We've had a number of threads about trying to generate ideas for linkbait or sharing examples. So I figured we might as well have an on-going thread which helps get the creative juices flowing. A lot of these will likely be translatable to your niche. If you rip off a big idea, you won't get the big links, but you can probably still make a big shakeup in your niche and get relevant links from competitors looking for a story. Think of it like BuzzSumo but for links instead of social signals. Offline Mode Only Some dude named Chris Bolin is making use of social commentary and device distraction with his recent linkbait. The unique angle is that you have to put your phone in "airplane mode" to read the page, where he apparently lectures us on internet addiction. Seen at: https://chris.bolin.co/offline/ I didn't bother to actually do it. But this is a perfect example of something generalized and applicable enough to get all of the big sites talking about it in desperation of a story, because hey, they have publishing schedules they have to fill. I'm not sure when it went live, it looks like about a week ago. Check this out: Look at the UR score of 42. This page has a better Ahrefs score than most people's domains ever will, all in a matter of days, and that's assuming that Ahrefs hasn't even picked up most of the links, like the one he's about to get from BuSo. Some domains linking in so far with dofollow, all with DR above 70. Vice.com DaringFireball.com yCombinator.com BoingBoing.com TheNextWeb.com The number above DR 50 is staggering, and they're all related to his niche. Imagine pulling that off in your niche and then adding some interlinks to important pages on your site as the attention starts to cool down. If you see a good example in the wild, share it here and give us some info about the stats, you lazy bastard.