ponyboy96 - 7:14 pm on Jan 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Interesting post and quite timely. I'm working on a similar campaign for a client now and the response rate has been about 14%. Albeit, these are .edu links, but it's a blog outreach campaign for guest blogging. It's all about the numbers. Contact 100 blogs, you might get 10-14 responses. Get an article posted on a good blog that gets syndicated out and you can get about 5-10 links per post. It's getting harder and harder to get good high quality links.
I think pageoneresults is correct. It's much easier to tweet out something and get more links. However, from what I've seen the staying power of those links or the value that they provide is temporary. I've always chalked it up to a QDF algo boost.