Bloggers often make
Sometimes it’s an incorrectly formatted link (i.e. broken link) or an out-of-date quote, but perhaps most commonly, it’s a spelling/grammatical error.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:
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:
- Find blogs/posts you want a link from
- Search for grammatical/spelling errors
- Inform the webmaster
- Pitch your link
To find blogs that you want a link from, you can use Google keyword operators such as:
Next, find a page that you’d like a link from (e.g. a resource page)
Install the Firefox spell checker add-on:
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:
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?