5 Forms of Apple Link Bait

Apple iPhone 4s 3rd August 2012 12:09.53pm
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Everyone wants to talk about tomorrow’s iPhone 5 announcement. Why bother trying to compete?

Instead, let’s “newsjack” the iPhone 5 reveal with a fun post lampooning the most common forms of Apple link bait! Here we go:

1) Find a “Lost” iPhone/iPad Prototype

“We found this prototype iPhone in the restroom of a Palo Alto bowling alley.”

Come on! Does anybody believe these iPhones find stories anymore?

What a great way to drum up the Apple fanboys and fangirls. Meanwhile the blogger gets a lot of attention about the new product and a ton of inbound links discussing the latest Apple iPhone buzz.

2) Write a Steve Jobs Leadership Post

These are a dime a dozen. It’s so easy to wax poetic about the mighty marketing and design perfectionist’s business acumen, how can bloggers resist?

Unfortunately, it’s kind of like the boy who cried wolf. The topic has been beaten to death (no pun intended, Steve). But alas, I am sure there’s more to come!

3) Bitch About Apple

Negativity drives traffic right? And what better way to get traffic and links than bitch about Apple and all of its mean bullying techniques.

Even better tell us why your Android/Windows device is better.


4) Discuss Apple Secrets and Rumors

These are even more common than the Jobsian leadership posts. What if the new iPhone has a window screen wiper?!??!?!? Awesome!

Secret employee manuals, new operating systems, features, iTunes policy changes, give us more rumors!

5) Gossip about Jealous Competitors!

When in doubt, blog about any of Apple’s many jealous competitors, from Facebook and Google to Samsung and Amazon.

“Grrrr,” say the competitors, “We’ll get you, yet, Apple!” The Machiavellian plots discussed on blogs are worthy of a pulp fiction contract!

What are some of your favorite Apple posts?