By Liz Lockard
If you’ve had a website up and running for any amount of time, you may have found more than one of these in your inbox at some point …
SUBJECT: How To Increase Your Website Ranking And Traffic
We can get your website on top of search Engines. All work will be
done as per Google’s guidelines (Panda, penguin and hummingbird).
Please reply on this e-mail for more info. (Guaranteed Results)
SUPER SPAMMY ROBOT
Okay, maybe they sign the email with a more legitimate name, but you get the idea.
And it can be pretty tempting, because as a website owner – of COURSE you want more traffic to your website and that whole SEO thing can be pretty freakin’ confusing at times.
I hope for your sake that you have *never* replied to one of these emails or engaged them in any sort of SEO services. 99% of the time, these are spam pitches from faraway agencies who are using sketchy tactics to make it appear as though you may or may not have more traffic. “Sketchy” meaning they’re sending fake traffic or doing things that’ll end up getting you a spam violation from Google later. (more…)
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