Getting traffic to a website is crucial regardless of the kind of site you run. Traffic is the lifeblood of the internet and webmasters are seemingly on an endless search for more and more visitors to their site. Traffic equals money and a site that has no traffic will die a slow and horrible death. It is no wonder then that website owners spend countless hours and dollars on different methods and ways of getting people to find their site. Getting traffic online isn’t impossible, but with more and more websites popping up every day, you need to always be doing something unique and different. No matter the market you are in, there is someone else who has a competing website that wants to do the same thing that you are. Just how can anyone get new visitors to their website when competition exists in every market? This is where viral videos come in and how they are an excellent tool at generating traffic and interest in any website.
Just what are viral videos? They are short videos which are shared amongst people online. This doesn’t really sound like much, but what makes viral videos effective to ways to source traffic is thanks to how fast viral videos are shared. These videos spread like a virus, hence the name viral videos, and if done properly they can generate massive amounts of traffic in very short periods of time. To make things even better, the really good news is that the traffic these videos generate is more often than not completely free. Furthermore, videos are a much better alternative to article marketing because they are visual. It is no secret that the web is gearing more and more towards being all about video and this is why viral videos can generate a massive amount of traffic to your website.
For any video to go viral, you must make sure you know who your target audience is and what content they want. Just because you upload a video somewhere doesn’t mean it will go viral. Preparation and planning is required to increase your chances of your video going viral. A core component is that you provide quality information or content in your video that matches what your audience is looking for. Give them a taste of what they want, but just a taste and leave them hanging for more. Quality content means they’ll share it with their friends and this will generate the kind of traffic you want to your site.
Are you looking for new and creative ways to promote and advertise your site online? If you are just starting out with a website it can be frustratingly difficult to get visitors. It can also be easy to become confused at just what is the best marketing solution online. Viral videos provides great viral marketing examples at just how effective viral advertising can be on the internet. Why not give it a try? Upload a short video with content that is of value and interesting to watch. You might be surprised to find out just how effective videos can be in getting new people to your site.
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http://www.ted.com Kevin Allocca is YouTube’s trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of our TED-Ed launch. We can’t wait …)
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