Cashback and Discounts on Major Brands: MobiSphere.in

We can clearly see the growing trend of online purchases in India. We no more want to move our ass to get to grocery sometimes – with few button clicks on the web we order it online. In 2011 – 2012 online shopping in India saw 128% growth in comparison with 40% growth in 2010 – 2011. More and more brands launching their own stores/hubs for customers. More eCommerce sites facilitating brands to sell their stuffs/products to their audience.

Competition and Benefits
I believe, this is only the start of eCommerce in India. It’ll grow to a large extent in coming years. The huge population of this country and the market potential favors eCommerce sites to sell things/products at a lower cost. Major eCommerce sites like Flipkart and Amazon India compete with each other and the consumer most certainly wins!

Lower rates on products
Look at the cost of a smart phone these days. This revolutionary low cost smartphone market wouldn’t have created easily if it was not for online sales and eCommerce sites like FlipKart. Also the number of people brands could reach without spending a fortune in advertising and hiring a super star.

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MobiSphere.in Fits In
Looking at all these positive trend, we thought of amplifying the entire process. We at MobiSphere.in provide attractive discount coupons / vouches / cashbacks on well-known brands. This way helping both consumers as well as brands(producers). More discounts or reduced price for consumers and more customers for brands(producers).

Cashback offer – MobiSphere.in
We provide cashback on Flipkart purchases. You(MobiSphere.in members) purchase products from Flipkart as usual, for same price as listed on Flipkart, and we provide you certain percentage of cashback. Simple. ( We also provide cashback on Amazon India and SnapDeal purchases upon user request. )

Discount Coupons / Offers / Vouchers / Coupon Codes – MobiSphere.in
We also provide maximum discounts on a wide range of products of major/well-known brands. Some brands include – HealthKart, Dominos, Ebay, Jabong, Myntra, Paytm, Amazon, SnapDeal, Printvenue, Yatra.com, Foodpanda, FirstCry, American Swan, FabAlley, Fashion Equation, Fashionara, Ferns and Petals, Fabfurnish, flaberry, Flywidus, lenskart, indiaflowermall, Furnishturf, Lenskart, KFC, Zivame, Trendin, Zovi, Thomascook, Mobikwik, Indiatimes Shopping, Pepperfry, PrettySecrets ..etc to name few.

Future Plans for MobiSphere.in users
MobiSphere.in is not yet another discount coupon site or cashback site. We’re building a real time communication tool for both – brands and consumers. This way, we can eliminate the barrier between producers and consumers.

Consumers can discuss about the product with other members(who might have already purchased it) before making the final buying decision. Consumers can promote valuable products and help brands sell more of those value filled products quickly.

MobiSphere.in Launch
We wanted to hold the launch until the last moment, but then – some of our friends, whom we had already invited to test, started taking advantage of discount coupon offers and cashback facilities and they were so satisfied that they started letting their friends know about MobiSphere and the offers we provide.

Looking at this, we decided – why not let everyone take advantage of all the discounts, cashbacks and save money for them.

You can earn via MobiSphere.in
..so, one last thing! You can start making good income from MobiSphere.in cash back offer. There is a friend of mine to whom I showed MobiSphere in its early stage. We were having coffee in one of my favorite restaurant. He loves being online and checks various offers on eCommerce sites, compares the price and lets everyone know whenever there is price drop!

I told him, he is doing a great job by helping people. I also told him to start using MobiSphere’s cashback offer and order stuffs/products for his friends and family from his account. Or give his link(we setup special, unique link/URL for every user) to his friends / relatives while he lets them know about the offer or discount. This way, they make their purchase as usual for the same price listed on those eCommerce site, and we pay cashback to you!

That’s true. We pay cashback to you for all the purchases made via your link.

Earning Potential
Just look around and see how many people are purchasing products online. How can you offer value to these people and then make them purchase via your link. As I told, my friend lets people know about the discounts / offers and people are more than happy to help him back – as long as they make their purchase for the same price as listed on the eCommerce site.

Yet another tip for providing value
As of now, I can think of another way you can help your friends/relatives/neighbors. Usually, people need to purchase products worth more than Rs 500 to get free home delivery. But not everyone wants to purchase costly items. People can let you know what they want to purchase. You can order for everyone from your account, to your address. If the total order amount is more than Rs 500, you’ll get all those products with free home delivery! (FlipKart provides free home delivery for total purchase of above Rs 500 – for WS Retail.)

Word of caution
We’re not here to trick Flipkart or any other eCommerce site and earn. We legitimately want to help Brands, Consumers and eCommerce sites to sell more. We love the way Flipkart took Indian market by storm and set the trend of online purchases. People of India had trust deficit on companies for making online payments/purchases. Flipkart has won hearts of millions of people in India and it’ll continue to grow – in a rapid way.

For MobiSphere.in users – please read the cashback offer policy and the FAQ section on our site, so that you are not left with confusions about what’s happening behind the scenes. And do not worry, our cashback policy is a short and to the point writing and we’re here to help you to the maximum.

Helpful Links:
MobiSphere – No Registration Required
MobiSphere – Connect With Us. (must visit to know more ..)

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An Interesting Interview with TweetMeme

This is one of the interesting interviews we have on our blog.
Sarah Blow, from TweetMeme.com was kind enough to answer our questions. And importantly, answered so accurately. Its interesting to see a business built around Twitter.

TweetMeme is a service which aggregates all the popular links on twitter to determine which links are popular. TweetMeme is able to categorize these links into categories and subcategories, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what you are interested in.

TweetMeme was built by a small web company called fav.or.it who are passionate about twitter, social media and a whole lot more. You can read about what the team are up to on their blog
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A glimpse at TweetMeme office space!
All the photographs of TweetMeme looks interesting, we have chosen one for this interview. You can look at the rest @ flickr.

Here is the interview:

Please tell our readers about yourself and TweetMeme service.

TweetMeme is a service that aggregates the most re-tweeted stories on twitter and makes them accessible to people in one central location. The service also includes it’s re-tweet button which helps users quickly engage their readers in re-tweeting interesting and relevant content to their twitter followers. Other offerings around TweetMeme include the Widget and API.

Some history about TweetMeme and fav.or.it(Parent company of TweetMeme!).

TweetMeme started out around 8 months ago as an extension of the original service Fav.or.it but specifically created with a focus on the content from Twitter rather than the web at large. The company is owned by Nick Halstead who is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. Fav.or.it was founded about a year before TweetMeme and TweetMeme is a brand owned by Fav.or.it Ltd.

What inspired for the creation of tweetmeme.

TweetMeme was a natural progression of the original Fav.or.it concept of centralizing and aggregating interesting and most importantly relevant content from the web. The focus on Twitter came about as Twitter became more main stream showing that it may yet become a tool for the masses.

Many people around the world, all over the blogs are talking about “Is Twitter a Good Marketing Tool or yet another Time Waster” ? Tweetmeme being in the business, I can guess your answer, but would like to know it from you. And please tell us the reason for your answer.

You ask an interesting question here on Marketing. I would say Twitter is a tool that you MUST understand before using it for Marketing purposes. If used correctly such as for the Twestival campaign which raised hundreds of thousands of pounds around the world for the charity Clean Water then yes it is an excellent marketing tool. However if companies just use it as an extended RSS feed and don’t actively engage their brand in conversation and support then it’s no where near as useful as it could be. We try to help companies understand this when they come to us asking about using our featured tweet offerings or asking for a custom channel to be created for them. We think it is incredibly important for companies to understand both the risks and the rewards that can come from using social media tools such as twitter for marketing their brand but also for public relations.

What are the long term business plan and business model for TweetMeme?

Now that would be telling wouldn’t it…. We are already making money through our advertising revenue, featured tweets and custom channels but look out for other interesting things in the coming months. I’m going to leave that question there and leave you all guessing to find out what comes next for us.

How addicted are you and other employees at TweetMeme, to Twitter?

Addicted… that’s a strong word… that would suggest that we can’t keep away from the tool. We use it a lot but not to the detriment to our health or happiness. We understand that there is a healthy balance to be had between online and offline communications. I think you would class all the employees at TweetMeme as Twitter enthusiasts!

Do you think Twitter is becoming more of a main stream media now a days or do you think it will be a main stream media soon.

I think Twitter is fast becoming a common communication channel much like SMS however it will still take some time for the majority of the general public to find a suitable way of it working for them. Mainstream Media here in the UK already use it on local and national radio stations, within some TV programs for feedback and major celebrities both in the UK and the US are using it to engage their fans. As an engagement tool it is powerful but I’d love to see it used on programs such as Top Gear and National News Programs. So all in all I’d say it’s coming but it will take time.

Do you think, the presence of a company on Twitter, will positively help in their business or is just a distraction.

I think it depends on how the company has a presence on twitter and what the purpose of it’s presence is. If it is individuals on Twitter just to communicate on a personal level then that is very different to say a large medical company interacting with other businesses or key business influencers within their industry sector. Twitter has the power to connect people that would otherwise never manage to communicate with one another without intervention.

We can see TweetMeme buttons on many websites now a days. It makes me curious to know, how much bandwidth does it consume each day or each month? And what server configurations do you use to manage them?

We serve over 46,000,000 buttons per day but this isn’t the only thing that we do and as such our bandwidth usage isn’t something that is easy to split down to specific usage functions. We use Sun Micro-systems servers and are supported through the Sun Startup Essentials program. It’s a great program that we would encourage other startups to consider.

What new features can we expect from TweetMeme in coming days?

You’ll have to wait and see… that’s part of the fun of following us on twitter @talktweetmeme or following our blog http://blog.tweetmeme.com we announce all our latest releases of information over there, so you’ll just have to wait and see.

How big or small is TweetMeme, as a company?

I guess size is very much dependent on how you measure it. As far as number of employees, we’re a small team of 9 people but as far as our reach and traction, then I guess you would say we are pretty large.

What do you feel about Twitter. What might be its future?

Unfortunately I don’t have a crystal ball but Twitter’s future is bright and I look forward to seeing where it leads in the future.

How important do you think the numbers game in Twitter(I am talking about the follower count)? Do you think it matters?

Does the follower count really count…. now there’s a question that thousands have tried to answer. I think the most important thing with follower counts is that you follow people that you find interesting and people who find you interesting follow back. I don’t believe that any good can be had from following the whole of the twitter population and at some point you reach a personal maximum where the number of people you follow is so large that the stream of information is just too vast and varied that you miss interesting conversations and as such will end up following less to keep useful information flowing. As far as finding followers goes, be interesting, engaging and of value. If you are those three things you’ll get followers. You don’t need to be the most followed person in the world to have a large influence just a good strong network with links to other key influencers if you want to get a message spread far and wide.

Best practices at Twitter.

I’m assuming you mean when using twitter with this question:
Be honest, block spammers, don’t feed the trolls (those people deliberately out for an argument), be careful about telling people your location when you’re out and about, think about personal online safety (don’t publish your address details, bank details etc!), be reasonable, engage, inspire and enjoy!

Worst practices at Twitter.

Advertising, spamming, explicit images, rss to twitter only, excessive tweeting, uninteresting or irrelevant content,

Finally, how ofter do you re-tweet, at least when you see the TweetMeme button on a blog/website, which is interesting?

I re-tweet anything I think is useful to my readers when I see it, be that through the tweetmeme button or copy and paste. I don’t re-tweet excessively url’s as my users like conversation as well as links. Links without conversation are largely irrelevant. It’s all about meaningful, relevant and reliable conversation!

Thanks to Sarah Blow,
Community Manager
TweetMeme.com. For being so generous to agree for an interview with us. You can follow TweetMeme with these links:
http://tweetmeme.com
http://blog.tweetmeme.com
http://twitter.com/talktweetmeme
http://twitter.com/girlygeekdom

Thanks for reading. And I hope you can see a TweetMeme button below this article. Use the button to share about this interview with your friends, if you find it interesting.

Traffic strategies: PART 1

There are many strategies to get traffic to our blog.
Today lets see some other hidden and effective technique to get the traffic, that we have experimented with and have been proven to be effective on this blog.
Using Ad Networks to get the traffic!

There are many strategies to get traffic to our blog, like

Today lets see some other hidden and effective technique to get the traffic, that we have experimented with and have been proven to be effective on this blog.

Here it goes:-

Using Ad Networks to get the traffic!

Yes, we have put Bidvertiser ads(an adnetwork which places the ads of highest bidders) on this blog, which have bought many visitors(who are advertisers) to Technotip.org.

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We are also using “Project Wonderful”, which is a CPD(Cost Per Day) adverting program. And we have set 0.01$, per day for advertising on 125×125 ad spot. This has bought a lot of new readers, who keep coming to this blog to see for new contents and to bid on the adspot whenever there is a post getting more traffic.

Project Wonderful is also based on bidding system, so setting the minimum bid to 0.01$ is not at all a lose. Advertisers will bid more and more as the blog becomes famous. And there will be traffic flowing in, as advertisers will keep searching for the least amount to bid. They will endup to our site by searching for below any value and above 0$. By this technique our blog is shown in almost all search results.

Bidvertiser provoid 20$ for free when anybody signup as their advertiser for the first time. So our visitors get a chance to display their advertisement on this blog upto 20$ for FREE. This offer from Bidvertiser attracts many readers to stay around us to get such offers.

And as we all know, AdSense also has the option of targeted advertising. That is, targeting specific website/blog for advertisement. This also brings some more traffic.

But care should be taken not to dump the blog with just ads. People will be visiting our blog for reading the valuable content and not to see or click our ads!

More over, the advertisers, advertise on our blog, if they are interested in that niche and the advertisement is somewhat relevant to the niche.

So far Technotip.org has managed to get many readers from this technique. And more importantly these readers will be having the capacity to purchase things from your/our advertisers. “As advertisers are looking for good conversion and not for clicks”. So we can call these readers as potential readers of our blog.

Which strategies have proven to bring more traffic to your blog ? Please share your experience in the comment section.