Search Engine Optimization Spam

February 24th, 2009 • By:  • Search Engine Optimization

All of us receive spam every day. Some trying to make us better lovers, some promising we will get rich and others that will keep us from going bald. And all of us in the SEO industry have been pitched SEO services via spam. Normally I just laugh and delete, after all we are an SEO link building company. But the one below was just too amazing not to publish.

Of course we removed all the confidential information. But it is important to note that the spam (notice I just can’t call it an email) we received actually did list their clients’ domains below. I find it very hard to believe that these clients allowed them to spam the world using them as references.

I know it is tempting to just skip reading the rest of this post, but if you have 2 minutes, you just have to read this one. I am not sure if they were trying to sound unique, intelligent or what, but it is a real hoot. Again, we did not change a word, only protected the innocent (sort of). Enjoy…

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From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 11:31 AM
To: info@verticalmeasures.com
Subject: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Dear Sir/Madam,
COMPANY X is the name to reckon with for radiated and productive marketing techniques, possessing successful years of exposure with client gratification. We have the expertise and infrastructure carrying most advanced technology required for development and management of a large scale search program.
 
Our in-house SEO experts have achieved glorious search results for various search engines such as Google, Yahoo, MSN for our clients.
 
We use white hat techniques for the web promotion and marketing strategy so to maximize the return of investment for our clients.
 
Have a look at few of our clients along with their achieved rankings:
 
1. XXXXXpro.com
Keywords                                                   Google Ranking
SEO Philadelphia                                              5
Search engine optimization expert                       5
Web site marketing specialist                             9
Website optimization expert                               1                                     
 
2. XXXXXRoom.com
Keywords                                                    Google Ranking
Clean Room Janitorial Cleaning Service                 1
Cleanroom cleaning services                                1
Cleanroom cleaning contractor                             1 
 
3. XXXXXCustoms.com
Keyword                                                    Google Ranking
Custom Knife                                                     7
 
4. XXXXXMarketing.org
Keyword                                                   Google Ranking
Seminar Marketing                                             1
 
Kindly let us know if there is any disconnect to this regards.

Do let us know your SEO requirements and we would come up with action plan accordingly.
 
Looking forward towards a fruitful business relationship.
 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Business development manager
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If you have any other great examples, feel free to paste them into the comments below.

Arnie Kuenn

Arnie Kuenn is the president of Vertical Measures and author of Accelerate! Content Development & Marketing to Grow Your Business Online. Vertical Measures provides search, social and content marketing services, designed to help businesses improve their online presence and obtain more traffic and conversions.
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7 Responses to “Search Engine Optimization Spam”

  1. Three Stone Media Says:

    Wow… I hope you purchased their services! not. I especially enjoy the reciprocal link requests that are wanting to put my link on a page with 3 or 4 hundred highly targeted sites (targeted in the sense that they targeted all of the email addresses they could scrape from whois)!

  2. Kawasaki motorcycles Says:

    Nice series. And I absolutely agree that just because you are not planning to use "questionable" strategies to get your rankings high – you can be sure that there will be hundreds who compete against you that will. Knowing what and how they do it is not just essential, it can help you work through their efforts.

    Thanks for sharing

  3. Seo Consultant Says:

    I agree with you everyday we can received spam thru emails or comments but as long as SEO works we can fix those who spam our site.

    thanks for your post
    simon

  4. Paragliding Says:

    They probably used online translation to come up with that wonderful english radiated into your inbox.

  5. Seo Optimizer Says:

    There are lots of spam mails we receive daily through mails or comments. Seo can fix those spam. The Keysearch Analytics blog has tips, tricks, advice and case studies for the search marketing industry.

  6. annarogers Says:

    Good content. Just wanted to add some points here that may be helpful for those looking out for professional SEO services. There are tons of SEO companies offering different SEO packages and solutions at highly competitive rates. However, when looking our for these services, its important to not only look at the affordability factor but also what is unique about their SEO service and what differentiates them from other companies.

    While choosing an SEO company its equally important to analyze the SEO company's website in terms of their Rankings, Yahoo links, Google index, Alexa ranking and similar such factors which indicates the company's expertise in the field of SEO. So make sure you are doing enough research and smart work before investing your advertising spend.

  7. Ajay Says:

    I receive so many every day that I’ve become completely numb to such e-mails. What I can’t understand is why these spammers think that someone will be bothered to even read such e-mails let alone replying to them.

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