El término generación de leads o lead generation describe el proceso de adquisición de clientes y las medidas que llevan a los clientes potenciales o leads a mostrar interés en un producto o servicio. Se considera que un lead es un registro de datos que la parte interesada pone a disposición de la empresa de forma voluntaria. La generación de clientes potenciales puede formar parte del marketing B2C y B2B. Sin embargo, no se limita a métodos o estrategias individuales. 

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. 
No obstante, muchas marcas prefieren dejar en manos de los franquiciados determinadas gestiones. El motivo es que prefieren quedar al margen de la gestión limitándose a validar el resultado final para la apertura. Otras marcas tienen un modelo mixto. Dan la posibilidad al franquiciado de realizar todos los trámites para la apertura por su cuenta, o bien realizarlos llave en mano.
Email marketing is the practice of sending various types of content to a list of subscribers via email. This content can serve to generate website traffic, leads, or even product signups for a business. It's important that an email campaign's recipients have personally opted in to receive this content, and that each newsletter offers something of value to them.
An e-commerce merchant wanting to reach a wider base of Internet users and shoppers may hire an affiliate. An affiliate could be the owner of multiple websites or email marketing lists; the more websites or email lists that an affiliate has, the wider his network. The hired affiliate then communicates and promotes the products offered on the e-commerce platform to his network. The affiliate does this by implementing banner ads, text ads, or links on its multiple owned websites or via email to its clientele. Firms use advertisements in the form of articles, videos, and images to draw an audience’s attention to a service or product.

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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