I keep finding a ton of cool articles about linkbait and social media optimization.
I thought I would list the best ones here to save you the trouble of finding them.
Social Media ? Under the Microscope Some interesting data on Diggs. However, motivation seems to be to get traffic, to me that is not the goal. The goal is to get links. The traffic is inconsequential.
2007 Guide To Linkbaiting: The Year Of Widgetbait? Great post by Nick Wilson, Linkbaiter General.
Link Ninjas vs. Bait Pirates
So Long Press Release, Helloooo Social Media
Action Tracking by Referral Source & the Linkbait Bump
Some hard data on linkbaiting and social media traffic.
Search Engine Land: December 2006 Statistics Review
More data on social media traffic, this time from SearchEngineland.com
Social Media Traffic Isn’t Useless
If you think it’s the traffic search media optimizers are after, you would be wrong. It’s the links.