8 Critical Words to Say to Get People to Share (It’s Science!)

Do you know what words to use in your blog posts, headlines, and social media updates to get them shared?

Check out this awesome infographic from ShortStack!

The Science of Sharing

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17 Comments

  1. OK, this one is definitely going on my wall! While the content we write may be great, if we don’t use trigger words like these, it can be hard to get readers to take action and share like this. Thanks for sharing this, Michelle, I feel like I’m in on a really great secret now : )
    Dawn Mena recently posted… What I’m reading right nowMy Profile

    1. Knowing the “secrets” is always helpful!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Dawn.
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… 8 Critical Words to Say to Get People to Share (It’s Science!)My Profile

  2. Noticed you used “Critical” in your headline. I’ll be sharing this on Twitter and will be sure to use “how to” in the Tweet. And, I’ll use “inspire” in my status update on Facebook.
    Thanks for sharing Short Stack’s cool infographic.
    Debra Jason recently posted… Writing Ad Copy You Believe InMy Profile

    1. Hey Debra, thanks for commenting. I had to make sure I took my own advice, right? ;)
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  3. Love these ideas, Michelle! Will definitely be using them :)
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  4. Hi Michelle,

    This is a definite ‘print off’ for my wall. What’s the point in writing amazing, original content if your title can’t even attract a fly! There is soooooo much information overflow on the internet, bloggers need to know how to stand out.

    Thanks

    Naomi
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  5. Michelle, Thanks for the tips on noteworthy words to use in or order to get shared. You always have so many beneficial tips for bloggers. Thanks! Debbie Seiling
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  6. Great data presentation! The infographic is informative.

    This teaches me that there is a correct or the most effective words to use to make your updates or share be shared. The words are powerful that is why they will be shared, but only those posts who are worth it to be shared.

    I found this post shared on Kingged.com, the Internet marketing social bookmarking site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.
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  7. The how-to posts always seem to do the trick for me.
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  8. Nice Infograhic Post. It’s really awesome! Good words are you mentioned over here with the help inforgraphic. Thanks for sharing this information with us. Keep it Up :)
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  9. Thank you for sharing!! I love,love,love this!

  10. I love the infographic. Very simple yet very precise.
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  11. Hi Michelle,
    can you share more details about the statistics ?
    what country is this statistic based on ? what year ? what type of audience ? age ??
    i don’t think there can be an exact science to predict the behavior on social media-
    the trends change depending on the time and location and what event is coming up etc ..
    there’s too many variable to account for.
    i might be tempted to share or click on a tweet with “check it out” once, but when i see it twice or when someone else also tweet this, i sense spam, and tend to keep away,
    in my experience i found that describing things how they really are works best, no false advertising no spam and no tricking anyone to click on something that he’s not really interested in.
    we want quality not quantity.
    Many thanks and Best wishes!
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  12. Well, it’s a colourful infographic, (and I love infographics) but I share some of Mitch’s scepticism above about how useful this is. Trends do change over time and I would bet that it would also depend on your niche. My niche is counselling and therapy and we’re traditionally quite understated – words like huge/big/amazes don’t go down especially well. Then again, I’m sure not clear which words DO work that well! Got me thinking, anyhow!

    James

  13. Michelle that was interesting. It was great that you shared the different words that work on the different platforms because to get the shares sometimes it’s more than just a great headline. All look like magic words to me. Just a tiny bit of thinking, and planning, using the right words, makes the difference. Awesome stuff. :)
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  14. I never considered adding “please retweet” to one of my tweets by I might consider tacking it on in the future.
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  15. Hi Michelle, this is fantastic! Been wondering why we’re getting so little traffic on our site despite publicising ourselves relentlessly. Will work these guidelines into our new content going forward and report back :)
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