The Secret Formula for the Perfect Viral Share [infographic]

What’s it take for a blog post to go VIRAL on social media?  The infographic below breaks down the formula that makes it happen.

The thing that gets the most viral shares?  Positive emotions – awe, amusement, and laughter.

So how do you know if what you’re about to publish hits on positive emotion?  Run it through the HookLine Dynamic app before you share it!

And, as the infographic points out, a catchy headline is key… so use the tools you’ve got to make it easier.  ;)

What types of blog posts or links are you most likely to share?  Leave a comment and share…

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7 Comments

  1. Interesting and practical for sure. I do like how to content as well

    Thanks for sharing this info graphic:-)
    Sarah
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    1. Thanks for commenting, Sarah.
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  2. Hey Michelle,

    Once again I’ve found very informative Infographics on your website. Viral posts have millions of people seeing them, so the marketing potential of having a post go viral is huge.

    Articles that have images, charts, graphs and other visuals get twice as much shares. This is because images evoke a stronger emotional response than plain old black-on-white text. Eventually, thanks for sharing these tips with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar
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    1. Glad you found this useful, Amar.

      I agree – images help us to learn and retain information as well as creating a more emotional response.
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  3. Hi,

    Indeed this is really useful infographics. I think people prefer creative and awesome stuff at social media, hence they tend to get more shares and finally become viral.

    Thanks
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    1. Very true. Thanks for reading and commenting.
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  4. You have been busy as of late! I finally got a chance to read this and I’m so glad I did. The infographic you have utilized for this was extremely informative. I shouldn’t have expected any less, because all of the infographics I”ve seen on your blog have been outstanding! Thanks so much!

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