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How NOT to Request a Link
Posted By Carrie On October 1, 2009 @ 2:11 pm In Link Building | 2 Comments
Like many websites, our blogs receive quite a few emails each day regarding reader questions, comments, link requests, tools and topic suggestions. Just the other day I received an email titled, “Broken Link Found In Your Site.” Now, I always appreciate when a reader notifies me of something wrong with the site. After all, nobody likes a broken link! But it was to my great amusement when I opened the message to find the worst link request email I ever received. I have shared the email below, my favorite sections are highlighted!
Broken Link Found in your site
Hello XXXXX, [fill in name here if it is easily available]
I was on your website today and found a link that is no longer working and I
error code: 404 (not found), linked from page(s):
While you are updating your site to fix this broken link, I was wondering if
Here is some information about it:
Continued success with your site. I look forward to hearing back from you
John Doe (Coupon clipper extraordinaire!)
Let’s start with what is wrong in this link request email:
Enough with the bashing.
When you do send out a link request, don’t fall victim to mistakes that this coupon clipper extraordinaire did. Make sure to follow these simple do’s and don’ts to write a good link request email .
Next time you send out a link request, take your time to craft a well-thought and relevant email. I guarantee your link building efforts will end up much more successful! For more detailed help, read this post from Joe on how create a link request email .
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