If anything truly irritates me it’s spam email about how I can improve my SEO and all the business I’m loosing. I mean seriously, if you want those pitches to sound credible don’t send them to companies versed in SEO. What makes these violations of the Can Spam act so horrible is that they don’t even bother to do the basic research they claimed to have done in the email. Being that the website they are attempting to pitch services for is a search engine friendly redirect to another one of my websites, isn’t visible in browsers and has no content on it – there is no way the sender of these messages could have done the research they claimed. Even if they had attempted it, they would notice a different domain name and gone to a site that isn’t even completed yet; ironically justifying the portion of their marketing pitch that says I need to do my SEO. The following is my response to one of these boneheads in India (uses the TLD .in) and his two original messages.
Hi David, Thanks for this opportunity to create a great post on my SEO blog. It’s not often I receive unsolicited emails for SEO services that have gone to lengths of research you have! It’s absolutely amazing how you were able to determine I have a great design, but don’t rank well organically for my keywords/terms with saeler.com. Without your incredibly detailed research, I’d never have known how much business I’m missing out on. In fact I’m so impressed I was wondering if you could answer a simple question for me; what mind blowing technique have you developed that enables you to analyze both the design and optimization of saeler.com? The fact that you are able to analyze this information, even though saeler.com is a 301 redirect which instantaneously redirects browsers and search engines to another domain, is beyond mind blowing. Take the hint and stop the spam. Regards Jason SEO EXPERT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 8:17 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re:Web Listing Hi, Hope you are doing well. I was expecting your response on my email for SEO Services as was mailed you yesterday. Let me know if you are interested and we can discuss this further. Regards David SEO Coordinator
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 11:45 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Web Listing Hi I hope that you are well. Whilst browsing the internet earlier I came across your website “www.saeler.com” and following a bit of analysis I have discovered that even though you have a great design you are missing out on a lot of business because you do not rank naturally that well for many relevant search terms in Google.We are partnered with one of the best SEO / Online marketing companies who could definitely rectify this problem. If you are interested in finding out more about this offer then please email me back with your contact details and I will get someone to contact you as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you shortly. Regards David SEO Coordinator