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Be the “Grammar Police”

Joshua HardwickJoshua Hardwick

Bloggers often make miztakes mistakes.

Sometimes it’s an incorrectly formatted link (i.e. broken link) or an out-of-date quote, but perhaps most commonly, it’s a spelling/grammatical error.

It’s a mistake that even some of the biggest sites make:

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Even with a thorough proofread, these spelling/grammatical errors can be difficult to spot.

That’s why so many bloggers end up publishing blog posts with these errors still present.

If you can help a blogger out by finding and fixing these errors, they’re often happy to give you a nice, juicy link in the process.

Here’s the method:

To find blogs that you want a link from, you can use Google keyword operators such as:

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Or:

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Next, find a page that you’d like a link from (e.g. a resource page)

Install the Firefox spell checker add-on:

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Use it to check for spelling errors on the page.

Keep checking posts on the site until you find a post with an error, then reach out to the blogger and let them know about the issue, while also pitching your link in the process.

Here’s a template:

“Hey [NAME],

I’m [YOUR NAME], [POSITION] at [WEBSITE].

I was just reading your post on [TOPIC] and noticed a small spelling error on the page.

Here’s a screenshot: [INSERT LINK TO SCREENSHOT OF MISTAKE]

Just thought I’d give you a heads-up 🙂

PS. I recently published this post about [RELATED TOPIC] – might make a nice addition to the page?

Best,

[YOUR NAME]

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