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Apr 27th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the advice...
Originally Posted by gazzahk
Do you think its worth spending any time trying to get it promoted on social networking sites, beyond just having it submitted with something like socialmarker and making it easy to bookmark the page?
I have heard of "Groups" who work together to promote things of social networking sites, but I am not sure if joining such a group is a waste of time or effective?
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:47 PM
It really depends on the quality and the wideness of the appeal of the bait. Is it something that is broadly popular or is it niche specifc.
Originally Posted by i24designs
Find the name of website/page owners/masters and ask them for a review and feedback of your resource. Comment on their site and tell them about the passion behind why you have created these free resources.
SB sites will only be really effective with some types of bait.
They are always worth a try just incase something you have may have viral potential. To me my best success in getting links to my bait has always been personlised emails.
Live the moment
Apr 27th, 2009, 10:01 PM
My target audiences are:
free ebook: targeted at business owners
free blog/website graphics: targeted at bloggers
free website template: business owners and bloggers
Thanks for the advice about 1 on 1 requests... I have been trying to avoid it as much as possible, but I guess I am really going to spend more time networking...
Last edited by i24designs; Apr 27th, 2009 at 10:09 PM.
May 7th, 2009, 02:17 AM
Yeah I think you need to provide good info to be link bait . You know joke sites would be pretty good link bait if you could provide a widget or embed app
May 24th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Using the joke site example it would be as simple as offering a "Joke of the Day" snippet. Add our joke of the day snippet to your website. The same concept as a "Vote for this Site" from a directory or a "Put This Game on Your Website" from an arcade site.
Jun 18th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Originally Posted by stbalaji2u
Google says, your site is
Reported Attack Site
This web site at ultraoli.info has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
Jun 18th, 2009, 04:41 PM
I am still having a hard time with the link building part too. With link bait, do you put that on your own site? Do you create a new site for it and link back to your site?
If I did something like Top 10 things you can do to increase your visibility on the web, would I want that on my website if I am in the web design business? Doesn't it seem cheezy? Would I link to the page from my navigation or would it be a stand alone page that just links to my site?
Jun 18th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Link bait is simply something that promotes your site by adding value to another site. That's really all it is. Case in point would be page rank checkers. You know how they have a snippit to place on your website showing that you have PR#? That snippit is their linkbait and all the sites that place it on their pages are biting. That's linkbait in a nutshell
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:35 PM
I'll spare the corny analogy......
Great, unique content placed on your site that draws high quality links from other webmasters who also think your content is great and will benefit their visitors and readers. Anything that draws links to your site is considered link bait (whether it be a joke, e-book, web tool, controversial article, etc.)
Jul 6th, 2009, 06:12 AM
What is the best way to get the love from a link bait. I have an idea for a little widget that I think a lot of my competitors would be interested in putting on their webpage. My concern is, if they knew it was me, they would not want to be linking to me and giving me benefit. How therefore do I get the power from the link bait to my site?
Or can I only target webpages that aren't in direct competition with me?
Jul 6th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Are you doing something fishy that these other sites wouldnt want to link to you or are you just a big competitor of theirs? I think it depends on how useful the widget or information you are providing is that determines the love you will get. If it's something that nobody else has and will greatly benefit another websites users, then it shouldnt matter IMO. I do understand your point though.
Originally Posted by BigT
You can cater your link bait to target whomever you wish. Maybe its consumers looking for a certain type of product and answers for that product or maybe its suppliers looking for specific niche information. The opportunities are endless, at least I think so. Aim for the moon and land in the stars if you must.
Jul 6th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Nothing Fishy Going on, it's just they are competition.
Would it be worth setting up a new domain, use the widget to build up the new domain and then 301 it to my site?
Jul 6th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Actually, I am not very familiar with buying domains and forwarding them. Maybe fathom will come across this and be able to provide better advice. I don't want to give you bad information, sorry.
Are you that certain your competitors would not link to you? Keeping your link bait on your own site would probably serve you the best as far as I'm concerned.
Jul 7th, 2009, 05:13 AM
I guess I'm just putting myself in their shoes and wouldn't want to be aiding their SEO. If I knew it would aid my competitors by adding the widget, I'd either try and doctor the code to add a nofollow or think twice about using it.
Originally Posted by Lb1878
Maybe I'm just a scrooge about dishing out links - I think I'm worrying too much about the what ifs and should worry more about developing it!!
Jul 7th, 2009, 05:30 AM
Thanks for this article!
We're trying to go at this with blogs for each of our individual websites with the basis that they are going to be created as a resource rather than all salesy! Hopefully that will generate us some nice links but we shall see!
Once again thanks - it's provided me with some extra information.
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