Visual overview (by @morganb) of many of the core tenets to consider when designing for viral growth. Keep in mind that increasing the “speed” of the loop is the most often overlooked component and quite important—just asks a rabbit.
Facebook as “King Maker” thru its Newsfeed and Open Graph
Above shows how pivotal Facebook’s algorithms are in driving awareness and adoption of new apps can be which can be magnified by Apple’s own model for promoting apps that are suddenly being downloaded at high rates. It bodes well for the power Facebook’s new App Center could have.
A fantastic infographic outlining the process for generating lifetime customer value for your business. In this example Kiss Metrics looks at Starbucks.
The Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors – As someone looking to brush up on what’s recommended best practices in this space lately, I found this infographic to be a good map.