August 12, 2008

Tell-a-Friend

Tell A Friend is a new JavaScript based widget for blogs and websites that will allow site visitors to send a link of the current web page to their friends via email or through IM like Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, etc.

Your visitors can pull a list of their friends who are currently online on Gtalk or AOL and directly send them a link of the current page. Alternatively, they may select one or more contacts from their address books inside Gmail, Yahoo! or Live Hotmail and send them a message with a link to the current page.

Where can you use it?

* Product Pages - replaces the traditional "Email a friend" link to spread the word on products/brands/sites.
* Search Results - pairing the Tell-a-Friend widget button with each listed item will entice users to pass on information like cheap airfare deals, great discount offers, etc...
* News Items - news items usually have tools to share, print and bookmark. Adding the Tell-a-Friend widget adds a more comprehensive set of options to enable interactions while keepng visitors ON your website.
* Blog Posts - word-of-mouth is the best way to direct traffic to your blogs and Tell-a-Friend is the best way to encourage word-of-mouth referrals.
* Get the word out - make time sensitive announcements contests, events and offers to spread the word instantly.

via Digital Inspiration

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