This is a post aimed at mid level/advanced SEO's who are actively pursuing white hat content/link bait/blogger outreach strategies.
In the last few months I have moved on from grey hat tactics (mass reciprocal linking, article marketing) to follow the advice of Matt Cutts; that is, that the best SEO tactic is to create something remarkable, and tell people about it. In SEO terms, this means creating content (either created by me, the client or a third party) and emailing bloggers to tell people about it (and hopefully get links from them).
I am having real trouble getting links from bloggers for my content. I would like to hear from any SEOs who have succeeded in gaining links consistently using the above tactic.
How many emails do you typically send? Is it all about the quality of your content?
Any help would be much appreciated.