How Do You Get Your Stories to Go Viral? Ask Tina Brown, Darling!

Tina Brown’s Daily Beast, which has enjoyed very nice traffic numbers since its launch a thousand-plus hours ago, sends out a tip sheet to its writers on how to get their stories to go viral.

It’s pretty simple: 1) Start a Web site; and 2) Link to your Facebook. Tips below:

Tips for Going Viral

Your Website

Include links on your website to The Daily Beast and/or your author page on The Daily Beast
Add the RSS feed for your stories to your website that automatically feed in your latest articles. You can find it here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/rss-feeds/
Forward your stories to friends and family

PR

Please let us know if you are interested in doing press on your story. We have PR agencies that can help pitch your story and work to secure media interviews

Facebook

Create a Facebook profile page and post links of your stories
Become a fan of The Daily Beast on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/The-Daily-Beast/37763684202?ref=ts

Twitter

Create a Twitter profile to further communicate with your followers
Follow The Daily Beast on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thedailybeast

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking sites such as Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit and Yahoo Buzz rank stories based on popularity
Set up accounts on these sites and feel free to add your story to the site, or if it’s already there, click on it to increase the popularity

Let us know if you have any other ideas. We’re here to help!

How Do You Get Your Stories to Go Viral? Ask Tina Brown, Darling!