Several times per week I get a generous offer out of the blue from someone who wants to let me use an “infographic” which they think will be of interest to the site’s readers. It usually looks something like this:
Dear (insert website name) owner,
I was surfing the internet and found your website (insert website name here). You’ve really got a lot of great content. Really amazing stuff!
I thought I would reach out to you because I created an infographic on the subject (insert whatever google keyword their Search Engine Optimization or “SEO” consultant told them to use) that I thought you and your readers might enjoy.
You are welcome to publish the infographic. If you decide to use the infographic, fantastic, but I would ask that you kindly credit my website using this url (insert web location their SEO consultant told them to link to).
I think your audience would really like it!
In the past there have been a couple of these I’ve posted because I thought they had some kind of entertainment value. But most are just SEO or ads for anything from golf tourism to gaming sites.
Since this is basically a form of advertising I decided to start quoting a rate of $500 to post the content. If they pay it, great. That helps me pay some bills and keep the HOG dedicated server running, and of course provides content that the HOG “readers might enjoy.”