How to make your blog go Viral!

Once you’ve got your dream blog up and running with great content, it’s time to build your readership!  Building your readership requires two main components:

  1. Driving traffic to your blog
  2. Retaining your new readers.

Every blogger has the dream of having a popular blog. No one wants a dead blog and that’s true. However, before your blog gets popular, you need to put in some more work and smartness. In this post, I want to share with you some 5 tips to trigger the viral power of your blog.

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5 tips to making your blog go Viral:

1. Write Tutorials and Pillar Articles:

Writing a how-to article takes more time and effort than your average blog post, but its content is more widely valuable, making it more likely to be shared.

These articles don’t get old, because the same methods apply at all times. The same holds true for pillar articles.  Because they offer original, timeless, content about a specific area within your niche, readers will remember it,
favorite it, and share it with others. To drive as much traffic to your blog as possible, you should try to write 4-6 of these articles per month.

2.  Give something away for free:

A great way to bring traffic to your blog, gain readership, and make your blog popular is to giveaway stuff to your readers. Everyone loves something free, provided it is worth downloading.
If you wouldn’t want to download it, don’t offer it, but if you can offer something of value to your readers, something that broadens their understanding of your topic or enhances their online experience, do it! It could be just about anything; an eBook, a wordpress theme, popular tools, or even free online class.

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3.  Interact with other bloggers and their blogs:

Try to be a guest poster for other related and popular blogs. Many blogs will now accept guest posts, giving newer bloggers an opportunity to be noticed by their readership.  Post something that interests you, is related to both your host blog’s niche and yours, and make sure that it adds value to your host’s blog. One blog post on some of the more popular topical blogs can generate tons of traffic to your blog. It is a great way to get noticed and build the loyal readership that will make your blog popular!

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Also, regularly make relevant and thoughtful comments on other popular blogs in your niche.

This broadens your blog’s visibility in an existing community, generating curiosity among established readers. 

4. Get an Autoresponder:

One of the key challenges to having a successful and popular blog is building loyal readership. A way to make sure potential readers visiting your blog return is to get an autoresponder. An autoresponder (MailerLite recommended for beginners)  works by creating a free report or video for your site offered in exchange for a visitors email address. Email lets you stay in touch with your readers, letting them know what’s new on your blog. This builds a responsive audience, as well as reader loyalty and a fan base. Some good autoresponders out there are:

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5. Use Search Engines:

To get all the traffic you need to make your blog popular, make sure your content is Search Engine Optimization-friendly (SEOPressor recommended). Search engines can be great drivers of targeted traffic to your blog if it is SEO friendly, so get smart about search engine optimization. Identify the key words for searching for a posting’s subject matter, and think about the best way to incorporate those search terms into the title and body of the post.

Please if you have more tips on how to make a blog go viral, then please use the comment box below to share your information, and don’t forget to share with friends on twitter.

Regards.

Meet Isaiah Joseph

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Omoscowonder is blogger that has passion of sharing the most secretive information that gets other internet marketers and bloggers crazy. He Blog @ omoscowonder.com

Comments

  1. Hi Isaiah,
    Although now days it is difficult that a blog goes viral because there is lot of competition among the bloggers but if some someone really work hard and follow the tips you mention can be successful that his blog go viral.
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    • Hello Muhammad,
      Yes, that is really truthful, though i take an exception to this, some blogs posts are still going viral today, like Viper latest google failings and Spens Long Tail Pro post, among others.

      We as bloggers needs to be much more creative, and surely, using the above guidelines can really help us.
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  2. Mohit
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    Superb post Isaiah…It will be helpful for newbies who still not know how to make blog posts go viral..I think your post will make many bloggers get more profit out of their blog…
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  3. Nirmala
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    Nice post by the guest blogger :)

    Yeah, it is imperative for the bloggers to build relationship with other bloggers to make their blog a grand popular.

    Accept your other points, hope am doing all except giving something free for my lovely readers. Will start doing it soon.

    Thanks for publishing this post Enstine sir, keep sharing the useful stuffs :)
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  4. Reginald
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    Nice write up and thanks for sharing.

    Getting a blog viral. I did once which was comparing two different products which are pretty popular. This stuck the gold pot and even representatives from both side of the products came over to give their comments. That was huge and it really created lots of hype.

    Another way is the viral box share thingy. That is also not bad too especially when you have lots of people sharing it.

    Thanks for sharing mate :)
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  5. Abhishek
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    Really nice and informative post their buddy.These 5 points are simple yet very powerful techniques to drive great amount of traffic to your blog.This should really help out some newbie bloggers and help them overcome their traffic issues.
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  6. Mathew Stephen says:

    Nice writeup!

    I would like to suggest you to change the title of this post to “How to get more exposure for your blog” or something like that…

    I still don’t know how “Writing Tutorials and Pillar Articles”, “Interacting with other bloggers and their blogs” and “Search Engines” are going to make a blog circulate rapidly!

    • Hello Stephen,
      i would have agreed with you, but when you mentioned “Writing Tutorials and Pillar Articles” i began to wonder,
      How can any post which is not well Structured and well informed goes viral??
      Certainly, people loves to read what would help them positively.
      And if i may ask Steph, what would a blank post go viral for?

      For been a magical page or what?
      would love to hear your reply Steph.
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  7. Wonderful article. I mostly use social media’s power to go viral. :)
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  8. Hi Isaiah,

    All very good tips I will agree but it’s very difficult these days even with what you shared. I’ve heard from others who have done it a lot that it’s never guaranteed, you just hope for the best and that that particular topic will be picked up and the right people will start spreading the word.

    Hey, we’d all love that to happen right! No harm in putting these tips to good use though and praying ours will be the next one.

    Thanks for sharing, great job.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Adriennes, i loved and cherished that word “pray and hope”

      Yes, most bloggers today, wouldn’t even dare share other blog url on their website, for fear of getting the website more popular and losing their own readers.

      But there are still some bloggers who wouldn’t mind sharing useful information with their readers though.
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  9. Iam really wanted to know more about aweber.giveaway is best way to earn traffics and socialmedia fans for your blog

  10. Pramod
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    Hi mate !
    Its very important to make sure that our blogs are well optimized for search engines ..and the auto responder idea is cool ..I would try this idea for sure . Thanks for sharing the information .

    -Pramod
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  11. Giving away something for free is a great way to build an email newsletter as well. I ran a giveaway on an iPhone blog of mine a while back, which led to over 200 new email subscribers and a lot of visits. The money I’ve made off those people since then has by far covered the cost of the iPod I had given away through that event.

    Isn’t it strange how giving away something can actually make you money? Haha!
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  12. Ewen Phan says:

    I am going to build a new blog and find that these information is really helpful for me to get my blog viral. Thanks for your sharing Isaiah

  13. Great tips on how to make a blog go viral. I have SEOPressor but don’t use it on my site. Do you feel like this really helps you with your SEO?

    I am starting to learn that a lot of the work comes after you publish your content. Writing the content on your site is extremely easy…the work comes in trying to get more people to see your posts.

    Thanks for sharing these tips…I know they will help me.
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  14. Rajesh Jhamb
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    Its not easy to get blog popular, if you are consistent and doing well in your domain, only then you can empire.
    You have to do ON page SEO as well as OFF page SEO. because both SEO are equally important.
    Thanks for providing such a great post.
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  15. Silviu
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    Hi Omoscowonder,

    Great tips. All true. All useful. I like very much 1 and 2.
    Writing tutorials and pillar articles (evergreen content) is surely powerful. It is not easy, indeed. However, it is worthwhile.
    I also like the idea of giving something of value to your readers. It must be something of real value to make the blog viral.

    All in all: nice and useful post. Thank you for taking the time and effort to write it.

    Have a beautiful day
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  16. Great tips. I truly agree with them,
    Just adding few small details to make this post perfect :D ,
    don’t forget to Keyword optimize your post, Add pictures next to key items and pin your pics to pinterest more than once!
    Keep up the good work.
    Many thanks and Best Regards.

  17. Ariful Haque
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    @Meet Isaiah Joseph
    nice to meet you. first thank to you such a wonderful post. I am trying my site increased tariff but cant success, read your article i thought help me to find some visitors…
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  18. Aditya Dey says:

    Hi Isaiah,

    I think it’s the ultimate dream of almost every bloggers to write such a post that goes viral…It brings up utmost joy and a sweet little curve on their lips….But it is not that easy, and needs very high quality write up, patience and intelligence….

    Thanks for writing about it…..loved this post completely/….

  19. Competition in the blogosphere is really tough and it does take a lot of effort and hard work for the blog to go viral. And of course, specific strategies like you mentioned above are equally important as well.
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  20. Nice tip to make your blog go viral, and if it does, you are sure to take much dough to the bankk.
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  21. Relationships makes brand ..this article helped much good way .. totally this blog is backbone my blogging careeer thanks lot..
    thank you for sharing this Article

  22. Sherman Smith says:

    Hey Isaiah,

    Having your blog go viral is a challenge but it can be done! For many of us it takes a long time and for other it takes a short time, but following these tips will definitely help make your blog become popular.

    One thing I’m weak at is writing enough How To Posts and tutorials! A lot of people are attracting to these types of posts, especially me! LOL… So why not do the same in return to also get more traffic. It’s a wise thing to do.

    One thing I would add is to just be consistent. It’s cliche, but your readers will appreciate it, come back and even recommend your blog to others!

    Thanks for sharing these tips!

  23. Hello,

    The post is really informative, But now a days it’s really tough to stand in this competitive blogosphere. But we can achieve it easily if we share what readers need.

    thanks

  24. Hi,

    I quite agree with some of the points raised here like ‘commenting on other blogs’, this has helped me increase my blog’s traffic. I will continue to apply other tips your have raised. Thanks for sharing
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  25. These tips are the basic needs for creating good contents as well as attracting more traffic. So, well done!
    Another thing which I want to add that is- “Say something unique” I’ve noticed that today many blogger starting their blogs by coping others idea (topic). This is not the way of blogging success I believe! Choose those what you really love to do. I also believe that the internet is the place only for hard workers. If you work hard or research hard on your topic then your blog will automatically go viral.
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  26. Jeevan Jacob John
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    Hey Isiah,

    I think the most important to keep in mind is to interact with other bloggers – comment on their blogs, participate in events (Twitter chats, G+ hangouts), guest blog on their posts and perhaps even write responses to their posts :D

    We also want to be choosy on our commenting and guest posting partners (based on our target audience. It isn’t always a good idea to write at the most popular blogs, unless your target audience is new bloggers. Most of their active readers are brand new bloggers. My best option has always been to comment and guest blog on medium sized blogs (this will help me promote my blog to new and established bloggers).

    Anyways, thanks for sharing your insights :)

  27. Hi Joseph, good to see you on Enstine’s blog and @Enstine, thanks for sharing this quality article on twitter.

    I’m an addict when it comes to going viral and your point points are flawless and I must confess, I have no 2 cents.
    You’re right about giving something away for free, the most compelling of all is giving out free ebooks, ecourses and premium theme, it’s a good bait and a perfect way to increase your readership, of course your readers are the one to make your blog go viral.
    Good thing you mentioned SEOPressor, it has really skyrocketed my blog ranking.

    Great post buddy
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  28. Hello Muki, i must confess, you are one of the masters i have come to appreciate and to follow in this industry. Keep posting – keep adding value to the blogosphere. I love you!

  29. Anwell Steve says:

    The blogosphere can be competitive nowadays because of so many blogs being created each day. But, I would also suggest to know your targeted niche. In this way, it will be easy for you to write articles that you would want to share to your targeted audience as well. For an instance, if you have a health and fitness blogs, most probably your targeted audience would be those who have health and fitness concerns. So, you should focus your articles/contents about how to be physically fit or how to be healthy. I believe by adding this to your 5 viral blogging tips will surely make your blog a hit!

  30. Giving away attracts More visitors so Helding giveaways can be a great thing and writing Tutorials makes your popular in very short time.You have given many other awesome points too.
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  31. Never tried guest posting, but I’ve heard so much about it. Also heard that Google’s going to pay more attention to it in the near future… Good post!

  32. Nice tips joseph. This article is gonna be a great help for me to take my blog ahead as I am a newbie in the blogosphere. Thanks for sharing.
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  33. Nice ideas suggested, buddy i think the two most important thing about blogging is to make people know about you what you are and that can only be done by quality post and secondly is to share the about your websites shamelessly to whoever you meet.
    Can help lot in drawing traffic and you know it worked practically.
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