With over 2 million blog posts published every day, there are literally millions of new industry-related blog posts going live each month.
Not all of these blog posts are high-quality, however; there’s a lot of rehashed content in there.
Because of this, many bloggers have taken it upon themselves to curate the web themselves, by rounding up the best articles of the week/month/year from their industry and publishing them in a single blog post.
Here’s an example:
SEO’s refer to these types of posts as “link roundups”, and they’re pretty easy to get links from (as long as you’ve got a great piece of industry-specific content).
Here’s how to do it:
- Find industry-specific sites that publish weekly/monthly roundups of the best articles on the web
- Get the authors contact details
- Reach out and tell them about your post
Use Google search operators to find sites that publish these kinds of posts, such as:
Next, reach out to them with this template:
I’m [YOUR NAME], [POSITION] at [WEBSITE].
Just wanted to quickly pitch my latest blog post for inclusion in your monthly roundup.
[INSERT BRIEF OVERVIEW OF YOUR CONTENT].
Here’s a link if you want to check it out: [INSERT LINK]
Let me know what you think 🙂
PS. More than happy to share the roundup with my followers – so just give me a shout when you get round to publishing it.”
Note: Don’t be too pushy when contacting them; it’s best to simply say “might be a good fit for your next roundup?” rather than “please could you link to the post in next months’ roundup post using [SPECIFIC ANCHOR TEXT]”.