Today, we’re excited to announce Follow-Up and Reply Reminders in BuzzStream.  Now you’ll never forget to follow up on placement opportunities – and dramatically improve the percentage of opportunities that convert to placements.

Why Follow-Up Emails are Important

Experienced outreach professionals know that polite follow-up messages get great results:

“Always, always follow up on your outreach. I can honestly say that on most link building campaigns, I’ll get more links as a result of my follow ups than I do on the first round of emails.”

- Paddy Moogan, Consultant at Distilled,  Author of the Link Building Book

James Agate’s team at SkyrocketSEO found they received more than 30% of their positive responses on the second or third followup:

james agate follow up percetanges

Time and time again, outreach professionals have found a friendly, brief follow-up message can dramatically improve response rates.

Follow-Up Reminders in BuzzStream

To make follow-ups easy in BuzzStream, we’ve added a couple of new features:

Reminder Notificatiosn

There’s a new icon in the top right corner of your BuzzStream screen:

new icon

This icon shows you your Follow-Up & Reply Reminders. You can view them by clicking on the Reminders icon:

expanded notifications

You can respond directly to the message by clicking the ‘Reply’ button, or view all of the contacts you need to follow up with by clicking on the ‘View Contacts’ button.

You can also view all of your reminders – even the ones you’ve dismissed – by clicking ‘View All Reminders':

Notifications Tab

 That’s how Follow-Up Reminders appear in BuzzStream

Setting Follow-Up Reminder on Outreach Messages

To set a follow up reminder, open the Outreach module and select one of these options:

outreach w followups

You can select when you’d like to be reminded to send a followup email (settings from 2 days to a week are popular, depending on how often the blogger posts and if they’re professional or hobbyist writers), or be notified on response – so you’ll never miss a follow-up opportunity. 

Please let us know what you think – drop us an email at support@buzzstream.com, leave a comment, or tweet us @BuzzStream.  Because of technical decisions made in the BuzzBar’s development, we can improve it rapidly. We read every single message, and we’d love to hear from you as we continue to make BuzzStream more powerful and easier to use.

mattgratt

Matt works on customer acquisition at BuzzStream. Before BuzzStream, he worked as an SEO Strategist at Portent and a Marketing Manager at AppCentral (acquired by Good Technology). You can follow Matt on Twitter or Google Plus.

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