3 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Go Viral
You’re writing blog content, but why aren’t your posts going viral? Here are 3 ways to make your blog posts go viral.
Who doesn’t want their content just spreading like a wildfire?
Hey, everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today, I’m going to share with you three ways to make your blog content go viral.
See, the thing with blog posts and virality is it’s all about emotions.
Anything goes viral; it is all about emotions.
For example, people are either sad, happy, or furious.
If you can evoke these emotions in people, you’re much more likely to have content go viral. This is the key to digital marketing.
So now that we’ve got that out of the way because if you don’t have any emotions in your content, there’s very little chance that your content’s going to go viral, right?
Here are some blog tips that should help a blogger like you get more traffic.
But now that you have material that has emotion, the first thing you need to do is fuel the fire.
See, if you get a million visitors to a blog post, that can easily be worth a few hundred thousand dollars in ad spend.
I kid you not, a million visitors could be worth 100, 200 grand in ad spend.
So it’s worth fueling the fire.
By boosting a post on Facebook, you can start fueling the fire.
By driving more traffic using StumbleUpon paid ads, you can power the fire.
If you want to pay for some transportation from Twitter, back, you can feed the fire.
You get the point.
Drive some traffic with some paid ads.
It helps spur things and get things going.
The second thing you want to do is go check out buzzsumo.com.
Go put in keywords related to your space.
You’ll see what’s already gone viral. Why try to recreate the wheel?
If you already know what people love within your area, why wouldn’t you try to create more of that?
Take the top related posts that went viral in the last 12 months and then I try to create better versions of them.
So if they talked about ten ways to drive more traffic to your website, I’d write a post that’s 101 ways to drive more traffic to your blog or to your site.
And when you’re writing your content, it’s not just about the content. It’s also about your page.
How’s it laid out? How does it look?
Is your design pretty or is it ugly?
If it’s ugly, do you think people want to keep looking at it?
That’s why on my site Quicksprout, you’ll see a lot of my excellent guides have stunning designs.
I do that on purpose. It’s because beautiful designs are much more likely to go viral.
And the third tip I have for you is that it’s a numbers game.
You can’t predict what’s going to go viral or not.
If you could, you would be rich.
You wouldn’t even have to listen to this video. And if I could, I wouldn’t be out here telling people how to go viral every single day because if I could just continually create hit after hit, I would make more money just creating the viral content than doing anything else in my life.
But that’s not the reality.
On average, I’m building a viral blog post once every two weeks, and it’s a numbers game.
I kid you not; I’m releasing more than one blog post a day.
If I have to do it in quantity and people like BuzzFeed have to do it in bulk, that means everyone has to do it in bulk.
And if you follow those three things, you’re going to start producing viral content.
If I can do it, and I’m terrible at writing, and I don’t have the best grammar and spelling, that means you can do it, too.