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How can I get my site VIRAL? I even have 500,000 fanpage

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by deankeen, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. deankeen

    deankeen BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys!

    About 3 weeks ago, I built a website similar to damnlol.com that has funny images and arrows for people to go to the next and previous image. I'm having trouble getting the site to go viral, however, and am wondering if there is a better way to harness the traffic that I do have.

    I have a Facebook fanpage (500,000 people) that I've been using to send people to the website. It's been helping me make $10 to $20/day (Adsense) which is okay, but I was really hoping the website itself would go viral so I could be making hundreds per day. I'm just not getting the likes and shares that I need for it to go viral. I try and pick the funniest content so that I can get enough likes and shares, but I don't get as many as I'd hoped.

    If I keep posting links on the Facebook fanpage, I really think the fanpage will suffer and people will eventually stop clicking the links, which is why it'd be best if I could somehow get the site more viral.

    I even tried making a Facebook app on a spinoff website so that users would be forced to allow the app in order to see the content, which would in turn post a link to their timeline/wall every time they viewed something on the site. But no one ever allowed the app, so I scrapped that idea.

    What I have:
    -A 500,000 person Facebook fanpage that still sends large amounts of traffic
    -A well designed, attractive website that people stay on for quite a long time (but eventually leave)
    -Right and Left arrows on the site so users can navigate through images quickly
    -A Facebook like and share button right next to the right arrow
    -Quite a lot of competition with similar websites

    What I don't have:
    -Original content (I get my images elsewhere)....I don't have the means to make all original content
    -Enough likes and shares on each of my pages

    So the question is, how do I get the site VIRAL? What can I do differently to get things more viral and get more likes and shares?

    Thanks for any and all help!
    Dan
     
  2. YoutubeDude

    YoutubeDude Junior Member

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    Stop posting links directly that will kill your page. post links with a real picture or watermark your images. what is the theme of your page.thats always important.
     
  3. Blackdragons

    Blackdragons Junior Member

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    I am doing things like Dan, and I am having same problems. My pages are mostly related to some funny content or interesting content. When I post direct link i get just few like on pages(most of them are above 60k) and 50-60 likes top on the website, but when I post watermarked pictures on my pages it usually gets 100+ likes but no visits on the website ...
     
  4. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    To go viral you either need unique content or pump up the traffic with an IM campaign. I believe its either/or!
     
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  5. katona44

    katona44 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Unique and funny content with watermark is the key for you...take a look on 9gag and contact some members who are posting alot over there...and tell them you`ll pay for some $ for each cool post:).
     
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  6. Blackdragons

    Blackdragons Junior Member

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    Good idea, thanks :)