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REMINDER: Real SEO Gurus Don’t SPAM Your Inbox

Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Topics: inbound marketing, SEO

REMINDER: Real SEO Gurus Don’t SPAM Your InboxAbout 6 months ago, a client told me about an SEO company who emailed her. She said the company had found issues on the site. So, she reached out to me to validate these claims.

I told her that the duplicate content is just about the blog. I explained to her that some posts use similar content or have the “Disclaimer” at the bottom – which is nothing to be upset about.

Do you receive similar emails as well?

These are messages from so-called “SEO gurus” who spam your inbox with made-up data to market their services. If you haven’t received one, then good for you. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. These people are always on the look out for the next business to victimize. It's just a matter of time before they lay their eyes on you.

Here’s my take:

In today’s age where everything is free, anybody who has access to YouTube can learn a thing or two about SEO and proclaim himself an expert; the promised Messiah who is set to deliver your website to the holiest place in search engine rankings… the coveted first page.

Be cautious about entertaining these people. They know how to hit a nerve – they will scare you, coerce you or trick you into buying their services.

My advice:

Any unsolicited email from SEO experts do not belong in your inbox. Put them in your SPAM folder and forget about them.

I repeat, disregard any unsolicited advice from someone who claims to know how to make your website rank #1. It’s not worth your money or your time.

Here's what you have to do:

If you need good, no-nonsense advice, you’re better off following these 15 SEO experts, subscribe to their newsletters and apply their advice to your site.

If you want to learn how to spot a legit email from a spammy one, then visit this forum post: “A Warning About ‘SEO Services’ Email Spam”.

As a final note, read Lahle Wolfe’s “12 Warning Signs of a Bad SEO Company” – you can thank me later.

Have you received similar emails lately? Share your examples in the comment section below.

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