Yesterday doing some link hunting for our new website. I was thinking to focus on webmasters (firstname.lastname@example.org) more than on general information addresses... (email@example.com).
The main reason for this is that a webmaster can immediately react by linking the website if he or she feels comfortable with it, while another contactperson who is checking the general mail-account always have to send his or her apprval to a webdesign agency to update the website.
For many people webmaster@ is so spammed out that many people don't check it anymore- it goes straight to the bin. info@, webmaster@, are common email addresses spammers use. For that reason I never use webmaster@ for any of my domains.
Also, you may be accused of sending Unsolicited Email and be subjected to a complaint to your host provider or domain registrar. Especially if the webmaster is not the decision maker. It's not uncommon for the webmaster to not be the decision maker for the website.
Msg#: 2428 posted 11:20 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)
They way I do it, if I'm trying to establish link exchanges with art sites, for example, I'd search Google for something like: art exchange links or art request a link
Because most people willing to exchange links or post links would use the words 'exchange links' or 'request a link' somewhere on their websites. Then I only get results for Art sites that invite you to contact them about a link.
If their site says 'click here to request a link', or 'click here to exchange links', this is NOT concidered spam.