… Nothing is what happened. Or at least if you call anger, annoyance and strong desires to quit Facebook/Twitter once and for all ‘nothing’, than yes, nothing happened.
Don’t you just despise such links when they pop up all over your social media feeds? I know, I know, hate is a strong word, not to be flung about willy nilly, but I really really REALLY do hate such click bait titles/links/etc, and the fact that they seem to jump out at you from every conceivable website these days doesn’t help matters. I realize of course that this stuff is mostly to draw traffic for advertising purposes, etc. but that knowledge makes it no less annoying.
Dear social media experts: giving your mindless piece of writing a ‘clickable’ title sounds all well and good in theory, but in reality this is quite annoying for the readers. It makes one feel like one is being treated like an inattentive toddler that has to be enticed with bright primary colors or promises of rewards to do anything. Seriously guys, I realize of course that a good title can mean the difference between high or low traffic to your site, but getting people to just click on the link shouldn’t be your website’s sole focus! That’s like a shop with a beautiful facade but crappy merchandise: the facade will get people in the door, sure, but that doesn’t mean you’ll actually sell anything.
So yes, instead of focusing all your energy on just getting people to click on links to your site how about, oh I don’t know, maybe create content that’s actually interesting enough to make people WANT to share it and keep coming back to your site? Or is that too much to ask?
It’s too much to ask isn’t it? Sigh..