1. NO COPAS!
If you want blog articles to go viral on social media and be read by thousands of people, never post a copy paste article, because it is guaranteed to fail miserably! Articles that go viral first, then copied by other blogs in the hope that they will go viral too, this will not work at all. Articles that went viral first must have read a lot, so it will be easy to find out if other blogs copy and paste. Then who is willing to share the copy and paste articles? There is not any! Even though an important element for an article to go viral is that it is shared by many readers.
Instead of going viral, there are even copied articles that sink at the bottom of the ocean of the Google search engine. Then it is very important to write something new. By writing new things that have not been discussed by other blogs, the viral potential will be higher. Or if you want to write things that have gone viral, write them in your own style. Don’t copy and paste!
2. Not Fake News
Unique, strange, controversial, religious news, badmouthing the government, selling people’s suffering, are easy to spread on social media. But don’t let the blog rating increase, we write fake news. Not all internet users want to be agents of slander, who easily believe in a news and then share it. Many netters like to check the truth of an incident. Once we are caught writing a hoax, then our good name in the blog world can be tarnished.
Therefore, it is important to write something that is factual and can be justified.
3. Provoke Reader’s Emotions
Readers who want to share blog articles on their social media accounts, must be because the content of the article has unknowingly affected their emotions, and hopes that their friends will also read the article. If it’s just an interesting and useful article, it’s not necessarily the reader who wants to share it. The proof is that the majority of bloggers definitely write useful things, but have their articles gone viral? No isn’t it?
I personally think that the article I have shown above is not useful. In fact, it seems inconsequential, eccentric and can be misleading if someone actually practices it. But why is this useless article going viral? Shared to thousands of people? That’s because the reader’s emotions are touched after reading it.
There must have been some of the readers of that article who thought: “I want to share this on Facebook. It’s suitable for ridiculing people who like to ask when I’m getting married.” “Haha, it’s just right for Eid. Please share.” “Share ah, so friends who are confused are often asked ‘when are you getting married’ reading this.” That’s called successful provoking emotions. Emotions of joy because they feel they have an answer. Emotions are upset because so far he has often been asked when to get married, and by sharing the article, he hopes that people who like to ask questions will read it. Etc.
So in order for the article to go viral and be shared by many readers, it is important to write something that can affect the reader’s emotions, which can hit his heart and mind. How to? When writing, position us as readers. It.
4. Insert Image
In order for blog articles to go viral, it is very necessary to include images to support an article. Blog visitors certainly prefer articles with pictures. Especially if the article that is planned to go viral discusses unique, strange things, inspiring stories, spectacular news. Without pictures or photos, people might think it’s just a lie, and of course they won’t want to share it. And finally, the article that was predicted to go viral actually failed.
5. Give an Interesting Title
A title, can influence someone’s decision to read an article or not. So make an interesting title that can provoke people’s curiosity to read it. But remember, don’t put up a title that doesn’t match the content of the article. Because it will make us considered as PHP bloggers, and reduce visitor confidence in the blog.
Then how to make a good blog article title? Just look at the 4 examples of titles below:
1. How to Answer the Question When to Get Married
2. Creative Ways to Answer the Question of When to Get Married
3. 7 Creative Ways to Answer the Question of When to Get Married
4. 30 Creative Ways to Answer the Question of When to Get Married
Which one is more likely to be clicked by a reader? That’s right, number 4. Number 4 looks more interesting and makes you curious.
6. Don’t Be Too Long
On average, the Facebook and Twitter activists don’t like to read blog posts that are longer than 3000 words, especially if the language is long-winded and complicated. Boro-boro shared, reading to the end doesn’t necessarily mean you want to. So so that the plan to viral articles can be successful, write articles that are concise but solid and contain. But also don’t be too short, because Google doesn’t like blog articles that are written too short.
7. Request Share
So that the viral target can be quickly achieved, at the end of the article there is no harm in writing a request for help to the reader to share. For example: “Thank you for reading. Don’t forget to share it, so that other friends also know this information.”
8. Find the Right Time
After the article has been written, find the right time to post. This is important so that the viral results are maximized. The right time is the time when many social media users are online. Usually this happens during lunch breaks. If the night is between 8 and 11. And in the morning when you wake up, because it has become a culture for many Indonesians when you wake up, check your social media accounts immediately.
Once published, our next task is to share the article to our own social media, Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, BBM, Line and so on. Then share to groups on Facebook. Also share with blog communities on twitter. Even though the articles we write are predicted to go viral 100%, but if we ourselves as blog owners are just silent and not actively looking for readers, the viral target might fail, or if it succeeds the results will not be so satisfying.
After that, we just have to wait and pray that the article that we have distributed will be successful.
Those are just a few tips and tricks to make blog articles go viral on social media. If there are any mistakes, I apologize. ^^
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