A viral post is something that has been shared, copied and spread across all social platforms. On Facebook in particular, going viral means that a post has generated a great deal of attention in the form of a high number of likes, shares and comments.
You know you have a viral Instagram post when it has 100,000+ likes and views and thousands of comments while being posted by an account that has only a few hundred or few thousand followers.
phrase. If a video, image, or story goes viral, it spreads quickly and widely on the internet through social media and email.
Viral articles get 10x or 20x more shares than that. So we’d consider a post viral if it got about 1,500 shares.
YouTube personality Kevin Nalty (known as Nalts) recalls on his blog: “A few years ago, a video could be considered ‘viral’ if it hit a million views”, but says as of 2011, only “if it gets more than 5 million views in a 3–7-day period” can it be considered “viral”.
Your Facebook Posts Will Probably Go Viral if You Follow These 5…
- Get Personal. You’ve got to get personal on your page if you expect your Facebook posts to go viral. …
- Use Viral Photo Finder. Here’s a confession: …
- Ask for Help Sharing Your Posts. …
- Timing is Everything. …
- Run a Facebook Ad.
Step 1: Define Viral
If your videos get an average of 100 views each, posting a video that pulls in 1,000 in the first week is a very good viral response. For a business that routinely posts videos with 100,000 views per day, an increase of 900 is hardly noticeable.
Today, “going viral” means sharing something via email or social media that spreads quickly to millions of people online. The term “viral video” didn’t come around until 2009. It was first used to describe the video “David after Dentist.”
While most successful viral videos tend to earn hundreds or even thousands of dollars, the biggest hits — which are rare — can generate more than a million, according to Daniel Fisher, senior vice president of audience solutions at London-based video monetization firm Rightster.
What do we mean when we say viral video? It’s called going viral when a piece of content really takes off on social media and reaches a large audience very quickly by receiving an unusual amount of shares and exposure. Whether it’s a tweet, a Facebook post or a video, many different types of content can go viral.
A video that spreads quickly via the Internet. It is often a short clip on a video sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo that people reference in blogs, emails and instant messages.
- Elicit emotions. Videos go viral when they elicit emotions. …
- Challenge yourself as a storyteller. To tell better stories, try telling them in a way you haven’t before. …
- Talk to people. Discuss ideas so you can gather more relatable experiences.
- Tell stories. Share stories about your brand, your products.
But way back in the day, a decade ago, there was “Shoes” — the first ever viral video, reports Noisey by Vice. This video captured teenage angst and sibling rivalry perfectly. The clip stars twins, in which one is clearly favored over the other … you all know how that goes.
Videos go viral because they connect with their audience. They make people laugh, inform, teach, persuade. How does your video connect?