Seriously? Enough of those stupid SEO emails!

Indianapolis SEO professional Being a professional web designer and online marketer in Indianapolis, I get SEO solicitations all the time for both my own business website as well as many of my clients. For the most part, many of those emails are legitimate, but every once in a while, I’ll get one that is so ridiculous that it is almost funny.  Below is an email that I received no less than 6 times for many of the websites I manage for clients.  This one was so bad it actually made me embarrassed to even be associated with the same industry.  Yes, it irritates me that some “SEO companies” continue to use these tactics on businesses that might fall prey to their sales pitch.

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Dear Website Owner,

While searching the web we found that your website does not rank page 1 on google. 85% of users searching the web will never find your website unless you’re ranked on first page of Google, MSN and other major search engines.On the top of this with all these google update animals around ( Penguin & Pandas ) Its not easy to get page 1 and stay there to keep getting business.

Would you be interested If we can help you rank your online business first page of major search engines ?

Our company is on the first page when you search on Google for our primary search term “SEO Company.” We would like to do the same for your web site so you can come up for your main keywords as well? All of our processes use the most ethical “white hat” Search Engine Optimization techniques that will not get your website banned or penalized.

This special SEO program includes:

- 15 days free SEO Trial

- No upfront fees

- A month-to-month program

- More traffic guaranteed

Please reply to my email and I would be happy to send you a proposal.

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Sincerely,

Jaime G

501 VERDUGO WAY

WESTLAKE VILLAGE , CA

91362 – USA

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I’ve educated my clients on what to look for on these types of emails, but for the unsuspecting, below are some things to look for when you get such an email.

  1. All the emails I received were sent from Gmail accts.   They all used the EXACT same language, but sent from multiple Gmail accounts.  What, is the sender afraid to give an actual business email?
  2. They didn’t bother to even look up names.  I know mine isn’t “Website Owner”.
  3. They didn’t say WHICH keyword they used to find the website on Google. I know that the keywords that are important to me and my clients, CAN be found on page 1 of Google.  I know those are all the things I would want to know.
  4.  They say their company is located on page 1 of Google when searched for “SEO company”.  Interestingly enough, no where in the email does it say what the company name is so you can check it out.  Can’t even find it out from the email address…. sent from Gmail remember?
  5. If they have to make it a point to say they use only “white hat” techniques, they probably don’t.
  6. No phone number in the signature line?  Why’s that?  I’ll let you decide on that one… I have my own theories.

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