The Top 7 Link Baiting Techniques To Drive Website Traffic Part 1/2

Link baiting techniques are used to establish a webmaster as someone who knows what they are talking about. However, they are also used to create some connection with website visitors in the hope that the material presented will attract enough interest, so it get’s passed around or referred to others.

Link Baiting Techniques

Link-baiting-techniquesOne of the most effective ways for getting a lot of traffic to your website is to have quality content on your site. This will give visitors a reason to come back to your site on a daily basis.

The most successful websites are the ones that have quality content that is interesting. The fact of the matter is that it can take a long time to build up a large quantity of quality content. There are other methods for bringing in traffic such as a news feed.

If you have an interesting story, it can often help you to bring in large quantities of traffic. The best type of link bait is the one that offers an interesting piece of news content. The reason for this is that exclusive new content helps to drive people to websites.

This works because you have something that no one else has. Writing up big news stories helps a lot when trying to bring in traffic to your website. This is a powerful link baiting tip.

Being A Little Controversial

Covered_by_the_poster._The_controversial_content._Instructions_Molotov_cocktailPerhaps there is a subject matter in your niche that most people agree with. If you take a different stance on this subject, you may be able to drive large quantities of traffic to your website.

At the same time, you must be prepared to defend your viewpoint. In reality, this may require a lot of your time because you will have to respond to many comments from people that disagree with you. This is still a great method for bringing traffic to your website!

This is one of the more difficult things to do properly but also one of the most powerful links baiting tips. The reason for this is that it is much more controversial than the disagreement hook. This is because it is a blatant attack on a viewpoint that may have already been established within your niche.

If you choose to use this method, it is vital that you do not attack an individual. It is better to attack the person’s views and not the actual person. Even negative attention can go a long way in bringing in traffic to your website. You should only use this method if you are 100% sure that you can back up your point of view and have examples to prove that you are right.

Create Amusing Content

Another way that you can write content on your link bait page is to take a comical approach to things. If you are good at being funny within your writing, you can bring in a lot of traffic to your website. The reason for this is bowl-dog-1394603that people will sit there laughing every day when they visit your site! You may even have people commenting on how much they laugh when they read your writing.

If you are giving something away to people that are of a high-value, people will always visit your website. The fact of the matter is that what you are giving away does not have to be something that costs a lot of money. You could even offer a free eBook to people that visit your website. If people value the information within this eBook, they will pass along your URL to other friends and family that they may have.

Create Link Baiting Value

Most people do not realize how often information is searched for on the Internet. If you create a link bait page that has a lot of useful information for your niche, then you will quickly find yourself with more traffic than you can handle.

More link baiting tactics include creating a directory of blogs that pertain to your niche, or listing other helpful tools. You can even provide simple tools such as calculators to your visitors. All of these tools should pertain to something within your niche. All of these tools will help you to bring significantly more traffic into your website if you use them correctly!

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This article has 16 Comments

  1. I only see 3 techniques here, but nevertheless they are very good and are on the ethical side. I’m tired of seeing crazy titles or taglines only to find the article is about something totally unrelated. But what you have is for long-term success which is what matters the most.

    1. Thanks “Wings” for your comment, the idea is to develop the SEO topic in later “posts” by providing more techniques and tips about it.

  2. Hi, I just wanted to say you have a fantastic website. There are some really great tips here. I love the news reel idea, I’m going to have to use that on my own site. And also the idea of making people laugh to get them to stay or even to come back. A lot of the ideas on here are things I’ve never thought of. Thank you for writing this post.

    1. Thank you mark your comment motivates me to continue to provide useful information for my audience, which is the idea of this blog.

  3. Thanks for the tips! I’m trying really hard to get new traffic to my site, but it’s slow-going. I’m already doing a couple of these, but will have to give the others a try as well. I especially like that news reel idea — that would be fun to try! Thanks again!

  4. Alberto,
    Getting more traffic to our websites is what we all desire and the fact is that simply writing ok content is not going to be good enough so I for one really appreciate these great tips on how to drive more traffic to my blog. I already think I have some interesting and informative content but I guess I can always improve on this.
    Thanks so much, Kris

  5. I’m always all in on creating epic and linkable content. Your article was very helpful in providing the basics of what makes a post that can attract a bunch of backlinks.

    I only see 3 techniques here, do you plan to post the rest on a later post? And is it up yet?

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Anh

  6. Having quality on your website for me is the main reason for getting or rather attracting people to your site. If you don’t have anything worthy to say that why would people visit your site.

    I though don’t know about the controversy point. For me I don’t think I would use this approach. I think it would depend on the niche that you were in. Do you agree?

  7. This is an incredibly useful article, particularly for someone who is new to affiliate marketing. Definitely food for thought!

    I’ve bookmarked your site, as I can see it really helping me out in the future.

    How long have you been building on your site? Also, which online site would you recommend as the best training site? I’ve heard good things of Affilorama, I’ve also heard some good things about Wealthy Affiliate. Which would you personally recommend?

    Cheers
    Josh

  8. The best long-term technique to drive traffic is still SEO. I think everyone should do that. Apart from that, I think some of your points are rather good. Creating content that is not only high-quality but also captivating is great. Headlines play an important role in this. It has to be compelling enough for people to want to click and read it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Andrew, thanks for your comment. Link baiting techniques are a very effective way to attract visitors to your site, and these methods produce comments like yours. Comments improve your rankings.

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