What is linkbait?

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  1. abhirampathak3

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    I want to know more about "linkbait".
     
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    Link bait is something about your site that makes people want to link to it. The more helpful your site is to your visitors, the more likely they are to link to it and tell their friends about it. Common examples of link bait include top ten lists, controversial blog posts, free offers, contests, etc.
     
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    Link bait is any content or feature, within a website, designed specifically to gain attention or encourage others to link to the website. Link bait can be an extremely powerful form of marketing as it is viral in nature.
     
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    Have you every seen an info-graphics? It's a good example of link-bait. It is something that catch peoples attention and comment. You could also post controversial articles. As long as it catches people attention giving lots of comments and traffic it is considered as link-bait.
     
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    Link bait = strategic to attract natural link.
     
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    Link bait is any content or feature, within a website, designed specially to gain attention or encourage others to link to the website.
     
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    Link Bait is one of the best method to rank Google as its count as contextual link building strategy where we can link to website pages in the articles.

    Link Bait means linking to website pages from informative article, blog, or pr which helps to user in term of their information, for instance, you can see wikipedia is the best way of link bait which offers article on each relevance of keyword.
     
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    As an addition to Link Bait. The use of images or photos designed attractively or contains messages, greetings or infographics with data and statistics included are also form of link baiting. I just don't know if its the same with Link Farming.
     
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    Linkbait is a word that gets passed round a lot in SEO - but it's not a massively used or understood term, and a Google search only yields a few specialist sites based on SEO.
     
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    link baiting like creating controversy or attaching some leading personalities in a certain blogs??
     
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    Got this from Wikipedia,

    Here is from Matt Cutts,

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Link baiting is a process of creating piece of content or post written especially for gaining inbound links.
     
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    I think of “linkbait” as something interesting enough to catch people’s attention, and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. There are a lot of ways to do that, including putting in sweat-of-the-brow work to generate data or insights, or it can be as simple as being creative. You can also say something controversial to generate discussion (this last one gets tired if you overuse it, though). Sometimes even a little bit of work can generate a reason for people to link to you.
     
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    Linkbait means post attractive and sharable content to achieve back links for your website.
     
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    Link baiting is a process of creating piece of content or post written especially for gaining inbound links.
     
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    The term link bait, occasionally written as linkbait, refers to a placement on a website for the exacting purpose of attractive other web pages to link to that website. Link baiting is a viral marketing form, and can be extremely powerful, as it draws traffic to a website without keyword searches or specific searches for that web page.
     
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    Link bait is any content or feature, within a website, designed specifically to gain attention or encourage others to link to the website. Matt Cutts defines link bait as anything "interesting enough to catch people's attention."Link bait can be an extremely powerful form of marketing as it is viral in nature.
     
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    Linkbait is anything that catch attentions. Some thing interesting enough to catch people's attention and hence a natural link.

    It could be new hook, a word press plugin of an Infographics that engage people.

    SO basically the purpose is to attract backlinks.
     
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    Link baiting is a technique of writing good quality contents and submitting it right sort of site in the right sort of field.
     
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