The internationally recognized SEO expert Brian Dean recently announced that only 8.5% of outreach mail has any chance of a response. Only 80 responses will come from every 1000 emails, and only 50 of those will gain links. Link prospecting rests on relevancy, but it also requires relationship building. Relationships are especially important in diverse niches. The chances of gaining a link through email rise significantly by leaving comments on a blog and engaging in meaningful discussion first.
- An SEO expert by name of Brian Dean has discovered in a study that the email outreach sent by SEO experts is only 8.5 percent.
- When a site sends 1,000 emails and gets 50 links being responded, that 50 links which is 5 percent can change the site’s ranking for good.
- The pages that are highest ranked for domains according to the author are acclaimed to have over 900 domains referring to them.
“Imagine you wake up one day and realize that everything you thought you knew about link prospecting was a lie.”