Tired of writing great blog posts that go nowhere? Want to get your ideas out to the world but feel like no one is listening? It probably isn’t that your post isn’t awesome. It may just be you’re missing some key elements to help it go viral.
Writing viral blog posts doesn’t happen by itself. I learned many of the keys steps in creating this Ultimate List of Marketing Blogs list post.
So I’ve included 10 blog posts on the subject and highlighted some of the key points to look for when you review these viral post creation ideas.
They cover everything from how to write them to how to market them effectively. Lots of great ideas here. So let’s jump in now.
- Popular or Trendy Topic
- Useful & Unique
- Catchy Title
- Great Content
- Write Lots of Blog Posts
- Positive Content
- Arouses Emotions
- 7 High Arousal Emotions
- Give Examples and Action Steps
- Epic Content (3,000+ words)
- Challenge an Authority
- Use Negative Words (Stop, Avoid, Don’t) in Title
- Add Photos to Main Points in Your Post
- Promote it Heavily
- Compelling Headline
- Include Influencers
- Get the word out (28 ways listed)
- Alleviate Boredom
- Connect with their Current Frustrations
- Content Types:
- Emotionally Evocative
- Stack It (Multiples)
- Know and Target a Specific Audience
- Don’t give it all away
- Don’t give your opinion
- Post Frequently
- Share Everywhere
- Be Original/First
- Go Long/Deep (long well researched posts)
- Connect/Interact with the Leaders (who have big audiences)
- Current Events/News
- Appeal to Culture/Nostalgia
- Human Story
- New Perspective
- Provocative Opinion
- Fun Lists
- How to get the word out
- Using Twitter to go Viral
So how many of these viral post ideas were new to you? How many could you put into play immediately?
And if you want to learn how to combine the viral blog post with great content to build an awesome authority site, also check this out…
P.S. Just got this cool summary of the most viral blog posts of 2015 (after I did this original post). There are some cool takeaways and paint-by-numbers tips to create a more shareable (or possibly hit the viral lottery) post.
Check it out ==> Viral Lessons of 2015