If you are a blogger then it’s very likely that you are receiving a ton of requests from brands and individuals for sponsored posts (sometimes known as sponsored reviews), guest posts, text links, paid posts, link exchanges, and all sorts of stuff.
They try to pitch us in different ways, like:
My name is M and I would like to contribute on your website as a guest author.
I’ve written several tech, internet marketing, SEO and Social media related guest post articles, and I would like to write an article about the matters closely related to your website.
Please feel free to suggest to me any topic, and I will write an article specifically for your blog/website!
The content will be around 700-1000 word including images and videos and it will be original, informative and 100% unique.
I can also suggest you great topics for your website.
I will send you article ASAP with details. You can review the article and let me know if you can publish on your website.
Looking forward to our successful cooperation!
And some of them even mention straight away that they willing to pay for it. Basically, they are all after one thing: “dofollow links” — to boost their search rankings. That’s right! Some of them mention it when they pitch us and some don’t. [Read more…] about Why Sponsored Reviews & Nofollow Links Are Highly Undervalued