Going viral is quite possibly the fastest, most cost effective method to publicize your business on a grand scale and pass on a marketing message to other sites or users, creating a potentially exponential growth in the message’s visibility and effect.
The beauty of a viral YouTube video when combined with a tweet and mass media is bound to give your brand the leverage to make a memorable impression on a huge audience within a short time.
But the big question is
• How do you do it?
• What makes something go viral in the first place?
Below are the few elements to in to account while posting viral content
1. Keep It Simple
Your message should be simple but compelling enough for the viewers. Keep it real without an ounce of excess flab. Get your brand out there… in a good way.
• High quality content is the key.
• Touch your audience’s hearts, souls or nerve endings.
2. Keep it real
There’s no need to pretty up your product or fake your viewers out. If you’re into Digital Marketing, for instance, just let the world know that you exist and that you’ve got the best darn team to provide you service not only in town but possibly on the planet.
Relevant also helps. If you can pull it together to relate to a current event, an issue in your industry or a popular trend that will help but you’ve still got to ensure it’s relevant to your audience.
3. Reach Out
Tailor your message to your audience. Make sure to use language, images and, of course, a medium that your intended customers will relate to.
4. Show that you care
Project that you share the same view of the world as your audience. Connect to common ecological or social concerns. So the themes of saving money or creating jobs are likely to resonate with your public. Keep the mood positive, even inspirational, and the chances of being liked or forwarded increase.
5. Give freebies
Offer something in return for your viewers’ or readers’ time and attention. Insert tips and instructions, discounts or freebies and solid news updates associated with your particular business.
6. Make it easy for potential customers to reach you.
Make sure that they can get to your online assets including websites, blogs and social networks.
All said and done there is no guarantee to get success. There is no way of predicting with 100% certainty what will go viral and what will merely make your viewer’s happy. As well as content, timing and sheer luck play a role in going viral. But that’s the beauty of viral; some of the best come from a crazy list of ideas, quickly thought up.
If at first you don’t succeed, it’s quick and simple to try again with a different approach. Get geared to promote and release it today and if you are lucky it could go viral for months from now. So think contagious and go viral.
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