each)! If you think about those numbers for a minute, and compare it to other video sharing site like vimeo etc. we allow so much more, so as well as the MANY other benefits to upgrade your account with ViralNetworks, the ability to share more video is a nice reason! Make and share videos, and start branding yourself and your business today!

Click here to upgrade your account!

Stay tuned for the next blog post and please remember, even if you are new to making videos, just jump in the deep end, do not be shy, you will be surprised at how you can help people and the responses you will get!

Step 2 – Joining a network

ViralNetworks This is the 2nd blog post of a series on how to get started with ViralNetworks. In this series we will show you all the benefits of using ViralNetworks, and how to get started quickly so you can make the most of your membership. Stay tuned for more educational emails and blog posts!

By now you should have filled in your profile and added a few friends and business contacts. If not, make sure you read this blog post: Step 1 – Filling in your profile (if not already done).

Why you should join a network

The next step would be to join a network. Networks are not groups nor fan pages… they are much more than that! By joining a network, you get privileged access to a platform that allows you to learn from and get in touch with the staff of your favorite products. If you’re a ViralURL user, you may join the ViralUrl network to get in touch with the ViralUrl team. There is no limit in the number of networks you can join. Feel free to join as many as you want!

Network features

Networks are jam packed with great features including:

* a home page – This is an Overview of the Network
* a forum section – This is where you can meet and chat with other members of the network as well as the owner
* a blog section – This is where the owner of the network might post updates and site and network news
* a videos section – Have a testimonial, went to this networks event? Upload relevant video in here
* a gallery – Share pictures of yourself and other members of this network
* an events section – Check out the latest webinars, conferences and events that this network is putting on!
* and a lot more to come…

Networks have everything site owners need to interact with their customers and followers. We take account of ALL the feedback we receive, and will keep improving networks and adding new features as we go! Stay tuned for more features and enhancements!

How to join a network

To browse the list of networks and join one, please log into your account and click ‘Networks’ in the top navigation menu. Then select the network you would like to join and click ‘Join This Group’.

To see if a site you are a member of has a ‘Social Network’ search for them with the ‘search box’, if they don’t YOU should contact them, tell them they are missing out and get them to signup, if you get a network owner in your downline, you can really get your downline to explode.

You will then be able to access all the sections of the network! Make sure you get active so the network owner knows you’re in! Remember, you can join as many networks as you want! However, only upgraded members (Gold or higher) can create a network.

Click here to upgrade your account!

TIP – If you learn about what the network feature offers site owners, and know some site owners or a members of sites (everyone is) that could benefit from having a network, contact, them, tell them to get their site Social with a Network at ViralNetworks, and share your ViralNetworks affiliate link with them!

Stay tuned for the next blog post!