How To Get Lots of Links and Traffic

I think I’ve figured out the secret.

  1. Make
  2. lists
  3. of
  4. things.

11 replies on “How To Get Lots of Links and Traffic”

I know someone can find a magazine cover with more lists than that, I’ve seen tons in the grocery store checkout line but I couldn’t remember any of their names.

Lists are a nice non-committal link target. Linking to a list isn’t stating an opinion about the *entirety* of it, only a partial agreement. Like, “Looks like Blogger X has a list of funny items Y, some of which I agree with.”

Somewhat disturbing fact is that I had the first three items from that list already bookmarked.

Also, since I seem to have this compulsive urge to put things in lists, I expect great things from now on.

Your glamour shot gets close to the real home of “a number of things, and we mean a precise number” – self help books are absolutely required to have a number of steps, and a fairly small one, to sell in the US. US editions of British books will go from “How to pull up your socks and stop being a wanker” to “The seven steps to taking control of your life.” I keep expecting to see a reprint of the grandpa of self-help as “Nine (easy) steps to win friends and influence people.”