Table of Contents
- 1 Making Your Content Go Viral Includes the Following:
- 2 How to Viralize Content in 11 Easy Ways
- 2.1 1. Start by targeting keywords and phrases that people are searching for NOW
- 2.2 2. Keep a close lookout on the latest news and trends
- 2.3 3. Create unique quality content
- 2.4 4. Compose Viral Headlines
- 2.5 5. Consider Being Controversial in Your Approach
- 2.6 6. Use Images
- 2.7 7. How About Creating Multiple Content On Related Topics?
- 2.8 8. Use Infographics – My favorite
- 2.9 9. Evoke Emotions With Your Content
- 2.10 10. Make it Easy for People to Share Your Content
- 2.11 11. Ask Your Website Visitors to Share Your Content.
If you would like to learn how to make your content go viral, read my eleven secret ways on how to viralize content. I did an extensive research on this topic, which means you have to read this post in its entirety. Also, make sure you apply these suggestions in your marketing efforts. Test them within your particular niche and monitor the results. Hi there and welcome to my blog.
Today, I would like to share with you what I learned about writing content worthy to be shared on Social media platforms. The Internet world has evolved in leaps and bounds since the birth of Social media. This now makes relying only on Search Engine traffic a thing of the past. Let’s get down to business but first, I have an important announcement to make. See note below.
Making Your Content Go Viral Includes the Following:
- Targeting keywords and phrases that people are searching for NOW
- Keeping a close lookout on the latest news and trends
- Creating unique quality content
- Creating viral headlines
- Being controversial in your approach
- Using images
- Creating multiple content on related topics
- Using infographics
- Evoking emotions within content
- Making your content easily shareable
- Asking visitors to share your content
How to Viralize Content in 11 Easy Ways
1. Start by targeting keywords and phrases that people are searching for NOW
The best way to target these types of keywords or phrases is by simply staying up to date with the latest news and trends. How do you stay up to date with the latest news and trends?
2. Keep a close lookout on the latest news and trends
This can be done by simply setting up Google Alerts on topics relating to your niche. This will make sure you get email notifications whenever something new relating to the topic of your choice becomes available Online.
You can even take this a step further by simply searching for news sites relating to your niche by conducting regular Google searches for your chosen topic.
3. Create unique quality content
I don’t know how many times you have heard these four important words: Quality content is KING! If your main objective is to get your content shared across the Internet, you better make sure it’s quality content. That alone will definitely need a little boost by publishing high quality unique content. If you don’t know what I mean by this, simply check out the following:
Types of high quality content that your site needs.
Answer to these questions are somewhere within this post. Keep reading to find out more…
4. Compose Viral Headlines
Which one of the following two headlines seems more enticing to you? Which one are you more inclined to click through to my intended content page?
“11 Secret Ways to Make Content Go Viral” or
“How to Viralize Content?”
It really doesn’t take a genius to notice that the first headline is more likely to have a better click through rate as compared to the second one. I am pretty sure you have already come across a post on how to viralize content before. My question is: Have you ever come across a post on “11 Secret Ways to Make Content Go Viral”? The answer is NO.
Depending on your choice of topic, you can get started by using the following examples to create you own viral headlines:
10 Proven Ways to (Lose 10 Pounds Fast)
12 Scientifically Proven Ways to (Lose 1 Pound Per Day)
11 Secrets Everyone Should Know About (Making Content Go Viral)
The Lazy (Man’s) Way to (Riches and Wealth)
You should obviously replace words in brackets with your own.
5. Consider Being Controversial in Your Approach
Controversy always results in interesting and diverse comments on any topic. Would you agree with me when I say that I have the power to literally make small clouds disappear from the sky? As shocking and untrue as this may sound, it is the same kind of thought provoking information that challenges people’s way of thinking. You will nail this if you can put a controversial spin on what would otherwise be a fairly straightforward piece of content or a topic people have already seen many times.
Here’s some thought-provoking ads that reverses the roles of humans and animals and highlighting the message: Don’t treat others the way you don’t want to be treated!
Both these images are simply shocking and obviously impossible to ignore. Imagine what would happen if you created content that was just as impossible to ignore as these images. People will definitely be compelled to share it with others. I hope you get a picture of where I am going with this.
6. Use Images
I don’t think I have ever published a post without using at least one image in it. If you asked me why I keep doing this every single time, I would give you the same answer I have given everyone who has asked me before. A picture is worth a thousand words. The fact of the matter is this…people will always process visual information a thousand times faster than normal plain text. Use images as much as you can without defeating the purpose of your content.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind after seeing the image above? I personally think this cow is asking you if you like what you see. 🙂 You on the other hand might be receiving a totally different message from it.
I guess the difference lies in the fact that there are mostly more colors in images than text which is mostly just black and white. Why do you think we moved away from black and white Televisions to High Definition Color TVs? You should know the answer to that one.
Use of Attractive Image File Types
When singer and songwriter Lana del Rey launched a new Tumblr in 2014, the first post on April 14th was a series of GIFs promoting her new album’s first single. Using her “West Coast” music video, the production team did nothing special than simply creating series of images shown below. These images generated more than 20,000 Tumblr notes. If you understand where your target market is, this type of marketing can be something worth looking into.
7. How About Creating Multiple Content On Related Topics?
Why would you want to create multiple content on related topics? This has a potential of drastically increasing the time a visitor stays on your website. In my case, since I am more inclined to promoting other people’s products and earning “affiliate commissions”, I simply did it in this fashion:
I initially published a post titled: What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does it Work? and later followed with my most comprehensive Wealthy Affiliate review (BOTH THESE LINKS OPEN IN A NEW TAB). This is a perfect example of multiple content on a related topic.
In case you didn’t know, Google keeps tracks of how long visitors stay on your site. Quality content will definitely let people stay longer on your site. It will be and added bonus of you have multiple content on related topics for your visitors to read. The longer visitors stay on your site, the more Google likes you site and higher search engine rankings are also possible.
Your content also stands a good chance of being shared if you have more than one piece of related content.
8. Use Infographics – My favorite
Infographics are simply the most effective means of creating quality content. As far as this post is concerned, I thought sharing this “Content for SEO” infographic with you. I don’t know if you noticed that I have already used one in this post before.
Example Infographic on Content for SEO
If you haven’t started using infographics on your site’s content, now is a perfect time to start. What I like about using this type of content is the availability of free infographics you can immediately start using Online. All you have to do is perform a simple Google search for: quality content infographic “embed”. You should obviously replace the words “quality content” with your niche or topic choice.
What I just shared with you is an incredibly valuable tip on how to find quality content you can use without paying a penny.
9. Evoke Emotions With Your Content
As far as evoking emotions is concerned, I think I have already done my part when I mentioned the importance of using images and being controversial. If your content evokes emotions such as anger, joy, happiness, negativity or even having a positive spin, it is more likely to be shared.
I am almost certain that you have already noticed sharing buttons for Social Media sites on this site. Better yet, I have made absolutely easy for you to share my content by strategically positioning them. I have them placed on the left-hand side and bottom of all posts and pages within this blog. Check out how I have systematically placed my “normal” and “emotional” social sharing buttons on this site.
You probably know where I am going with this. 🙂 Yes, I would like to take this opportunity and humbly ask you to share this content on your social media profiles. Ask, you shall receive! If you would like to learn more, visit one of my favorite Content Marketing websites at Content Marketing Institute.
Thank you so much for visiting my website and reading my post on eleven secret ways on how to viralize content. I hope you found value in what you learned.