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This article will be quite long, primarily because I'm going to quote a piece of spam in (essentially) its entirety. This email points out a couple issues that I've mentioned elsewhere, but thought needed to be addressed again.

First, I feel the strong need to remind you: why would you do business with an SEO company that needs to send you SPAM? If they actually were good at what they do, people would find them instead of them having to find you

So, as always, the fact that they sent you unsolicited email is all the proof we need that we are not going to do business with them. (Note: the email has a P.S. which purportedly addresses this issue, but of course it doesn't; it's a very fumbling sort of non-apology for wasting your time.)

The second issue is this: the email talks about getting links from other websites, but then includes this telling phrase: My partners and I own 1000's websites and offer private linking to hundreds of website owners just like yourself.

Translation? "We want you to pay us to add your link to our link farms, which will - in the short run - improve your ranking, until Google realizes that we're running a link farm. At which point, your site will probably be penalized and you'll drop lower in the standings than you are now.

I don't think so.

Oh, and one last thing: I was amused by how they "threatened" that they are planning to make the same offer to my competition. Feel free to do so; I would be happy to have my competitors penalized in their rankings.

Here is the email, with the company information removed.

Hello, my name is *** and I am an internet marketing specialist. I was looking at websites under the keyword elementary game and came across your website http://www.theproblemsite.com. I see that you're not ranked on the first page of Google for a elementary game search.

I'm not sure if you're aware of why you're ranked this low but more importantly how easily correctable this is.

There's no reason you can't have a top three ranking for the keyword elementary game based on your site structure and content. You have a very nice site.

You need significantly more one way anchor text backlinks. If you're interested I can help you with this...

I'm talking about getting you ranked for ALL your keywords. Adding new backlinks on a steady and consistent basis from high PR quality websites is what produces the rankings you are looking for http://www.theproblemsite.com.

The right kind of links are very critical in getting top ranking....and I can hand deliver these quality links to you.

My partners and I own 1000's websites and offer private linking to hundreds of website owners just like yourself.

I didn't send this email out to very many people but I am currently reaching out to a list of your 'keyword competitors' as well. But I do favor your website because I can see your website monetizing the targeted website traffic the keyword elementary game can deliver.

I have your contact information and phone number. Is it ok if I give you a call?

I have a very simple way to prove that what I do works and it's risk free for you to try. Nothing beats seeing the results with your own eyes

Is it ok if I give you a call? I would love to pursue this further over the phone with you or should I go somewhere else?



P.S - If the tables were turned and somebody I didn't know came to me with a proposition, even one that was appealing, I would be hesitant because I would be wondering - what's the catch? What does this guy know that I don't.

But then I would think he does know something that I don't know. He does have thousands of high PR websites, he does have hundreds of thousands of pages indexed and ranking in Google Yahoo and MSN. Sites that can deliver the quality anchor text backlinks. I would also think that I need to get my website in the top rankings. And he is offering to turn key top rankings for me...on all my keywords including elementary game. Even keywords I'm not currently competing for. Keywords that produce traffic that's potentially worth tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of dollars.

I emailed you because It's a win -win for both of us. Think of it this way - Who wouldn't be interested in buying money at a discount? Because that's what I'll be able to do offer you...Money at a discount.

Is it Ok to give you a call? Or you can can call me anytime at the number above?