A lot of visitors equals to a lot of potential customers which in turn sums up to generous profits.
The tell-a-friend script is a computer language script that is embedded on a website that allows visitors to refer the site and its contents to others. Tell-a-friend scripts use viral marketing to propagate awareness from one person to another, much in the same way a virus would pass on from person to person.
<ul><li>The tell-a-friend script is basically composed of a single clickable web button with the words “Tell a Friend” written on it. </li></ul><ul><li>To refer the site to another person: </li></ul><ul><li>The visitor would click the button; </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the referral form; </li></ul><ul><li>Send as an e-mail to the contacts the user selected. </li></ul>
The recipients will then receive an email containing the sender’s details along with information and media about the target product, service, or website.
The main advantage of the tell-a-friend script is that it uses a pre-existing social network to spread information about the target brand. This makes propagation of the brand much easier, as it relies on an established network of connections.
It also prevents the sent information to be regarded as spam mail, as the referral comes with the name and other details of the sender.
The tell-a-friend script is written either in PHP or HTML. The code is embedded onto the website, and is designed to be operational after its installation onto the site’s main program code.
Most advanced tell-a-friend scripts also have a built-in messaging feature that can send emails without using third party email clients. The Viral Inviter has support for major email clients such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail.