First of all, think about the joy that comes with knowing that your blog post is the most talked about on social media, other blogs and even in people’s everyday conversations. After you might have spent hours or even days writing a great article, you would expect that lots of internet users will read and share it, generating more traffic to your website.
However, when it doesn’t happen, you wonder where you went wrong. In fact, what makes it more annoying is when a similar post (you think) that is of less quality than yours goes viral. It only shows they are doing something different from what you are doing.
What does it mean for a post to go viral? For those who do not know, it simply means that a lot of users are reading the post and talking about it. Therefore, the post has been shared a lot, traffic has been driven to the site where the post was published, it’s been talked about on a lot of forums, the pictures are even used as memes, the video is converted into GIFs, while the content has been referenced in print and other media. Don’t think about those YouTube dog and baby videos that get millions of views in just a few days. This article will focus more on written content. Simply put, how the content you create for business purposes can reach your targeted customers and even beyond.
It’s important to note that for a post to go viral, it means a lot of people are sharing the content. Most internet users share content in order to entertain or educate their friends, family, colleagues or followers. Others do so to show a reflection of what they like. There’s a fraction that just want to render support to a particular cause and want the world to probably feel how they feel. Whatever the case, you the blogger or writer need to always make sure that your posts are engaging and readable.
With that in mind, here are 12 easy steps to making your blog posts go viral.