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How To Go Viral

June 19, 2012

There’s no secret formula when it comes to getting a video to go viral, but according to TED Media executive producer June Cohen there are a number of things that you can do to better your chances of viral video success.

In a talk she gave at the Vimeo Festival in New York City earlier this month, as reported by Troy Dreier of, Cohen offered up a number of tips for getting online videos to go viral.

Megan O’Neill of Social Times summarizes Cohen’s key tips for online video below.

  1. Quality counts
  2. Grab the viewers’ attention in the first 15 seconds
  3. Appeal to viewers’ emotions
  4. Inspire your viewers
  5. Tell a story
  6. Be timely and relevant with topical programming
  7. Use enticing titles and thumbnails
  8. Distribute to multiple sources
  9. Enable sharing
  10. Engage influencers

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