Tactic #10: The Viral Report Method
In this chapter, were going to go over how viral reports can lead to huge traffic increases for your website. You can use this method to get traffic several different ways, and will discuss some of them here. You have to know how to write the report, and what to include in it, and then how to market effectively so that other people share for you. A viral report that is being passed around the Internet can generate a huge amount of traffic for you if you do it right. Here is what you need to know about the viral report method.
How to Create a Viral Report
So, the first thing that you’re going to have to do is create the viral report. This means that you’re going to have to choose a topic in your industry and then write about it but there are some very specific things that you need to include in this report in order to make it viable for this traffic technique. First of all, you need to make it something so revolutionary and so exciting the people are going to want to share it. This is an extremely tall order but unfortunately, you’ll have to figure out yourself how to do it because any advice given here would only apply to a specific industry and not to creating a viral report in general.
However, the second thing that you need to be aware of is that the solutions that you list in this viral report need to either be solved by a particular website or by a product or service that is on that website. That’s because you are going to list your own website as a solution for this report. Coming up with viral report material will take up the majority of the time you spend on this project because you need to make a good enough for people to share it; here are some examples of viral reports that might be solved by a particular website and could be shared.
10 Websites That Could Increase Your Traffic 500% in the Next 12 Months
12 Solutions to Organizing Your Life and Finally Reaching Your Goals
Five Online Services That Could Double Your Income by the End of the Year
Do you get the idea? These are all reports that have websites is the solutions and that might be good enough to be shared by others. You have to make sure that the problem that is solved by the report is an experienced by only a tiny portion of the population – but as many people as possible.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to appeal to every single person out there.
For example, with the popularity of singing reality shows you could easily write a report on improving your singing voice enough to pass in addition with American Idol or one of the other reality shows out there. This might not be shared with everyone, because not everyone is interested in singing or and auditioning for reality show, but there are enough people out there to drive traffic to your website if the report went viral.
Make Your Website One of the Options, Not the Only Option
One thing that you’re going to want to keep in mind is that you want the report to appear unbiased and as a public service to the people that are reading it. That means that you want to give them options – not just your own website is an option but also several others. 10 total websites is a good number and as previously mentioned, 10 seems to do really well for these type of reports or articles. When someone reads your report, you’re going to want them to consider it legitimate enough to share with other people, particularly through social media or on their own website or blog. This means camouflaging your website among all the others so it doesn’t appear as if your site is getting any special treatment but is included as a legitimate option or solution.
It is also worth noting that your website should actually solve the problem that the report is proposing to solve. If you list your website as a way to drive traffic, and people get there and realize that you have nothing to offer report, if they haven’t shared it yet they’re certainly not going to after that, and even if they have shared it they’re going to stop sharing it further.
How to Get the Report out There
In order to distribute your report and give it its best chance of going viral, you want to get it in the hands of as many people within the industry as possible. You want to make it very clear to these people that the report is free of charge and they can pass it along to anyone they choose without any repercussions. Make sure you also put in the report itself the people can pass it along to their friends, colleagues or whoever.