1. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
Content should have an ethical, emotional, or logial appeal.
2. Evoke emotion
Happy emotions outperform sad emotions.
3. Frame headlines positively
Positive stories get more clicks than sad ones.
4. Create a social currency, or inside language
Memes are the ultimate social currency. You either know them, or you don't.
5. Promise practical value
Like a top 10 list, or easy steps to accomplishing something. Like this list. Gotcha, didn't I?
6. Quality stories win
People love stories; and a good, surprising, or intriguing story will get more clicks.
"The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You" by New Yorker Magazine
"How to Make Something Go Viral: Tips from Buzzfeed" by The Guardian
"10 Tips for How to Make Something Go Viral" by Lifewire
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