You got baited! Isn’t this ironic?
I was searching for content to complain about when the word “Buzzfeed” came through my head. So I took a blush over their site and I was not disappointed. Frustrated, but not disappointed. Just what I expected!
The reason for this post to exist is obvious. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! But what I actually dislike is the fact that this is just one of the few examples. The site is full of posts like this! And they all have the same format!
- Clickbait title (All of them include price and 2019.)
- Sub-titles (Which are actually descriptions but in Bold.)
- Photo of product (Just the photo.)
- More description (On the 10$ post you find out that the product is 9.95$.)
Now, that we know how all posts are made, we only have to analyze one.
A pack of pimple patches to stop acne IN ITS TRACKS. They protect your skin, preventing further damage or reinfection, while absorbing oil and pus to shrink the zit and reduce redness, helping it heal *so* much faster.
Yes, that is the title! Now, let’s move on. Basically, this is a bandage but with cream on the sticky part. This product is worthless, yet it drew our attention over the title. But what am I analyzing? I was supposed to explain why this article is a clickbait one. This is just the title which gets the attention. The product is simple, so there is nothing to analyze about this. Just the way the description is made. A useless thing that gets attention with ease. Impressive.