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Have You Had Your Google Coffee Yet?
It amazes me the emails we still get. People asking for link exchanges and people asking to pay for links STILL. They must not be reading the latest SEO news and updates from Google or anywhere.
I saved a few as I thought they would be fun for a blog post here. I will not share the email addresses of course.
While browsing for “Health” over Google, I stumbled across your website. I found its content relevant to our www.xxx.de I would like to be associated with your website.
Would you kindly consider adding our details at: http://www.fancyscrubs.com/resources” rel=”nofollow”
Thanking you for consideration. Our web details are:_____”
My Name is Sam.
I discovered your site http://www.fancylingeriestore.
personally feel that you are posting High Quality Content very effectively so it
will fit perfectly into our collection of quality links.
If you are interested to exchange the links, please send me the
following details of your site:
Title, Url and Description
I’ll add your link as soon as possible, in the next 24 hours. As soon
as it’s ready, I’ll send you a confirmation email.
I will appreciate it if you place a link back to our site using the
following HTML code (just copy and paste it into your links page):”
So we have only 24 hours? What happens after that? Tick-tock, tick-tock….
And here is another classic email:
“Hi, I recently researched your website www.fancyscrubs.com during a routine survey of sites which may be capable of higher search engine performance through Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Efficient SEO brings an increase in online sales or leads. I hope this information may be of use to you, if not then I apologies for any inconvenience caused. So, here’s a summary of my findings on your site:
- Your Google Page rank is 0/10
- You have 0/10 back-links
- Your website has 0/15 pages indexed
I’m going somewhere with all this… I wanted to do my homework and research your website because I want to show you that I have applied some research to your website before contacting you with my proposal. We are in the business of offering 3 benefits for your website:
- Diagnosing and fixing all issues with your website
- Ranking your site to the top of the search results
- Significantly increasing your online revenue levels
Let me know if you would be interested in talking further. Just provide us with your name and phone number so that we can contact you directly. I can have one of the team members send you more details and schedule a call. Once we have some more information about your company, online goals and sales expectations, we would be pleased to provide you a detailed report showing where your site stands in relation to the competition in your industry. We look forward to hearing back from you.
Interesting – He DID his homework? Our Google Pagerank is 4. We do have backlinks. The count varies depending which service and which of the main search engines you use. According to our webmaster tools we have over 1100 pages indexed. So where was this person getting their research from? Of course our websites could use higher search engine performance but with that kind of research I can’t imagine what they would do with these outdated tactics.
It just amazes me people are still using these outdated practices for SEO. They probably have not heard of the Google Panda or Google Penguin. Maybe I should respond to the next email with SEO hints for them to review?
Do you STILL receive any emails like these on SEO for your blog or website?