How to Promote Content & View Post Sharers with Ninja Outreach

There are some content promotion best practices that everyone should be doing - but isn’t.

The reason is because after you’ve spent hours writing a post, you can’t be bothered to do outreach to promote it.

Here we’re going to show you how you can more easily promote your content with the help of NinjaOutreach.

Before that, however, I am going to recommend two strategies that can easily be adapted from what you'll read below:

Identifying Promotion Targets

There are really two promotion targets for a post:

  1. People who have been featured in the post itself
  2. People who we believe might be interested in sharing the post

Outreach To People Who Have Shared A Similar Post

One group of people who might be interested in sharing your post are people who have shared a similar post. Follow these steps:

  1. Identify a post or post(s) that are similar to the one you have written. For example, if you wrote a post on Email Marketing, you can search our database for articles related to Email Marketing. You can use either the Live Search (tick the Live Search box) or the Content Prospecting (tick the article tag).
  2. Once you have some posts, choose the ones that have been shared the most. You can tell this by looking at our Shared column. Higher numbers mean more shares.
  3. Click the blue View Sharers button that is in that row. This will reveal the people who have shared that post.
  4. Add these people to a list, this is your outreach list of people who have shared similar posts.

Example:

Let's say I identified that this post is similar to one I have written:

http://neilpatel.com/2016/05/03/how-to-create-content-that-outranks-your-competitors-content/

Now I can search for it in our database, using the Content Prospecting (no live search):

content outreach using view sharers

Finally, I can click the View Shares button, which reveals over 50 people who have shared this article, who we can reach out to.

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Outreach To People Who Have Been Featured In The Post Itself

The easiest targets are people who have been featured in the post itself. Let’s start by extracting the links of people who have been featured in the post:

Using The Link Extractor

Little known fact - we have a link extractor tool.

It works in two ways:

  1. Put in the post URL and get all the links on the page (this will be all the links on the page including comments, nav menu, etc). It can be a bit messy but also helpful.
  2. Put in select HTML and get the links that fall in that.

In short, if you’re just looking to get the links off the content, you can copy the page source HTML and put that into the tool.

  1. Right click
  2. Select View Page Source
  3. Identify where the content starts (Ctrl F and type in the first sentence)
  4. Identify where it ends (same as above, last sentence)
  5. Copy it and put it in the tool, hit extract, and you’ll get all the links in the content

Importing The Links Into NinjaOutreach

You can import links into NinjaOutreach's web app. Head to the "List Management" tab, click the blue "Import" button at the top right, and then click on "Click here to submit websites".

This will send the websites internally where they will be crawled and returned to you with contact info, SEO metrics, etc. Remember not to paste more than 1000 URLs at a time and paste one URL per line. You will receive an email notification when your websites are crawled and ready in your list.

Here is the full tutorial on how to do that: Importing in the web app

Outreaching To People Featured In The Post Via Email

Before doing the outreach, you will have to integrate your email.

You can now send emails to people who have been featured in the post. Here’s a script that we like to use:

Outreaching To People Featured In The Post On Social Media

At the time of writing this article we haven’t developed the Twitter Outreach platform. It’s schedule for sometime in January.

That said, you can certainly export the list you have and you’ll get their social media profiles, which allows you to reach out to them on:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram

A tweet that I like to send it

@username - you’re featured in (post title) - (Bit.ly link)

Outreaching To People NOT Featured In The Post Via Email

Let’s say someone isn’t in the post, but we think they might be interested in reading it.

Brian Dean calls this outreach strategy the Content Roadshow (recommended read), where basically you identify a list of influencers and send them an email, asking if they’d be interested in checking it out:

Identifying relevant influencers for any topic has been discussed here:

The outreach scripts that Brian recommends are:

 

Content Outreach Template #1: Reach Out With a “Feeler” Email

 

Content Outreach Template #2: Follow Up and Send Your Content (after they reply with a “yes”)


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Dave is the Co-Founder of Ninja Outreach and has a passion for digital marketing and travel. You can find him at @ninjaoutreach and dave@ninjaoutreach.com.