It's amazing to me that link beggars are still out there begging...
From: ****<**** @gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2020 1:44 PM
To: T**** @gmail.com
Subject: Guest Post Request on :https://www.*****.com
I Need Guest post at Your Site: https://www.*****.com
With do-follow back link Permanent
Post and Insert link let me Know how much
price for each post
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Sometimes I answer saying that a million dollars in bitcoins would do it.
Since I work for a legit corporation, this bit of humor will probably get me in trouble some day. Still, I think it's funny.
I was in an SEO meeting this week where we discussed link building and a suggestion was made to start asking for links. I was in disbelief but it turns out, they were talking primarily about contacting people who had written articles about us or were mentioning us. In these cases, you can sometimes turn the mentions into links, even sculpt them a little. And legit press will actually treat that as a profit opportunity and sell those links.