Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us | Content Marketing and Curation for Small Business | Scoop.it


1)     Long form content gets more social shares than short form content.

3000-10,0000 words

2)    Having at least one image in your post leads to more Facebook shares

3) Having at least one image in your post leads to more Twitter shares

4) Invoke awe, laughter, or amusement. Appeal to people's narcissistic side

5) People love to share lists and infographics

6) 10 is the magic number for lists

7) People tend to share content that looks trustworthy

8) Getting one extra influencer to share your article has a multiplier effect.

9) Re-promote your old content on a regular basis.

10) The best day overall to publish content for social shares is Tuesday...