After some testing I'm about to start going from sending personalized to mass emails for link building and have started working on automated templates. Anybody have any templates they've used that have shown a higher rate of return or specific language? I've been piggybacking a lot off of the iacquire/more digital emails I get. Here is the hierarchy of the automated process, By all means send recommendations or ideas. Still a newb! Templated Email Sent Responses & Reactions A - If interested send follow up with more info including compensation/page/anchor text/link. B - If interested and include own advert rates, change first sentence to explain our offer and then same template.. C - If not interested follow up with few sentences with questions as to why they aren't. If still not interested or no response, leave it. Very very low success rate in tests on switching people in this category. D - If No response send follow up with Re: in subject 3 days later with paragraph follow up. Send another follow up 3 days following that with another paragraph follow up saying final offer. Responses to if interested A - Offer isn't enough/different page or wording. Automated, what would you suggest. Manual negotiation and then either C or D. B - Offer isn't enough this is what I want...Begin manual negotiation. When deal is done go to C or D. C - Offer is accepted. Respond with please let me know when the link is live and for PayPal information. D - With certain niche's respond with an email that includes the information in C and also asking if there are any other bloggers/sites they have relations with who might also be interested. I've seen up to a 50% response rate when I've gone after referrals. Scrape Site to make sure links are live. Pay through Paypal within 1 business day and send thank you follow up email.