Keys to Launching a Successful Viral Video – Part 1

A viral video that takes your niche (and maybe the whole Internet) by a storm doesn’t just happen by accident. To maximize your chances of creating the video that becomes an overnight sensation, you need to execute this two-part plan:

-Part 1: Create a buzz-worthy video
-Part 2: Launch your video

Here’s how to do it…

Step 1: Choose a Topic Worth Sharing

Go to YouTube and see what’s hot. Which videos are popular and get a lot of views, comments and viral action? Chances are, the popular videos tend to be funny, outrageous, controversial, offensive, extremely useful or similar.

Look, if you want to create a video that everyone talks about, then you need to make it WORTH talking about. And that means making it different, engaging, useful, funny, controversial and/or offensive.

Step 2: Create Your Video

You don’t have to buy fancy equipment, but you shouldn’t a camera that films grainy pictures either. Upgrade your equipment to the best you can afford so you can present a quality product.

Second, keep it SHORT – just 30 seconds to two minutes maximum. Videos go viral when they’re short and easy to watch… and easy to pass along.

Step 3: Keep Track of the Important Frames

Your first, last or middle frame should be visually appealing. That’s because YouTube allows you to use one of those frames as a thumbnail pic – and you want to create a thumbnail pic that captures attention (and clicks) from YouTube users.

Step 4: Load and Tag

Finally, you need to load your video up, describe it, and “tag” it using the keywords your niche uses to find related information. Ideally, you should use some long-tail keywords so that your niche can easily find your video both on YouTube as well as in Google.

Once you’ve completed the above four easy steps, you’re halfway done. Your next step is to officially launch your video and get it in front of as many people as possible. You’ll discover exactly how to do that in Part 2 of this article series.