HARO, also known as Help A Reporter Out, is one of the best platforms out right now to get high-quality backlinks to your site.
In this article, I’m going to teach you my top five tips for HARO that will help you land high-quality backlinks.
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5 Tips To Make Your HARO Pitch Irresistible
Tip #1: Apply For Relevant Queries Only
Make sure you apply for relevant queries only on HARO.
And what I mean by this is that the more expertise you have about the subject, the more likely you are to get a link back.
If there’s a post on HARO about rocket science and you have a blog about salsa dancing, you’re probably not going to land the link.
But also, you’re trying to get links from HARO for SEO, which means you want them to be as relevant as possible.
Tip #2: Sanity Check Your Responses
Make sure that you grammar and spell check your response before you send it.
Sounds obvious, but it’s easily overlooked.
And the thing is, you want to create a great first impression when it comes to getting your link published by a reporter you don’t know.
Because the more trust, credibility and rapport you have with a reporter, the more likely they are to publish your backlink.
So spend a bit of time grammar checking and spell checking your response before you send it.
Tip #3: Be Unique
Now, when it comes to actually submitting your response to the HARO reporter, I would make sure that whatever your reply with is super unique.
40 people might reply to one HARO response – but 90% of them are Googling the answer:
Which means that everyone’s response sounds the same!
So if you make your reply very unique, interesting and novel, then you’re going to stand out from the crowd and see more success with HARO.
Find out more on how to make your HARO pitch stand out by watching this video!
Tip #4: Get Straight To The Point
Make sure that you get straight to the point when it comes to HARO.
Don’t waffle on:
There’s no need to not rewrite “War and Peace“.
Journalists on HARO are bombarded with responses.
They don’t have much time to sift through long, drawn out responses.
Instead, they want a quick reply that answers the point, in an easy to understand and actionable way.
Tip #5: Get Started ASAP
Make sure you start sending responses straight away:
It takes time for your HARO links to come through – sometimes weeks or even months!
But the process is 100% worth it:
Because you can land highly authoritative, relevant links from HARO that you won’t find anywhere else.
So why delay any longer?
Also, here’s a biggie:
Make sure that you’re sending responses consistently.
HARO is a numbers game, and you’re not going to get a link back from everyone.
But the more HARO responses you send, the more likely you are to get a link back.
That’s it for my top five HARO tips!
When it comes to Help A Reporter Out, this is a great platform for getting backlinks.
I’ve had loads of high-quality links and high-authority websites link to me merely by replying to posts on HARO.
Plus the sooner you start sending responses, the sooner you’ll get results.