Content writing spam
I get dozens of emails from outsourcing companies every day, offering to outsource content writing, link building, website design, development, SEO and all the other IT related outsourcing services. The majority of the outsourcing emails I get are from Indian companies and I ignore most of them, but I received one today, who claim to be an Indian based, content writing company that I took the time to reply to, as their request for content writing projects was so poorly written, I wondered how they expected to entice potential web site owners to employ them as content writers.
The email details:
From: [a gmail address, which I won’t print here]
Subject: Request for content writing projects.
We are an outsourcing company based at India with 15 writers and 3 editors. Our writers have good flair in writing General article, Website content, Blog commenting, Newsletter writing, Press release writing and more for past 3 plus years. We are happy to work as an associate of your esteemed organization. We assure you fresh and plagiarism passed articles with in the specified time.
Please let us know any projects opened.
NB: Sample attached
Thanks & Regards
I haven’t shown it above, but from “Hi” to “writing” was Arial size 11, from “General” to” release writing” was Arial 8 bold, from “and” to “time” was Times New Roman 8. “Please” to “attached” went back to Arial size 11, but then the “Thanks & Regards” was in Times New Roman size 13.5 and in light blue and the name, telephone number etc was in Verdana, 13.5 and dark blue.
The attached sample wasn’t attached.
If this was an example of the quality of this company’s content writers, not to mention that the spam email must have also been passed by one of their three editors, I thought I’d write and give a short critique.
I wrote: I mean no offence, but, “Our writers have good flair in writing” is such poorly written English, that it hardly encourages anyone to employ you as a content writer I’m afraid
Good luck with your project, but we’ll pass. Kind regards, K
After spamming me with their poorly written spam, they then replied:
“Hi, Got your mail. Sorry to say that its our first experience that we got such a mail from anyone since we are into the field. And now we too are afraid and don’t wish to have such a client. Thanks for your time.
I couldn’t resist replying, “Sorry to say that its our first experience that we got such a mail from anyone since we are into the field”. You have just proved my point - more poor English! Kind regards, K
The spamming content writers, wrote back, “We think you are unfit for us. Stop spamming”.
If this company is reading this, YOU SPAMMED ME YOU SPAMTWAT! I MERELY RESPONDED, OFFERING ADVICE THAT IF THEIR CONTENT WRITING COMPANY ARE GOING TO USE SPAM TO TRY AND ATTRACT NEW BUSINESS, AT LEAST SPEND THE TEN MINUTES IT WOULD TAKE TO USE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CORRECTLY!
I have nothing against the this outsourcing company and I wish them every success with their project, as I stated in my first email reply. I do, however, object to being spammed and then when I reply to that spam, being labelled a spammer by the spambastard thet spammed me!
I also wonder that if their content is so good, why can’t I find their website under an easy search term such as their company name with the town they come from, in the first 200 results in Google? I originally used their name in this blog article, (since redacted, as they apologised), and was number one for the term in ten minutes of publishing this blog!
If they can’t even write an email without making grammatical errors, I don’t hold out much hope for the quality of their work, but nonetheless, I wish them well in their endeavours.