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Asking for reciprocal link - send email to whom?


Web Footed Newbie

2:31 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone, I am still new at this.

If I send an email to ask for a reciprocal link, who do I address the email to?

Also, should I send the email from my website mail (for instance, me@widgets.com or just use Outlook and my personal email name me@aol.com?

Thanks in advance, Web Footed Newbie


2:36 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Usually, there will be a link somewhere on the links page to contact whoever handles reciprocating. If not, contact whatever email is available on the site.

I think it is better to use your domain email but not that important.

Karsten Windfelder

9:49 am on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Experience has shown that it was better to mail to the editor (if address available) than to the webmaster.


Emma McCreary

10:22 am on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As a webmaster, I'd rather they email me directly rather than the owner of the site, since I'm going to see it eventually anyway and I'm in charge of the linking campaign. I wouldn't put my email there if I didn't want to be contacted about the website.


3:28 am on Apr 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I would also recommend when requesting links or discussing links with people to use an e-mail from your domain and not a personal address.


5:05 am on Apr 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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generally if there is not a form on the site or a specific contact email address given - then your chances of getting a link are low, of course there are exceptions to this, it will depend on how much time you want to spend trying to get links.

Karsten Windfelder

8:23 am on Apr 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Although I have never used forms the conversion rate from my requests to getting a back link are 19 % and 44 % at my two website projects.

Im using a special software for link exchanging.


9:47 pm on Apr 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you are going to ask a company/site about something then it is pointless guessing the email so unless the site clearly states who you should email for a specific type of query then the best thing to do is alwys to email the site and ask who you should contact explaining that you are interested in obtaining a link on the site.

They will then have more chance of replying than if you sent a load of detail to someone who is potentially not interested in/able to deal with your query.

The best way to approch things is to get your foot in the door first don't even ask about links just ask who it is that deals with updating the website content a short direct question will normally get a response other emails are much more likely to be trashed.


10:45 pm on Apr 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That's good advice brendan.

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