Creating viral, click-worthy blog posts can help increase your blog income, page views, and overall traffic to your blog.
Below are ten strategies you need to try to create viral, click-worthy blog posts!
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1. Viral title
The title of a blog post is one of the most important parts of an article.
The title needs to be attention-grabbing and make someone want to click on the post as soon as they see it.
Here is the difference between a boring title and a viral title:
Boring Title: Ways To Make Money
Viral Title: 25 Proven Ways To Make Money Today
It's important to take a lot of time creating the perfect title because this is what's going to grab people in.
If you need help creating titles, Coschedule is a free tool that analyzes your blog post titles and helps you create a stronger title.
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2. Optimize posts for Pinterest
Pinterest is a must for all bloggers, no matter what your niche is.
You can and should create many pins for Pinterest to see what works.
I create several different pin styles for all of my top-performing posts.
I'll do tests to see what gets the most clicks and replicate those on other posts.
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I get 50,000-100,000 page views per month from Pinterest, with many of those users subscribing to my email list, buying through my affiliate links, and simultaneously increasing my ad revenue and sponsored post income.
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The best part about Pinterest – it doesn't take months or a year to get traffic as it does with Google. I always recommend diving into Pinterest FIRST before Google. This is because you'll see results much quicker, stay motivated, and be in it for the long haul.
And before you think you can find Pinterest information on Google for free – think again. The “free” info is usually wrong and more importantly, outdated. What worked for Pinterest 4 years ago doesn't work now.
3. Posts with lists
People love list posts because they know they'll be getting tips that they can easily read throughout a post.
On my blog, list articles have always outperformed non-list posts.
For example, these are articles of mine that have gone viral:
- 16 Real Work From Home Jobs That Pay Up To $75,000 A Year
- 7 Books To Become A Better and Happier You
- Healthiest Foods For A Tight Budget
4. Create content people want to reshare
Resharing helps reach more people in the world, so you'll want to keep this in mind.
People like to share content that may shock others or possibly content they don't agree with.
Make it easy to reshare your posts by installing a share plugin.
I use the paid version of Social Warfare.
This lets me customize social sharing buttons at the top, shows # of shares, and lets me upload my Pinterest pin image and my Facebook image so people can easily share both of these.
It should be easy to find your share pins, remember that.
5. Articles that create curiosity
Which article would you click on faster?
“Gut Health Info”
“10 Shocking Signs You Have Poor Gut Health”
You'd most likely click the latter due to wondering what kind of symptoms could be showing signs of poor gut health.
This title gives a glimpse of what the article is about and creates curiosity in the reader.
6. Find out what your readers want
The easiest way to find out what your readers want is by checking either your Google or Pinterest Analytics.
After doing this, check your top clicked posts and create posts about a similar topic to those top clicked posts.
You can also create a free survey with Survey Monkey.
Ask your readers precisely what they want to see on your site, and ask them what they don't want to read.
7. Share, share, share!
I always tell people that a blog post is 20% writing it and 80% sharing it.
If you don't share your post, it'll make it incredibly hard for anyone to see it.
You may want to share your post on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and several others.
If you're starting on your blog or have been blogging for a while and aren't seeing results, I recommend choosing two sharing platforms and learning how to become an expert at both.
Spreading yourself too thin is easy to do as a blogger since there are a million things to do.
8. Create new post ideas
It's easy to see what works for others and create similar posts.
The bad thing about doing this is so many people expect to do this and see results.
This usually doesn't work because some topics are overly saturated, and a lot of people may have already read about the blog post topic.
People want to see and read new topics that they haven't read before.
Get outside of the box and find new things to talk about on your blog that you haven't seen before.
The great thing about blogging is you can experiment to see what works and what doesn't work.
9. Optimize posts for Google
When you get organic traffic from Google, you're in for a treat. Unlike Pinterest, Google traffic is usually very targeted. The user is going onto your website to get an answer to their problem. You can solve the reader's problem with affiliate links, your own products, and with genuine value.
I waited too long to start learning Google SEO, but that doesn't mean you should. The best time to start is now – most bloggers aren't implementing Google SEO at all – which means you get to benefit even more.
I enrolled and implemented the lessons in Stupid Simple SEO. I tried learning how to do SEO from articles and YouTube videos around the web, but it was too hard. I had so many questions. Was the article updated and accurate? I was ready to take action immediately. I even get to ask questions in the private Stupid Simple SEO group, which has helped me a ton.
With my increased Google organic traffic, I get increased ad revenue, email subscribers, higher affiliate marketing income, and more people into my sales funnels for my products.
10. Change it up
If a post you thought would do well isn't, change up the title and make sure the post is high-quality.
You always want to make sure you are going above and beyond in posts and helping your reader out as much as possible.
Are you solving their problem?
Are you providing enough resources?
Is your post easy to read?
All of these things can affect the virality of your blog post, so feel free to change things up when you need to.
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