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The Elements of Social Content Success - While linkbait does bring tremendous SEO benefits from links and traffic, visitors also benefit from the quality content. As long as it’s relevant to your audience and delivers on its promises, linkbait is really nothing more than carefully structured content that inspires action.
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from jessedictor 3301 Days ago #
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The flaw of link bait is clear- no control over the links text. Doing it over many mediums means you don;t know where the contents going. If you write is to well, people will copy it and put it on there site.

from UtahSEOpro 3301 Days ago #
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@jessedictor - while you don't have control over the link text most people link back with the title of the article. so if you get your keywords in the title, and it's relevent, you likely will be satisfied with the results.

Regarding people stealing content, that's going to happen whether it's a blog post, linkbait, or what it is. If they are scrapers, embed a source link in your content so you'll at least get a crappy link back and it'll be an indicator to search engines where the content originated. Social links pointing back to your site is also a big indicator of content origination but not always.

from SEObyMike 3281 Days ago #
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Great break down of what is involved in link bait. Great read...

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