What is clickbait?

Web content created to attract visitors

Clickbait is web content created solely to attract clicks and therefore, visitors. It often contains poor, shallow content.

Clickbait commonly appears on news and social sites with high traffic where ads are displayed with provocative headlines to get a lot of people to click. Clickbait is also often made up of sexualized images, which perform well with the male audience.


That article about Kim Kardashian was lame, just clickbait
Duh, almost all Kardashian articles are clickbait
Clickbait means
Clickbait means Web content created to attract visitors

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Updated July 7, 2016

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