6 responses to “8 secrets for getting better HARO query results”

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  2. Jen L

    Great points. You confirmed some things that I suspected (i.e. mentioning the publication’s name) and confirmed other things that I’ve seen from my own experience (give an earlier deadline).

    I’ve started being more specific on my HARO requests, too, because otherwise, I end up scrolling through a bunch of replies from very nice people who probably aren’t the most well-suited to be sources for my particular assignment. I’d rather get fewer responses that are better than more that really aren’t what I’m looking for.

  3. Susan Johnston

    One strategy I use with HARO is setting up a filter with the subject line so my inbox doesn’t fill up with responses. Then I have my virtual assistant read through them and pick out the most promising sources for me to contact. I do keep ALL responses, though, because I often cover related topics, so instead of posting a new query, I’ll choose an expert who responded to a previous query and see if they’re interested in discussing a related topic for a different article.

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