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clickbait

Online articles (especially on social media sites) that use provocative or intriguing headlines (often in combination with images) to drive traffic to the source. I wouldn't put too much faith in that article about "the one food no one should ever eat"—it's probably just clickbait.
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ClearCoin's solution to combat ad and click-bait fraud for marketing and advertising is revolutionary," Jack Trama, a Founder and Managing Director of Eclii Ventures says.
They ended up polluting customer newsfeeds with highly insignificant posts along the lines of "like this post if you are in love this Valentine's Day" and the occasional click-bait.
Watch for opportunities to create FUD in the minds of your clients so they might think twice before falling for unreliable news, click-bait content, or downright fraud.
We respond, offering up our own take on what's wrong with the franchise -- oblivious to the fact that such posts are often click-bait, designed to garner traffic for the sake of exposure and possibly YouTube dollars.
According to The Verge, Facebook's upcoming update will put an end to such click-bait posts with fake video play buttons embedded as an image, as well as videos of static images.
The pressures on the modern media, declining sales in print and the need to provide click-bait driven content on the web have been well documented.
He said: "The market is rapidly evolving with disruptive brands, click-bait, austerity and the political landscape changing consumers views and expectations.
In other words, what is needed most can only be characterized as down-and-dirty spadework--no match for the click-bait value of quantum mysticism.
In other news of the hip, our boss Jake Phelps dispelled the notion that we strategically place our gear among the glitterati, setting off a click-bait feast presently rattling through your girlfriend's Facebook feed.
In a recent change to its algorithms, Facebook said it would give preference to in-depth content, over click-bait.
That's the kind of over-the-top headline that is click-bait these days, but when you look at the numbers, the only conclusion one can reach is that a disaster is looming--even if we blame operator error rather than the system itself.
At a time of Google trends and click-bait conformity, it's a digital original.
click-bait, reading a magazine), to rebalance emotions and thinking.
Quickly installed, it reduces the clutter on web pages, speeds up performance and spares users from some of the click-bait that many find hard to stomach.