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In the present day context you get one link for every 100 emails sent. So it really does not make any sense adding 100 links to a page. Too much work. I might just as well forgo people who don't respond to me just bcause I did not add their link first. Any person who has done link exchange knows how painful that can be
I might ask them to add the link first and then get back to me
Well then you are missing out on quality links, because I know myself and many others here will simply toss out any exchange mail that asks ME to link to them first.
I have been on the block for years, why would I link to you first and hope that you link back? Thats counterproductive.
If you want to get high quality links back to your site, you have to email webmasters and actually speak with them, not in templated format, and link over to them as a valued resource and tell them why (for real) you like their website.
Better yet, give them a ring.
1: ask me to link first
2: tell me they linked to me, but if I don't reciprocate in some number of days they'll take the link down
3: mention PR
4: tell me how much the link from them will help me
I'm most likely to seriously consider link requests that look something like this...
I own (some business) and we sell (some related product) and wonder if you would link to my site, it's (some web address)
There are more factors, but these relate to the actual link request email.
As far as pace goes, actually looking at the sites you might ask for a link should pretty much limit the speed of requests sent out, assuming you are doing it all yourself and other site building activities take some of your time.
Go for quality rather than quantity. make a list of target sites, prioritize them for desirability, then start sending requests at the bottom of the list and work your way up. That way you'll get a chance to see what works best for you before you burn through the most desirable target sites.
Of course that assumes you don't send the whole list at one time.
Any suggestions for link exchange subject lines. I like the link email above. Short and to the point.