Link Bait

Perfect examples of link bait (although some examples may offend certain religious people):

Although those are both on exceptionally popular sites, you can do that with obscure sites if the story is easy to spread and / or funny.

You really only need one well known person to link in on something like that and it just spreads. This PageRank 0 site recently got a homepage link from AOL.

If you are in a field that can't build links naturally create linkbait., an online casino, always buys random overpriced crap for the promotional effects. Others state unpopular claims with minimal bets that get them far more plublicity than the cost of them losing.

Other interesting stuff...

Published: August 21, 2005 by Aaron Wall in seo tips


February 14, 2007 - 10:48pm

Wow great article, I could definitely use it for my website. I found that writing articles and Press release deliver much needed traffic. It works a bit like link bait, you have to be creative.

August 7, 2007 - 11:15am

I never knew linkbaiting had such a consequence. I believe LinkBait is PR+SEO together done in the right manner so that its actually result bearing.

October 6, 2006 - 2:26am

I can attest it works! I found this page from another SEO page I was reading. :)


November 22, 2006 - 6:57am

My Super8mm Telecine site could do with a spaghetti Monster that flies!.Poor me, we just picked a great technique of Frame By Frame FXF for short and hope it catches on.

December 29, 2006 - 4:08pm

And how does somebody get your linkbaiting attention aaron? ;)

February 2, 2007 - 7:05am

Link baiting seems to work really well in SEO related blogs, tech related blogs and social networks.

Stating the obvious however most websites are not in this field which makes link baiting a lot more difficult.

February 2, 2007 - 8:08am

Every social network and every topic has someone writing about it. If someone is writing about stuff then there is a way to appeal to their interests.

If NOBODY is writing about something then it should be easy to dominate that market because there should be no competition, but even in that case you should be able to effectively communicate your ideas to people in related fields by speaking about your topic in their language or their topic in your language.

July 13, 2007 - 8:55pm

Link bait can be fun though, go creative with it - its a great thought that it could come down to creative link bait if google clamp down on purchased links.

November 9, 2006 - 1:33am

'You really only need one well known person to link in on something like that and it just spreads.'

How do you find these people? Are there places where all these 'popular' people hang out?

June 3, 2007 - 4:33pm

No Doubt link baiting can provide us alot of links in no time but shouldnt we have to do it daily.

As on every second home page stories are shifted down.

Whats future of this social bookmarking thing ?

Cant we see 1000 of sites like - like i just saw one of indian guys site

Where this storm will end by the way ?

September 7, 2007 - 5:07pm

I'm in charge of a few websites for SEOing and link baiting is a great concept if you can get it to work... but there's stiff competition. If Google really was out for equality and do no evil why do the large corporates all have massive PR's from seemingly nowhere? Is it really because so many people love their brands that they feel like back linking to them? I really can't believe it... perhaps context back linking will become a reality and they will understand negative linking one day too!

We've worked hard on one website to get even basic page rank, in an area where other people fear to hand out links! Finance, is just the worse area!!

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