What does click bait mean?

I've seen it used on social media.


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Most Helpful Girl

  • Purposefully misleading and attention-grabbing titles, I think. Like when people ask 'How does my cock look?' and it's a picture of a rooster. They don't have to be dirty, most spam ads you get have clickbait titles.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • It mean's a link that's given a title or image that people tend to want to click on, but typically lack in content. Since content creators are often payed by views and not by user satisfaction, it is a way of making money on the internet without producing quality content.

    Thus, people tend not to like it.

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    • So pretty much over dramatic headlines that get people to click on it, but end up being crap.

    • Yes, that is definitely one way - probably the most common way. Sexy thumbnails are also a common way. Those two account for the majority but it doesn't necessarily have to be those things. They're just techniques of making clickbait.

What Girls Said 4

  • It's like if a person had the word "titties" capitalized in big bold letters as the title for their article, but then the article turns out to be something about an annoying topic like Trump and his voters or religion.

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  • Like: The Ten Things You NEED To Do To Get Your Dream Woman. This Will Change Your Life!

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  • I have no idea, this is the first I have ever heard of that term

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  • When there's a link that they want you to click on

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What Guys Said 10

  • clickbait means using an attention getting headline to ensure you click on it, and go to the page. it is done because sites count how important or influential they are based on independent visits, and that is how they earn ad revenue.

    An example might be:
    Instead of "Mr. Smith Declares That The Proposed Legislation Will Not Stand!"
    you get "Guess Which Congressman Just Told Off The Opposition In A Big Way! You Won't Believe What He Said, Or The Reaction!"

    It is designed to tell you enough to make you interested, while telling you so little you have no information as to what was said, by whom, or why.
    It is seen as lazy and dishonest.

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  • Computer marketing. The "click this button to buy" pages. Usually talking about pages with a lot of hype that don't tell anything about the product

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  • Misleading headlines which entice the user to click on a link. For examples of this, look at just about any of the videos at the bottom on any page on weather. com. Some are misleading, some are outright lies.

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  • It's something that is made simply to earn money by baiting people to visit a site/video. The owner of the content earns money if people view it, so he uses tempting or misleading titles and images to attract more visitors.

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  • Means that it advertises something just to make you click on it. And once you click, you don't find what you were expecting to see.

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  • It is sumthing about attention grabbing labeled on titles of videos or given links. Also including image. For example a video shows a thumbnail of a total babez but when u click on it, it is completely sumthing diff and it doesn't have anything to do with that babez

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  • It's a headline like:

    You'll never believe what I just saw! CLICK HERE.

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  • misleading titles to make you read something when you think its something good

    IE: Trump is building walls near border and will have electric eels and alligators

    when in reality it is " Trumps casino is having talking alligators at its nightly show"

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  • For example, YouTube videos that have a really sexy thumbnail photo as the preview, but the girl isn't in the video at all.

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  • It means a shitty pointless article that has a misleading headline to draw readers attention and make them click on the article, generating web traffic and therefore revenue.

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