A true story of Seth Adams Smiths website.
What does it take to become viral on the web? The best answer to the question is sharing.
A blog post that's written about marriage by Seth Adam Smith on November the 22nd went viral, and has now had nearly twenty-six million views. It is difficult to imagine what sitting watching your stats be like when you have ten million visits in one day.
He's interviewed and the article's published. The article he wrote is titled “Marriage isn’t for you”. Would one search for such a title on Google? Not sure that is where the visits came from, but he mentions that his interest tweaked when his Brother-in-law shared the post on face book.
This seems to have then been shared by so many more people, just the same as I did when I read it, the post went viral and is continuing to receive much interest.
This is a lesson for us all that strive to get people to read our posts and articles. I’m not sure that he really did a lot of research into tags and SEO’s, but he certainly gained a lot from Face Book. This is a lesson, if one can get others to share your posts on a site such as Face Book, you too can get a post to become one of the most read articles in a day.
Can you imagine what this could do for those that have websites, there to make pocket-money? He admits that most of the traffic came from Face Book, testament to the power of the share. So remember to encourage your readers to share on the different interactive sites.
His site is now probably one of the most popular and I think anything he pens now'll be read by thousands, I’m following him since reading the article. He is but a humble man who has written and published a book, of which I’m sure he is now selling by the thousands.
A lesson gained from this, sure SEO’s and correct writing to gain Google positioning is important, but I think that convincing your followers to share your articles and posts is probably just as important.
Seth’s article found on his site, which I'm not allowed to add a link to, also has an interesting video clip. I encourage you all to go and read both articles, one for the pleasure of finding out why “Marriage isn’t for you” and the other to discover how a humble man gained traffic to a website that is difficult to believe, yet is true.
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