Does “Going Viral” Actually Result in More Conversions?

ConversionXL

Right now there is almost certainly an enterprise exec in a boardroom somewhere saying, “We need it to go viral.” Kittens and memes and babies kissing puppies… viral. When most people think about going viral, they think about raising a lot of awareness for their product or company.

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The Myths About Going Viral

Inc Startups

Viral, Myth, Trending, Social Media, viral marketing. Social Media Toolkit

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This 'Deadpool' Music Video With Celine Dion Shows the 6 Things You Need to Go Viral

Inc Startups

A new viral music video from the soundtrack of Deadpool 2 has taken fans by surprise with an unlikely star: Celine Dion. Viral Marketing

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7 Ways To Attract Customers Without Viral Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup. Scott lead generation ROMI viral marketing

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What Makes a Video Viral?

Duct Tape Marketing

What Makes a Video Viral? That’s why when a piece of media takes the internet by storm and goes viral, more often than not it is a video. But what makes a video viral? Is there some sort of secret sauce anyone can tap into to make their videos viral?

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Branchout an Example of Viral Spread Opportunity for Startups

SoCal CTO

Instead, I want to look at how they've integrated themselves with Facebook and particularly how they engage users to help viral spread. Later in this post, I'll talk about some of the downside of how they've made this viral. Turns out they've done a couple of things to make them viral.

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Branchout an Example of Viral Spread Opportunity for Startups

SoCal CTO

Instead, I want to look at how they've integrated themselves with Facebook and particularly how they engage users to help viral spread. Later in this post, I'll talk about some of the downside of how they've made this viral. Turns out they've done a couple of things to make them viral.

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3 Viral Marketing Tips That Will Change The Way You Create Buzz

YFS Magazine

Here are three important components any viral marketing campaign needs to pick up steam. Grow Marketing & Sales brand storytelling marketing viral marketing

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Is Happiness Contagious? How to Make it Go Viral

Inc Startups

How to Make it Go Viral. Is Happiness Contagious? Productivity

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Startup Viral Marketing Costs Real Money These Days

Startup Professionals Musings

Every time I challenge a business plan with little or no budget for marketing, I get the answer that they will be using “viral” marketing, which costs nothing. First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a few years ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth. Develop viral content.

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3 Essential Ingredients You Need to Make Your Content Go Viral

Inc Startups

Costco achieved viral success with an 8-foot-tall stuffed bear. Here's what you can do to make your brand go viral too. Marketing

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Startups, Check Your Budget For Viral Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Every time I challenge a business plan with little or no budget for marketing, I get the answer that they will be using “viral” marketing, which costs nothing. First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a couple of years ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth.

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How To Go Viral on LinkedIn

Inc Startups

LinkedIn recently revealed some specific tips and insights on what makes posts (and people) go viral on the network

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Designing for viral growth

The Equity Kicker

It covers concepts like the viral co-fficient and time through the viral loop and lists out a bunch of tactics for increasing virality. How to Design for Viral Growth by Digital Telepathy, a user experience design studio.

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How To Make Your Infographic Go Viral

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

A single piece of viral content can catapult your business to new heights, but how do you actually make your infographics go viral? Still, deciding you’re going to share your information in an infographic isn’t enough to make it go viral.

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Viral Marketing Costs Real Money These Days

Startup Professionals Musings

Every time I see a business plan with little or no budget for marketing, I get the answer that they will be using “viral” marketing, which costs nothing. First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a couple of years ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth. Develop viral content.

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Can enterprise SaaS products be viral?

Version One Ventures

Yammer sreenshot “Going viral” is often the holy grail for Internet startups, who hope to quickly scale to hundreds of thousands of users (then hundreds of millions) with relatively low user acquisition costs. News Andrew Chen saas Software as a service viral growth virality Yammer

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How to Go Viral: 3 Elements of Content that Resonates

Inc Startups

Want to go viral? You'll increase your chances by doing these 3 things. Marketing

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Ellen DeGeneres Rolls the Dice with Viral HQ Trivia Game

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The post Ellen DeGeneres Rolls the Dice with Viral HQ Trivia Game appeared first on Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Exclusive: How a Fake Product Announcement Created A Viral Marketing Campaign For Protecting The Environment

Inc Startups

Here is the truth about Treepex and its viral product announcement video. Technology

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Forget Viral Videos: Write a Book to Grow Your Business

Up and Running

As the founder of a publishing company focused specifically on serving entrepreneurs, I see the same problem over and over: When a business owner decides they want to write a book (or do anything else, for that matter), their goal is to be the best.

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8 Ways to Help Your Tweets Go Viral

Up and Running

It’s the dream of every business to have a social media campaign that goes viral. So, how can you get your Tweets to go viral too? The theory is that the limited attention span of Twitter users prevents them from evaluating every tweet, but once something is retweeted a few times, it starts to be seen by more people, and eventually it goes viral. You can up your odds of having a tweet go viral simply by tweeting more and having more followers. One tweet won’t go viral.

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Viral Growth

Launching Tech Ventures

Thursday, February 3, 2011 Viral Growth by Andrew Perlmutter Lean startup theory makes viral growth seem like the simplest piece of building a large-scale business from scratch. Viral growth. pumps in a lot of cash), and viral growth happens.

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3 Insights for Creating Viral Content

Duct Tape Marketing

3 Insights for Creating Viral Content written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. For marketers trying to achieve goals tied to increased brand awareness and higher search rankings, viral content becomes the ideal solution.

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3 Recent Viral Stories That Can Teach You Valuable Life Lessons

Inc Startups

Whether they cause your eyes to water, jaw to drop, or sides to split, viral stories can teach you something. Work-Life Balance

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Viral Marketing For Startups is Not Enough Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Viral marketing and word-of-mouth are not enough these days to make your product and brand visible in the relentless onslaught of new promotional media out there today. Viral is an outcome, not a strategy. entrepreneur word-of-mouth startup viral marketing business

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9 Ways To Make Your Startup Grow Virally

Vinicius Vacanti

Unless you can afford to buy users, you’ll have to grow virally. Below are 9 ways your start-up can grow virally: Get Your Users to Spread the Word. While this isn’t traditionally thought of as a viral growth strategy, it’s very important.

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How To Go Viral on LinkedIn (The Answer Will Surprise You)

Inc Startups

Given its well-earned reputation as a stuffy, "professional" platform, going viral on LinkedIn requires a counterintuitive approach. Social Media Toolkit

A Minnesota Raccoon's Death-Defying Feat Went Viral--and Revealed 3 Leadership Lessons in the Process

Inc Startups

This week a wayward raccoon captured global attention for scaling a tall building. We can reap key business lessons from this death-defying feat.

Building a Viral App: How to Get 165,000 Users in 150 Days

Inc Startups

Two entrepreneurs share how they build virality into their mobile apps.

The Anatomy of a Viral SnapChat Campaign

Inc Startups

Here's how the big dogs are using social media for a marketing slam dunk. Marketing

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In an Analysis of 100 Million Headlines, This 3-Word Phrase Was the Viral Winner

Inc Startups

Buzzsumo analyzed 100 million headlines and discovered the exact 3-word phrases that make some articles go viral. Marketing

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This NFL Player Saw an American Airlines Passenger In Trouble. His Stunning Reaction Went Viral

Inc Startups

This is the kind of story that makes you Internet famous. But what if you're already famous--but you're not even on Twitter?

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5 Data-Driven Reasons Why Content Goes Viral

Inc Startups

Ever wonder why content goes viral? Here are the reasons

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The dangers of viral growth

The Equity Kicker

Pandodaily just published an analysis of The 20 most viral companies of the last decade. So the big takeaway here is that, seductive as it might be, a spurt of amazing viral growth and becoming everybody’s darling often doesn’t get you very far.

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Use These 5 Secrets to Make Your Articles go Viral, According to Research

Inc Startups

Can you write a viral article on purpose? Here's what research has to say

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Achieving Virality Is Hard

Launching Tech Ventures

I believe achieving virality even in the first 2 categories is a complex task. What can you do to boost viral growth? Build virality into the product Expanding on David Skok’s viral coefficient equation (K): K = (% of users that send invites) * avg. #

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The single truth about viral activity – It’s just scenery

Start Up Blog

That’s the promise of something going viral. That’s the promise of being shared on the Verge or Buzzfeed or Viral Nova. But here’s the truth about that piece of viral marketing. Viral activity, in real terms is just scenery.

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5 Lessons Marketers Can Learn from HQ Trivia's Viral Success

Inc Startups

This trivia app cracked one million users in less than three months. These five things are the keys to its success. Marketing

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How to Increase the Viral Potential of Your Content

Inc Startups

Going viral isn't just a matter of luck. Use these 5 proven insights to greatly increase your content's viral potential

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