Clickbait

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Clickbait is bad and you should never resort to it

Clickbait, also known as Likebait or Sharebait, is a term used for articles and videos that use misleading titles and fake thumbnails to reel in a braindead audience so the user can make YouTube jewgolds without any effort. Clickbaits are also used for internet news articles and porn sites. Most of these clickbait videos are either TL;DW or some idiot catering to his own biased personal agenda and wants everybody browsing the interwebs to see.

Due to unfunny degenerates like Pewdiepie, there are no longer any good reasons to make any sort of quality effort on YouTube, it doesn't matter how much effort you put into one video, it always gets surpassed by some Swedish man-child screaming at a Steam early-access game. Instead, YouTubers now use the old trick of clickbait. This clickbait has been around for at least 100 years on the net and has resulted in hate for that specific admin, but it has never been used quite as much as of 2014 where games "journalists" use their talents on creating luring titles like "How Animal Crossing Triggered a Rape Flash-back" or How I toke it in the ass from Kane and Lynch.

Enjoy clicking through 81 pages to read a small article.

Life cycle

Consider a hypothetical website that is intended as a resource for thimble-collectors.

  • 10) Thimble-collector website wants more clicks
  • 20) Publishes clickbait to encourage existing users to visit more pages
  • 30) Clickbait becomes more profitable than thimble-collecting pages
  • 40) Website ceases to be about thimble-collecting
  • 50) Faithful thimble-collectors stop visiting
  • 60) Frustrated thimble-collecting fan starts dedicated website for fellow thimble-collectors
  • 70) GOTO 10

It can be deduced from the above that the internet will never be entirely filled with clickbait websites, but it will get harder and harder to tell the difference. The only way to escape from the clickbait-death of the e-universe is for people to stop believing Jew and accept that there is not in fact an ever-increasing number of potential users for a website about fucking thimble-collecting.

Splitting articles and slideshows

If you think Buzzfeed is bad, there's things so Clickbaity that even Buzzfeed considers unethical.

The worst Clickbaity tactic that sites do is splitting articles up into a dozen pages. It's pretty common to open an article with a clickbait title like "12 things you'll find interesting" and then have to click next to go on the next page to read every single paragraph. So that "12 things" article is turned into 20 pages and every 5 pages has an ad between. And these sites make all the links to go between pages only work if you disable your ad blocker extension. Each page is a tiny paragraph you want to read and the rest of your screen is covered with animated ads and random bullshit like clickbait to other pages.

Clickbait Trolling

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Note: you must have a partnership program to do this UNLESS you're using this technique to become a YouTube partner and then you grab the moneyz.

YouTubers who use clickbait

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Websites that use clickbait

Clickbait Responses

Although clickbait is annoying, it can be quite lulzy when it results in butthurt from across the web. People are thankfully decent enough to call out on these "journalists" and shit all over their smug faces, on the other hand however, people often accuse websites of false clickbait if they give a bad review to some shitty game they like.

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External links

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