By Brian Dean

When a blog post goes viral, there’s no magic or luck involved.

In fact:

According to new research, viral content tends to contain a few critical elements that push people to share.

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I cover 21 of these elements in today’s data-driven guide.

Check it out:

Here’s my take on the research-backed tips from the infographic:

1. Use an (Odd) Number

Headlines with numbers are 36% more likely to generate clicks, according to research by Conductor.

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Headlines With Numbers

And a study of 150,000 headlines revealed that odd-numbered headlines have a 20% better CTR than headlines with even numbers.

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