What does clickbait mean?

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."
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Clickbait means web content created to attract visitors

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Last Updated: July 7, 2016

Clickbait definition

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