Asking high-quality blogs to link to your content is a frustrating – and poor – link-building strategy.
You spend a lot of time sending the volume of pitches necessary to acquire a few, if any, backlinks. And frequently, those sites that do say yes aren’t high quality or even focused on your core topics.
A better strategy is to invest the time in crafting content that motivates other sites to link to in their text. Neil Patel did this for his guide to content marketing. Among the 338 sites linking to it are high domain authority sites like Moz, Substack, Buffer, Altervista, Impress, Copyblogger, Debutify, Quick Sprout, and Contently.