The Viral Topics page is an exciting new feature that collects posts from BuzzFeed and our partner network and compiles a list of the most viral posts in a certain time period. It's a great way to see the biggest posts and the must-see content associated with something going viral on the Internet.
As you can see from the Viral Topic page for Antoine Dodson, traffic for posts relating to “antoine dodson” or “bed intruder” generally have a shelf life of only a few days. The large jump in overall traffic around Halloween is thanks in part to several Antoine Dodson posts going viral at once.
Conan O'Brien's traffic only picked up steam in the last week or so with the premiere of his new show on TBS.
The Rally to Restore Sanity saw a HUGE boost in overall traffic the day after the rally, due in part to Matt's list of the best signs from the event.
These pages pull and chart the views of any given topic from the 150 million uniques and 2 Billion page views of our partner network. The tool is currently only available internally, but if there's a trend you'd like to see please tweet us @buzzfeed or email our editors (editor AT buzzfeed DOT com). We can also use this tool for advertising partners; so if there is a topic you want to brand or integrate into your campaign, let us know at Salesteam AT Buzzfeed DOT com.
This pages are a way for us to tie together the many pieces of content and sources that compose a viral trend. These pages also update in real time as new posts related to the topic pop on our network. We'd love to hear your feedback and hope you find the pages as exciting as we do.