An interesting nugget from the forums of Linkbaitcoaching.com
“What reason does this linkbait give for people to link to it.”
Too often I see visitor bait being created. So you got on the front page of digg, give yourself a gold medal and stick it on your ass.
Who are you targeting your linkbait to? If it’s the knuckle draggers on digg it’s not linkbait, it’s a wet fart in a hurricane.
C’mon on guys, it’s real simple. Linkbait is for getting links.
Who are you targetting? If you say “anyone”, get to the back of the queue and stay there. You need to know exactly who you are targetting, you need to know what they read, what gets their juices flowing, even the size of their underpants if it helps you craft content to appeal to their link finger.
Try linkbaiting one person, go on, try it. Chose an authority figure in the niche you operate and go after their link. That one authority link is worth more than ten thousand diggs (yes I know diggs lead to links, but only if the content is good enough)
Targetting one person makes it a lot easier to craft linkbait as it can tickle their fancy a lot easier. Once they link to you, others will follow.
Concentrate on getting the link, not the visit.