I guess this is linkbait week! Hot on the heals of 45n5 Top 100 Make Money Online bloggers, North x East has released a list of the 50 most influential bloggers. I came in at number 48 but in this case, it’s a blessing because the story hit the Digg front page.
Most Diggers have the attention span of a chicken with its head cut off so chances are they will views the top of the page and then scroll all the way to the bottom to see the who is number one. While I’m ranked 48, I show up near the top because the list counts down from 50. As a result, I received quite a bit of traffic from the article.
Whenever someone comes out with a list like this, it will always be met with, “You forgot [insert name]!” However, that doesn’t really matter. Lists like these are fantastic linkbait. I’m sure many of the 50 influential bloggers will be writing about it. The Internet’s Biggest Google Whores was my best linkbait article. It was the article that pretty much put John Chow dot Com on the map. The article still gets linked from other blogs to this very day.
The only problem with a list like this is it only works once. Well, you can probably do it again in a few months, after everyone has forgotten about it. Or you could try to come up with a more unique list. How about the Top 50 Female Bloggers? That has Digg front page all over it! 😈