Beware of "1st Page of Google Guaranteed" SEO Ranking Scams
Apr 16, 2015
The recipients of the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) email messages below and others similar to it, are advised not respond to them, because the sender of the email cannot guarantee what he/she is proposing. Be wary of SEO firms and web consultants or agencies that send you emails like the ones below. No legitimate or reputable SEO company can guarantee a Google first page listing or ranking. The search engine giant has stated that no one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google, and said webmasters should beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, alleged a "special relationship" with Google, or advertise a "priority submit" to Google.
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The Fraudulent SEO Email Messages
Subject: 1st page of Google Guaranteed.....?
Dear Web Owner,
Want more clients and customers?
I was surfing through your website and realized that despite having a good design; it was not ranking on any of the search engines for most of the keywords pertaining to your domain.
I was wondering if you would be interested in getting the SEO done for your website.
We will help them find you by putting you on the 1st page of Google.
We have some special offers this season.
Email us back to get a full Proposal.
I am Anurag Gupta, SEO Consultant.
Advertising in the online world is one of the most inexpensive and highly effective methods of promoting a business.
I was surfing through your website and analyzed that despite having a great design; it was not ranking on any of the search engines (Google Yahoo and Bing) for most of the keywords relating to your business.
I am affiliated with an SEO company based in India that has helped over 200 businesses rank on the 1st Page of GOOGLE for even the most competitive Industries.
We assure you that our SEO prices will give you good amount of margin in your pocket. Also, Your Company and your customer information will be confidential.
Let me know if you are interested and I will send you our company details or create a proposal so you can see exactly where you rank compared to your competitors.
I look forward to your mail.
Subject: Website Promotion and Ranking
I am Shiv Kumar, Chief SEO & Business Officer.
We are an Online marketing firm based Delhi- NCR in India and provides SEO, SMO, Email Marketing, Web Design and Web Development Services at affordable price.
I was surfing through your website www.onlinethreatalerts.com and checked it for a few keywords on Google. Unfortunately, it was not ranking well on any of those.
As per the trends in your industry – over 80% of people search for your products/services online and buy the same. These rankings also influence other channels of sales as well.
In the current online market scenario, SEO (search engine optimization) is one of the popular services that are required for any online business. We are a leading SEO Service providerhave team of 100+ professionals and 3500+ sites optimized. We are providing top ranking in the major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.
There is a simple equation that is applicable to the online Business world.
Ethical SEO -> More Traffic ->More Business
Just wondering, if you would be interested in getting the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) done for your website and improving the position of your website for the key terms your clients would be using to search your services.in case you require any additional information, it shall be our pleasure to furnish the same. No obligations.
Do let me know if you are interested and I will send you SEO audit report of your website, our portfolio, methodology and price list …
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As per Google, if you feel that you were deceived by an SEO in some way, you may want to report it.
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Federal Trade Commission
Washington, D.C. 20580
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