10 Ways To Create Viral Click-Worthy Blog Posts

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Creating viral, click-worthy blog posts can help increase your blog income, page views, and overall traffic to your blog.

Viral posts (usually) don’t last forever, but they still have a lot of benefits to them. You can attract new clients and customers to your business which helps you reach new people who need your help. 

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.

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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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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:

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. 

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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.

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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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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Excellent article and advice – I have had several pins go viral now, it’s always awesome when it happens. I think my biggest struggle is coming up with those click-worthy titles while still being authentic! There isn’t anything I hate more than clicking to read something and it’s a total let-down from the title.

    1. Alexis

      I totally know what you mean!

  2. Alexander Sennuga

    Hey, Alexis,

    You have deployed all relevant techniques and strategies about successful blogging here – blogging structures, SEO in google and Pinterest and affiliate blogging. Well done!

    By the way, how many months/years has it taken you to reach this level of success? Part time or full time?

    1. Alexis

      I was blogging for a couple hours a month for a few years (this started out as a weight loss blog). Then 2 years ago I started taking it seriously working between 20-40 hours a week on my blog (managing another full-time job and school). I was living with a very comfortable income starting early last year.

  3. Karen Lanzetta

    Awesome tips! I am starting a new blogpost today and re-read this article to help me improve its usefulness. There is so much to learn about blogging, but I love every baby step I make 🙂
    THank you!

    1. Alexis

      That’s great to hear! Glad I could be of some help. 🙂

  4. Love this post! I just discovered Coschedule a couple of days ago, and now I feel like I’m seeing it everywhere! I also love your tip about choosing just 2 platforms to become an expert at when just starting out. It’s so important to share and create an audience, but learning every platform at once is just too much! Thanks Alexis!

    1. Alexis

      Yep, that’s so true! 2 platforms is a lot easier to maintain than 5!

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