Vanessa And Sarah: Website Promotion Gurus?
That's right. You know who I'm talking about. These two ladies work for two competing website-promotion firms. If you pay them enough money, they'll promote your website for you. They'll submit it to all the directories (like dmoz) and all the search engines (like google).
The one thing these girls have going for them is consistency. If they spam you, and say "Hey, let me promote your website for you," and you don't respond, a few weeks later you'll get another email from them. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another.
Their emails are very convincing, because they have a 'webbot' that takes a snapshot of my website, which they include in the email. Like I don't know what my own website looks like!! Of course, this is their way of saying "Look! I really did go to your website! Honest!"
Don't believe them. They didn't visit your website.
Oh--and when you get an email from either one of these ladies, run a search on google.com for 'website promotion', and see if their companies turn up in the search results!
Since this anti-spam website is now listed in several directories, I'm waiting with eager anticipation for the day when these ladies send me an email that says (in effect), "Please let me promote this website that tells people not to do business with me!" When that day comes, I'll be sure to post a picture of the email here!A Helpful Hint
Use common sense. If a company promises to 'promote' your website, but you can't find them in a search engine, something is wrong. It's like walking into a barber shop where all the barbers have hideous hairdo's. Turn around. Walk away.