Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Can an Article Go Viral?

Yes, of course. The most important and crucial part to make an article spreads like a virus is no doubt the HEADLINE, HEADLINE, HEADLINE.

Everyone knows that headlines make a huge difference. However, very few appreciate just hos critical a headline is online. In fact the title of an article is much more important on the web than it ever was in print publications.

So, if you want your article to have a higher chance of going viral, it has to start with the headline that you select. Study successful online articles and the titles that were used is important. It can be the perfect place for you to start if you want to be an expert of getting the right headlines for your articles.

Humor is Viral.
Admittedly, humor is not very easy to achieve in an article. But it is well worth the effort because humor is a well-known and widely recognized viral "disease" when it comes to articles. It is indeed true that if your articles manage to make your readers laugh, the effect will be viral and the end result will be you laughing all the way to the bank.

Incentives is Viral.
Viral incentives work wonder if you want your articles to go viral. Offer readers some incentives to share your articles with others, and this really makes a great deal by bringing you tons of traffic.

Viral marketing works very well online because the very nature of the World Wide Web is viral. One very good and widely quoted example is that of the Hotmail email service which use a small signature link that sent out with all emails offering a free email account.

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