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Spam emails from people claiming to be SEO consultants.

We can fairly quickly promote your website to the top of search rankings with no long term contracts!

How many times have you seen this email? We all get them, and I get a ton of them.

For example:

Hello,

My name is jenny Smith and I am a Digital Marketing Specialists for a Creative Agency.

I was doing some industry benchmarking for a client of mine when I came across your website.

I noticed a few technical errors which correspond with a drop of website traffic over the last 6-8 months which I thought I would bring to your attention.

After closer inspection it appears your site is lacking in 4 key criteria.

1- Website Speed
2- Link Diversity
3- Domain Authority
4- Competition Comparison

I can send you over the report which shows all of the above and so much more which will help you at least improve your site, its rankings and traffic.

I would love the chance to help as well however; this report will at least give you a gauge on the quality of what I do. If you are interested then please share your requirement and contact details.

Is this the best email to send it to?

Sincerely,
Jenny Smith
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jenny is a liar! She never actually took the time to review your website. This is a form letter sent out in the hopes that someone will email them back.

SEO scams like these typically start to pile up in your inbox once your site has moved to the top results of search engines.

So, Jenny works for a Creative Agency, why does she not say which one? And if it’s a legitimate Creative Agency – why do they not have a website or an email address with the domain name for the agency? And where is the physical address and phone number?

Jenny isn’t her name at all, and if you were to respond to her email chances are you would get a response containing a document that when opened would infect your computer with a virus.

Other ways to tell an email is just spam:

1. The email has no specific info about your company or website – it’s all very vague like a horoscope – it can apply to just about everyone.
2. The correspondence is unsolicited.
3. The message is in broken English.
4. You get the same exact message from different people.

 

Another example of Spam is:

Subject: 1st page in google

We have over 5 years of working experience with some of the finest SEO firms in India. We are writing you this mail with the intentions of establishing business relations with you.

At present our capabilities are limited to SEO and Link Building. However both the services are of the highest quality and we follow only ethical practices.

For Link Building: we only deliver one way links which are theme based and have a minimum Page Rank of 1 and above. Besides, we use varied anchor texts as per client’s requirements.

For SEO: we offer standard as well as custom packages. We will be happy to extend the same to you at discounted prices.

Without taking much time of yours, please let me know you if you would consider us as your outsourcing partners and we would be happy to discuss this further.

We are looking forward to establish a long term mutually beneficial relation with you.

Kind Regards,

Paul

“we follow only ethical practices” – yea right!

One reason these scams are still operating is that SEO strategy is complex and, done right, quite time-consuming. When you revive one of these emails ask yourself the following question: Do I really want to hire someone I don’t know who contacted me through an unsolicited email from another country and is not using their real name?

After all – would you hire a plumber, auto mechanic or a dentist that sent you a similar type of email?

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