#Protip – 1
A simple way to improve an outreach email
Today I’m starting a series of #protips. I’m really excited about the project and the opportunity to add some real value to the community. So many outreach (acceptable guest post link spam) emails follow the same line:
- I’m a massive fan of www.asiteiwantaguestposton.com
- It must be hard writing so much quality content!
- Did I mention I’m a writer within your niche?!
- I could write about x, y, z or something else if you would like?
- Hope to hear from you soon.
Of course I would never send out something so horrifically mundane.
When blog owners are receiving millions of guest post request emails on a daily basis you have to think about how your email can stand out. How can I make my email seem more legitimate?
How about instead of telling the blog owner that you loved a particular article (Your post ’10 things you didn’t know about the Epson FX-890 2 x 9 Pin Dot Matrix Printer’ had me in stitches!) you tell them that you arrived via a referral link from another website.
Telling the blog owner that you arrived via another site sounds legitimate and is too lame to be a lie. I know this sounds retarded but something slightly different, ‘elaborate’ and most importantly boring may be seen as true whereas saying you liked a post/article is transparent bullshit.
When putting together your email quickly review Opensiteexplorer/majestic SEO/whatever to find out a piece of content that links to your target site. If the site doesn’t have any decent content linking to them then choose the best directory
Just in case the blog owner is sharp or weird I would advise that you actually click through the link so that it shows as a referrer in their analytics.
Anyway. I’m tired. Hopefully this #protip will be extremely helpful in your goal of gaining links through a means that will probably be out of date within 12 months.