First, "What is Watchbait?"
- It's video content that omits information or utilizes misleading headlines, captions, thumbnails or video imagery and messaging to lure or mislead viewers into watching or engaging with the video.
It's gotten more important to talk about with the new guidelines by Meta. Meta says drive traffic or readership without Watchbait.
Watchbait: Don’t deceive, omit information, sensationalize or use a titles or headlines for video Marketing
You, video marketers, should take note.
For you video marketers. Meta has had enough and has announced new rules as a crackdoiwn on watchbait.
If you want to play by the rules, Meta's new rules are here.
You should want headlines, titles and descriptions to be appropriate and accurate. They and the thumbnails need to be clear.
Plus don’t rely on missing information Don’t exaggerate or sensationalize. Don’t present fake stories or incidents.
Video marketers take note.
“These tactics can be deployed in any part of the post or video, including the text, thumbnail, or content of the video, and ultimately are used to lure or bait people into watching the full video.”
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