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SEO Emails Are A Scam
I found your details on Google.com and I have looked at your website and realize your website is a great design but your website ranking is not good for all search engines Google, Yahoo.
Do you want more targeted visitors on your website?
We can place your website on Google’s 1st page. Yahoo, etc…).
May I send you a quote? If interested.
Best Regards, (India)
This was an actual email that landed in the inbox of Confessions of the Professions. If you’ve ever had a website for more than a month and an email address listed somewhere, such as a contact form, you may have come across an email or dozens all asking and promising the same thing. In the past, I provided a heavy analysis on SEO marketing companies, mainly from India, to expose the truth about the scam and schemes of SEO marketing companies claiming that they can help you rank as #1 in Google. These emails are a dime a dozen and are so rampant with the same type of templates that they often seem as if they are all the same company with people whose email is one name, while their signature is another.
In the email that was sent, the content is entertaining and funny but also exposes a logical error. Arpit claims that he discovered confessionsoftheprofessions.com on Google but is also stating that the website is not ranking well. If the website was not ranking well, then how did Arpit discover it? If the website was ranking well, then Arpit has already discovered it, which now proves his second statement false. His second statement cannot be true without the first being true, therefore Arpit has contradicted himself and as a result, is caught in a lie.
These types of emails are common and being as confessionsoftheprofessions.com will be 10 years old in 2023, with only organic traffic, it stands to reason that while these companies may send “targeted visitors” and “additional traffic” to the website, it would be false traffic. The readers of Confessions of the Professions are authentic proven by the fact that within a decade, this website has attracted over 1,600 contributing authors who enjoy providing unique content and the traffic that goes along with it.
Although we only publish our traffic statistics once a year, we prefer the stance of unique content being discovered. If search engines are interested in our content and people are sharing our content, then our content will naturally be discovered. If paid traffic was our goal, then it is unlikely this website would be as successful as it has become without the help of outside companies, specifically those in India, who would love to pretend they helped with any traffic along the way. Of course, there have been several contributors from India and Indian companies who have written genuine articles, and we appreciate their support.
There are times where our authors and their confessions go viral and they may receive up to 200 – 500 visitors per day for several weeks, but this traffic cannot remain a constant because content does usually have a natural lifespan. As the content remains on the website and gets older, it is often reference by others who are writing their own articles and may need it. It may also be discovered in several different search engines, which are all designed to bring people the most relevant content that they are seeking.
While there is no doubt that the people who send the emails are real, having received thousands of email SEO proposals over the years, the conclusion is: they are all the same and they cannot offer you anything that you cannot already do. There are no shortcuts when it comes to SEO. You are the only one who truly knows what your website is about. Someone emailing you about your website trying to help you get more traffic is never guaranteed. The best way an SEO company can help your website is to write unique content for it. While there are plenty of SEO companies that offer such services, it is hardly ever going to come from one that has emailed you.
In addition, handing over the keys, or the username and password, should never happen. If an SEO company ever wants to work on your website, they should never be given administrator access to your website. Your website is yours to evolve to the personality that you give it. It is an extension of you and your hard work. Never let an Indian SEO company think they could ever bring you millions of visitors in traffic because it is nearly impossible, even with 6 months of work. A popular actor or actress or even an established popular business might be able to provide you with that type of traffic, but it is rare.
When it comes to your website and your content, trust in yourself and ignore the emails. It is okay to have fun with them, but if English is your first language, and you receive an email from an SEO company from India, then English is their second language. No one can write better than you for your website. Keep up the hard work and know that the only outside help you really need or could use is from people who are authentic and genuinely care about providing your website with content.