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11 Most Effective Tactics to Make Your Content Go Viral

Tips for Successful Viral Content Marketing Strategy
July 17, 2017 Sanjay Dabhoya

Are you blogger or content marketer? Are you facing difficulty in making your content reach the potential readers?

Read this article and get ready to create the right content that will go viral. I was inspired to write this article to help you marketers who are struggling to generate good traffic for your blog or any other piece of information.

You can follow these steps and you can also bring more traffic to your information just like any other popular blogger. Ofcourse, It will take some time as there is no shortcut to SEO. You might not see results overnight but if you maintain consistency and follow strategies you will see results.

Being a content marketer, I had struggled many times to attract potential audience. I can understand the pain of not attracting the audience to the content that took almost 20 to 40 hours of efforts in writing. With years of experience, our team have analysed, what type of content can get attention and what fails. So here we have listed the things that can be useful next time you create a content.

So, how will you create a content that goes Viral?

This is very important question and answer is needed. With “VIRAL” I mean the content that is spread quickly or shared with large number of audience. I am sure that many of you are trying to get the answer. By far, we have concluded few things that will help you to create a shareable content. Lets start then:

1. Research

Find out what people like around your niche topic in social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or any other content channels. Social channels lets you find the live topics discussed among real audience. Read some of those topics and think what type of posts you would like to share or comment. A content should include combination any of the below mentioned perspectives :

1) Interest
2) Humor, Sadness
3) News
4) Latest Trends
5) Information
6) Inspirational
7) Free downloads
8) How to and DIY things
9) Polls and Feedbacks

2. Catchy Headlines

Catchy Headlines

Catchy Headlines

8 out of 10 readers will skip reading your content, if your headline is not enough to catch the attention. So without a doubt, headline is the first thing to be taken care of while writing content. This will literally make or break your reader base. You can write headlines in numbered format like:

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Or in a question format like:
Are You Looking for Free Magento 2 Extensions and Themes?

3. Invoking Emotions

Personally, I have felt that sometimes, I am energised with positive thoughts or posts on any social media channels. You can invoke emotions in your readers with any story that makes them happy or sad after reading your posts. It is very easy to write an informative post, but it takes a bit of creativity to infuse humour or sadness in your content. Our team at Solwin Infotech is skilled with such creativity, just call them and discuss about your topic.

Invoking Emotions

Invoking Emotions

4. Be The First One To Announce The News

Be The First One To Announce The News

Image source: Buffer.com

Talking about news, I would like to draw your attention regarding the latest news of Demonetization of 500 and 100 Notes in India. Yes, while I am writing this content, our PM has announced the ban on using these high currency notes. If you use Google news alerts or RSS feeds of any news channels, you will be the first one to pass on the news to local audiences who are unaware of the news. You can create a content using that news and implementing your own opinions and views on that. This way you are catching attention first. You readers will gradually trust your blog as they got to know about something which was shared by you first. They will definitely share your content to their friends and family.

You can grab such hot topics to write. Creating viral content is quite a difficult task as it involves open ears and observations to the information and latest trends around you. But it is not impossible, If you are a good writer. You can also approach us at Solwin Infotech for creating such viral contents. Our content writing services are very affordable.

Anyway, coming back to our strategies. Remember always, your content can also solve a particular question or problem. If a visitor finds solution with your posts, he/she will definitely come back to your blog. If you or your team are skilled at solving any problems like any technical issues of Lenovo laptops or mobiles. Record a video and share it on YouTube.

5. Stay Up-To-Date

It is necessary to stay in tune with what is going around. Read and follow other’s blogs and news around internet. Participate in forums and groups to stay up-to-date with all the latest talks. You can interact, share your views on other’s posts.

6. Which Channel Works For You?

Once you start practicing, reading and participating in blogs and forums, you can analyze, which channel helps you to generate visitors. There are so many social channels like Scoopit, Blogs, Reddif, Facebook, Online magazines etc.. Publish your contents on these channels and check which media is bringing you more and more visitors. You can also do guest blogging and make your content viral. The traffic coming to that blog will be diverted to your post.

We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it? ― Erik Qualman

7. Inter-Link Your Posts

You can interlink your other channels, once you know which channel is getting you the most traffic. This way you can focus on any specific channel and thus bringing traffic to your other channels. Analyse the list of topics, which attracted more visitors and use its link in other articles.

8. Interaction And Communication

Using polls and contact forms on your blog is the best way to stay in touch with your audience. Try Solwin Infotech’s free CONTACT FORM extension on your blog. If you receive any inquiry or feedback from any reader, do not miss to reach them by writing a thank you email to them. Replying your reader’s comments is also a best way to connect them personally. This way your readers will feel like attended and they will entice to read and comment more on your posts.

9. Free Downloads And Resources

Free things are always the center of attraction. You can give your readers a link to a free resource which your readers can use it whenever they want. Like for example, A free PDF which can include some tips or tricks of make up for party.

10. Use Images

You all are very well aware of this saying, “A picture speaks thousand words” Try using a MEME or high definition picture that relates to your content. I have found gif image has been used a lot in almost all contents and articles of 2017. Some stats or graphs like gold price visual might attract your visitors. Visually rich posts is awesome.

use of images

Image source: incisive-edge.com

11. Information

Warnings, trends, tips and tricks are some type of information which can entice your readers. Just read and research around internet, magazines and you can share all those informations. Like you can share an informational post regarding an IT FAIR or EXHIBITION about which you read in newspaper last morning. Share your visit experience to any location, you have been recently.

So, these were some tips to write a creative content. However, not even the news channels or newspapers know, which news or content will be super-hit. So keep trying these things. You may fail several times but you will surely succeed at some point.

Happy writing 🙂

Categories : Search Engine Optimization, Tips and Tricks

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Sanjay Dabhoya

Founder & CEO

Sanjay is an entrepreneur who has been contributing to the overall vision of the organization as a mentor. Apart from being an entrepreneur, he is a developer, trainer and reader. His unique and innovative ideas has helped the organization and the clients to thrive and achieve a progressive business objective.

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Comments  (3)

  1. Nitish says:

    Nice one. In my exercise, the exact & relevant information goes viral. The best platform would be Social media channels. That is the no.1 reach.

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