Why Don’t Top Blogger Link To Your Posts
You have picked a hot topic that your readers are eager to know about. You write the post with extreme authority as you already know much about it. You even put in your opinions and write it from a very interesting perspective. In short, you write a killer post that must, ideally, attract thousands of new readers to your blog.
You realize the significance of your post, hence you send an email to all the top bloggers with a link to your post. You then simply wait back for links to flood in.
However, nothing happens.
You don’t receive any links days after sending the email. You don’t even receive any reply from any of the bloggers you sent the email. Worried and anxious, you check your blog’s statistics, and you realize not many even clicked on the link that you had sent them.
Yes, they have ignored you. And you also realize that no one is even paying attention to your blog. You wonder is it practically possible to exchange links from top bloggers?
Yes, it. You simply don’t know the right method. Let us discuss why doesn’t your blog attract links and how you can get them.
Biggest Blogging Myth
‘Content is King’
Theoretically, it’s right. If you write a remarkable piece of content, readers should ideally be attracted and links should flow in.
It worked practically too, but many years ago. The internet is now much better place than it was years ago. It’s full of remarkable content, and bloggers don’t really have time to read them all, let alone linking it.
If you want links, especially in times like this when competition is much beyond your imagination, you need something more than just great piece of content.
How To Build a Popular Blog
This wouldn’t have been relevant to blogging industry years ago. However, it is very much true today: ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’.
If you are an exception writer with no online blogging friends, it will take years for your blog to become successful. On the other hand, if your friend is a mediocre write, but friends with Technorati Top 100 bloggers, he will be popular much faster than you.
This is because most bloggers link to their friends more than any one else. If you have written remarkable content, and if they link to you, it may not because of the content, but, simply because they know you personally.
So, the secret of building a great blog is not just writing great posts, but having good connections.
Is there any way to be friends with popular bloggers?
Traditional method asks linking to popular blogger’s post, and wait for them to notice your blog. If they like your blog, they may link to you as well. It may work for you sometimes. However, I believe you will need more creative method. Here are some tips that might help:
- Write guest posts for top blogs that receive many comments and lots of traffic
- Go to conferences that talks about ‘Who’s Who’ in your niche. This might help you get started.
- Actively vote or digg any articles they post on social media networks
- Send them emails asking irresistible questions. Ask questions that sparks a healthy discussion
- Post many comments, most of them should be really useful and memorable
- Interview them and ask intelligent questions
Give More to Receive More
Most top bloggers aren’t self-sufficient. They too have problems like everyone else and they need someone to help them. If you can help them resolve any of their problems, they will remember you for a long time.
The key is to find ways to be useful to them. Once you have established a reputation in their eyes, use it for your benefit. Yes, it involves lots of hard work and patience. If you put effort in building relationships as much as you do for writing content, your blog would become popular within no time.
Besides, you will be friends with few of the best minds on the web.