How the Discovery Channel Can Help You Score Links

How the Discovery Channel Can Help You Score Links

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  1. OMG ! Is that a real image up there ?

    That’s a rarity around here isn’t it ?

    You up to something ?

    I gotta go write a post – ” making whloesale changes…hype and hyperbole at 10.”

    Bad thing is I’m not sure what hyperbole is.

    Pasta maybe ?

  2. Haha… you know, I know how important images are, I’ve just been lazy. I’m turning over a whole new photogenic leaf.

  3. Rand, I absolutely did. I read your post, thought of Jeff’s post, and had something to write about. And trust me… I had my doubts coming into this evening. 🙂

    In fact, that’s a better closing link. Fixed.

  4. Mythbusters is one of my fav program on discovery and i shouldn’t be alive also . i have learned many things from their . your topic is really cool and nice specially for who want get linked .

  5. Brian,

    What are you thoughts on philosophical/emotionally-charged content vs. “how-to” content when attracting the linkerati?

    I have repeatedly seen that providing the how-to information will get links, but what if your content is not always geared towards how-to lists and life hacks?

    Any thoughts?

  6. Aaron,
    I think you have a point about the how-to content getting more links.

    Another great post that gives me tons of ideas. Now it I could just type fast enough to use 1% of them…

  7. Brian;

    First let me say that I was shocked to see an actual photo on your blog.


    And for you niche folks out there.

    I am a major niche blogger (who cares about white papers right?), but am proof that a really narrow niche can actually get attention.

    I think it is us niche’s that are differentiating the blogosphere.


  8. Aaron, My take on posting philosophical/emotionally-charged content is to do it on your own site.

    Interesting example: LifeHacker, which I love and visit each day, opened up their site to comments and new members. They said just be interesting and make us laugh. I posted the following “philosophical/emotionally-charged” poem that I wrote in the comments to get their attention:

    The Gore’s Prayer

    Al Father, who art in transit,
    Phony be thy game.
    Thy Lear-Jet hums.
    Those lies you’ve spun,
    About Earth, and your huge mansion.

    Give us a break, your daily dread.
    And forgive us with bus passes,
    As we curse those flying first-class above us.
    And lead us not into stagflation,
    But humor us more, Sir Carbon-Knievel.

    I could be wrong, but I swore it was accepted and went live last night, but mysteriously today it is gone. I sent them an email asking what gives, but they have not responded yet. So, post away, but it’s not always a guarantee the big dogs will post, appreciate, or possibly reject your content.

  9. These are some really TERRIFIC and insightful ideas to help make boring copy more interesting.

    I am in the process of creating a link bait article right now about the different types of PIEGONS by national region, and how they have adapted to their environments (Darwin-ish). But this will help my client sell their pigeon spikes I’m sure.


  10. I sent this article around our marketing department.

    Within minutes of each other three (non-linkerati) work colleagues replied with the same question.

    “What is the Interwebs?”

    Unexpectedly, CopyBlogger just made my day.

  11. Makes me think about how a market, industry or niche is perceived…people on the outside looking in might not recognize the coolness (or “linkability”) of something, and the people on the inside can’t get sucked into the outside view.

    They know it’s cool, just get creative and project that outward in your writing. The litmus test is great…

  12. “What is the Interwebs?”

    Hahaha… that’s hilarious! It’s clear I need to log off and get back to the real world, because the thought never crossed my mind that some may not get that one. 🙂

  13. Great post Brian – I would like to include it in the Carnival of Entrepreneurs that I am hosting for Ben Y this week. Is that OK with you?

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