Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral
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Upworthy follows all of these rules.
Title is super important:
8. Make sure your headline is compelling, a call-to-action or a list - We talked a bit about the need to make your title catchy. In an era of RSS, Twitter, Facebook & new consumption tools like FlipBoard – titles matter.
It's okay to tweet multiple times:
And I tell people all the time, it’s OK to Tweet more than once (full advice in this link). In particular I do an East Coast morning Tweet (5.40am PST) and a West Coast Tweet (8.40am). Each converts the same (e.g. if I hand’t sent the second tweet I’d get a lot less clicks / shares). I use a tool to set it up in advance so I don’t actually have to be ready to Tweet in real time.
Skip slide shows -- put everything on one page:
Give up page views – Many websites give you presentations or lists and make you scroll through 10 pages to see the entire list. Jon says don’t do this. You get a few extra page views but less people will consume the content and certainly less will share it and make it go viral.