"So how do we determine what looks like click-bait?News Feed FYI: Click-baiting | Facebook Newsroom
One way is to look at how long people spend reading an article away from Facebook. If people click on an article and spend time reading it, it suggests they clicked through to something valuable. If they click through to a link and then come straight back to Facebook, it suggests that they didn’t find something that they wanted. With this update we will start taking into account whether people tend to spend time away from Facebook after clicking a link, or whether they tend to come straight back to News Feed when we rank stories with links in them.
Another factor we will use to try and show fewer of these types of stories is to look at the ratio of people clicking on the content compared to people discussing and sharing it with their friends. "
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
News Feed FYI: Click-baiting | Facebook Newsroom
Crowdsourced click-bait criteria