How to Create Easy Link Bait For Your Blog

Sooner or later in the blogging world you are going to learn about a term called link bait. Link bait is any content that you produce for your website that is intended to attract a higher number of natural links to the website. I am going to share one simple little idea with you that can have you getting more links and more traffic at the same time.

Stop and think about why people visit blogs. They visit blogs for a number of different reasons. Primarily though, they are going to visit your blog because they think there is something interesting on it or because they are self serving individuals looking for a place to get comment links from It is pretty easy to create link bait for the people who are looking for comment links.

The way that you do this is by advertising your liberal and generous comment policy on your homepage. I suggest you install a couple of WordPress plugins that reward people for commenting on your website. A couple more well known ones are the Commentluv plugin and the one called Top Commentators. Both of these tools are very beneficial to someone seeking comments. The third thing that you should do is remove the No Follow tags from your blog comments. Make sure you install a spam filter though or you will regret it.

These tools are such magnets for blog commentators that you are going to make sure you have some type of spam filter in place. Otherwise you will be spending a great deal of your time cleaning up really low quality comments.

Installing these tools is going to take you a whopping fifteen minutes. Get them installed and setup. Then make sure you advertise it well on your homepage. Put some bold phrases in the sidebar or other places that will catch a person’s eye. You want people to take notice that you use those tools. It won’t be long before you are having all kinds of bloggers popping in just so they can leave comments.

You should also make sure that you tell people what practices are unacceptable. If you aren’t going to allow anyone to put keywords in the name slot, then you should say so. You should also tell them that you use spam filters. That is fair warning to anyone who tries to do it.

Once you have everything setup properly you need to get the word out a little bit. The easiest way to get the word out is to visit the websites of the people who created those WordPress tools. Find some other sites that use the same ones. Then visit those sites and leave a few comments about it. In your comment you should mention that your site uses the tools also. Then as people visit those sites to get comments, they will come across your comment. Hopefully, they will visit your site as a result.

Who do you know within your own network that creates blog posts on subjects your interested it in? Read their material and provide your feedback. The great thing is every time you provide your feedback your given the opportunity to leave your website details. This also introduces you to lots of other little conversations online which gives you an opportunity of meeting new people through this association. This approach also provides more exposure not only to you but your website. {I would also provide my Facebook link as well). Who are the professionals in your industry? Ensure you connect to their regular posts. What are the subjects they are covering and why? Its great learning experience. Some examples for online marketing I find valuable is the social media news experts. Great information to share with your group and they have a big picture view of what is happening in social media online. Seth Godin’s blog. Seth has a great example of a person with a unique approach and message on marketing. A great read and insight to an industry expert.

Overall, be yourself and be dynamic. A blog post allows the author to be put into the spotlight, create an entertaining, thought provoking post to really engage your readers. Your aim is to engage your readers to want to come back and read more and want to learn more about you.


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