Sunday, January 28, 2007

Humor Hook- Types of Linkbait

Put something funny on your site, your article or your blog and you will stand a good chance of attracting links.  In large part this is also one of the foundations of YouTube, but a better example is probably The Onion.

The Onion generates lots of unique and funny content and that pushes people in droves to link to it.  If you are a Photoshop hobbyists or pro, mashing together pictures to come up with something funny is a great way to pull in links.  Even posting a YouTube video on your site can draw other people to link to you if they don't go direct to the source.

That brings up another good point.  Linkbait can attract links that turn into linkbait themselves.  If you link to this article, then you will be proving the point!  This article was written using an article from Yellow House Hosting as a source, they wrote link bait and so is this article and series.

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