Tips for Success

The Science of Going Viral : 7 Proven Content Creation Techniques


BuzzSumo.com analyzed 100 million articles to discover what it takes to make content go viral. What they found can turn your content creation into a science.

1) Go Long
Articles over 1,000 words perform far better. So, make it meaningful and write in-depth. Your reward will be great!

2) Lists are Rad
Articles with lists make it easy to absorb information. They also get way more shares than other types of articles. Lists with 10 items are generally the most successful.

3) Fav Day
Tuesday is generally the best day to post on social networks, though it's best to test this to discover if it's best for you. Tuesday is also considered the most productive day of the week. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday come in second.

4) Image It Up
Articles with at least one image are shared twice as much as those without an image.

5) Be Charming
Cute articles top the list. Funny and entertaining follow their lead. If your articles can deliver something witty, it's more likely people will share it with their friends.

6) Be Transparent
Articles are shared more often when they have a byline and personal story that people can relate to.

7) Repost
Going viral might not happen the first time you post your content. It may take a few reposts to get top influencers to notice.