Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.237.251.98

Forum Moderators: martinibuster

Message Too Old, No Replies

Link Development Persona: Male Versus Female

Is an Email From Georgina Better than from George?

     
7:07 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Moderator This Forum from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 13, 2002
posts:14221
votes: 226


I dunno, seems like getting a request from Georgina, Bunny, or Debbie has a better chance than one from Hank, Frank, or Bruce.

What do you think?

7:10 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member shak is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 28, 2002
posts:4154
votes: 0


oh yes ;)

our Bianca and Kelly have geeks looking to marry em and sending em xmas gifts, apart from obliging to handing out PR7 links from their .edu and .gov sites

Shak

12:38 pm on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 11, 2004
posts:20
votes: 0


Years ago one of my clients told me this secret. It helps being a Georgina.

I am Saoni, though.

12:48 pm on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 29, 2002
posts:1954
votes: 0


Yes, any type of customer service or other emails receive a much better/kinder response when written by a female. You can usually tell when it's really not, so you have to train yourself to "write" like a woman when composing these (much kinder/gentler approach) ;)
1:15 pm on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member topr8 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 19, 2002
posts:3212
votes: 14


no question...

and we get some very flirtacious replies too.

so if you are a man use your brain/imagination to great advantage here

8:09 am on Dec 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 20, 2002
posts:933
votes: 0


Lol, I thought we were the only sickos with multiple personalities.

It's amazing the number of people that would "like to call us to chat about linking and stuff in general". I think i'll one up and start sending a link to their company profile. hehe

8:48 am on Dec 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:June 5, 2001
posts:2728
votes: 8


Being a girl does help. :P Thats why whenever I get link requests from girls i reply back ;)
1:44 am on Dec 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 28, 2002
posts:1324
votes: 0


Actually it really helps if you can use the name of a famous front of mind attractive celebrity or one that sounds almost like a stripper.

Jennifer (Aniston)
Jessica (Simpson)
Paris (nah even I wouldn't try that)

However names like Helga and Hortense would work less well.

No offense to anyone actually named Jennifer, Jessica, Paris, Helga or Hortense

2:51 am on Dec 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Moderator This Forum from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 13, 2002
posts:14221
votes: 226


>>>or one that sounds almost like a stripper.

Hmm. I've avoided names that might sound like a stripper. Is it true that there's some juice in spicy names?

2:57 am on Dec 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 28, 2001
posts:1380
votes: 0


This is funny but true...female names do work better.
Anyone tried any James Bond movie names? :)
3:11 am on Dec 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 28, 2002
posts:1324
votes: 0


Men will discount logic and discount long terms goals if the think there is the possibilty of short term gain. [newscientist.com...]
3:53 am on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 22, 2002
posts:1807
votes: 1


>sounds almost like a stripper

I have been noticing many more of these lately.

Oh the depths to which we will sink for good links;)

Great thread...although I think a long term link partner is gonna be a little miffed when they find out Telulah isn't really an employee but only a fictional entity.

4:30 am on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 23, 2004
posts:229
votes: 0


And what happens if they want to call and discuss the linking arrangement? (!)
4:36 am on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 1, 2002
posts:1017
votes: 1


linking arrangement?

Have your "significant other" there to deal with it:>)

4:49 am on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 23, 2004
posts:229
votes: 0


... I guess you could watch Tootsie a few times, and see if you can't handle it yourself.
6:33 am on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:May 5, 2002
posts:825
votes: 0


My wife is very successful in acquiring reciprocal and one way links. Is the female persona less threatening? Are you more likely to add a link when it comes from a woman as opposed to a man? Does a little flattery increase your success rate? Do you use a woman's name in the "From" field of your link request message?
8:14 pm on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:May 2, 2002
posts:918
votes: 0


>>>>Anyone tried any James Bond movie names?

We did previously try "Ms P Galore" but got some replies more suited to testimonials for male enhancement products...

Personally, I think we're all total sickos to even be discussing this as nuevojefe so ably pointed out! - Maybe I'll just stick with Angela & Maria for now.

lol

PS - do you genuinely know anyone working on the Internet called Bunny? Please forgive my ignorance & stupidity if you do :)

9:46 am on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:May 19, 2003
posts:719
votes: 0


I am now knowm as Pamela :)
9:49 am on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member shak is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 28, 2002
posts:4154
votes: 0


And what happens if they want to call and discuss the linking arrangement? (!)

You tell em that Angela, Patricia, Lucy etc is off today, if they call again, tell em she is on maternity leave.

does the trick every time

;)

Shak

11:59 am on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 24, 2002
posts:1094
votes: 0


ok we are going to try a few. If any of you guys get an email with a sexy french name over the weekend you will know who it came from :)
8:13 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 24, 2004
posts:9
votes: 0


Could it be women write a more friendly, open email than men? :)
1:04 am on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 16, 2003
posts:284
votes: 0


It was the same in the other world(sales and marketing before the internet,remember?)
We always used the girls to fix up the appointments(with predominantly male prospects) or be in the Customer Service(Complaints!)sections.
Nothing has changed IMHO

Yours in manipulation,

Janice
Customer Relations

alias
MM

10:01 pm on Jan 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 21, 2004
posts:62
votes: 0


Slightly off topic, but I use a similar approach when writing web copy. In an aggressive market, it can sometimes be much easier to pose as a woman.
5:06 am on Jan 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jane_doe is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:July 7, 2002
posts:2892
votes: 0


The ongoing joke at our house is for my husband to ask me how many viagra and debt consolidation loan link requests I got from Shannons and Buffys today.
5:18 am on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member caveman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 17, 2003
posts:3744
votes: 0


Throw in a couple of "y'all's" too.

"Hi y'all...my name's Cindy...from Atlanta. I was wonderin'...

;-)

1:48 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from ZA 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 15, 2002
posts:1721
votes: 4


At work I always use a female name when requesting links, if I get a reply from my email then I add a little personal touch to it as well:

Take Care,
Suzie

Works so much better than:

Cheers,
Bert

Of course they only get the nice stuff if they reply ;)

2:08 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 28, 2003
posts:420
votes: 0


I like to think of them as virtual employees
5:00 pm on Jan 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member caveman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 17, 2003
posts:3744
votes: 0


We're gonna have to start sending out some requests from Manly Man just to distinguish ourselves. :-)
7:42 am on Jan 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 5, 2002
posts:880
votes: 2


What a thread :)

Reminds me of my earlier days at Yahoo chat where I used to pose as a woman to get someone to talk to me :)

Mc

1:36 pm on Jan 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 13, 2003
posts:590
votes: 0


This question is directed at the guys ..... does this really work with you? Are you more likely to respond to a Georgina (or Jessica) than to a George?

As a female, I tend to find it an immediate turn-off... My initial assumption is always that it's one of those porn or quasi-porn sites. For that reason, a female name is far less effective with me, a female, than a male name would be. Do you guys not assume the same thing? Or you do assume the same thing but it's okay if she's sexy? ;)

Heck, I'll be Jessica when I e-mail people, if it helps.

This 43 message thread spans 2 pages: 43
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members