Beware of SEO Email Spam & Scam - "We carried out a Preliminary Analysis on Your Website"
January 13, 2014
The email message below: "We carried out a preliminary analysis on your website and discovered the following areas of concern," is being sent to thousands of webmasters or website owners around the world. This email message is spam and like all email spam should not be trusted. Even we at Online Threat Alerts have received this email spam. I guess the cybercriminals behind this spam didn't realize who they were sending it to.
Please continue reading below.
The "We Carried out a Preliminary Analysis on Your Website" Email Scam
Hi onlinethreatalerts.com Team,
Hope everything is fine at your end.
We carried out a preliminary analysis on your website and discovered the following areas of concern.
1. Your website attracts limited traffic, which affects potential sales.
2. Your keywords don’t feature in Google first page, which affects visibility.
3. Your website is not properly promoted, which affects the overall score.
Area of Improvement:
1.We will give you 1st page ranking on Google,Yahoo,Bing.
2.Improve your sales and brand value.
3.100% satisfaction guarantee or your full money back.
We provide Impressive cost with more discounts.
We are a Search Engine Optimization service provider and can assist you in overcoming the above mentioned problems. We can perform a more detailed analysis on your website and provide you the plan of action of how we can promote the same.
Please Note: To unsubscribe from future mails please reply with text "Unsubscribe".
How can someone accurately determine that our website attracts limited traffic and our website is not properly promoted, without having access to our traffic logs? The thing is they cannot, and this is how we determined that this email message is a scam.
This email promises that it can give you 1st page ranking on Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines. But, this is impossible, because Google and other search engines always warn webmasters that no one can guarantee a 1st rank on their search engines. Anyone who claims that he/she can put your website on the first page of a Search Engine Result (SERP) is not telling you the truth and shouldn't be trusted.
Fake Search Engine Optimization (SEO) emails have been popping up a lot on the internet lately. There is one that was sent to search engine giants Google that claimed that they have noticed that www.google.com is not listed in most of the major searching engines and directories.
I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in most of the major search engines and directories..."
Imagine telling the most popular search engine in the world or even in this galaxy that their website is not listed in major search engines. This is the biggest joke ever. For information about this scam, please click here.
If you receive a copy of this fake SEO email message, please do not respond to it.
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