Getting viral traffic to a blog or website is at the heart of its success, but pulling in that traffic is rarely easy to do. As a blog or website owner, your first step is to recognize the need for both viral content an steady, organic growth. Organic growth happens over time and allows the blog to grow its followers, often the most likely to come back, through keywords use, consistency, ranking in the search engines, and by building a solid social media following. Viral blog traffic is a fast, sudden hit of traffic. It’s a good way to jumpstart your traffic especially if you can hook those visitors in and begin to build longer term readership through them. But how do you do it?
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How to Create Viral Traffic
Take these steps as a good place to begin. Incorporate these tips into what you do each day.
1: Write a high-quality, inspiring piece
Content on your site is one of the most common types to go viral. To do that, it needs to be well written. It also needs to provide insight and some level of unique understanding. In other words, create content that is going to get people’s attention by standing out, shaking things up, opening their eyes, or providing information they cannot get anywhere else.
2: Create viral videos
Videos are shared more commonly on social media than any other content. Create videos that provide an informative or a unique look at a topic. It needs to stand out. Attractive, well designed videos that create “ah-ha” moments for readers can define the success of your content.
3: Ensure your site is designed for viral function
That is, it needs to be:
- Easy to navigate
- Graphically beautiful so it stands out
- Fast to load
- Featuring viral plugins that allow readers to share your content easily
- Easy to follow
4: Host a viral contest
If you’ve built a basic social media following, your next step is to get people to share your business with their friends. To do that, host a contest based on the number of shares a person creates. The goal is to build more of a following so more people come to you.
5: Dominate the market
You can do this in various ways. The goal is to utilize every visitor to your site in the right way:
- Use long-tail keywords to bring in local readers and more specific readers
- Use email marketing to bring people back to you and build brand awareness
- Create a guest post on another viral website
- Create emotional content, headlines that create curiosity, and topics not otherwise discussed in your sector
These tips can help you to build the viral content your business simply has to use. You’ll love the outcome when you can create the viral attention your business deserves.