5 Ways to Get Your Video to Go Viral

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Creating a video can be a time consuming project and once you have completed it, you will want people to view it. The more views your video receives, the more income potential you have from advertising. Many people wonder how some videos get millions of views in just a few short days and there are many secrets that no one will share. If you are creating a video you will want to know how to make it go viral.

Production is Key
The amount of effort you put into creating your video will help to draw people into watching it. If you are unsure how to produce a great video you can hire an outside company to help with the production. There are great video production companies that specialize in creating the perfect video for you such as 522 Productions-Alexandria, VA. This company was created solely to help clients create the ultimate video experience.

Never be afraid to market your video. Many people are afraid to market their video for fear that it will not take off and they will have wasted time. Marketing your video through family and friends as well as social media outlets can make a difference in your video views. By sharing your video with multiple outlets, you will increase the number of people who will both view and share your video. Of course, your friends will view and share it but sending your link to other people through blogs and social networking will get outsiders to view your creation at a rapid speed.

Tell a Story
Videos that tell a story tend to go viral faster than those that do not. You can choose to teach something, show how you learned something or show people how things happened. Be sure to engage your audience in way that will leave a lasting impression. By doing this they will be more likely to share your video with their friends and social network contacts. Your story should be relevant to who you are or what your company represents. Create an outline of your story before you begin to record so that you stay on topic throughout the entire thing.

Keep It Short
No matter how great your production, marketing and story are, if your video is lengthy you will not get many views. It is important to keep your video as short as possible without losing the heart of the story. When you first sit down to produce your video project, record the story in its entirety. Once you have finished recording it is time to edit out the unimportant details. This will allow you to shorten the video by several minutes while keeping the message intact. People are more likely to view and share a three to five minute video than one that is over six minutes in length.

Catchy Title
We have all scrolled through a list of videos and seen that one that stands out. There is a reason that a video of cats being crazy will go viral before a video about marketing software. The title will draw viewers in while the content will keep them interested. If you have a boring title, people will scroll right by your amazing video no matter how great your marketing and production are.

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