5 advance ways to make your blog go viral

For how long have you been blogging and how successful is your blog? If you want to make your blog go viral, then the answer is up to you. I’ve came across blogs that were launched and became successful in just a few month and I’ve also came across blogs that took years before becoming successful and going viral. It’s not the fault of your blog theme, your domain name or your SEO, it’s all your fault. Going viral is all about determination and passion.
Viralwriter clocked one month on the 26th of June 2013 and i shared the little strategies (with lesser details) i used in generating trafflink to my blog and making my blog go viral. check it out: Hurray!!! Viralwriter is one month old
I’m about to share those strategies here with you with more details, tighten your seat belt let’s go on board.

make your blog go viral
We all know the national anthem of making a blog go viral and I’ll be sharing them with you before i share my personal strategies.

  • Guest posting
  • Social media
  • Social bookmarking
  • Forums
  • PDF directories
  • Article directories…….etc etc.

These methods work great but most bloggers find it too difficult to implement, especially guest posting and Article directories but I’ll advice you not to skip these steps mentioned above. These are my personal strategies of making a blog go viral. I couldn’t do without the points mentioned above, I had to implement them before using this strategy so if you haven’t, please try to implement them.

5 Advance Tips to Make your Blog Go Viral

make your blog go viral

1. Quality Contents

Quality content is the key to these steps that I’m about to mention below, without quality content then it’ll be a waste of time, you wouldn’t want to let your readers and visitors down so take your time to create quality contents and if you are out of contents, there are many ways to brainstorm for contents.
Check out my post on significance of Quality Content

2. Create connections with your visitors

You can convert your visitors into regular readers by following these two little steps below

  • Reply to Comments

Replying to comment has been my hobby right from when I started blogging. In case you haven’t noticed, I replied to every single bit of comment on my blog. Even if it’s just “you’re welcome”, you should at least show you’re visitors and readers that you’ll always be there for them. This will make them come back to your blog, who knows the result if they share your content to their massive followers. YOU’LL GO VIRAL

  • Visit the Blog of your Commenters

Visiting the blog of those that posted a comment on your blog is another way of saying thank you and at the same time grabbing their attention, I’m sure they would have recognized your gravatar and name. This is one of my favorite strategy in generating traffic commenting on blogs. I do visit the blogs of my commenters (if they are in my niche) and at times I also find some helpful tips I don’t know that will help my blog. Your comment will stand out because that blogger will surely recognize you either through your gravater or your name. It’s just like a tit for tat. You are not the only one involved in making your blog go viral but your readers are playing their role too, either by sharing your contents or linking to you so you have to try as hard as possible to win your visitors heart and convert them into readers.

3. Email Bloggers

If you publish a blog post and your content is something that concerns other bloggers. You can inform them about it by visiting their blog and sending them an email through their contact form or through social media like twitter. If they find your article helpful they’ll definitely share it to their readers. I used this strategy when my blog was just two weeks old. I wrote a blog post on “20 successful bloggers and what they have to offer”, after that I mailed those bloggers both through their contact form and twitter. Majority of them replied my mail and shared my content to their readers and now the blog post is one of my post with the highest page view. I got new readers and made connections with bloggers too, it rocks.

4. Host contest

Contest is an unimaginable and unlimited way of multiplying and your traffic and splashing your blog round the blogosphere. We all know how it works, you’ll get more likes, followers and blog will be shared by the contestants. Offer an appealing prize for whosoever wins the contest and the more they try to get the prize, the more they promote your blog.

make your blog go viral

5. Refer to your Visitors

If your visitors said something that you love or added a point to your blog in the comment section, you can refer to them in one of your post, this will make them feel special. I’ve tried this on my blog and it worked. The last time I tried, that person was actually the first to post a comment and thank me for mentioning him. Implement it on your blog too, you don’t know who is actually going to mention you or link to you.

  • Guest posting

I know I mentioned it above but I had to drop it here again because it’s the best of all. If you are a lazy blogger(like me) then you can submit 1 guest post in a week but if you’re the hardworking type then you can submit 2 guest post in a week. When I did my first guest post on comluv the result was so great that I can’t do without guest blogging which made me submitted another guest post on bloggingtipstoday. This has really taken my blog higher and I’ll advice you to be serious with guest blogging. It really helped my blog and I’m going viral with this. Are you ready to guest post? You can come on board with me LETS GO VIRAL.

Must Read:Make your blog go viral – How to splash your blog post round the blogosphere

These are my invented strategies and you won’t see this elsewhere, they might be small but they have a viral effect. Do not underestimate it.
Do you have any secret strategy that you use on your blog, do share it with us and what do you also think about this advance tips?

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Comments

    • says

      Hi friend, thanks for sharing, hmm, one day I’m going to write a post of my best blog readers and put your name on the first list. 555 (hope you understand). Thanks for hanging around

    • says

      Hi Alvin, thanks for coming around, you’re totally right. Thanks for the comment. Btw, I got some little questions for you, I’ll hit your contact page soon 😉

    • says

      I’m happy to see you here Susan, to me I don’t really think thats much for a month and I need to work harder, its either I’m busy commenting on other blogs with my mobile or I’m writing a draft on a rough sheet. I can’t really say how many hours I spend daily, I just do it in my leisure time and its fun 🙂

    • says

      You’re welcome buddy, thanks for the complement.
      Great question there, I’ll be applying for that very soon, I wanna gather little amount of readers and their trust on my blog + my blog is still new and I don’t have much content yet. I’m heading for 20, thanks for the question though, would love to see you around

    • says

      Thanks Herman, you can subscribe to receive updates and retweet! I guess you need to read my older on how retweeting has helped my blog and how it can help yours, would love to see you around 😉

    • says

      Showing appreciation to someone’s work is great, we have the same thing in common, I wouldn’t comment on a blog with contents that I don’t understand or a blog that wrote craps.

      Thanks for the comment Adisa, I would love to see you around

    • says

      I guess we’re in the same shoes Adisa, why da hell should I comment on craps, but appreciating a blogger for his quality article is the best. Thanks for the comment, expecting you around buddy! 🙂

    • says

      You’re right Muneeb and one new thing I learnt is that guest posting has a combination of (guestposting and) comments. Because guest bloggers are to reply to comments and this is another secret but great strategy that folks are yet to know.

  1. Shamsudeen says

    My first visit to your blog was a guest post by Sam Adeniyi, so, I must agree with you that guest posting on other blog is a very good strategy both for the host blogger and the guest blogger. I just started guest posting on blogs and hopefully it will bring my blog to a whole new level. Thanks for sharing Gilbert.

    • says

      Welcome to VW Shamsudeen, the guest post from which you stumbled upon my site must be the one about “choosing the right niche” from TBC unless there’s another. Well, you’re right and I concur with your point on “benefiting the host blogger”, actually it depends on the guest blogger (s for me, it’s a must for my guest bloggers to promote their guest post).

      Welcome on board buddy and I wish you best of luck on your guest blogging gig, it rocks! Have a wonderful weekend and see you around.

  2. says

    Hi Gilbert, wow you really do reply to comments! These are great tips. Do you ever get overwhelmed? About a month ago, one of my posts went viral and I was super excited. The comments were flooding in and I was doing my best to keep up with them… and then I just got totally overwhelmed. I’m pretty sure I disconnected. I actually got scared of my own blog. If I keep responding, is it just going to get bigger and bigger and all I do is respond to blog comments? then things got real quiet lol 🙂
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    • says

      Hi Erika,

      I do reply to all single comments especially when they are from fresh posts. Overwhelmed? No! I don’t number of comment, I’m addicted to it and it’s just my way of creating relationships and getting closer to my readers. Yup all you do is reply to comments, though each bloggers has their style, some don’t reply to all comments and some don’t reply at all. And when a post gets older then 10 days, I’ll get quiet a bit, I do experience that a lot.

      Check out my latest post, it went viral and I’m still replying to comments 🙂

  3. says

    am a new blogger. so I read your article to help me improve my blog. buy the challenge. that am currently facing is about knowing what to post, what the people wants to see, need some help pls

  4. says

    Thanks for the great tipps, I’ll try them myself. I love the idea of guest posts but how do you find the right blog to do this on? Do you have some guidelines on how the post should be?

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