Why Do You Link? (Poll)

by Jason Falls |

Rebecca Kelly of SEOmoz discussed linkbaiting this morning with Cameron Olthuis and Brent Csutoras at SMX Social Media this morning. Something she said gave me pause. She said, “People like to link to things. They like to share.”

I like to link to things, but for different reasons, depending upon the link. The links to the three speakers above are so they see my post, visit, vote and perhaps link back to me. Yes, that’s sharing, but the ulterior motive of getting a link back exists.

So join the exploration of socia media with me and tell me why you link.


[tags]link, linkbait, linkbaiting, poll, vote[/tags]

About the Author

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for Elasticity, one of the world's most innovative digital marketing and public relations firms. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).