Definition of linkbait in English:

linkbait

Syllabification: link·bait
Pronunciation: /ˈliNGkˌbāt
 
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noun

(On a website) content designed to attract attention and encourage those viewing it to create hyperlinks to the site, with the aim of improving the site’s position on the list of results returned by a search engine: at first, he tried creating linkbait to get his site noticed
More example sentences
  • Even the most modest display of wit on the Internet can be characterized as "linkbait."
  • You are very good at doing linkbait stuff to cause publicity, but doing it in a way that does not harm your credibility much.
  • "I created a few of these linkbait pieces and they gained quite a bit of traffic, but I still wasn't getting many signups," Inman says.

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