- not so promising

I just received a spam SEO email from Amanda pitching my SEO company on a Performance based SEO model.

The Promising SEO Company email reads:

Interested in Performance based model for SEO……….!!!!!!

Let us know….

We ensure you only pay for SEO results and not outdated SEO tactics that show no impact to your business objectives.

After all, leveraging measurable results is at the core of online marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Our Performance based SEO model reduces the risk by lowering the investment dollars into the SEO campaign and paying for improvements in traffic, ranking or leads only after the results have been delivered.

Performance based model can be customized to your business objectives and budget.

In this era full of frequent changes in the landscape of organic search and the mystery element of algorithm updates that could give your business a hit, the Pay for Performance SEO model is your best option for no or low risk. With a decade of service experience of serving SEO clients, our Performance model is our most popular option.

Looking forward to hear from you,



Business Development Consultant


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I get about six dozen SEO spam emails every day, so what makes the Promising SEO Company email any different? I took two minutes to check their site and couldn’t find them on the internet, for any search term, so I checked their index page page title to see what these experts were optimising for? and the title reads, - I shit you not - ::Web Development : SEO, SMO, Link Building Comapny :: You would think that SEO experts would at least spell the word “Company” correctly on the most important part of their most important page? You would, wouldn’t you? :)

Oh it doesn’t stop there…… They use the same Page title on every page of their website - complete with the miss-spelling! Amanda, if you are reading this, you need to turn to page one, in the first paragraph from the book, “SEO for Spam Bastards” and you’ll discover that the biggest No-No in optimising a site is to use a generic Page title on each page and the miss-spelling… I just won’t go there :)

On top of that, another 5 seconds saw me discover that these geniuses of SEO have set up their robots.txt file incorrectly and they are blocking the search engine spiders from indexing their site! There are three reasons that I can think of that an SEO company would block the engines from their site.

  1. are completely incompetent and simply don’t know what they are doing.
  2. They have no expertise at SEO and if challenged, they will come out with some story saying that they don’t market their site on Google for whatever reason.
  3. They are scammers.

I can’t think of any other reason for an SEO company taking no care on their own website, making two basic errors like this, particularly if they have to rely on spam to generate business, but I could be wrong. I would say, however, before parting with any of your hard-earned cash, investigate this company, thoroughly. Ask why they have no positions, if the miss-spelling is indicative of the care they take on a client’s website and insist on ten examples of websites that they have worked with and examples of their SEO success.

Or just delete the email and move on with your day, which is what I usually do :)

One Response to “ - not so promising”

George Says:

I found this article when searching for the website, to check them out, but no need - you’ve done it for me. It may be also interesting to know that these spammers have only been going for a month, so it looks even scammier than you may be suggesting!

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