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What is linkbait?

Postby Loginbd » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:18 am

Hi

Recently i have heard a new term in SEO that is called Linkbait.

1. What is linkbait?
2. How i can I Use linkbait in SEO?
3. How i can be beneficial by using link bait in SEO?


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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby Sacredtravel » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:39 am

Linkbait is essentially a piece of content placed on a web page - whether it's an article, blog post, picture, or any other section of cyberspace - that is designed for the specific intention of gathering links from as many different sources as possible.

With the rise of the blogosphere, meritocracy and social bookmarking sites, all it takes is one interesting page on a site, someone to notice the page, and a few people to share the link - and before you know it, you've accrued a large number of links across a wide variety of sites.

Modern Life is a great example of this - having only launched the site a couple of days ago, our article on common passwords accrued a large amount of interest. According to Yahoo, the MLIR domain now has 1,240 backlinks, all within the space of about a week.
Linkbait as a technique

So is linkbaiting a technique or a side effect of good article writing? Well, in our case we presented some interesting, original research in an interesting and digestible way - the ever-popular top 10 list. A quick submission to Digg, a meritocracy and social-based tech news site, and a few positive 'Diggs' from the users there, we broke the front page, and was subject to a massive surge in traffic, and perhaps more importantly, a massive influx of inbound links.

So, in theory at least, if you can write great (or at least interesting) content, and if you can submit it to the right sort of site in the right sort of field with the right sort of audience, with a pinch of luck you might just find yourself with a deluge of traffic. There are, of course, any number of ways to garner such links - a few of which are listed below.

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby carloscayo » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:53 am

What makes a vital link baiting method is that the traffic to your site popular and, above all, exclusive content. It can be done in many ways. Link baiting can produce high-level contacts, which are not reciprocal, and are found in fact a number of sources. Social sites can provide this service. If you proceed with the creation of content, should be the authority on this particular issue and will get better rankings.

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby Click SSL » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:06 am

Sacredtravel wrote:Linkbait is essentially a piece of content placed on a web page - whether it's an article, blog post, picture, or any other section of cyberspace - that is designed for the specific intention of gathering links from as many different sources as possible.

With the rise of the blogosphere, meritocracy and social bookmarking sites, all it takes is one interesting page on a site, someone to notice the page, and a few people to share the link - and before you know it, you've accrued a large number of links across a wide variety of sites.

Modern Life is a great example of this - having only launched the site a couple of days ago, our article on common passwords accrued a large amount of interest. According to Yahoo, the MLIR domain now has 1,240 backlinks, all within the space of about a week.
Linkbait as a technique

So is linkbaiting a technique or a side effect of good article writing? Well, in our case we presented some interesting, original research in an interesting and digestible way - the ever-popular top 10 list. A quick submission to Digg, a meritocracy and social-based tech news site, and a few positive 'Diggs' from the users there, we broke the front page, and was subject to a massive surge in traffic, and perhaps more importantly, a massive influx of inbound links.

So, in theory at least, if you can write great (or at least interesting) content, and if you can submit it to the right sort of site in the right sort of field with the right sort of audience, with a pinch of luck you might just find yourself with a deluge of traffic. There are, of course, any number of ways to garner such links - a few of which are listed below.

Thanks...........

Thanks Sacredtravel for sharing this useful info. I have browsed so many posts to find about linkbait. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research.
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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby waitely » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:33 am

The quantity and quality of inbound links are two of the many metrics used by a search engine ranking algorithm to rank a website. Link bait creation falls under the task of link building, and aims to increase the quantity of high-quality, relevant links to a website. Part of successful linkbaiting is devising a mini-PR campaign around the release of a link bait article so that bloggers and social media users are made aware and can help promote the piece in tandem. Social media traffic can generate a substantial amount of links to a single web page. Sustainable link bait is rooted in quality content.
Types of Link bait:

* Informational hooks - Provide information that a reader may find very useful. Some rare tips and tricks or any personal experience through which readers can benefit.
* News hooks - Provide fresh information and obtain citations and links as the news spreads.
* Humor hooks - Tell a funny story or a joke. A bizarre picture of your subject or mocking cartoons can also prove to be link bait.
* Evil hooks - Saying something unpopular or mean may also yield a lot of attention. Writing about something that is not appealing about a product or a popular blogger. Provide strong reasons for it.
* Tool hooks - Create some sort of tool that is useful enough that people link to it.
* Widgets hooks - A badge or tool, that can be placed or embedded on other websites, with a link included.
* Unique content hooks - This hook is intended for people that are in need of unique contents or articles for traffic or AdSense revenue. This became popular after Google implemented Duplicate Contents Filter and sites with duplicate contents saw fall in traffic. To use this hook, you have to create unique contents and give it out to Bloggers and webmasters with an obligation to put link back to your site.


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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby Aneeta » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:09 am

Thank you all for the great information on Linkbait. It is very useful.

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby smithwills » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:28 am

Also known as link bait, this is something on your site that people will notice and link to. By linking to your site, other sites are saying they value the content of your site and that they think other people will be interested in it, too.

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby telltimmy » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:49 pm

Link bait is actually any content or feature within a website that is designed specifically to gain attention or encourage others to link to the website.

Types of link bait are Informational hooks,News hooks and Humor hooks.

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby James77 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:40 pm

Linkbait is a word that is passed around a large number of SEO - but that is not widely used or understood term, and a Google search gives only a few specialized sites on the basis of SEO. Some describe it as a technique, while others dismiss as a byproduct of producing quality content.

Definition : Linkbait is essentially part of the content posted on a Web page - or an article, a blog, image or any other section of cyberspace - that is designed for the specific purpose of gathering links from as many sources as possible.

Linkbait then a good thing or a bad thing?
Of course, that depends on the content and purpose - an advantage, but the social and combine the merits of sites that the content is boring, useless and spam in general sank down, so good, well-crafted stuff to float to the 'high.

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby VladTepes » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:22 pm

Link bait is just like a slogan of a company to attract clients, as well as promo slogan for new or improved products. The same in SEO when making contents and titles of articles, the more attractive your link title is, the better.
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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby Loginbd » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:36 am

Sacredtravel wrote:Linkbait is essentially a piece of content placed on a web page - whether it's an article, blog post, picture, or any other section of cyberspace - that is designed for the specific intention of gathering links from as many different sources as possible.

With the rise of the blogosphere, meritocracy and social bookmarking sites, all it takes is one interesting page on a site, someone to notice the page, and a few people to share the link - and before you know it, you've accrued a large number of links across a wide variety of sites.

Modern Life is a great example of this - having only launched the site a couple of days ago, our article on common passwords accrued a large amount of interest. According to Yahoo, the MLIR domain now has 1,240 backlinks, all within the space of about a week.
Linkbait as a technique

So is linkbaiting a technique or a side effect of good article writing? Well, in our case we presented some interesting, original research in an interesting and digestible way - the ever-popular top 10 list. A quick submission to Digg, a meritocracy and social-based tech news site, and a few positive 'Diggs' from the users there, we broke the front page, and was subject to a massive surge in traffic, and perhaps more importantly, a massive influx of inbound links.

So, in theory at least, if you can write great (or at least interesting) content, and if you can submit it to the right sort of site in the right sort of field with the right sort of audience, with a pinch of luck you might just find yourself with a deluge of traffic. There are, of course, any number of ways to garner such links - a few of which are listed below.

Thanks...........

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby cramanjoalist » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:28 am

Linkbait is a word that has passed around a lot in SEO, but not widely used or understood term. Linkbait, website marketing strategy is a great way to increase your website link popularity. Link bait is any content or feature within a site specifically designed to attract attention or to encourage others to access the site.

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby Jennifer21 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:00 am

What is Link Bait..?

Link Bait is the content of your site to link to other sites because they want to, not because they are asked. Traditionally, the links are difficult to obtain, which requires the sacrifice of their first child (and at least one link, which denies its value in some search engines.) But the link bait, bait and content to sit and wait. Of course, it can be a bit proactive.

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby lemoncrow » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:19 am

Link bait means to create something that naturally attract backlinks for your website, getting people to talk, discuss in forums, blogs about it, announced in the social bookmarking websites and a link to their sites. It also attracts many visitors.

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Re: What is linkbait?

Postby MelbourneMarketing » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:53 pm

Loginbd wrote:Hi

Recently i have heard a new term in SEO that is called Linkbait.

1. What is linkbait?
2. How i can I Use linkbait in SEO?
3. How i can be beneficial by using link bait in SEO?


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Thanks for bringing up the topic, Loginbd. I have been hearing about linkbait since I started blog and forum commenting but did not really have the time to look it up. The answers I have found here are very informative and useful.


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