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.”
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:
There’s a new icon in the top right corner of your BuzzStream screen:
This icon shows you your Follow-Up & Reply Reminders. You can view them by clicking on the Reminders icon:
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':
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.