Is there any way we can guarantee the content we write and publish will go viral?
Not necessarily, but there are certain steps you can take that will make the odds greater that your content will get shared and read by many.
Some of these may not fit into your method, means or niche. But you can surely use at least a few to help your content go viral.
Try any of these 12 strategies & tips for viral content
Viral Content Tip #1: Catchy Headlines
In these days of “I want it now,” people tend to scan articles and posts. Their eyes catch headlines and if that headline appeals to them, they will read what is under it. If that “grabs” them, they are more apt to share the article with other people.
So use “catchy” headlines to attract attention.
Viral Content Tip #2: Lists Are King
No matter what anyone tells you, the statistics have proven that list articles are still the rulers of the viral monarchy. People love to follow the list and will often share them asking people if they agree.
Viral Content Tip #3: Controversy
If you have tough skin and can put up with feedback and comments that may be on the verge of death threats… If controversy is your specialty; there is a good chance your article will go viral.
Controversy is not my style, but maybe it is yours.
Viral Content Tip #4: Comparison
Statistics have also shown that comparison posts seem to get a high number of shares. Compare Apple with Windows, or Tmobile with AT&T… Just comparing different items will garner you a lot of shares and a good chance of your work going viral.
Viral Content Tip #5: Use Inspirational And/Or Motivational Quotes
I often catch myself searching for inspirational quotes and I believe many other people do too. I know that some of the posts that I have installed motivational quotes has received many views.
Here is a great one for you:
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino
Viral Content Tip #6: Infographics
The use of infographics in web content works! While I have not used many at this point, I am considering the use of infographics. And if you use an infographic that is in list form, it will most likely go viral.
Viral Content Tip #7: Tell people How To Make Money
I have noticed that nearly any article or book that tells people how to make money is highly successful. People will search these articles out and if the content is good quality, they will share it and drive it into a viral piece of work.
Viral Content Tip #8: Post On Tuesday
According to the infographic at this blog, statistics show that posts published early in the week get the most shares with Tuesday having the highest percentages. So make sure you publish the posts you absolutely want to go viral on Tuesdays.
Viral Content Tip #9: How To Posts
If you write content that explains how to do something, people will read it and share it. No matter what you teach, if you make sure the proper people who need to learn it see it, they will share it with others and it WILL go viral.
We all know how to do things that other people want to know… So use your skills in your favor.
Viral Content Tip #10: Use Awesome Images
Let’s face it, people are drawn to great images. Just by putting awesome photos with your content will draw shares and could drive the content to a viral stage; even if they are not reading the content.
Viral Content Tip #11: Humor
If you can draw smiles and laughs from people, they will share your content with their family and friends to make them laugh too.
Just consider the people you know on Facebook who share funny stuff with you.
Humor does work! So, here is what is deemed the funniest joke ever:
Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, “My friend is dead! What can I do?” The operator says “Calm down. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says “OK, now what?”
Viral Content Tip #12: Ask Influencers For Shares
You probably know 1 or 2 influential people; ask them to share your content. Influencers can truly help content go viral.
Viral Content Conclusion
The whole idea behind having a website/blog is to turn it into a profit stream. The way to do that is to have content that goes viral. By following these tips, you can have viral content which will therefore lead to profits.
I plan on giving more viral content tips in future posts. Start with these tips for a headstart.
I also have something else that can help you… You want a profitable website, so you should get my How To Create A Crazy Profitable Website Checklist.
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