How have viral posts changed from 2016 to 2017? Since viral posts today could be different from viral posts in the past, I used BuzzSumo to analyze viral posts on social media for 2016 and 2017. I made sure to pick articles from eight different categories (marketing, dating, fitness, pets, beauty, health, technology, travel), and I filtered out articles with less than 500 shares.
After consulting with influencers and journalists, I came up with several measurements that I thought would be interesting. I analyzed web pages in several different ways, such as number of shares, Domain Authority (DA), Page Authority (PA), and number of words.