Don’t be Stupid – Never Believe SEO Spam

August 24, 2014

Spam is ubiquitous. Everybody gets it, no matter how hidden you attempt to stay. One of the common spam emails out there is the one that promises “No 1 ranking for your website!”. Unfortunately I know a few companies that have fallen for the absurd promises. We break down the email to demonstrate why it can’t be true.


Here is One Example, Broken Down

You sent this email to me from a Gmail account? That’s awefully professional.

Greetings for the day! You don’t know who I am, do you?
Generate Higher Visitor Traffic and Sales to your Website. Higher traffic doesn’t necessarily mean more sales. And you need to know what I’m selling before you can help me, no?
Would you like to be listed your website “” You don’t even know what my website is? at the top of every major search engine such as Google, Yahoo! & Bing for multiple search phrases (keywords)? What would those phrases be? Did you just make that up?
We are a leading With no website? SEO Company offers And you can’t use English correctly. dedicated search engine optimization (SEO) and Web design services to help you score I do like scoring though. over your competition. We have a team of 85+ That’s impressive, Mr Gmail. highly qualified professionals who are certified in Google Adwords and standards providing a wide range of services in order to generate higher visitor traffic to your website and fix What exactly needs fixing? your visibility on Search Engines Page.

We offer following Services:
(1) Full SEO package (With Plan & Activities) That’s awfully vague. What is an Activity?
(2) SMO (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, MySpace marketing, etc). Why would MySpace marketing be relevant to my website?
(3) SEM (Search Engine Marketing) Do you mean advertising?

Can I know in which Service are you interested in? I think my answer is obvious.
Do let me know if you are interested and I would be happy to share our Methodologies, past work details and client Testimonials and Prices.
I look forward to your positive mail.
Best Regards,
Diya sharma
SEO Manager

PS: Buying a website without search engine optimization is like spending your entire budget on a commercial without buying any air time to show it to the world. And spending money with somebody that doesn’t even have their own website makes sense?
To make this conversation easier you can also find me on Skype: priyanka.wonder1 Let’s start with a link to this blog post.

Surprisingly, even Google itself gets emails like this. Check out this article from Google.