You can continuously tell someone to go create exceptional content, or you can actually show them an example. Here are 10 fantastic examples of link bait and what makes them so spectacular.
Link baiting has been a method that has proven its efficiency for the past decade, particularly in developing a high quality link profile for websites. The main principle of this method is to produce extremely interesting content that is capable of attracting people’s attention and eventually receive proper citations by linking to it, as audience may have found real value from the content.
If almost everyone is doing it, then how can we compete? Creativity appears to be the perfect solution to this problem, as always, but it doesn’t stop there, because we will always need to move forward once others start to catch up with what we are up to.
“Linkbait” is about more than just creating something unique or visually appealing.
In order for it to be a success (i.e. attract some links), you’ll need a combination of well-crafted content, a well-defined audience (that actually have the power to link to you), and a well-executed promotional plan.
It doesn’t matter if you create the greatest piece of content in the world, you won’t get any links if people don’t know it exists
If your website or blog doesn’t have many readers, even great linkbait can go relatively unnoticed. If this is the case, you need to get a few links and some traffic to get the ball rolling and the momentum should continue if the piece of linkbait is effective.
The goal is to get targeted readers and links from other sites/blogs that also have targeted readers. Focus your efforts on getting other bloggers to the page, because they have the ability, and are the most likely, to link back to you.
Everywhere you turn in the SEO world these days, you can’t help but hear someone talking about “link bait”. Whether you’ve tried link bait before, or are hankering to give it a shot, this video will teach you the exact steps you need to take to execute successful link bait campaign. These strategies will help you find topics that your target audience wants to hear about, and show you how to craft viral content around those topics.
“When you write a blog post, do you hope others will read it? Do you hope they’ll tell their friends and coworkers about it, possibly by sending them a link via email? Do you hope they’ll link to it on their social channels? And do you hope they’ll even possibly link to it on their next blog post?
I truly want and appreciate the support my work gets from others. Not only am I grateful to anyone who actually reads the stuff I write or produce on video, but I also hope they’ll share it….with a link.”
There are many types of linkbait we can use at any point. Depending on your online persona you might be more comfortable with some of them. While all of them are useful and tend to get links, not all of them can be used by each and every one of us.
Linkbait is a beautiful thing and to those who become experts in applying it to industry niches where natural links are hard to come by (think e-commerce or pharma), a great reward awaits.
Linkbaiting sounds like a bad thing, but especially if it’s interesting information or fun, it doesn’t have to have negative connotations.
If everything you ever say is controversial, it can be entertaining, but it’s harder to maintain credibility over
Incredibly in depth post, albeit a bit disorganized.
When it comes to the use of the “bait” or “hook” analogy in the context of compelling content, the intent is not to disrespect the reader at all. In fact, it’s the exact opposite.
We can’t blame anyone but ourselves if a particular piece of content doesn’t connect with people. The only answer is to learn more, get better, and try again—by focusing on the reader’s needs just a little more intently.
A single fantastic (or “10x”) piece of content can lift a site’s traffic curves long beyond the popularity of that one piece. In thiss Whiteboard Friday, Rand talks about why those curves settle into a “new normal,” and how you can go about creating the content that drives that change.
Think of your blog like a well-balanced diet. If you feed your blog readers the same diet of lean meat, hearty grains, and nutricious vegetables all the time and deny them of any sort of dessert (or variety), even though it might be good for them, they might also start looking for a new chef. So go ahead — give your readers some candy every once in a while. Just don’t give them too much, or their teeth will rot.
Linkbait is a subject of much controversy online with many deriding its use. However, does it actually work?