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Old Nov 23, 14, 2:31 pm   #1
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Five Types of Blog Posts Not To Click On

1. Any title containing a number between 3 and 10 (Ha ha, I made you click!)

2. Any title implying that something bad is your fault

3. Any title including "Read this" or "Read here" (Hold up your hand and tell the author to read between the lines!)

4. Any title containing "You won't believe" or "shocking truth" or "secret"

5. Any title containing "Watch what happens"

Just for fun I went to the Link Bait Title Generator and entered "blog post titles". Here are the top results:
  • how blog post titles can make you filthy rich
  • 9 deadly blog post titles mistakes and how to avoid them
  • the most boring article about blog post titles you'll ever read
  • the absolute beginner's guide to blog post titles
  • 10 ways marketers are making you addicted to blog post titles
  • 10 blog post titles secrets the pros won't tell you
  • why you should forget everything you learned about blog post titles
  • 9 reasons you can blame the recession on blog post titles
  • blog post titles die/s every minute you don't read this article
  • 8 deadly uses for blog post titles
  • 15 incredible health benefits of blog post titles
  • 12 reasons blog post titles is/are the end of the world as we know it
  • the ten best-kept blog post titles secrets
  • 10 blog post titles myths busted

Now that you know what to look for, be sure to Boycott click-bait blog entries! !
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Old Nov 23, 14, 2:46 pm   #2
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Read this: Watch what happens when you won’t believe the shocking truth about the 10 reasons why “click-bait” headlines are your fault!!!
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Old Nov 23, 14, 3:52 pm   #3
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1. Any title containing a number between 3 and 10 (Ha ha, I made you click!)

2. Any title implying that something bad is your fault

3. Any title including "Read this" or "Read here" (Hold up your hand and tell the author to read between the lines!)

4. Any title containing "You won't believe" or "shocking truth" or "secret"

5. Any title containing "Watch what happens"

Just for fun I went to the Link Bait Title Generator and entered "blog post titles". Here are the top results:
  • how blog post titles can make you filthy rich
  • 9 deadly blog post titles mistakes and how to avoid them
  • the most boring article about blog post titles you'll ever read
  • the absolute beginner's guide to blog post titles
  • 10 ways marketers are making you addicted to blog post titles
  • 10 blog post titles secrets the pros won't tell you
  • why you should forget everything you learned about blog post titles
  • 9 reasons you can blame the recession on blog post titles
  • blog post titles die/s every minute you don't read this article
  • 8 deadly uses for blog post titles
  • 15 incredible health benefits of blog post titles
  • 12 reasons blog post titles is/are the end of the world as we know it
  • the ten best-kept blog post titles secrets
  • 10 blog post titles myths busted

Now that you know what to look for, be sure to Boycott click-bait blog entries! !
Brilliantly hilarious!!!

Well played.
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Old Nov 23, 14, 6:29 pm   #4
  
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Surprised the Link Bait Title Generator (LOL) didn't also come up with:
" Trouble with Blog post titles? Try this one weird trick."

Otherwise, spot on!
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Old Nov 23, 14, 8:54 pm   #5
  
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10 ways marketers are making you addicted to flyertalk

lol well done OP,
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Old Nov 24, 14, 12:59 am   #6
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so THATS where gary (among others) generates all the crappy titles these days.

I knew there had to be a generator out there like that for him to consistently put out click bait.
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Old Nov 24, 14, 6:36 am   #7
  
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Bloggers hate him! Message board poster's shocking discovery helps readers save time and money!
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Old Nov 24, 14, 9:00 pm   #8
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I opened a blog today and I couldn't believe what I saw. You wouldn't believe your eyes! You'd have to click to know. It was a credit card pimp. Awww crap. See! That's why I could never be a blogger!
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Old Nov 27, 14, 11:51 am   #9
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Wow that is fun. I didn't know much about click baiting. Ive seen all those "shocking" facebook posts but didn't know what the official term was. I think for my first blog post i shall go with:

"Why you should forget everything you learned about manufactured spending"
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