Going Viral on TwitterWritten by Mustafa Khundmiri
July 22, 2012 # 9:36 pm # Expert Guides # One Comment
Who doesn’t want to go viral on Twitter? It’s a fact that a tweet that spreads virally can bring in a ton of quality traffic your way. And contrary to popular belief, hitting the viral button on Twitter is not as difficult as it sounds.
As long as you get the basics right and know how to touch the emotions of your followers, you will have no problem going viral. Yes, it might not happen every single time, but you can at least improve your chances.
In the following article we’ll be discussing a few points that can help you create viral tweets and get better at the Twitter game.
Here you go:
#1: Impress the Influencers
There’s no denying that Twitter is ruled by the influencers. The more influence you have, the higher the chances that you will get noticed by your target audience. But if you’re just starting out? How do you really harness the power of influence?
By helping other influencers in your market! That’s right. It’s one of the easiest ways to grab their attention and get them to tweet your stuff.
Reciprocity can be your secret weapon when it comes to growing your own influence on Twitter. There are many different ways you can use to impress a influencer. Start by retweeting their stuff, interacting with them on their blog, commenting on their Facebook updates, etc.
Influencers will be glad to help you if you get noticed by them by helping them out. So doing favors is the way to go when it comes to making a good impression on them.
#2: Have a Call to Action
Do you know the most successful email marketing campaigns happen to have the best call to actions in their subject lines? The same rule applies on Twitter.
If you want people to retweet your tweet then simply ask them to do so. Having a call to action in your tweet can help you get a better response from your followers and go viral.
You can simply have a call to action where you ask your followers to check out your link. The more direct you are with your call to action, the better it is.
#3: Give Real Value
There’s no doubt about the fact that value is important when you’re trying to go viral. When you tweet valuable stuff, your followers will want to share it with their followers, and so on. The higher value your content contains, the more probability of it going viral.
One simple way of giving value to your followers on Twitter is to find useful content and share it with them. This is how you get them used to your value, and when you know you’re ready, you can give away something like an ebook or software tool.
#4: Say Please
Don’t forget that at the end of the day, Twitter is a social community made of real people. And people like being respected. They like manners. By simply including the phrase “Please RT”, you can get a lot more retweets, improving the viral factor of your tweet.
What other factors have helped you go viral on Twitter? Do share your experience with us in the comments below!