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These tactics have worked great for us over the years and continue to deliver results!

[Welcome to Neil Patel readers! This post is one of the earliest on the blog and we still reference it regularly when promoting posts. They continue to help us grow our traffic at a rate that is still surprising to us. Enjoy!]

It’s tough to make a blog post go viral. There’s no secret sauce to make every post a hit. However, there are plenty of things you can do to increase your chances.

A great blog can be a huge asset to you – it feels great to make and can bring attention to what you’re doing. The problem is that if nobody sees your post it’s not useful to anybody besides you. There are tons of suggestions around the internet to drive traffic to your blog and most of them work to some extent. Most aren’t so effective. There’s really only one way to create a popular blog: creating great content that can change people’s lives for the better. It’s about putting yourself out there and making a connection. Corbett Barr says it best, “Write Epic Shit.” Content is indeed king but without a spark even the best content will lie dormant forever without anybody seeing it.

You live in an Epic Universe – make more Epic Stuff!

Before you post:

  1. Keyword optimize your post. Put your main topics into Google Keyword Tool and title the post based on the most popular search terms.
  2. Add pictures next to key items, it makes them carry more weight. Derek Halpbern of SocialTriggers has a GREAT post about using pictures in your posts.
  3. Re-read your post to check for errors. 

After you post use these to get in as many brains as possible:

  1. Submit to Digg
  2. Submit to Reddit
  3. Submit to StumbleUpon
  4. Post on Forums in niche
  5. Submit to Yahoo Buzz
  6. Submit to Delicious
  7. Post to Twitter
  8. Post to Facebook
  9. Post to Myspace. Myspace is dead, long live Myspace.
  10. Post to Google +
  11. Post to YouTube (if applicable)
  12. Submit to Technorati
  13. Post to Pinterest (if applicable)
  14. Post to LinkedIn
  15. Provide SEO keywords for images
  16. Directory submissions
  17. RSS directory submits
  18. Forum comments
  19. Relevant blog comments
  20. Social bookmarking
  21. Refer to posts on Yahoo! Answers
  22. Refer to posts on LinkedIn
  23. Refer to posts on Quora
  24. Press releases
  25. Link to our own past AND future blog posts
  26. Add to your email signature
  27. Add to your signature in forums
  28. Add to your next newsletter
  29. Request other bloggers to mention your post
Submit Your Post

Put it everywhere! … and make it good enough for them to care.

You don’t need to do all of these things every time but the more places your post goes the more eyes you’ll find. You will quickly see what is really working

Play with these ideas and let us know what you think. Do you have any other ways you like to get your content out into the world? Post below and let us know what works for you!


Kyle Eschenroeder

Thanks for taking the time to read this! Let me know what you think - the good, the bad, the ugly - in the comments below.

I'm an entrepreneur (more in the StartupBros About Page) in St. Petersburg, FL

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  • Jeevan Punetha says:

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  • riz says:

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  • Maria says:

    I tried this on my blog post and I was surprised to have received a lot of comments about my topic. I really believe this still works and I am happy I tried it. Its much more difficult to get on Reddit though

  • Elise says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I want to try Reddit but I do not know what subreddits allow you to share links. I mostly write about relationships, travel and shopping. I don’t know which subreddit or social platform works for me. Thank you very much!

  • Mia says:

    This has really helped me as I was only using Twitter Facebook and Instagram etc.

    Which platforms have you guys found helped you the most?

  • Virgie Buera says:

    Thank you for sharing this informations. I mostly write about relationships, travel, self help encouragement, wisdom , foods and pets.. which one is the best one for me. Thank you.

  • Marie Millar says:

    My blog is about stalking with a pack mentality in the public service sectors. It is the hardest form of stalking to prove. The fire chief of Cleveland County Fire Brigade Ian Hayton supports my stalkers and condemns me as a nut-case and lunatic when I complain about my predators. Trivialising the actions of the Firemen and nurses that inflict harassment upon me. I do not understand why a Police Chief in Cleveland can be sacked when investigated for corruption. As in the case of Police Chief Shaun Price and his deputy Derek Bonnard, but the government will not investigate a Fire chief. Why?

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  • joyeuse says:

    thank you fro the help i tried reddit for my site it was very helpful for me. i have blog on tech and on motivation stories of others

  • praisejah omeje says:

    thank you for this great idea suggestion. I will apply them on my new blog and see how they work

  • Dubai Blogger says:

    Great research and information, Thanks.

  • Desi says:

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