I love my job, I love the field that I work in. I truly hate the fact that our industry is blighted by spammers peddling outdated and dangerous SEO services!
Just recieved a mail that said this:
Hope you are well.
I am Sonia Jain -Business Development Manager.
We have a SEO offer going for the following package: -
Monthly Task and responsibilities: -
- 150 Directory submissions
Pointless submission to non indexed directories
- 10 Social Bookmarking Submissions
- 10 Article Submissions (1 article x 10 article directories)
They not heard of Panda?
- 10 Press Release Submissions (1 press release x 10 press release websites)
- 10 Blog Submissions of what precisely, to what blogs, where?
- 1 unique, 400 word article written
1 whole 400 word article, probably rattled out in 5 minutes by someone with questionable English that would reflect badly on your organisation if anybody actually fucking read it
- 1 unique, 400 word press releases
- 15 One Way back links with mix PR,
15 whole links from junk pages and still talking about pagerank
- Meta tags changes suggestions
1997 called, it wants it’s SEO back
- Keyword research
Wonder if they’ve ever even heard of transactional keywords
- Competitor Analysis
That would be interesting to see, what do they do, google you and copy the front page
- Heading tag changes
Changing what tags now???
- Alt tag changes
Great, lets stuff our alt tags full of keywords
- Interlinking wherever required.
Spose this is useful, but it’s not exactly rocket science
- Keyword density in site content.
Really…keyword density…for fucks sake!
- HTML Site Map
- XML site map and Submission in webmaster tool
Which will have no benefit on rankings whatsoever
Our Best rates for this are: – USD 150 per month per project at beginning of every month.
Please let us know in case you are interested.
OK, so we have $150 a month to do stuff that at best will have no effect whatsoever on your rankings, or at worst will get you banned from Google and can all be automated within about 10 minutes…for $150. Maybe I’m in the wrong line of work by trying to be an honest SEO, it’s obviously a very lucrative 10 minutes!
Obviously, nobody I work with would be fucking stupid enough to entertain such an idea, but there are a lot of naive people out there who may consider this as a viable option for their online business.
All I can say is before anybody looks at accepting one of these offers is DO YOUR RESEARCH, the SEO industry is becoming more and more an open book, we like sharing, we like talking, we like the sound of our own voices so don’t listen to any of these spammers before you look around.