An Often Overlooked Method for Getting Backlinks and Traffic

| September 16, 2008 | 3 Comments

Folks are always looking for new fangled ways to get backlinks and traffic. I’ve blogged about them before and won’t bore you with blogging about them again.

The reason I bring the topic up again today is because I received an email from a lady requesting that I write/blog about her site, Travel Babees.com.

While I don’t normally promote or write about websites because the site owner sends me an email requesting me to do so, I decided to write about this one only because of the earnest way in which she approached me. It was quite obvious that she spent a little time on both my website and my blog. Her earnest approach earned her a two-fold website mention. I wrote about her on my A Few Cool Products blog and mentioned her website here.

I write about this not to show how I’m such a real great gal and love to help people (while I am and I do, but that’s not why I did it). I’m sharing this because sending well thought out e-mails to blog owners and/or webmasters might prove to be a great, free way to generate backlinks and traffic to your site/blog.

We all seem to know how to get traffic by using Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit or the social networking service du jour, but how many of us have thought about targeting website/blog owners and request a review, post or article be written about your site? This is not a new idea, just one that isn’t used very often.

What’s the worst that could happen? The blog owner can say no. Or, as in the case with Travel Babees, you just might get a backlink or two. The choice is yours.

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Category: Blog, Internet, Page Rank, Traffic

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Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites.

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  1. Seema says:

    Hey Felicia,
    Again on your blog. I just love to read it.

    This was what was going on in my mind since days and I did actually mail 2 bloggers for backlinks to my brighthub articles. I just did it 2 days back and wish they respond.

    Would keep you updated on how it works.

    Another way of driving traffic could also be responding in comment/response boxes on any of the relevant blogs and hyperlink your own link.

  2. Felicia says:

    Hmmm, blog carnivals. That’s a new one for me. I’ll do a little research to find out more about it.

  3. Great tip! I am in the process of building backlinks for one of my sites and I plan to follow this approach. Another great way to build backlinks is to participate in blog carnivals.

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