Only on the internet can the word ‘viral’ be a good thing. After all, what’s the point of showing things off if it doesn’t get the attention you want it to have. In the age of trends and social media hype, videos have become one of the most shared and viewed things on the internet. So here are some tips on how to get your videos to go viral and increase the chances of your video to be seem by millions.
1. Content is key.
This is the most basic requirement for videos, especially the advertising ones. It has to be catchy, interesting and unique. It needs to be able to grasp the viewers’ attention and make them want to share it. Content is the main ingredient in keeping your video alive so give this one some extra time and creativity to make it pretty inside and out. Also, don’t forget to keep it adequately timed, which means, no lengthy stuff.
2. Sharing is loving.
Ignore the views. The views mean nothing compared to the shares because it’s the shares that makes your videos viral. Therefore, make sure that your video can be shared through sites like Facebook, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter and to the many other social sites of today. Also, take note on who shares your videos because it only takes one celeb or two big blogs to make your number of shares rise. Remember, getting people or blogs with a large following to share your video is a very big step in your goal.
3. Timing is everything.
Did you know that posting videos during Mondays and/or Tuedays gives you a higher chance to attain viral status compared to the weekends and holidays? No? Well, now you do. Timing is really important when it comes to videos, it needs to be a current issue or something pretty timeless to get people to share it. In addition, the first 24 hours is like your make or break timeframe, the longer your videos goes on without views or shares, the more unlikely it is to go viral.
4. Get an awesome title.
I kid you not. A good title is the first thing that catches your viewers’ attention. Without a good title, your video will most likely be missed and shoved off, forever ignored. So make sure to keep things straightforward and understandable. No flowery words. Aim for the goal and what the viewers want to see. Quick and efficient.
5. Grab it and go.
Make the most of your 15 minutes of fame. Viral videos spread fast and die fast so make sure that you’ve done what you needed before it fades. Grab the opportunities, enter every door, do not wallow or think that this type of attention will last.
6. Keep them talking.
It’s important for your video to encourage discussion. It keeps it alive and gives it a higher chance of getting shared. However, be prepared for the negative backlash every video gets. Don’t let it get to you. Do not expect everyone to love it. There will be dislikes. Take it like a mature human being and move on. Do not wallow in a dark corner allowing your self-esteem to crumble.
7. Scratch some backs.
Another way of getting shares is through your sponsors. You can do this by mentioning the products, the music and even the clothes you used in the making of the video. In return for the advertisement, they’ll share your videos. It won’t always work but it’s worth the try.
There you have it with these tips and a bit of luck on your side, your video might just achieve viral status. Have fun and good luck.
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