Sometimes you get email from people asking you for a link, and their requests just demand that you out them… I’ve decided that from now on, everyone who emails me with a stupid link request e-mail, which shows that they did not look at my site for longer than 1 minute, will get a blogpost, without any links, and with the full copy of their e-mail, including their names. I hope Matt does something nice with them. This is the first:
I recently came across your blog: example.com while I was looking for good blogs to link to from the website HiSunglasses.com. I am trying to link to blogs that my visitors might like to visit once they are finished on the site.
Since HiSunglasses.com is visited by 1,000s of people daily, I am sure many of them would be interested in visiting your blog. I figured since we are not competitors in any way, you wouldnâ€™t mind if I link to your website. Please email me back and let me know if this is OK with you. Would it be possible for you to link back to my website HiSunglasses.com? Please let me know. Thanks.
Now, it won’t surprise you, that I do not own example.com, and that this is an extremely bad way of asking me for a link… I hardly ever link out to people I don’t know unless they’ve written something link worthy, and if she had really taken taken the time to look into my blog she could have guessed that.