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Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us

Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us | Google Plus and Social SEO | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago someone sent me a link to the BuzzSumo website. It is a gold mine of data regarding what content is the most shared across any topic. Cha-Ching.
Neil Ferree's insight:

We came up with this set of questions, hoping to challenge popular assumptions on how to make your content go viral:


What types of emotions did the most popular articles invoke?


What type of posts typically receive a lot of shares? (lists? infographics?)


Did readers love to share short form or long form content? What’s the ideal length?


Does trust play a major role on whether someone will share an article?


What’s the effect of having just one image in a post vs no images?


What’s the effect of having just one influencer sharing your article?


How do we make people share our post days and even weeks after it’s been published?


What’s the best day of the week to publish an article?


How I manage my social media presence?

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Brien Shanahan's curator insight, July 3, 2014 12:22 PM

Powerful stuff. Use it to get your content shared more often. 

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