Received this corker from a potential link partner this afternoon by the name of Jack Loury
We have highlighted your site as a great resource and we have a client in a related industry to you that is looking to donate money towards linking opportunities
What is the process for setting up a link on your site?
I look forward to your response and working with you in the future as a partner.
Now there are a number of issues with the above approach not least that it is against Googles guidelines, but lets take that as a given however it also does the following
- Addresses me as http://www.holisticsearch.co.uk. Without being funny it would not have taken five minutes to put together a more personal approach and one that addressed me in person (FYI Jack – if thats your name – look at the post author of this post and you may just find out who I am)
- Talks about donations. Lets cut to the chase, you are after advertising on my site, text or otherwise. Just be honest…..
- The email tells me nothing really about what they want, but wafts round the issue as a whole. If I don’t know what you want, how can I tell you if I’m interested
Needless to say, the approach above was declined, but things could (not saying would) have been so much different with just a little bit of work….