How To Request a Backlink That Actually Works

It’s simple. Don’t do this:

 A screenshot of an email I received, asking if I would host an infographic. It's a valid strategy used in order to  boost SEO via building backlinks . By the way, clicking the screenshot takes you to  my main web-page  because using internal links with relevant anchor-text is another boost to SEO... A screenshot of an email I received, asking if I would host an infographic. It’s a valid strategy used in order to boost SEO via building backlinks . By the way, clicking the screenshot takes you to my main web-page because using internal links with relevant anchor-text is another boost to SEO…

Your email request for a backlink will get immediately deleted and probably made fun of here

Hi <generic person>,

Thanks for reaching out via email, but for a variety of reasons, no thank you

  1. You reached out to an email address specifically used to request licensing images of mine rather than made any effort to find a more appropriate email address, contact link, or social media account which shows laziness and a shot-gun approach. I’m sure it works, just like most spam, if your outreach volume is big enough.

  2. You didn’t even bother using my name in your greeting. IT IS PLASTERED ALL OVER MY PAGE.

  3. You clearly have an interest in gaining a back link, spreading some sort of brand awareness, or social marketing yet not a single mention about what may be of benefit to me for hosting your infographic.

  4. You researched various smartphone cameras. Wonderful. How is any of that relevant to anything I write about, blog about, or care about?

  5. I looked over your site, and found nothing on it that would align with anything I write about, blog about, or care about.

  6. Your approach was clearly undifferentiated, uninteresting, unpersonalized, and unappreciated.

  7. Try again.

In fact, I would suggest going here to learn something useful:

https://www.artofemails.com/link-building

— 
Adrian Feliciano
Photographer
Videographer & Multimedia Journalist

By Adrian Feliciano

Adrian Feliciano is a portrait and event photographer based near Boston, Massachusetts. He specializes in headshot, live event, and boudoir photography. He also makes one hell of a delicious Filipino adobo. Feel free to ask him for the recipe! You can reach out to Adrian here, at anytime.

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