I for one am too tired of “linkbaiting” titles (ala “XX lists”, rants or how-tos). In an effort to find examples of some creative titles I’ve been browsing hot Digg posts and the most viral celebrity blog I am aware of – Perez Hilton – to spot some linguistic and semantic tactics behind linkbait:
I have to confess: I usually have hard time saying no when anyone asks for a favor (Shana would call me a pleaser, I guess 🙂 ). However being rather active at various social media communities and interacting with so many different people, I came to understand that rejecting is something I have to learn […]
While Tom over at SEOmoz posted a must-read piece on negative reputation, its types and ways to deal with it (like SERPs monitoring, social media monitoring, etc), I decided to add my two cents here discussing a few online services that encourage spreading negative reputation over the Internet. The websites discussed offer anyone anonymously to […]
Ok, it’s been more than 6 months since I started blogging. This was something completely new and overwhelming for me (and while I can’t afford blogging too often here, I am a frequent contributer at SEJ). And now after some time passed, I can look back to define best tactics that helped me a bunch. […]
I usually try to avoid posting here what is already so widely discussed. Really lately we haven’t had a single day without another Twitter post (sometimes also interrupted by Pownce and Plurk ones). But if you come across 4 new Twitter apps in one-hour time, you just can’t help sharing that.
Recently it occurred to me that I not only use Google search to find information. Google is able to instantly answer many more of my daily questions and fulfill some of my daily tasks. I feel that Google search is making me addicted to it and at the same time lazy. I admit that due […]
I mainly search for images online when I need a web design inspiration or if I want to decorate a post of mine. Some recent image search engines and search engine applications seem really impressive to me. They offer a wide variety of interfaces, filtering and sorting options that I personally enjoy playing with. So […]