Promote Your Business/Product/Blog Through Orkut For Free!
- Updated On 25/12/2010
- Author : Pradeep Kumar
- Topic : Technology
- Short URL : https://hellboundbloggers.com/?p=2951
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Yesterday while I was browsing in Orkut, I found something peculiar in the right sidebar ad. I thought it was just another normal creative advertisement and ignored it many times. But, later I gave a sharp look. Then I came to know the new feature of Orkut called Orkut Promote. This is like a self-advertising platform where advertisers and regular Orkut users can promote their content including photos, videos or text among the Orkut community. Google charges advertisers for promotion while regular Orkut members don’t need to pay any fee for using Orkut promote.
To know more about Orkut Promote, check their official YouTube video.
What I can do with Orkut Promote?
- Lets you and your friends share YouTube videos, photos, or text with each other. You can easily spread word of a good video, a cool picture, or some technical news.
- Lets you to share your friends promotions, and they can share yours, so this makes the information or content to become viral.
- Lets you track how many people have seen your promotion, and how many of them have shared it with their friends or trashed it under the my promotions tab.
How to Create Free Promotion?
- Click promote on the left sidebar of your Orkut profile or homepage.
- Enter a title and a comment(description).
- You can add more text, a YouTube video, or one of your public orkut photos.
- After adding different elements to your promotion, the preview box will update to reflect your changes.
- When you are satisfied with your promotion, click create promotion.
Note : Orkut Promote is used by both advertisers and orkut users. So you see advertisements in your promotion box sometimes. You can trash or promote ads in the same way you can do with your friends’ promotions.
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Hey…… guyz….. i wan 2 promote my business thru orkut…. can u plz help me out…….. please o o
Sounds cool! Orkut can be one of the most effective way in promoting, aside from Twitter. Maybe its really worth a try.
This is cool, I think this is really worth a try. Let me check he video so I can advertise immediately.
sudharsan @ technoskillonline
Now Facebook and twitter is trending..Orkut looses it fame
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Dev | Technshare
Yeah, exactly right. Now.. everyone is using twitter or facebook.
The Promotion seems to be a good idea. But inspite of my large frnd list in orkut. there were only around 80 views and 10 clicks for TWO MONTHS period. BTW i reckon it shows promotion to mostly those in our frnd list.
Actually many people were not aware about the Orkut Promote feature.. so they were confused I guess… 🙁
but hardly anyone promote it 🙁
Ha ha.. 😀
At the beginning.. I created one promote.. but no visits from it.. bad.. 🙁
I was not aware about this information, thanks alot for sharing how to promote , i will give it a try. 🙂
Ruchi.. are u in Orkut?
If so.. add me.. 😀
Glad you found this article useful..cheers! 😉
I was going to try it.. but then I thought It will be paid like Facebook, thanks for telling it isn’t..
I’ll try it out, someday now ! 🙂
Yeah… this is a new and good feature added to Orkut’s development.. 🙂
New Orkut design is really cool and clean. I was not so active on Orkut but now I am planning to give it a try. Of course this Promote thing will definitely help me promoting my stuffs over there.
Orkut has now fast browsing and good way of uploading Albums and other stuff. but Sorry to say, it’s still ugly !
I wonder what has happened to Google Team and their strategy, they just can’t do anything good for Orkut ? WTH ?
I agree mate.. their navigation design is sucking!
And the worse part is, invitations system! 🙁
But I prefer to be active in FB and Twitter alone now-a-days! 😉
Many bloggers active there.. 🙂
New Orkut Design is quite useful I guess.. check our recent article regarding it.. 🙂
Thank you Pradeep I shall use this to promote my site………
Glad you found this useful bro..thanks! 🙂
Yeah! I found The Promote option really useful!
Nice Chethan.. and I didn’t check the stats of my promote yet.. have to open! 😀
I am currently using orkut and facebook i always choose orkut as my regular usage..
Because orkut was really nice social site and this article giving me info about orkut so i really like it..
Glad you found this info useful mate… yeah.. I also prefer Orkut for some major purposes! 😉
Surely will go for checking it out.
Nice info here Pradeep 🙂
Cool man.. don’t forget to send me a friend request.. 😉
I recently discovered Orkut as well and was pleased with this feature. Thanks for getting the news out there!
Orkut is also quite addictive! So beware! 😀
Joomla Web Design
This is really a very step of Orkut but I think it will not get such success at facebook. what do you think guys?
Hmm… Orkut is far away from Facebook.. but with the help of Google.. Orkut can easily reach there I guess.. this is ma opinion ! 😉
so these ads will be only visible to our friends on orkut or to whole orkut community…
Only to the people in your Friends list ! 🙂
Interesting move by google. Free advertisement is something everyone is going to love.
Yup ! Smart move by Google.. excepting more from them…
Yeah. Google seems to be putting a lot of work into Orkut. I guess they are getting really scared by the fact that now even Indians are switching to Facebook.
Btw, their new redesign is also pretty smart.
Yeah.. recently got invite for New Orkut.. it is cool.. 🙂
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That is some good find i can say. I will have to check out myself. You statistics in the image are not very encouraging. But I hope they are the just after joining.
Have a great day.
Yes dude.. it was taken after 4-5 seconds I created that promote ! 😀
This is really awesome feature added by Google in Ourkut like facebook and myspace.
It will help to boost traffic using the feature.
Yeah.. Orkut is now helping bloggers ! Hope they introduce clickable links there ! 😉
I have been searching a lot for free promotions lately and this post of yours is very timely. Thank, thanks, I’m going to check this. 🙂
Glad it helped you Walter ! 😉
Thanks for your first comment here ! ..
True Brother, Orkut is a cool social networking site, it will develope soon, and don’t forget that indians rule the world, many great Bloggers like us 😉 are indians.. So, there’s nothing to worry, but as i always say google is best, they will soon, make Orkut #1.
Yup, Orkut still rocks in its own way ! 😉
Found everlasting friends there.. (^_^)
hey..how can i add links here
Specify your problem clearly!! Or do you mean like
xxx’s last blog ..%Postname%… 🙂
@ Kaushik : I think Tushar meant Orkut Promote, at present it is not possible to add clickable links I guess buddy ! 🙁
yes..i am talking about orkut promote…it will be much more useful if they allow us to add links
Yup, But Orkut is wise.. if clickable links are introduced.. then its party time for spammers ! 😀
Hey pradeep, thats a great notice. Orkut was one of the best social networking site sometime back. After hi5 orkut was the most famous one but due to lack of advanced features and less security to the users profile, many users preferred to give orkut a skip and then facebook came with more advanced, interactive and highly secured features. That made facebook the best social network site, And if you have noticed facebook’s Alexa rank is No.3 That means they are just 2 positions from the top rank. Google is No.1 and Yahoo is No.2 That means facebook has left Msn, Myspace, Youtube and other great sites way back in the scenario. The craze of orkut has gone down a lot So I wonder how much would this feature help them and us.
Great Post I must Say
When I was studying my +1, I joined Orkut.. and after that, no turning back… no matter many competitors and opponents it had.. I still loved Orkut..
Orkut is choo sweet ! <3
Good initiative from Google. But I don’t think the Orkut platform will really help in good publicity of your Blog! It is mostly used by Indians and Brazilians. Rather than that, if such a system comes up on Facebook or Twitter then I will me more than happy!
Yes, absolutely Rohit, I would have been more happy if this feature was introduced in Facebook or Twitter… but as you said, for Indians and Brazilians, this would be a treat ! 😉
There seems a markup for links orkut, but it is not working,,,,,,,
Hmm.. yeah.. [link] thing is also not working I guess ! 🙁
really nice, i didn’t notice until u described . and where i can see my promte, i can see in my home page or profile page.
update: New feature new TAB under profile “friend suggestions by orkut” 😆
Anywhere buddy ! 😉
You’ll mostly see it in Right Sidebar ad and thanks for another info ! 😆
Jake | Web Journey
Cool, I need to check this out. Thanks for letting me know. (:
Glad to see you here Jake ! 😉
Catch you in Orkut ! 😀
With Facebook and Myspace both having their own advertising platforms, I think this is a great move for Google to try to gain some users. Simply make your product free and see great results.
Yeah, Balend, Google is doing a gr8 job.. promoting freely is really a cool thing !
Orkut Promote roks ! 8)
This will help bloggers like us.
Yes, helps very well.. but the links are not clickable I guess… that depresses ! 😉
We should be satisfied what we are getting for free.
Of course, 100% true !! (~_^)
When they had plans to launch this way back in july, I thought it would be paid. Then something went into their mind: Orkut is dying. Looks like they are trying hard.
I think it is good… to see something for free in Google atmosphere.. 🙂
This Google initiative could have prevailed but Facebook came in between and Ripped Orkut apart..
and Advertising on Facebook is very costly.
Exactly… gone were the days people spend 24/7 with scraps! 🙁
During those days many people were not even aware of FB! 😀