Just nicely ask for a link, using your own words in a real way and ask for a link to something good. It’s a controversial statement I know judging from my email inbox and what doesn’t get talked about on Twitter.
I think I have a pathological aversion to cut and paste emails and cookie cutter content.
I get emails stating, “we are quaility link builders”, good because I always have people looking for those and I am quite liberal in linking out from my own blogs.
But the emails are obviously not written by the sender, but by some dry, crunchy assed, baked in the sun so long it has bleached their soul, copywriter.
I can’t read those emails without feeling my brain trying to escape through my ear.
But I want to link.
I even want to buy links.
Why not talk to me like a Human Being?
I prefer to get links without asking, by crawling inside your head and working the levers mostly. But when I do ask, it is I who am asking, using my own words and sending each request out individually.
Even if it means bleeding into the keyboard, I send link requests out manually.
I will give you a link for free, from an authority blog, just give me something to link to, ask nice and make me think you will do something nice back in the future.
You don’t even have to do a nice thing for me, you only have to make me think you will do a nice thing.