Intro

List posts (Top 5, 10, 15, etc. articles) are a great way to promote your business or content.

There is no shortage of list post articles on the web because the format is very effective and favored by both users and search engines.

In this strategy, you will be finding listicles that are relevant to your niche and reaching out to the people behind them, asking to add your business/article to the list.

In addition to a good value proposition (very few people would be willing to make such a major edit to their article), you will also need to send them the snippet of text to be included in the content.

A good example of such a value proposition would be an offer to join your affiliate program, if you have one.

This way, your prospects are much more likely to respond positively as you’re doing a large portion of their work for them.

Discovery

  1. Select “News” or “Blogs” source from the drop-down menu on the left side of Respona’s search bar.

  2. Type in “top + your keyword”.

  3. To select an opportunity, tick the box to the left of its title.

  4. Repeat until you’re out of opportunities.

You can also use Respona’s keyword search automation to speed up the process:

You can access it by going to Step 1 - Find Content and clicking on “Automation setup” in the top right corner:

1. Select a search source.

2. Enter your search query.

3. Set advanced settings:

  • How many results to analyze (Google provides us with the top 100 results);

  • The location of your search;

  • Language;

  • Safety filters.

4. Click “Continue”.

5. You will be taken to the metrics screen. Here, you can set additional filters such as:

  • Domain Rating (available even if you don’t have an Ahrefs connected);

  • Website traffic;

  • Traffic value;

  • Organic keywords;

  • Referring domains;

  • Backlinks;

To use these filters (besides DR), you will need to connect your Ahrefs account to Respona.

6. Click “Run automation”.

7. Once the automation is finished, the results will be automatically added to your campaign.

No credits will be charged for using the keyword search automation.

Template

Unpersonalized

Subject: Potential addition to your [topic] blog post

Hi, {first_name}

[Your name] with [your company] here. How is your {day_of_week} going?

I came across your listicle on [topic]. Great job putting it together!

We actually have our own [service/topic] that could fit into the list organically.

[explain why in 1-2 sentences]

What do you think? We can return the favor by [value proposition].

I can send over the text snippet, if you’re up for such a collaboration.

Cheers,

[signature]

Personalized

Subject: Potential addition to your outreach tools blog post

Hi, John

Vlad with Respona here. How is your Wednesday going?

I came across your listicle on 22 email outreach tools. Great job putting it together!

Our own tool, Respona, is actually an email outreach tool too, and I believe that it could fit into the list organically.

What do you think? We can return the favor by sharing it with our 100k audience across our socials.

I can send over the text snippet, if you’re up for such a collaboration.

Cheers,

Vlad Orlov

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