Link Baiting Goes Mainstream

Link Baiting Goes Mainstream

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  1. Wow ! I gotta try some of this link bait thang.

    What’s the best way to determine the top 5 authority sites for a niche/topic ?

  2. As describe here, linkbaiting is nothing more or less than good old fashioned public relations in the 21st century. If your story is not credible, then it probably won’t work.

  3. But of course, Marketing Pilgrim probably ‘shot’ you one email to talk about what you just talked about.

    I wonder what I can write about that will ‘make’ you link to me? hmmm… 🙂

    A good read, your blog almost always is! 🙂 Good luck & God bless

  4. What? No, I read the Marketing Pilgrim blog… and they were the first to notice the WSJ reference.

    Standard blogging procedure to attribute your source. I hope you practice it yourself.

  5. Interesting…
    I am quite sure that my intentions were to be typically cheesy, but your reply seemed to suggest that I have crossed over to being slightly offensive perhaps, and this makes this interesting for a couple of reasons.
    I wonder, dear copyblogger, if this whole ‘link baiting’ gives us (the bloggers) a somewhat uneasy feeling. I mean, even if Marketing Pilgrim did send you an email, there is nothing wrong with that. Traditional media calls that a press release, right? Right.
    And of course, this is not about attribution to source, it is about feeling comfortable with ‘standards of journalism’ as opposed to ‘standards of blogging’. I feel that herein lies that subtle difference. And of all the people out here, you stand amongst the few who probably will define that difference. Good luck and God bless.

  6. No uneasy feelings… it’s just that Andy Beal wouldn’t take the time to promote a post like that, right? It’s a simple news post… the only party who could be deemed to doing any linkbaiting is the Wall Street Journal, and they didn’t email me either. 😉

  7. Or you find bloggers that likely would be interested in your site and comment on their articles, [not so] cleverly referencing your website each time you comment.

    Your website which people can look at by clicking on your name.

    My name is AHFB.

    Wait what? Link-baiting?

  8. Ya thats what i am hearing nowdays everywhere!
    A sure way to shoot up your ranking..
    I have even build this habit now 🙂

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