I want to have a clear concept of link baiting. I want SEO tigers to write about link baiting here. What is it? And why & how do we do it?
Link bait is content on your site to which other sites link because they want to, not because you ask them to. Traditionally, links are hard to get, requiring you to sacrifice your first born child (and at least link back, which nullifies their value in some search engines.) But with link bait, you “bait” your content and sit back and wait. Of course, you can be a little proactive …
Link Bait Examples
Great content always serves as link bait. Breaking news often falls in that category, but so does an amazing ebook. A “How-to Guide” is another example.
Manners may buy you links. If you remember to thank your partners and competitors (or cite them), they will probably do the same for you, when the time arises.
Link bait could be a great gadget. All kinds of companies create calculators for specific purposes that become link bait. There are far too many mortgage calculators and “how much do you need to retire?” calculators, but how about a calculator that figures out what kind of reusable insulation you need in your steam room, based on pipe size? (Now that’s one of a kind, and is great bait.)
Link bait could be a widget. Widgets create a link from the site that uses it back to the site that created it – and there’s the link bait again.
Pictures are link bait, too. How about pictures on your blog of the latest industry event? You might even get links from your competitors, who want to show off their faces
Thank you so much, this was a prefect answer
Originally Posted by omthavertch
Thanks for these advice and if you want more about than check out this : http://moz.com/blog/10-extraordinary...tive-link-bait
The term link bait, sometimes written as linkbait, refers to a placement on a website for the strict purpose of tempting 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. Anything can be link bait, as long as it causes links to be built to the web page and draws visitors to the page. Link baiting is also used in search engine optimization, as it is a powerful tool and can help a website that has fewer popular keywords than usual. Linkage with other web pages signifies that the original page is worth reading.
The purpose of the brainstorm is to generate dozens of linkbait ideas, good and bad. Brainstorming is easier than the grunt work needed to make the linkbait, but without the perfect idea, all the work later on will be wasted. Linkbait must be incredibly compelling content to a specific audience that the linkerati can’t help but share.
Thank you so much for these advice from you. I will try to follow this advice.
Link biating is the process, Its related to content, previously these process was used more , Now days google has penalised these. In which the content will be linked to other pages too.
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