Have you received an email out of the blue from someone you don't know using a Gmail.com, Outlook.com, Hotmail.com, Yahoo.com, or other free email address claiming that "you have great site" but it doesn't have a good rank?
Just delete it. You don't want SEO services from these people.
We have hundreds of clients and we get these canned emails all the time. The sender is just fishing for new business.
Before we analyze the email so that you can spot these scams in the future, please contact us if you want to improve your search engine rank. We have a professional SEO team that can rank your website.
Sample Email Solicitation
So let's analyze this email:
From: "Ritika Sharma" <email@example.com>
Date: September 4, 2018 at 10:09:00 AM EDT
Subject: analysis report
We have analyzed “www.yourdomain.com”
We’d like to inform you a very important issue regarding your website which is the reason why you are losing lots of traffic.
Your website is great in terms of design and content. However, it doesn’t follow Search Engine Guidelines. So, it has a very low visibility in search results.
We’ve done a thorough SEO audit of your website and found that it has a big potential to generate more revenue than what it might be earning at the present. And yes, we have generated a report for the same as well.
We’d be glad to share the SEO audit report with you so that you can check it yourself and find out what should be done to make it SEO friendly.
If you are interested in the free of cost and no obligations audit and keywords recommendation report, please reply to this email and one of our consultants will share the report.
Sent From A Free Email Account
For starters, as we mentioned before, they are sending unsolicited email from a free Gmail account which is very easy to create.
Would you rather do business with firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com? Which email address seems more trustworthy?
They are using free email accounts so that when they get flagged as spam they can just create a new account and keep going.
They Don't Know You
They don't know your name. Instead they write, "Hi there".
If they had completed a "thorough SEO audit of your website" you would think they would at least know your name!
With very little effort you can find a business owner's name and they didn't even bother to do that. They just put your domain name into the email so that you think it's personalized.
It's very easy to create these email templates and send out thousands of them to see who bites.
They Don't Know Your Website
They also don't know anything about your website. You could be on page one of Google and Yahoo for your keywords but they wouldn't know it because they're not going to bother looking until you respond.
It takes a while to perform a complete SEO analysis on a website including recommending keywords and developing a strategy. That's not something you would do to a random website on the Internet.
What Should I Do?
First, delete their email. Then contact us to discuss your website and keywords so that we can perform a legitimate audit and analysis.
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