How to Create A Viral Blog Post Every Time
Confession from an Average Blogger: ( Hey pal. I have had a blog up for some time now. I blog all the time, and I am currently reading up on some tactics to add some Insane traffic. I know my content inside and out, but I never get comments, I get little to no traffic and things don’t seem to be getting any better. If you can’t help me O Wonderful One, I think I will get into the Avon business with my great grandmother! Please Help!! – Sincerely, Bob)
ARE YOU BOB???
O.k. I admit that Bob is not real. But the scenario is all too common wouldn’t you agree. We have all probably heard a common definition of what Insanity is right? Doing the same things over and over again and expecting the same results. Well, it is a time for a change my friends! Following are 7 different strategies that will skyrocket your traffic, comments, and most importantly self moral if you will just implement a few of them. Let me know in the comments what you plan on implementing right away, but please address me as Ol Wonderful One like Bob
#1 ARE YOU A GIGLI BLOGGER?
Have you seen the movie Gigli, or Catwoman (sorry Halle), or Battlefield Earth? If you have I am sorry you wasted your time. Considerable amounts of time and energy went into creating these movies. They even created a lot of buzz and media. But the content Sucked!! The movies were Horrible. All those eyes were let down in a big way and they didn’t think a second thought about them.
What’s the point for us Bloggers? Rate each and every post,video,article,etc… on a scale from 1-10. If you don’t feel it is a ten (ten being best) then it is probably second rate. You either need to tweak it or scrap it. Otherwise it will blend with the rest of the crap out there. I am not saying over analyze everything and be a perfectionist. I probably have typos and weirdly written sentences and made up words all over the place. But try to shoot for great content.
Magnetic Content that will draw people back and back to check out your stuff with Anticipation.
#2 HAVE UNIQUE AND CREATIVE BLOG POSTS
Maybe you don’t feel your Niche has room for Creativity or being Unique. But I would say you are Dead Wrong, and I would say it is essential to your success. There is an ideabox in all of us and we need to constantly use it.
Let’s look at a few niches we can use as examples to be unique and creative, as well as a few other tricks.
Boring Blog Title: “How to Get Ripped Abs in No Time Flat”
Not Boring: ” Ginsu Asked to Examine my Abs for Ideas to Make Sharper Knives”
Not really, but heres 7 Techniques You can use right now to get your abs super cut!!
Or you could run a contest where whoever is the most ripped from following your blog that you will give the winner a set of steak knives and send them to a 3 day chef class. You can submit an article to some PR sites and maybe get some media from major sites.
I am just shooting from the head so these may be silly, but you get the point right. Be creative and Think Big. Many blogs are getting major publicity and yours can too!!
Let’s try one more…
Let’s say that you have a Blog that teaches people how to sing, and you sell a course on the site as well.
Instead of posting boring success stories, or how to hit the perfect middle voice, why not take on a little chubby kid, or a skinny nerd (somebody unlikely looking to sing great) whose voice doesn’t match there face, and record them singing something great and current. “Small Fat Kid Sings Poker Face Better Than Lady Gaga” or “Skinny Nerd sings Ave Maria and Makes Susan Boyle Cry” send out a media blast, post it on your site and on video sites (more on this in a moment) and watch it go viral!!
Post like this can change your life in a second and give you a successful blog that you could only dream of. So think big, be your crazy self, and reap the rewards from not trying to be like everybody else.
The following strategies are batched together because they need to work together. This is an essential blogging strategy that should be the focus in my opinion of your marketing strategy for maximum long term, consistent traffic and relationship building.
#3 Flagship Content on Blog
What is your chosen Media in which you excel? Writing? Video? Audio Podcasts? Whatever you excel in and you are passionate about, make that the focus of your blog post on your site. Make that your fantastic #10 two-thumbs up content.
And then continue on…
This is where the power begins:
#4 Secondary Talent
O.K. So let’s assume that you like to do Video. That’s what you excel at. So next you would take your video of course upload it to video sites all over the web as well as on your blog. And then take the video and get it transcribed into a written post. You can edit it to make sure it flows well or whatever pleases you. You can have this done very cheap and easily.
#5 Be Heard (Podcast)
The power of ITunes is unbelievable and is still pretty new territory in the Podcast arena. Have Your Video edited to Mp3, set up a podcast, and have all your post regular put up in podcast form on ITunes. This is Powerful.
#6 Social Media
Post to all the big social sites that you can especially Facebook, Twitter, Linked In. Go to Blogs you follow and leave relevant comments as usual, but link back to that particular article on your main sites.
Hint: Y0u can use Flickr which many people dismiss and have viral photos with links back to your site.
All this may seem like a lot. It is work, but in reality when it is all set up, it takes very little time, and you can outsource almost all of it for pennies on the dollar.
These strategies can build you a highly successful blog if you use them consistently and strategically.
#7 ACTION! ACTION! ACTION! WILL ONLY 1 OF 10 OF YOU DO SOMETHING?
Statistics say only maybe one out of ten of you will do anything at all past this point. And that would really be sad. This stuff can change your life if your committed like I am and many other successful people. But I like to believe the people that will be reading this will be action takers. That they will ask for help from me and others to get over any sticking points. Be committed. Find a motivator to get ya going and don’t waste this day doing something that doesn’t put you closer towards your Destiny!!