Before going into the basics of link baiting (white-hat, and works well for me), I wanted to let you know I am holding back on releasing an ebook and will be starting a traffic exchange or more likely a text ad exchange in the not too distant future, but onwards and upwards...

Link bait is really nothing more than content that is interesting enough that people will want to link to it naturally. You can put this content up on your blog or you can build static webpages that contain it, either one will work very well. The most important part about this content is that it needs to be interesting so that people will link to it. If it is just your normal, run-of-the-mill content, people are going to read it and ignore it. The best way to make sure that your link bait is effective is to either make it humorous or controversial.

Once you have your link bait page up and running, you need to get some initial traffic to it in order to get the ball rolling. If you are effective in writing this type of content, it becomes viral in nature once the links start coming in. The best way for you to be able to do this is to post it on some of the blog posting websites such as a digg.com. If your website gets additional digs as a result of it being on there, they can stay at the top of the list for quite some time and the flood of traffic that you will be getting is phenomenal. You should also make sure that you're using stumbleupon.com as this can send an additional stream of traffic to your website.

Although this type of linking is good, the real benefit will come whenever people start referring to your page on their blog or website. This is where the real search engine optimization benefits come from and it can pull your listings up through the search engines very quickly.

Same time tomorrow, catch you all then


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1 Response to 'Notes on Link Baiting'

  1. Freelance2010
    http://timsinternetcashflow.blogspot.com/2009/08/notes-on-link-baiting.html?showComment=1251204145013#c1155465686901788840'> August 25, 2009 at 5:42 AM

    This is sensational material. Why aren't you doing the whole guru thing yet, with big site launches? This is like paid ebook sort of content, not typical freebie crap. I followed your SEO tactics and I have seen great results! You have a new subscriber!

     

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