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How to get mentions on Forbes and Entrepreneur


(Last Updated On: September 10, 2020)

I’ve been in the SEO business for long and one of the things that my clients keep asking me is whether they can get a mention from top high quality websites like Forbes and Entrepreneur.com. Here’s what I know.

Is it possible? Yes, it is possible to get featured on Forbes.

But… the bigger question is “Why are you doing it?”

Are you doing it for link building?

Are you going to ask the Forbes editor to add a dofollow link to your website?

Then, boss… let’s stop this conversation right now. It’s not going to happen. Unless…

You have something PR worthy.

Like say, are you a startup that’s working on something cutting edge that is news worthy? Say AI? A GPT 3 project perhaps?

No?

Are you a startup that got a whole lot of cash in funding recently?

Example, are you this guy or anything close to him?

No?

Hmm.. So am I right in assuming that you want to sneak in a link to your website (possibly using your chosen anchor text) from Forbes?

Alright, understood.

You see, think of it this way.

Forbes or Entrepreneur.com is a news website that has interest in journalism. They want stories.

Good stories. Possibly scoops.

At least, a fun story with a unique angle?

If you have none of this, you’re going to be disappointed.

You see, Forbes contributing writers are not going to take a bribe for sneaking in your website link in to one of their articles.

That does not motivate them.

What motivates them are great stories. Breaking a scoop and getting recognition from the industry.

Now, what you might want to consider is think about how you can be enticing. To Forbes readers. To the authors.

What significant work have you or your startup done to get their attention?

If you have, then that could be a good pitch.

If not, fat chance.

You get the point, don’t you?

What’s your startup evaluation again?

Hmm… work on it bro.

Later!


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