In order for your blog post to go viral then it has to get tons of shares by people online. In turn this will pull in lots of traffic to your blog and create a buzz around that article.
But how do you get your audience to share your articles with others? How do you get them to Tweet your post or to share it on Facebook with their friends?
Well in this article I am going to show you how you can get tons of people to share your blog post with others.
[box type=”spacer”]Install Social Media Buttons On Your Blog[/box]
This is one of the most common ways for getting your article shared by your readers. When you install these buttons on your blog then this will make it easier for your audience to share your article with others.
All your reader needs to do is click on the social media button of their choice to share your blog post. This makes it really simple for them.
The most common place to find these social media buttons/icons are at the bottom of the article. You can also add some buttons at the top of your article as well so that your readers can have an idea that your article is worth reading because of the high number of share it has.
[box type=”spacer”]Add Floating Share Buttons To The Side Of Your Blog Post[/box]
Another way to get more shares on your article is to add a floating bar with social media and social bookmarking buttons on your article page.
WordPress plugins such as Digg Digg does this pretty well.
What this plugin does is to add social media buttons of your choice to the left section of your blog post. As the reader scrolls down on the article while reading, the social media floating bar will be visible all the time.
Is this an effective way of getting your article shared by this reader?
Yes it is!
Lets say that you write an amazing blog post and the reader wants to share your article at that very moment, then the floating bar can be used to do so.
This makes it easy for the reader to share your article with others and then get back to reading that amazing blog post that you have written.
[box type=”spacer”]Write A Killer Blog Post[/box]
The most effective way of getting your article shared is to write a killer blog post. This will definitely get readers to share your article.
No matter where you place your social media buttons, once your article has great tips which will benefit your readers and others then they will want to share the blog post with their friends so that they can benefit as well.
But how do you know what is a killer blog post?
Well a killer blog post can be referred to an article that has information which the audience loves. An article that gets tons of comments because of the vital information that was found in it.
Look at your blog posts and see which has the most comments, these are the type of posts that your readers love. Write articles which is related to that blog post topic and no doubt people will create a buzz around that article again and want to share it with others.
[box type=”spacer”]Promote Your Own Article[/box]
When you publish an article, do you promote that article? Or do you just let it sit on your blog and hope that people will come and promote it for you?
If this is your attitude then you will hardly ever get traffic or shares on that article.
As soon as you publish an article then must share it with others and if your article is good enough then they in turn will share it as well. Promoting a blog post is a must if you want to get traffic, readers and share on that article as well.
[box type=”spacer”]Share To Unlock/Share To Download[/box]
There are some amazing WordPress plugins which enables you to hide sections of your article or the entire article if you wish to do so.
In order to unlock such sections that are hidden then the reader would have to share your article in order to make it visible.
If you want to promote an ebook for free then this is the best way to go. Tweet to download the book or like it via Facebook to download it.
This is a great way to get shares on your article, especially if what the reader is going to get is worth the share. This will cause your blog to get tons of traffic. The more traffic to that article then the more shares you will get for them to unlock the hidden content.
[box type=”spacer”]Host A Contest/Giveaway On Your Blog[/box]
I have been hosting cash giveaways for a few months now and this is an excellent way to get traffic to your blog and get your blog shared by others.
Once the prize is something worth having then the participants will not hesitate to share.
I normally use PunchTab to organize my contests. With it I can easily add the contents or pages of my blog which I want to get shared.
[box type=”spacer”]Ask Your Friend or Other Bloggers To Share[/box]
Your friends and other bloggers that you know are willing to help you. Why not ask them for a little assistance in sharing your article.
This is like one of the easiest methods to get your article shared.
It wouldn’t be anything hard in returning the favor as well. They share your article and you share theirs. Everybody will be getting shared, therefore everybody will be happy.
I would love to hear from you, what other tips do you have to share on how to get more people to share your blog post?