How to Handle Successful Linkbait

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Last month, Tyler wrote a great post with tips to follow when linkbait doesn’t work. He also helped us understand the secret to coming up with linkbait. What does this mean? It means by now you should be more than ready to create some great linkbait for your site.

But do you know what to do if your linkbait is successful? How you handle the success of your linkbait plays an important role in the future of your blog.

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your success.

 

  1. Have a Good Hosting Plan- If your linkbait really takes off, you’re going to have a lot of new visitors to your site. The last thing you need is for your server to get too busy to handle the new readers. Quality SEO hosting will ensure your website is prepared for the onslaught of new visitors. Don’t sabotage your own success; invest in a good hosting plan now, so you can be successful when the time comes.
  2. Respond to Comments- Along with the success of your linkbait will come a sudden increase in the number of comments on your blog. These comments will mostly be from new readers who found your content through a social media site. While most of these commentators probably won’t come back, you can garner some new loyal readers by responding thoughtfully to every comment. This will help establish relationships with your visitors, and it increases the chances of them reading your site again in the future.
  3. Follow with a Great Post- I don’t know about you, but when I land on a new blog, I like to look around at some of the other content they’ve published. Whenever you publish a piece of linkbait that goes hot, you need to follow it up quickly with another quality piece. This will give new visitors something fresh to look at when they browse through your blog.

 

Do you have any tips for maximizing the success of your linkbait? Have you been successful at creating pieces of linkbait? Share them with us in the replies. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

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