21 Simple Ways to Boost Your Content’s Viral Potential [Infographic]

Posted by Chelsea Hejny on 13 Aug 2015 / 0 Comment

“I hope the blog post I published doesn’t get shared a lot,” said no one, ever.

That’s just silly.

We all want what we write to get spread wide and far, and if possible, go viral.

While it’s tough to know if a piece of content will hit viral status before you share it, there are a handful of things you can do to help your content’s chances of success.

In fact, according to new research, posts that go viral tend to contain a few critical elements that encourage people to share.

Intrigued? I was when I learned this in a recent post from Brian Dean, the founder of the esteemed SEO blog, Backlinko.

To explain the handful of elements a blog post needs to go viral, Brian created today’s featured infographic. Such elements include a descriptive (but short) URL, “scannable” text and SEO tag copy.

To discover the full list of 21 simple ways to boost your content’s viral potential, take a look at Brian’s data-driven guide below. 






Scrollbar of Contents Adds Heading Markers for Easy Navigation


Chrome: If you’re reading a gigantic article in Chrome, it’s easy to get lost and lose track of where you’re at. Scrollbar of Contents is an extension that provides you a guide to find what you’re looking for quickly by adding markers to the scrollbar.

Scrollbar of Contents pulls header information from articles to provide you with a way to quickly navigate around from the scrollbar. So, if you’re on a Wikipedia article and want to quickly jump to a section, hit Shift+Alt+N to reveal Scrollbar of Contents, and then instantly pop down to where you want to go. It doesn’t work on every site, but when it does, it’s incredibly helpful to have around.

Scrollbar of Contents | Chrome Web Store via Addictive Tips