The good folks at BuzzSumo analyzed 100 million articles and came up with a list of 10 elements that make content go viral online. Noah Kagan’s OKdork.com blog was nice enough to list it out.
There is plenty of useful information backed by a lot of data that you could apply to your own content marketing. And face it, you may be an artist or a poet or a healer, but if you’re trying to get noticed on the social web, you’re a content marketer.
Of the many great, simple suggestions offered here, one is naturally our favorite: 8) Getting one extra influencer to share your article has a multiplier effect.
It’s unlikely Oprah or any celebrity will re-share your posts, but that’s OK, there are still millions of people on the social web – and over 300,000 of them are using CoPromote to reach new people with every post.
On CoPromote, once our members share your content once, there’s a 97% chance they’ll share it again. Also, on average, for every 100 views your posts get on CoPromote, you can expect approximately 15 shares. Why? Because exchanging posts is all CoPromote does. Our community is dedicated to the idea and practice of sharing each other’s content. When people join, they are already intent on sharing content, they’re just looking for content they like. Why not add your content to our mix? Once our community gets to know you and your content, they will trust you and be more likely to share your posts.
Our advice, go through this handy list, see what you can apply to your own strategy, and when you’re ready to reach beyond your own social circle – you know where to find us.
We’ve embedded the Slideshare below, but click through to OKdork.com and BuzzSumo for more information and tips.
Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us.
Noah Kagan’s Okdork.com