Have You Created Linkbait Recently?

It seems everyone is writing an article about linkbait right now. Hi Todd, Rand, and Nick!

All the articles are great stuff, and today is a great day to get started with linkbait. It can seem a bit overwhelming off the start, but if you try a few times just about any creative person can make the Digg homepage in well under a month. A friend of mine started a Digg account less than 2 weeks ago and makes the homepage almost every day now. And even Forbes is getting into link baiting.

Published: January 19, 2007 by Aaron Wall in marketing


January 20, 2007 - 12:34am

link bait ideas: run with them!

1. Adsense annouced that you CAN rule other contextual ads on the same page. Pack as many contexual ads into one page as possible and take a screenshot

2. violate all the adsense rules (for fun not profit), take a screenshot and hype it up...of course!

January 20, 2007 - 1:44am

I just created a list of over 80 directories that will let you submit to them for free. No reciprocal link or payment required. PR of these sites are between PR 3 all the way to PR 8

January 20, 2007 - 3:46pm

my google search guide ( http://www.mapelli.info/tips/ultimate-google-search-tips-guide ) made reddit and del.icio.us frontpage (not digg, because I've been blacklisted with my first post on mapelli.info and they never replied to my emails...).
It's a pretty useful article, but there's nothing new in it... I never tought it could drive me so much traffic...
the social web it's strange :)

January 21, 2007 - 4:26am

I'm guessing that most of these posts that make digg are the usual "appeal to male techies of a certain age" and focus on google, digg, LED projects, laptop modifications, politics?

My site is for women 20-30 and digg seems tough to crack that way.

January 21, 2007 - 7:19am

Hi Blake
So where does your audience overlap with that audience? Or where does your audiences interests overlap with that audience? Or how does the common Digg user tend to inaccurately perceive your target market? etc.

January 21, 2007 - 9:23pm

Thanks! Exactly the questions to think about as always.

January 21, 2007 - 11:07pm

When I realized my one MySpace post was pulling in a lot of traffic, I decided to write an article about how to hack a MySpace account to try and lure more visitors, and it's now 20% of all of my search engine traffic! I'm into linkbait.

January 20, 2007 - 12:10am

Sometimes the simplest ideas make the best linkbait without even trying.

January 20, 2007 - 12:24am

Is that friend related to knuttz by any chance? ;)

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