Last year, I posted a blog post that went viral. It led to 3 million hits on my website. Today I’m still seeing traffic in the thousands (on a daily basis) from that one article!
Since then I’ve had a few more blog posts that are getting shared in the thousands.
The internet is filled with different niches that cater to different interests. In today’s internet landscape, it’s a must as a blogger, that you formulate a strategy that can make your posts go viral.
Why is virality or contagious content important today?
Social media has become a staple in the attitude of online users. This means that with more shares and likes, more people can get to see your blog and be exposed to your brand.
So how do you exactly do this?
Know Your Niche if You Want To Go Viral
One of the best ways to turn a blog viral is to know your audience’s interests and their likes. You may even go the extra mile to discuss the most hated topics or create a really “curious headline”.
I love using “curious headlines” on Pinterest because it forces the user to click through to my blog.
Research Contagious & Mass Appeal Topics
So what are the things that many moms want to know or read? Do they have difficulty with balancing their time and work schedule? There are lot of topics that can suddenly get a readers attention depending on current lifestyle and the circumstances.
Be Unique With Your Presentation
Do you have numbers to back your claims in an infographic style piece? Or maybe, you can be satirical with some of your comments especially when making your point? These are different approaches on how you can get the attention of readers.
In fact, if you are simply following a generic line of thought, it is hard to be remembered especially now when there are millions of bloggers sprouting with similar content.
Utilize Different Internet Marketing Strategies
Do you have multiple social media accounts?
These are some of the best ways to promote the posts to your audience. Remember to always honor that platform you are using. The same message won’t work on every social media site. You need to build a solid social media marketing strategy in order to increase your blog’s traffic exponentially.
Find Your Voice
The right voice is important for any type of blog. Without a good voice, it’s possible that you are not going to connect with your niche the way you want. Though it takes practice, it is a skill that can readily be honed. It won’t happen over night, but with enough writing you will get there.
Lastly, you need to keep the content coming. You want to make it a habit for your readers to look at your posts and get excited. That can’t happen without commitment and consistency.