Odyssey headlines are not clickbait.
Plain and simple.
From the top definition on Urban Dictionary for "clickbait:"
"It means what you think it means: bait for clicks. It's a link which entices you to click on it.
The "bait" comes in many shapes and sizes, but it is usually intentionally misleading and/or crassly provocative. Clicking will inevitably cause disappointment. Clickbait is usually created for money. "
Our headlines are enticing. We want people to read our articles, but they are not "intentionally misleading and/or crassly provocative."
For example:Headline: If I Die in a Mass Shooting, Here's What I Want You To Know
Content of the article: What Vanessa would want people to know in the event that she died in a mass shooting.Headline: 50 Quotes from the Best Vines
Content of the article: Ashley's opinion of the 50 best vine quotes.
Headline: 8 Reasons Why Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better
Content of the article: Madison's 8 reasons why girls who love tequila are better than other women.
Wow, this is boring.
Probably because our headlines aren't clickbait. In actuality, they tell you precisely what is the article.
Occasionally, there are satirical articles on Odyssey.
Satire ≠ clickbait
One of my favorite satire articles on Odyssey is: If College Majors Were Flowers
But this article DOES tell you what flower the college majors would be. Dead flowers. It's funny, but not inflammatory.
Stop devaluing my creators' work.
They work very hard to create content that is relatable to their communities. Trust me, we would not waste our time on BS content. No one has time for that.