There are many variations that you can try while creating a link baiting blog article, but if you want to concentrate only on time-tested methods, I would recommend that you simply include something controversial in your blog article.
Everyone loves a bit of controversy in their lives and if you manage to include something controversial in your blog without ruffling too many feathers, you can rest assured that your blog will be a big hit amongst online users and you will get the desired number of back links for your website.
For example, instead of supporting the ongoing protests against global warming, what you can do is present your own unique views on the subject, backed up by facts and intelligent reasoning. As far as this example is concerned, you can find plenty of information on the Internet, which can be used for backing up your claims and views on the subject.
Other popular variations that you can try out would deal with creating a list of something useful such as the top 100 horror movies, top 100 tacks for a particular year, or something like that.
You can also create the list of worst something’s in order to create your blog article even more interesting to read. The best thing about these variations is that here you can really be unique since the list compilations will be based on your personal tastes and preferences.
This will automatically help you attract those who might share your tastes and preferences. And with millions of online users, you can rest assured that there will be thousands like you.
The fan following your blog article generates can then be used for getting the desired number of backlinks from interested website owners.