When you hit the publish button on your content, do you immediately start obsessing over your share counts? Why? Because when more people share your content, you’ll see higher percentages of website traffic, leads and sales. What is the key to going viral? Here are some baseline tips to get you started.

Create and Publish Content that People Want to Share

Obviously it’s important that you share content that provides valuable information to your audience. But don’t be afraid to share inspirational, cute, and even shocking content either — people love it.

Grow and Nurture a Loyal Audience

Having large followings on as many of the popular social media channels as possible, along with having a large email subscriber list, goes a long way when it comes to extending your reach.

Consider “Borrowing” Someone Else’s Fans

Although it’s better to have your own fans, you shouldn’t forget other important audiences. Some content creators hire social media influencers. Creators also network with one another to share each other’s content.

Make it Easy for Readers to Share Your Content from Your Blog

Be sure to include social sharing buttons on your blog posts. This makes sharing content a cinch for your readers.

When it Comes to Images, Size Really Does Matter

People more often share posts with images because they see them as more attractive than those with plain text. But simply plopping an image into a text won’t necessarily lead to more shares. Using images that are the right size and clearly visible is a must.

These are just a few tips you can use, or you can hire the professionals, and we’ll do the work for you.