How To Write A Blog Post That Goes Viral

5 Quick Steps to Help Your Blog Posts Go Viral









It’s the dream of every blogger to write a post that gets picked up by social media and goes around the Internet like a fast-moving fire.





Here are 5 Quick Steps to Go Viral with your Blog Posts from Jerry Low, Social Media Today





1.  Make It Easy to Share

  • The first and easiest thing you can do to help your post go viral is to make it easy for your readers to share that post…..

  • Install a Plugin such as 1-click Retweet/Share/Like and Shareaholic.

  • Share the link on your own social media pages so that people can quickly share or retweet without having to go through too many steps.

  • Ask them to share and retweet in the post.




2.  Know Your Topic

  • Knowing your topic and knowing it well is what makes for content that can’t be replicated elsewhere and that readers will feel is worthy of sharing.

  • Find out where your ideal readers hang out online.

  • Visit the most popular blogs in your niche.

  • Read everything that’s discussed in the comments, especially for the most popular topics

  • These are the topics your readers want to know more about.

  • Also, these are the people who are already engaged in online blogging.

  • They are more likely to share your posts with others who might want to know the same information.




3.  Headlines Matter

  • Headlines have a huge impact on a reader.

  • It is the first impression she has of your article.

  • It sums up for her whether or not it is worth her time to read what you’ve written.

  • You have about five seconds to grab the reader’s interest and you’re competing with millions of other blogs, so you’d better make that headline count.




4.  Self-Promote

  • Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn and let people know about your article.

  • In addition to adding a link on Facebook and Twitter, you should be doing at least some of the following:

  • Gather subscriber names and emails and send out a monthly newsletter with a recap of blog posts you’ve written.

  • Plug the article on sites like Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon.

  • Email friends and family privately and asking them to share your articles.

  • Don’t forget about Google Plus, which is growing in popularity.

  • Get involved on other blogs by leaving comments.

  • Simply add knowledge you have in the discussion and if there is a place to add a link, add it.

  • If not, just use your name.

  • Someone may Google you and find your blog.

  • Go on blogging tours so you reach readers on other blogs.

  • Allow others to post on your blog as this will bring in their regular readers and new traffic.

  • Offer to be interviewed at sites that attract your target demographic.



5.  Content Is King

  • One thing that all high ranking, high traffic sites have in common is that they produce not just good content but excellent content.

  • In the article “How to Magnetize Your Blog and Build Readership“, Jerry talks about what makes for high quality content, including unique items you won’t find anywhere else and going a step beyond what anyone else is offering, especially your competition.





These 5 tips will improve your chances that your blog post will go viral, but there is no guarantee that it will.





It takes the right topic at the right time that resonates with readers who share it.





It’s almost like hitting the lottery when your blog post goes viral.




You never know what it going to take off and make your site famous or at least bring in a little extra traffic.






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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington

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