Your name is not Chris! (An email from an exotic land)
Just to set the scene a little. We have all got spam emails from random SEO companies in our time.
In fact, with all of our clients starting an SEO campaign with us, part of our process is to warn them that getting these emails is a sign of greater visibility and that the work that we are doing is already working. Once you get to Page 3 or Page 2 for your keywords or sign up to local directory listings, many of these spammy companies (who are monitoring the search results with automated software) drop you into their database and start emailing you. Here’s one of those emails I got recently from Chris Morris (an Indian gentleman?). I have put my thoughts in bold and in [brackets].
N.B – Please also know that this post is not meant to offend anyone, what I am laying out here is exactly what happens everyday.
I am, Chris Morris, SEO Consultant.
[Your name is not Chris]
Advertising in the online world is one of the most inexpensive and highly effective methods of promoting a business.
[Advertising online can be much more expensive then many digital mediums, but I thought you were emailing me about SEO – that is not advertising]
I was surfing through your website and analyze that despite having a great design;
[Our website is being redesigned at the moment, it’s launching in a few weeks because I think the design is outdated]
It was not ranking on any of the search engines (Google Yahoo and Bing) for most of the keywords relating to your business.
[Our website is ranking very well, after all we’re an SEO company, in fact we just got a phone call from a prospect who searched for a keyword and found us on page 1]
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.
[Are you are actually telling me that you are based in India? Is your name really Chris Morris?]
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.
[How can you tell me what it will be, you have clearly not looked at my site or done an audit, you also haven’t told me your real name so how can I trust you]
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.
[Up until now you haven’t told me who you work for!! Just that your name might be Chris? Also how desperate are you for business if you are emailing random people you don’t know lying to them and hiding behind a pseudonym]
I look forward to your mail.
[I look forward to your response too, as I will be publishing my journey through this process with all of my Linked-in followers]
[I would like to conclude that my new friend Chris Morris emailed me from a gmail address and does not have a website].
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