SEO Spam Junking Up My Inbox
It happens to the best of us. No, really, it doesn't matter who you are you can't escape spam those emails that all-too-often slip through your spam filters and right into your inbox. Obviously, as an SEO company, we find it quite amusing when we receive cold-call-emails from clueless individuals suggesting that they do our SEO for us. And as a word of warning to small businesses out there, don't fall for it, it's a no brainer really; a reputable company doesn't need to send these emails fishing for work and generally you can spot the offenders a mile off as the perpetrators are not shy about boasting their spam credentials, with titles such as: "Guaranteed Rank No.1 In Google". Nothing is life is guaranteed, and especially not the number one hot spot on Google. And if it isn't in the heading, it's sure as hell in the pitch: lousy spelling, lazy English, poor formatting, jazzy "eye-catching" colours. We can see right through you! And more to the point, Matt Cutts sees through you too.
That's right, not even Matt Cutts (the chap who heads up the Google spam team) and the Google team can escape spam emails. These people must just be getting their kicks, sniggering into their black coffees whilest filling a bit of down time with a practical joke at Matt's expense. Poor Mr. Cutts. He works so hard to stamp on these guys, yet there are chancers out there still taking every opportunity to have a pop at him. I mean, that's what's happening here, right? These guys are jokers. There is absolutely no way that they do not know who or what Google is. Nowhere in the world can you escape its power and force; the God of all online activity. The Big Brother of the internet. All seeing. All knowing.
SEO Spam Junking Up Matt Cutts's Inbox
If not a joke then here must be a particularly special case of spammers. I came across this on Matt's blog: an email to help Google's rankings on Google...
"I was on your website www.google.com and wanted to shoot you a quick note. I think I can make a few changes (aesthetically and/or SEO – wise) to make your site convert more visitors into leads and to get it placed higher in the organic search results, for a few of the select terms.
This is NOT like one of those foreign emails you probably get in your inbox every day. Just to be upfront I have 3 agents that work with me for development /SEO.
I would just need to know which (if not both) services you’re open to checking out information about, either web design or SEO. Would you be open to seeing more brief info / quote for what I would like to accomplish?
There's a whole heap of these if you follow the links too...
Well done guys. Good joke. Keep up the good work.