1. “To be continued” Stories
This type of click bait is very common now among blogs. Usually, the headlines are composed of series of words that will capture someone’s interest.
The formula goes like these:
“You will never see ____ if you see these photos”
“You cannot believe what he girl did after ____”
“These ____ are happy but see what comes after”
“He/started as a _____ and then ___”
“Facts you wont believe are true”
“Look at that face, he/she has a secret”
“She was expecting to be ___ but ___”
That’s enough examples already. You can probably recognize them in a bliss.
This type of click bait sounds very genuine because it is very specific to a particular story. However, the site leads you somewhere you don’t want to be. Or better of a story which is entirely off topic.
In the end…
You have seen many examples of click baits in this list. I this series of posts will give you a wider perspective of click baits.
Click baits is not necessary bad if it used as a skill to creative effective headlines. However, I do advise to avoid them because they have most likely infected by harmful elements in the world wide web.
Identifying click bait is crucial because the only way to verify is actually clicking on it. However, it the click bait contains a virus the damage has been done. Train yourself the skill of determining click bait to be part of your netizen instinct.
Just don’t click something you don’t need to click on the internet and you will be safe.