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The Internet’s Most used Words That Make Headlines go Viral

One good method we can use in comprehending the characteristics of viral headlines on the internet, is to observe the words that appear in the titles of contents at the top of search engines like google which is linked to blogs, websites or web pages that have very high volumes of traffic. The next thing is to try and figure out what has made them so attractive to the internet audience. (I don’t think there is any other better way to comprehend the attractive ability behind viral headlines.) Although the internet’s readers attraction to titles and articles could depend a lot on – feelings, time period, level of interest, and many other things which can’t be controlled, the following categories of specific words were observed to be influential in making headlines go viral:

Words that “point” to a specific person, thought or thing

Direct examples of such words include: “the”, “that”, “this” and “a”. The attractive power of these words lies in how they “go straight to a particular target”. When you place those words (in combination with other words) in any headline, your reader will be instantly directed towards forming a specific idea about how particular (the, a), how close (this), how far away (that), or how insignificant a person, thought or thing might be to any character. In the course browsing the internet, up to getting attracted by a headline, and reading through an article – a reader will clearly conceive what they are directed to think about in order to comprehend the content surrounding it.

Words that “refer” to a thing, a person, or a group of persons                

Direct examples of such words include: “you”, “your” and “people”. I believe that the number one target of creating content is to give useful information to a reader (a person, or persons): this gives a convincing reason why viral headlines have these particular words in them. The word “you” was once ranked as the fifth most used word on the internet, while “your” was once ranked as the seventeenth most used word. What does the popularity of these words mean? It means that their aim is tied to giving value to the reader – or to many readers (people). A research that was carried out using different headline compositions, discovered that headlines consisting of these words (you, your and people) were the most efficient.

Words that are used to ask for information about anything

Direct examples of such words are: “why”, “where”, “what”, “which”, and “when”. One similar effect that these words create is that they arouse questions within its readers’ minds, thus making them (the readers) delve further towards specific things, and creating an expectation of obtaining a clear meaning or explanation. It has been observed that by structuring headlines to appear as questions, click-rates typically increase. An inquiry into – “why”, “where”, etc, is attractive to readers because it creates the interest in them to acquire knowledge and cover up ground in areas where they are deficient: it makes readers to click on links having these words, in order to learn something new.

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The Power Of Words

In the book of The Bible, “Hebrews 11 : 3” says: “Through faith we understand that the universe was framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were made from nothing.” Everything you see, handle and feel, came out of words. In fact, words are the most powerful tools in the universe. Kingdoms and nations are ruled by decrees, ordinances or constitutions which are all written in words. Words have always been the greatest weapons at the disposal of every human being who has ever lived on earth. Actually, words are great assets.

Anyone who carefully studies the first book of The Bible (Genesis), will find out that God created the whole universe through the simple use of words. He stood before the land and waters, and declared that they should bring forth an abundance of creatures. He spoke to the firmament as well – and they responded. On and on, God continued declaring words until the whole universe was set up. Most probably, there wouldn’t have been anything in existence if God hadn’t spoken. The method that God used in making everything manifest (physically and spiritually), was by speaking them out. Actually, everything was with Him before creation came into existence. You were created in his image and likeness, therefore you also posses the ability to speak out and create your own world (through the use of your own words).

Words are one of the most important tools you need on earth. Make optimum use of them! Each morning, make it a habit to speak into the day – those things you desire to achieve in future. You ought to always speak positively and declare the right words which will weigh more in the spirit world than in the physical world. All things (visible and invisible) have their foundations in the almighty power – God; for without him, nothing would have been created. If words, which  have spiritual power in them, cease to exist, then all things will disintegrate, become empty and void of any meaningful substance.

In the book of Matthew 8 : 8, a centurion made a remarkable statement which explained the powerful effect of words. He said, “I am not worthy that thou [Jesus] come under my roof, but speak the words only and my servant shall be healed.” A careful study of The Bible – all through – reveals that words have no respect for a barrier like distance: distance cannot prevent words from exhibiting the effects of their inherent latent power. Words are so powerful: that’s why you must make your thoughts, actions and comments in alignment with God’s belief and words. Jesus said, “The words I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.” Words are spirit! Speak the words of God, act, and the spirit of God will be released to confirm the reality your spoken words by physically making a manifestation of that which you desire.