What’s the Secret Recipe for Making Content Viral?

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Check this out… I posted the following comment on Copyblogger regarding making content viral:

I’d like to know the Number One way to make your content go viral besides writing awesome content. Is it guest blogging? Is it commenting on blog posts? PPC marketing? Local networking? Social media? Other?

Lady luck smiled upon me (and you) because Sonia Simone answered my question. WooHoo!

CLICK HERE to read “Return of the Content Marketing Know-It-All” and Sonia’s response to my comment. And, keep reading to find out the ingredients that go into making content viral.

The Secret Recipe for Making Content Viral

Having your content go viral can do wonders for your business and authority.


Because when people start sharing and commenting on your content it sends a message to others that they need to pay attention to you. When you’re seen as an expert in your industry, your target audience will sit up and pay attention. They’ll contact you so you can help them solve whatever problem they have.

how to make content viral, recipe to make content viralThe first ingredient in the recipe is your headline.

The second ingredient in the recipe is your topic.

The third ingredient in the recipe is your opening paragraph.

The forth ingredient in the recipe is right image.

The fifth ingredient in the recipe is your content.

The sixth ingredient in the recipe is your ending.

The seventh ingredient in the recipe is the layout of your content.

Now that you have the secret recipe for making content viral, it’s time to mix the ‘ingredients’ together and start writing. Your content will go viral before you know it!

What would you add to make content go viral? Join the conversation by leaving a comment below.

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  1. According to me, all the factors in article are important but you also need to be luck on your side.

    Many times, even the best articles get ignored by audience.

    Another is timing. I was about to launch a blog related to iOS but then noticed that this week will be busy one for everything Apple because of WWDC. And I have not chance of matching that hype. So I am waiting! 🙂

  2. Hi Amandah,

    Ah..I loved that recipe for sure 🙂

    Yes indeed, you do need a perfect blend of all those things you mentioned to make your post go viral. I think the title is what catches the attention foremost, especially on the social medias, followed by the images shared on the post. Of course, the content is the main thing that should grasp your readers attention, and we also can’t forget the short attention spans they all have – so it better work for them within those few minutes they land on our blogs.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend 🙂

  3. Hi Harleena,

    I’m glad you liked the recipe!

    It’s amazing what goes into creating content that goes viral (and creating content in general).

    The headline is important. It’s why I utilize swipe files. I have one that’s filled with direct mail and newspaper and magazine clippings. I use Evernote for blog posts, online articles, etc. It’s a big help.

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

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