Performancing Metrics

Linkbait Roundup

Darren Rowse over on gives a few tips on how to get people to link to your blog. These tactics, sometimes called linkbaiting, don’t always work, nor should you always be using them, but from time to time, they can be very helpful.

  • Tools
  • Quizzes
  • Contests
  • Be First
  • Scoops
  • Exposé
  • Awards
  • Lists
  • Humor
  • Make someone famous
  • Create belonging/community
  • Design
  • Rants
  • Controversy
  • Attack
  • Shock
  • Research and Statistics
  • Give something away
  • Usefulness
  • Cool Factor

Check out the reasoning behind each one of these on

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  1. Andy Beard says: 9/25/2006

    Over the weekend I put together a lens on Squidoo covering linkbaiting.

    I took a slightly different approach to Darren’s article, concentrating on the concept of “bait” and “hooks”, both of which can be designed into an overall plan.


  2. sohbet says: 7/23/2008