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Rand Fishkin for the 12 Days of Linkmas

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Help Others Before Asking for Help

Directions

  1. Export your List of Connections from LinkedIn Using the addressBookExport tool – http://www.linkedin.com/addressBookExport
  2. Create a spreadsheet using the names and emails from the exported LinkedIn data to segment and prioritize your Connections based on the depth of the relationship and the relevance.
  3. Send an email saying something like: “Hi [name], I realized recently that I’ve got a few pages on my personal blog where I’d love to share great works from my friends. Sadly, these are quite sparse right now. Is there anything that you’d like me to help promote of yours – either via a link on my blog, or a tweet/Facebook share/Google+ share/etc? Just let me know and I’d be happy to help out.”
  4. Set the message to Boomerang in 1 week to ensure that you follow up with your friend.
  5. Once you’ve shared or linked to your friend or colleague’s content, follow up to let them know. Keep track of those you have helped out in your spreadsheet.
  6. Upon launch of your new piece of content, follow up with this list of people requesting that they return the favor.
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One response to “Rand Fishkin for the 12 Days of Linkmas”

  1. […] Rand Fishkin for the 12 Days of Linkmas, iAcquire Blog […]

  2. […] Rand Fishkin was the first SEO featured in the series and he explains how to reach out and do for others before you start asking for help. This particular tip spawned off a ton of ideas for my business. Ross Hudgens explains how to find influential users on Twitter, gain their attention and use these connections to obtain links. He also offers a list of useful tools that everyone should be aware of. […]

  3. […] Rand Fishkin was the first SEO featured in the series and he explains how to reach out and do for others before you start asking for help. This particular tip spawned off a ton of ideas for my business. Ross Hudgens explains how to find influential users on Twitter, gain their attention and use these connections to obtain links. He also offers a list of useful tools that everyone should be aware of. […]

  4. […] Rand Fishkin was the first SEO featured in the series and he explains how to reach out and do for others before you start asking for help. This particular tip spawned off a ton of ideas for my business. Ross Hudgens explains how to find influential users on Twitter, gain their attention and use these connections to obtain links. He also offers a list of useful tools that everyone should be aware of. […]

  5. Spook SEO says:

    Great idea with the spirit of sharing and help each other out, I really think it’s a great strategy for outreach.