Antes de comenzar a profundizar en el tema, tenemos que tener claro qué es un lead en marketing. El término lead es un concepto anglosajón que hace referencia al registro de datos de contacto de personas que están interesadas en nuestra marca o en contenido relacionado con la misma. Pero, ¿cómo comenzamos a poner en práctica una estrategia de generación de leads?
En el B2C, las redes sociales han explotado como el nicho ideal para las empresas. En la actualidad son utilizados regularmente por las organizaciones para hacer figurar Leads en los muros o perfiles de los clientes y así fundar oportunidades de negocio. Para ello, desde hace varios años las compañías están participando activamente en las redes sociales, incluyendo Linkedin, Twitter y Facebook y así “marketear” sus nuevos productos y/o servicios.
Email marketing allows you to target particular groups of customers or even specific individuals. Offering individual customers special birthday deals on merchandise or services is one way to do this. A restaurant might send an email to customers on their birthdays offering 50% off an entree, for instance. This kind of personalization helps a business gradually develop and maintain a relationship with a customer that can lead to increased sales and customer loyalty. 
In February 2000, Amazon announced that it had been granted a patent[17] on components of an affiliate program. The patent application was submitted in June 1997, which predates most affiliate programs, but not PC Flowers & Gifts.com (October 1994), AutoWeb.com (October 1995), Kbkids.com/BrainPlay.com (January 1996), EPage (April 1996), and several others.[18]
Use personalization. Personalizing the content of your emails will make it so much more relevant and valuable to them. Personalization goes beyond sticking your subscriber’s first name into the email. You need to tailor the actual content of the email to address their needs. For instance, an online retailer will find it much more valuable to read an email with the subject line, “How to build backlinks to your eCommerce store” than just a generic subject line, “How to build backlinks.”
Spam is the biggest threat to organic search engines, whose goal is to provide quality search results for keywords or phrases entered by their users. Google's PageRank algorithm update ("BigDaddy") in February 2006—the final stage of Google's major update ("Jagger") that began in mid-summer 2005—specifically targeted spamdexing with great success. This update thus enabled Google to remove a large amount of mostly computer-generated duplicate content from its index.[33]
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