Viral Site

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Viral Site'

A website that has become so popular that word of mouth and links generate an abnormally large amount of traffic to the site. Viral sites typically become popular through being forwarded to friends and family, who then forward it to their own network, causing the traffic to the site to grow exponentially.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Viral Site'

Viral sites and content are desired in order to generate revenue through advertising or product sales. The downside of a huge increase in traffic could be the failure of the website servers to handle the number of users.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Electronic Commerce - ecommerce

    A type of business model, or segment of a larger business model, ...
  2. Dotcom

    A company that embraces the internet as the key component in ...
  3. Marketing

    The activities of a company associated with buying and selling ...
  4. Nigerian Scam

    A scam where the sender requests help in facilitating the transfer ...
  5. Cowboy Marketing

    A slang term to describe a situation in which a company is unaware ...
  6. Viral Marketing

    Internet advertising or marketing that spreads exponentially ...
Related Articles
  1. Shopping Online: Convenience, Bargains ...
    Options & Futures

    Shopping Online: Convenience, Bargains ...

  2. 10 Breakout Ideas For Small Businesses ...
    Entrepreneurship

    10 Breakout Ideas For Small Businesses ...

  3. Entrepreneur Vs. Small Business Owner, ...
    Investing Basics

    Entrepreneur Vs. Small Business Owner, ...

  4. Don't Be Misled By Investment Advertising
    Home & Auto

    Don't Be Misled By Investment Advertising

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Last In, First Out - LIFO

    An asset-management and valuation method that assumes that assets produced or acquired last are the ones that are used, sold ...
  2. Ghosting

    An illegal practice whereby two or more market makers collectively attempt to influence and change the price of a stock. ...
  3. Elasticity

    A measure of a variable's sensitivity to a change in another variable. In economics, elasticity refers the degree to which ...
  4. Tangible Common Equity - TCE

    A measure of a company's capital, which is used to evaluate a financial institution's ability to deal with potential losses. ...
  5. Yield To Maturity (YTM)

    The rate of return anticipated on a bond if held until the maturity date. YTM is considered a long-term bond yield expressed ...
  6. Net Present Value Of Growth Opportunities - NPVGO

    A calculation of the net present value of all future cash flows involved with an additional acquisition, or potential acquisition. ...
Trading Center