Using del.icio.us to attract links like a magnet
Content is key alright, but here is another cliché running across the internet – create great, relevant content and your site will flourish! Sounds good, yeah, but how to create this great content you say? And to make it even worse, no one even tells you what this content is, or what it’s supposed to be about.
Well that’s about to change. From an article I read a few days ago, it sure shed some light on time-tested strategies and insider tips that are use to quickly and easily create content that other sites are happy to link to.
Follow these examples and your site will be pulling in tons of links in no time.
Top on the magical recipe of linkbaiting are Lists.
It’s actually the “The Grand-Daddy of All Linkbait”.
- Lists are one of the easiest and most effective ways to grab an audience and build links. In fact, lists are so popular there’s concern they may soon become played out on some social media sites. Therefore, we suggest you try something a bit more interesting and unusual to help your content stand out from the crowd.
One good possibility is to replace the old tried-and-true Top 10 list, with a more unusual number. For example…
- 8 most important things to remember before leaving your house
- 20 fitness truths to get that body you always desired
- 42 ways on how not to run a pageant
See what I mean?…Try to be wacky in order to make it catchy.
Now, just a warning for really lazy, stupid people. It does not mean that we should just go “gaga” about copying and pasting all the link-worthy articles we see when we do our research and bookmark it into social media sites. Remember, doing so would be plagiarism as well as a copyright violation and it would damage your reputation which really makes it a big NO NO! So spare yourself from all the trouble. If writing is not your specialty, consider hiring then. Your mission here is to provide great content that’s going to attract traffic and links to your site.
That’s sure beats the heck out of begging for links via email, and it’s great to sit back and enjoy as you watch those inbound links accumulate on their own viral momentum.