“Will you exchange links with me?”
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It is a common occurence that I receive emails from individuals who ask me to do a link exchange. It is also quite common for me to disregard or email a “no” response to the request.
- I don’t know “you” (or your business/Web site) and you (most likely) don’t know me. It’s like if we met for the first time in person and instead of getting to know one another, you’re already selling me.
- My blog roll are sites I actually read, enjoy and feel comfortable endorsing to others. I promise if I like your site and read it, I’ll add it to my blog roll.
- Your blog/site has nothing to do with public relations, journalism, social media and/or technology. Those topics are kind of important to me.
- I’m part of a generic link spam campaign. Heck, you don’t even take the time to include my name.
This post does not refer to those who email or contact me with a sincere request or question. I enjoy finding new sources, sites and blogs to read. However, that will always be my first step. I must READ your site, want to come back and visit again and then decide for myself if it’s something I’d like to link to or include in my blog roll.