Although the method here is really basic, it’s still an effective strategy that works.If you take the time to network with others, you’ll find that outreach link building is fun, effective, and definitely worth the effort.Sometimes you get both, sometimes you get only a share, and sometimes you get only a link. You get a sudden surge of traffic from the exact audience that you want reading your stuff.Also, it puts you on their radar so if they decided to link to a post in the future, it’s more likely to be yours.I spent a lot of time on it and I would love if you could check it out and give your thoughts on it? Regards, Chris The second email is when I usually go in for the ask. Instead, I ask for a share in a very non-aggressive way. I’m not just looking for free traffic off their audience or a free link on their site.If you decided to share it with your own audience, that would be even more amazing 🙂 I really want to get this out there and help as many people as possible to see what Facebook can do for their businesses. All I do is ask him to take a look at it, and that if he decided to share it I would be thrilled. Benefits of sharing When you ask for a share, 60% of the time, they’ll also link to it on their blog. If you only get a share and no link, it’s still a fantastic result.
Believe me, I’ve been on the other side of the table.
Think of the link building that you are currently doing, or have done before to your niche sites. It’s kind of disappointing to see that most link building methods discussed amongst new internet marketers are still: These types of links, even if they might boost your rankings for a while, are short-term ranking links.
They’re weak, they’re easily replicated by competitors, and because they’re scalable they have patterns that Google’s spam algorithms are able to detect and penalize.
Get personal, and never ask for anything in the first email. Just read your article about the top 20 ways you can use Twitter to get links naturally. Not many people ignore emails that say good things about their work and ask for their expert opinion on a related topic. Thanks a lot for the suggestions (responding to his answer to my question in the first email). I actually just stumbled upon your site a few days, but now I’m a major fan and just spent the last few hours binge reading everything on your site, haha.
Great stuff, I had no idea Twitter was such a powerful tool for link building. I’ve tried some similar things with Facebook and saw some good results, but not as great as I would like. When they respond, I usually like to go in for the ask. I also write about backlinking and social media strategies on my own blog, and recently wrote up an ultimate guide to Facebook marketing, We’re in a world today where “sharing” is a common word and action. And sharing is connected with “interesting” and “helpful.” Asking for a share gets a lot higher success rate than asking for a link. More people are aware of SEO, and you don’t want negative connotations on why you’re asking for a link from their site. I make it clear that I want to reach as many people as possible in hopes that it will be of help to them.