Need some SEO work done? Don’t use this lot…

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of unsolicited bulk email (a.k.a spam) offering me SEO services:

We would like to get your website on first page of Google.

All of our processes use the most ethical “white hat” Search Engine Optimization techniques that will not get your website banned or penalized.

Please reply and I would be happy to send you a proposal.

Do these people not realise the irony of their statement that they use only “the most ethical white hat” techniques, yet they have no qualms about spamming their offer all over the net? Seriously, if this is how they go about their business, I would not touch them with a barge pole, and neither should you.

Here’s a question: if they’re such hot-shot SEO experts, how come they don’t put their skills to good use to get their own site to the top of the SERPs? The quality of the traffic would be ever-so-much higher! (I’m sure you realise that was a rhetorical question! The simple answer is because they can’t!)

The contempt I have for this crew is matched only by that which I have for anyone who makes use of their “services”! Basically, you’d have to be crazy!

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20 Responses to “Need some SEO work done? Don’t use this lot…”

  1. Gravatar of Steve 1 Steve

    Good point. I have been looking at some SEO consultants on eLance that seem alright. Looks like for $150 or so you can get a large number of quality backlinks.

  2. Gravatar of Mikael @ Retire Early 2 Mikael @ Retire Early

    Luckily most of these are caught by my spam filter but I do see them from time to time.

    As with all spam it is all crap but I assume that it must work to some extend since they keep doing it.


  3. Gravatar of Green Times 3 Green Times

    Good question. I think there’s no way to obtain better results than doing the SEO by ourselves. I wouldn’t trust any agency to optimize my website and get some links.

  4. Gravatar of Multi-socket mains adaptor 4 Multi-socket mains adaptor

    Try FAG get a free lancer. Its way cheaper then elance because of Indian and Bangladeshi guy they are brilliant and cheap. I have got great service and cheap rates from there.

    Thanks and Regards

  5. Gravatar of Hamming 5 Hamming

    Someone told me that if you’re a SEO expert, you don’t need to advertise yourself via email. I totally agree with that.

  6. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 6 Rodney Smith

    Green: I totally agree – and it’s not that hard either!

  7. Gravatar of Rodney Smith 7 Rodney Smith

    DIY: I would be very hesitant to entrust my SEO to anyone else, and probably least of all the lowest bidder. The last thing you want is someone leaving a bunch of spammy blog comments in your name, which could ultimately do you a lot more harm than good. Not saying that’s the case at the site you mention, but it happens a lot all over the place.

  8. Gravatar of James@Console Prices 8 James@Console Prices

    I get a couple of these emails a month, they are always very similar, badly written and very spammy. Surely no one out there actually goes ahead and uses these people.

  9. Gravatar of Tennis Chump 9 Tennis Chump

    These guys thrive off the myth that SEO is difficult and mysterious. Well, maybe some are better at it than others, but the basics are not at all difficult, and certainly can be learnt by your average blogger.

  10. Gravatar of Noclegi Gory Stolowe 10 Noclegi Gory Stolowe

    You got very good point here. Why spamming via emails if our site can be at the top of Google’s ladder? The question without any satisfying answer because there is none – those experts can’t do it. I would say even more. Everyone who sends me spam using my email is not a partner to any business for me. I can’t even talk with someone who think I am so naive that I can’t notice that he is trying to fool me.

  11. Gravatar of Online homework help 11 Online homework help

    you made a valid point up there… i also get many of such SEO mails… but as its my habit i never pay serious attention to them…

  12. Gravatar of killy 12 killy

    you are right, the only think that they do the bulk mailing is because they can’t put their own page on the top of google result. what a good thought, thanks for sharing.

  13. Gravatar of japh 13 japh

    I have to agree. I’m still a newby in SEO but I’m not threatened by those people who tell me I’m not good. Everything can be learned. :-)

  14. Gravatar of Sam 14 Sam

    Yes i think you are right , if they really seo experts they can take there website to the top of google . i receive lots of emails to outsource projects to real seo experts but i have never seen there websites in google.

  15. Gravatar of Catering 15 Catering

    Most of time such technique don’t work much as you get bored from the same mails as may happens with all one.

  16. Gravatar of kris 16 kris

    Yep. The one reason I never outsource SEO work is the fact that anyone really good would really just be doing their our SEO work and making even more money than what they are charging me.

  17. Gravatar of Matt Hayden 17 Matt Hayden

    Yes, the medium is the (unintended) message here. And the message is not a good one.

    Sadly, there are heaps of SEO companies like this one out there now. And they are often making a killing.

    SEO is such a new concept to most people, they can’t spot the dodgy types. They often just go with the first SEO company they find – even if it’s via a spam e-mail. They pay a large amount for little or no benefit and then understandably end up thinking the whole industry is like that, which is very unfortunate.

  18. Gravatar of P. Veazey 18 P. Veazey

    Yeah most SEO companies are lying through their teeth.

  19. Gravatar of SEO Manchester 19 SEO Manchester

    This is quite a funny discussion-i am an SEO from manchester, UK and have made the jump to make it on my own-I have heard the horror stories and even seen the way cowboy SEO companies treat customers websites. Spotting a dodge SEO company can be easy-just seek out all the sites they lay claim to have done the SEO for and investigate the backlink quality, on-page work, rankings, if you’ve got the time that is. Shouldn’t take long to figure out who the good guys are.

  20. Gravatar of Turning Winds 20 Turning Winds

    You’re definitely correct. Been getting an average of 3 emails on SEO service offers too. I’m doing my own SEO to some of my sites at the moment and I’m pretty satisfied with the results although I’m new to this stuff. Personally, I’d rather learn SEO than have someone else do the promotions for me.

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