Forget SEO: write content that go viral

Viral content Forget SEO: write content that go viral Writing for Google this day can be so bad and deserve some pity if proper measure is not taken most especially when building backlinks either ethically or unethical because of the constant Google algorithm update just like the recent hummingbird. Instead of writing for search engines mostly Google search engine, it’s preferable to write for your readers who will feel delight in reading and socializing your post with their friends.

So in the post, erase the mind of learning what SEO is all about but for full knowledge about blog SEO endeavour to read through the following SEO post.

What you need to know about Off-page SEO

My blog traffic and SEO strategy

4 SEO tips for newbies

Google SEO guide for newbie webmasters

Most often there is a great misconception about SEO and content that go viral. Understanding the meaning of blog SEO, and how to do proper SEO without content that caught readers attention may at the end flop up because your content will not end-up bringing back your blog readers because you think you are a SEO expert meanwhile SEO and content that go viral are two different thing that need to work hand in hand with each other for better result.

There are so many blog that are ranked very high on search engine this day and this is not because those blog authors are SEO expert but their content are great, awesome, captivating, catchy, enjoyable, lovely, and all sort of words that befit good article.

The need to know that only target traffic can make blog content go viral is very important but some catchy approach which bring about target traffic to your website most especially from those that subscribe to our email update, following you on social network like Facebook, Twitter, Google plus and all the like, will always make your content go viral when you share a killer content with your loyal readers, however, below are some notable steps to make your blog post go viral in the absence of blog SEO.

  1. Write your blog title using technical techniques: coming up with a unique post title/headline is not an easy task which can sometimes cost you a headache but when you have successfully come up with a unique one, you will definitely be very happy with it. Writing a blog post headline can be so stressful many at times but with the clue am going share with you under this sub-heading you will definitely feel at ease when thinking about your blog headline. And this method is what I called “3U’s” (lol) i.e. {Useful, Unique, and ultra.}

Must Read: Are your blog title costing your readers?


Useful: Every blog headline must pass across a message to the expected readers most especially when writing a post headline that has to do with bloggers’ problem like traffic, earning, etc., it must be emotional if you need a very high click, through your blog title/headline.

Unique: Uniqueness in this perspective means to stand out among others. Not just copying from a fellow blogger but think and write from your own instinct as a prolific writer.

Ultra: What people are saying about your content is so vital so also your headline, your blog headline should be able to describe your blog content and not your content alone and that is why it must be ultra-specific.

I believe that with this 3 U’s, you are half done if not fully okay about writing your blog post headlines.

2.      Seek for professional help while writing your blog headline: compulsorily, you must write your blog content yourself or hire a ghost writer whichever way you prefer just to make sure it’s free from plagiarisms. Good, you may be a professional writer and might have been using the 3 U’s means of writing your headline but the fact is nobody is a highland of knowledge, when you are confused about your post headline try someone’s knowledge who you think might help just to make your post go viral. When your posts go viral, your blog claim the glory even when juxtaposing it with what Google search engine values.

3.      Write content that go viral: If truly you want to forget about SEO, then you content must go a very long way in terms of social sharing to replace the forgotten SEO.

Writing content that go viral is all about formalizing your own idea and make it a killer idea. The below point is a better way forward to write a content that go viral in the absence of SEO.

The approach of writing killer content is what I called “CLIT” {controversial, Trend, List and Inspirational}

Controversial: Yes, your post must often give room for readers’ view either inform of question or debate, just make sure your posts are debateable in order to hear what individual feel about the post most often via the comment section.

Lists: Make a list on some blog community can give a head way for your blog to say goodbye to SEO. Blog community like Bizsugar, blokube, kklink, can help in making your post go viral when you make it into the list often as a result of quality content that warrant more votes from readers.

Inspiration: This is one of the critical parts of my findings. When you are inspired you will acquire. Blogging is the only industry/community that you don’t pray for failure else it may be the end of the road. Spend more time on your blog such as sharing your content, reply your blog comment, visiting social bookmarking site will help to make your blog go viral as it enhance blogger-readers relationship.

Trend: This is always a place to be; knowing what is hot on Google trend will enable you to focus on what people are searching for and this will definitely make your blog go viral without SEO or with poor knowledge of SEO as this will provide a specific keyword for you.

Stop page time: There are hundreds of way out there on how to write content that will go viral without SEO but this is not to tell you that SEO is dead, however, when you are doing the wrong type of blog SEO it may be somehow vague to blogger how SEO works and drained your blog from grace to grass on search engine and this will affect your blog search traffic.

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Adesanmi Adedotun is a part-time blogger who lives in Nigeria and Nigerian by birth, a chronic Mathematician as a profession. Am a typical fan of 9ice (Adigun Alapomeji) when it comes to Nigerian traditional singers. You can add me on Facebook . You can follow my UPDATE on Facebook | Twitter and on Google plus


37 Responses to “Forget SEO: write content that go viral”

  1. Dec 03. 2013

    This is a very good piece, Adesanmi. I found it shared on and have to say you really delivered on this one.

    Not only did you explain why one should forget SEO and write content that goes viral, but you also went further to illustrate how this should be done.

    Even though this is the first time I am reading the CLIT approach (that on its own is controversial, by the way), I agree with you that it can help a content go viral, if done well.

    Again, very good piece. It’s worth reading again and again, and taking notes on to implement later!

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  2. Dec 03. 2013

    Nice points, Adesanmi.
    People want to read something useful, or interesting, or even funny.
    Not worrying about SEO, but writing for your readers is the first step to stop worrying about any future Google updates.

    Thanks for sharing at Klinkk.
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  3. Dec 03. 2013

    So can we write only for readers without fearing google?
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  4. Dec 03. 2013

    Hey Adesanmi, it’s strange that my last comment didn’t through. Got caught by akismet?

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  5. Dec 03. 2013

    Its impressive to know that one can actually create content that ignores Google. This could well be a powerful approach for blogging success.

    Most bloggers fail because they concentrate creating contents that appeal to the search engines while forgetting that writing for the readers is much more effective.

    The steps to making a blog go viral as discussed in this post are very practical. Thanks for sharing this helpful piece, Adesanmi!

    I left the above comment in the social bookmarking and content syndication website for Internet marketers where this article was found and “kingged”.
    Sunday – contributor

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    • Adesanmi Adedotun

      Dec 06. 2013

      Hi Sunday,

      Creating content that does not appeal to Google search engine place blogger on the safer side of Google update since bloggers cannot do with Google update, either its affect you positively or negatively Google we surely fulfil their mission in terms of update, however many bloggers fall Google update victim because they fear Google just because of traffic.
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    • Dec 23. 2013

      thanks for your nice post. you must spend a lot of time to get viral :-)

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  6. Dec 04. 2013

    Concentrating on content is important as your content is going to give you leads and sales. SEO is just a tool to get your content visible to the world.
    As you said,
    1. Controversial
    2. Inspiration
    3. Trend and
    4. List posts
    usually goes viral. But you can make your post viral if you have solved your readers’ problem.

    Thanks Ade for this post :)
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  7. Dec 04. 2013

    Hi Adesanmi,

    It feels great to be back on your blog! Went through your article and found it a lot useful :)

    First of all, I won’t forget SEO :P I mean, I won’t ignore it altogether. But writing content capable of going viral is worth the effort.

    Your 3 U strategy is definitely useful. It will come handy time and again. As you said, writing slightly ‘controversial’ stuff will increase the chances of getting a post go viral! Debatable topics are the key.

    Great article and excellent points discussed! Will be back for more buddy :)

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    • Adesanmi Adedotun

      Dec 06. 2013

      Hi Arun,

      Am glad you are hear once again! SEO is an important tool in life of a successful bloggers and it worth using, however, when the life of a blog solemnly depend on SEO, chances are that; that such blog will one day end up in the junk of GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE. 3 U’s are must use for a successful blog post headline I must confess that personally. Thanks for visiting once more.
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  8. Dec 04. 2013

    Hi Adesanmi,

    As you probably know because I’ve mentioned this numerous times, I never really did very good with my headlines. The “how to” ones were pretty easy and right to the point but I wanted to learn how to grab people’s attention and get them curious about what I’m sharing. It’s funny but I’m able to do that with my newsletter but I had a lot of work to do on my headlines.

    I recently wrote a post where I was learning more about writing great headlines and even shared some free resources that would help my readers as well. I think I’ve vastly improved since that time even though it’s maybe been not quite a month yet. But the headlines is what’s going to grab people’s attention and make them decide whether your content is worth reading or not.

    Now I’ve heard from several of the very successful bloggers to not worry about anything going viral because that’s usually out of your hands. Sure, if you have a huge following and it’s a topic that is very popular at the moment then you can persuade the right people to promote it and you’ll have a much better chance of that happening. But that’s not the normal circumstances for most so just concentrate more on delivering top quality great content and the rest will fall into place. Or so we hope right! :-)

    Thanks for sharing this and you have a wonderful week.


    P.S. Just FYI, you still don’t have your Twitter ID set up in your Twitter or Buffer buttons.
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    • Adesanmi Adedotun

      Dec 06. 2013

      Madam Adrienne,

      Post headline is very important for a starter as we all know that, it is true that you place limited emphasize on your post title but your blog post really go viral as matter of fact and it attracts many readers with hundreds of comment and shares, definitely your post go viral not because of SEO but because of viral content. Thanks for your contribution Madam!
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  9. Dec 05. 2013

    Hello adesnmi,

    Wonderful tips mate, Well it’s a challenging task to create an article go viral since in these days we have lot of competition and I believe one can only able to create a viral post if he/she mastered it. However you tips are really informative.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  10. Adesanmi Adedotun

    Dec 06. 2013

    Hi Jijin,

    I’m overwhelm about your comment. Thanks for visiting!
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  11. Dec 06. 2013

    Hey Adesanmi,

    Write content, make it a good one, write from your heat, they’ll find you.

    good tips

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  12. Dec 06. 2013

    Thanks for this content, i really appreciate it, creating a content that goes viral is wonderful, but adding some seo will make it complete.
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  13. Dec 06. 2013

    You title forced me to not to write even a single line of this article. Content is of no value without proper SEO. I really don’t know what do you understand by SEO. SEO is not link building, directory submission, bookmarking, etc. SEO is much more than that

    SEO makes your content/website searchable and user friendly, so don’t underestimate SEO. rather your title should be “Forget SEO Article/ Content: write content that go viral”

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  14. Dec 07. 2013

    Absolutely right, we should do our work with taking a few things in our mind that we are creating the content to help viewer in the best way.
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  15. Merin Anto

    Dec 07. 2013

    promoting a blog a website is not a matter but the main thing is the content we post should be unique and useful to the visitors so that visitors will come and view again main thing is your content should be genuine.

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    • Adesanmi Adedotun

      Dec 07. 2013

      Hi Merin,

      I stand on the fact that content is the king and content promotion is the queen, writing content that make our post go viral is a must and promoting it for proper outreach is compulsory. Do have a lovely weekend
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  16. Dec 08. 2013

    Hello Adesanmi,

    You have very rightly said, content is the only point at the moment with fits the most in the Google search algorithm..:)
    If your post has got real and original content, you are sure gonna rank high in the search..only work left is how perfectly you research the keyword and their use in their content..
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post..:)
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    • Adesanmi Adedotun

      Dec 20. 2013

      Hi Dev,

      Google should not own our future purposely because of SEO, am not pointing out that SEO is bad but a blog can survive in the dark with Googles’ update with quality and unique content that bring out the willingness in our blog readers to share our post with their friends.
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  17. Dec 20. 2013

    Yeah, I too was thinking same but still SEO is needed to compete with others or say we still needed SEO.
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    • Adesanmi Adedotun

      Dec 20. 2013

      Hi Pavan,

      You are right, but you don’t really need to run a race or be the fastest runner before you have to compete and supersede your competitor. Building a quality relationship with your blog readers can alone send your competitor content back to junks needless of you writing a content that go viral.
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  18. Dec 26. 2013

    Yes, We All know that Content is King. if We Write Unique and Fresh Content then we don’t have to do SEO.
    Google Loves Unique content.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us
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  19. Jan 22. 2014

    The main idea is to write for humans rather than writing for search engines, that even builds up trust of our visitors.
    But still some elements of SEO will also get us the best results and much organic traffic.
    Thanks For Sharing Your Tips With Us.
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    • Adesanmi Adedotun

      Jan 25. 2014

      Hi Hari,

      SEO is not dead, yes I mean it…. But the fact is writing for our visitor is what make us a blogger in the blogosphere. Thanks for your contribution

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