4 Simple Ways to Help Your Blog Posts Go Viral on Twitter

by Place for Bloggers

Twitter is a great place to promote your blog. Every blogger I know wish one of his posts will go viral on twitter. The problem is that even if you ask one blogger, that had such luck, he probably wouldn’t be able to tell exactly what made one post go viral and the other not. Nevertheless we shouldn’t lie back and wait, we must take actions.

In this post I’ll provide 4 simple ways to take action and help your blog posts go viral.

Provide a dedicated button

Don’t use a general ‘Share’ button. Provide your readers with a dedicated ‘Share on Twitter button’. Put your button before or after your post, in a place that emphasize the relation between button and post.

I prefer using the TweetMeme button as it became a standard and is widely used by other pro bloggers.

Educate your readers

You’ll be surprised to learn how many of your readers aren’t using Twitter, and even if they do, they don’t know exactly what this button used for.

Write a small post about the TweetMeme button and explain what clicking on the green and grey part means.

tweetmemebutton

Just Ask

Encourage your readers to click on the button by asking them. Finish your post by saying something like

Did you like this post? retweet it and help me spread the word.

If you are a kind blogger, and regularly communicate with your readers, they will be happy to reciprocate.

Retweet posts from other bloggers

I Don’t know if you believe in ‘Karma’, but in my opinion if you want people to help you start by helping them first. Regularly retweet content from other bloggers. Almost every time someone retweet my posts, I enter Twitter to see who this person is and does he run a blog himself.

Final words

That a post will go viral is not something that can be quarantined by fulfilling several steps. This is why I included the word ‘Help’ in my post title. Start by writing great & unique content, then provide your readers simple way to share your content…and prey to your favorite God :-)

Did you like this post? retweet it and help me spread the word.

Be Sociable, Share!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

incall Kiev escort October 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Great opinion you place here.
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Thanks for inform that information.
Mika!
With best regards!

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Hamburg Escort March 8, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Damn right!

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Travis October 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I’ve had some moderate success with posts on twitter, but certainly haven’t had anything “go viral” yet. I’m HOPING that it’s only a matter of time if I can continue to put out new content. That being said, should definitely integrate a tweet button on my site, as I’ve yet to really do anything like that.
.-= Travis´s last blog ..Going Overboard on Productivity? =-.

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Julia Kinslow October 6, 2009 at 2:22 am

Hi Shay:

Thanks for the great information. Does the Tweetmeme RT plugin work on any Wordpress blog? I use Wordpress.com and not Wordpress.org.

Thanks, Julia

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BenHuebner/Blogging for Profit! October 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Great helpful content is very important to get your blog post go viral!

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Lena Khalid September 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Nice tips. I will put the sentence as per your suggestion “Did you like this post? retweet it and help me spread the word.” on my blogs. :-)

Thanks for sharing.

NB : Isn’t CommentLuv awesome! :-)
.-= Lena Khalid´s last blog ..Twitter Or Blogging? =-.

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Shyam@SEO Optimization India September 30, 2009 at 4:11 am

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You have shared valuable information. This post is very useful for a webmaster. I am really appreciated with you for sharing such a valuable information.

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yooray September 24, 2009 at 11:08 am

thanks a lot! for knowing this helpful tips! I really very appreciate it! I will try to follow this now onwards…
thanks!

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Robert September 23, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Hi Shay,

Great post and you’re spot on about going viral. Although I use a different tool to have my posts re-tweeted, the benefits are the same. I think anyone who is serious about becoming a successful blogger needs to utilize these resources.

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Darren September 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm

This is a really good post. some good honest advice about getting you blog post to go viral on Twitter. Can you tell me do they do the plugin for Blogger to?

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Dee September 23, 2009 at 5:58 pm

You’ve got great advice. I also find that when you go to another person’s blog and comment on theirs too, things tend to become viral.

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