Ever Get One Of These Emails Online for Marketing Help?
Today I sat down at my desk and opened my email like I do every morning. And AGAIN I received an email offering online marketing help like the following:
From: Chloe Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: YourBusiness.com – Integrated marketing help
I thought you might like to know some reasons why you are not getting enough Social Media and Organic search engine traffic for YourBusiness.com
1.Your website YourBusiness.com is not ranking top in Google organic search for many competitive keyword phrases
2. Your company is not doing well in most of the Social Media Websites.
3. Your site is not user friendly on mobile devices.
There are many additional improvements that could be made to your website, and if you would like to learn about them, and are curious to know what our working together would involve, then I would be glad to provide you with a detailed analysis in the form of a WEBSITE AUDIT REPORT for FREE.
Our clients consistently tell us that their customers find them because they are at the top of the Google search rankings. Being at the top left of Google (#1- #3 organic positions) is the best thing you can do for your company’s website traffic and online reputation.
I found your site using Google search and after having a look over your website I think you should implement HTML5 designing and Responsive Design to make your site more accessible in mobile phone, tablets, desktop etc.
Sound interesting? Feel free to email us or alternatively you can provide me with your phone number and the best time to call you. I am also available to meet you in person and present you this website audit report.
Asst. Vice President
PS: I am not spamming. I have studied your website and believe I can help with your business promotion. If you still want us to not contact you, you can ignore this email or ask to remove and I will not contact again.
This mail is sent via contact form on “*****”
Now as a business owner, I get these online marketing help emails pretty much on a daily basis. And because I own multiple online businesses, I receive more than my fair share. So I decided to use this email as a training tool for businesses looking for SEO or marketing help for their organization.
Are They Really Offering Marketing Help?
First, take a look at some of the information in the email. They seem to have my business name correct, email address, and even the category that my business falls into. So they must be legit, right? Well, If you do a WHOIS search, you will see that you can come up with that information for just about ANY company that you would like to.
Now most of these organizations that send out these emails have bots (or automated software) that just scours the internet to find out this information about companies. Then it compiles a list with your company name, address, email address, and business category. Then the spammy company uses that information to send out a million emails a day.
Next, always look at the email address that they are sending the email from. “Seo.email@example.com“. OK, if they are a great company that can offer internet marketing help, and I should be doing business with them, why don’t they even have an email address at their website? Wait a minute! They don’t even have a website!
Then, look at their claims. “Our clients consistently tell us that their customers find them because they are at the top of the Google search rankings”. Well, if you ever have anyone tell you that they can get you to the top (or GUARANTEE a top spot) on the search engines….RUN THE OTHER WAY! The only people that can guarantee you a top spot on Google is Google itself (and I’m pretty sure they’re not going to give it to you).
After some more research on this email, I even found that Google themselves received one of the these emails. How funny is that?
Find a REAL Online Marketing company!
So if you’re looking for some internet marketing help, do your research. Find out if they are a real company! Do they have a website? Is the email address that they’re using attached to that website (ex. if ABC Company was contacting you, the email should be from Person@ABCCompany.com and not a Gmail address). You can even type their company name into Google and see what you find out. If the first 5 listings are SCAM warnings, then you know that it’s bogus.
A legit SEO or marketing company should be one that will list ALL of their contact information. They should be willing to speak with you on the phone or even meet with you face to face. They should be willing or able to supply you with some references. They should even be able to show you some of the previous work that they have done. So if you’re interested in some true professional online marketing help, let us know by calling (952) 250-4016.
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