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Top five reasons why people like to share top ten lists

March 3, 2014

Top ten lists have died off. I think they disappeared because blogs did. Top ten lists don’t work on Twitter.

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Take a quick look at Digg. At almost anytime, you will see a list of things on there. The top ten things to see before you die. The top ten airports in the world. (Personal plug for Charlotte Airport: free internet which is a really nice touch).

We did a Top Ten List of the Greatest Sports call of all time for a client to great success. On this blog, the post that got the most traffic by a factor of almost 20 is called “Ten Things to do with a Facebook page“.

Top ten lists work get shared. Here, in my opinion, is why.

5.Headlineis simple: There’s a reason that newspapers have people to write the headlines of the articles. When the headline is about a top ten list, it’s a perfectly relevant headline. If people are…

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