You put as much work into a piece that no one reads as you do the piece that goes viral and sends you traffic.
So why not gear every post you make towards going viral?
It’s not about luck; it’s about knowing how to create content people want to share with others, click on, link to and so forth.
How do you consistently create viral content?
Go to google.com/trends and type in keywords and phrases within your niche. It will show you what’s popular and what’s going viral right now.
Write and publish content related to those pieces or even those trends and you’ll notice that your content is getting noticed!
The idea is to catch the wave right when something is going viral.
Okay, go to BuzzSumo.com and type in your keywords. This site will show you the viral content for those keywords over the last few months.
Your job is to pick out one of those posts and write your version that is more detailed. And then repeat the process as many times as you like.
For example, if someone wrote an article on 5 ways to train your neighbor’s dog to stop barking at 2am, you would write an article on the same topic but teach 10 ways or 20 ways with more tips, more info, more anything and everything to make it a better article than the original.
Once you write detailed content that’s better than the other content that went viral, you can head to BuzzSumo, click on “View Shares” and see everyone who shared that content on Twitter.
Then get in touch with them by finding their email address on Twitter (search by user name) and send them a short email saying you noticed they shared the original article and asking if they would like to see yours. Let them know how it differs and ask them to share.
Do these things and your post and articles will indeed go viral and you’ll be getting fresh traffic for free like clockwork.