We own and control a number of websites, so every morning we empty our Spam Arrest accounts of unsolicited keech and as regular readers will know, I write about any pieces of spam that I feel could lead to someone being duped - or something that simply gets on my woobies! Amongst all the Acai Berry and Viagra emails, I found three such emails this morning:
Gem_search.net SEO Spam
The email came from firstname.lastname@example.org and it is the same email sent out by the same SEO spammers that were using bestresults1.net and action-pros.net. The address on the gem-search.net email was 7545 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, California 92618 - one that I believe they haven’t used before - I’m impressed by their innovation!
Don’t reply to these SEO clowns, and don’t click on No thanks not interested - they don’t answer emails anyway, as they appear to simply be collecting email addresses of people interested in SEO to add to their list so they can sell them on to other SEO spammers. Scam scum!
SEOoffice link exchange offer
Last month I wrote a wee article about pointless link exchanges and reckoned I had just received the worst link exchange offer of the year. I have, however, received one this morning from an email address email@example.com from “Rahul SEO”. Rahul of SEOoffice doesn’t identify his own company, preferring to remain anonymous, although he is building links for Webhost.org.
He offered me three links from purpose-built three way link building farm pages:
- seodepth.org/Hosting.html - not even linked to the index page of the site.
- freeweblinks.org/hosting.html - doesn’t exist
- sarawebpopularity.org./Web-Hosting.html - which isn’t cached in Google - in fact, the actual directory page on sarawebpopularity.org isn’t even cached.
So Rahul of firstname.lastname@example.org - the three crap links you offered me take you to the top ten of useless, pointless link exchanges so far this year. Congratulations!
I received an email from Josh Wannell Dixon at eastmidlandsinternet.co.uk today - the third such email I have received from eastmidlandsinternet.co.uk in the past four days. Now, East Midlands Internet include contact details and clearly identify themselves in the email, (although, as East Midlands Internet are a limited company, they are breaking the terms of the Companies Act by failing to include their registered address and company registration number on the email), so I have no real issues with them contacting me.
Although I don’t believe in unsolicited spam, as spammers go, they seem like one of the good guys and I have nothing against Josh Wannell Dixon or the company he works for. The email simply reminded me of the last time they emailed me and I replied - here’s the resulting article about the eastmidlandsinternet.co.uk email - it’ll make you smile!