We’ve all received unsolicited emails. One of my clients received an SEO spam email addressing “SEO” issues and what needed to be “fixed.” What’s funny is that this same exact email has been circulating around since 2009. This article will help you identify the four flags to SEO Spam emails. So, here’s how to detect SEO spam emails. Let’s start with the email that my client received this week:

How are you? Hope you are fine.

I have been checking your website quite often. It has seen that the main keywords are still not in top 10 rank. You know things of working; I mean the procedure of working has changed a lot.

So I would like to have opportunity to work for you and this time we will bring the keywords to the top 10 spot with guaranteed period.

There is no wondering that it is possible now cause, I have found out that there are few things need to be done for better performances (Some we Discuss ,in this email). Let me tell you some of them –

1. Title Tag Optimization
2. Meta Tag Optimization (Description, keyword and etc)
3. Heading Tags Optimization
4. Targeted keywords are not placed into tags
5. Alt / Image tags Optimization
6. Google Publisher is missing
7. Custom 404 Page is missing
8. The Products are not following Structured markup data
9. Website Speed Development (Both Mobile and Desktop )
10. Favicon needs to be changed too.
11.Off –Page SEO work

Lots are pending……………..

You can see these are the things that need to be done properly to make the keywords others to get into the top 10 spot in Google Search & your sales Increase.

Also there is one more thing to mention that you did thousands of links that time for your website, which are considered as spam after Google roll outs several updates of Panda and penguin. We need to remove them too.

Sir/ Madam, please give us a chance to fix these errors and we will give you rank on these keywords.

Please let me know if you encounter any problems or if there is anything you need. If this email has reached you by mistake or if you do not wish to take advantage of this free advertising opportunity, please accept my apology for any inconvenience caused and rest assured that you will not be contacted again.

Many thanks for your time and consideration,
Looking forward,

How To Detect SEO Spam Emails

If you can overlook the grammatically ridiculous structure, it appears to sound legit. But in reality, it’s almost certain that no human being has spent a single second analyzing my client’s website. This email (along with other SEO Scam Emails) follow the same structure. Here are four red flags to watch out for:

  • An “SEO expert” or “online strategist” emails you with news that he or she has analyzed your website and noticed that it is under performing.
  • They often list (see above) unspecified “problems” or “errors” that are causing your website to under perform – but don’t worry, there’s good news.
  • They say they can easily rocket you to the top of Google search results for your most important keywords.
  • And finally, the company is not named.

There is no magic wand to help with SEO. Here at Construction Optimize, we keep up with the latest SEO trends and implement best practices. If you want to start with a solid SEO foundation, then make sure your website is Responsive, Fast, and Secure.

So in conclusion, look out for those unsolicited SEO emails. Identify the warning flags. If you have an SEO agency or consultant working with you, ask them if these “issues” are worth looking into. One rule of thumb to remember is this: Do you really think that hiring someone you don’t know (usually from another country)—who reached you through an unsolicited spam email—is a wise investment in SEO your strategy?

Greg Hahn

Greg Hahn is known for entrepreneurial vision and translating vision into revenue generation and productivity, thriving in a diverse and fast-paced executive environment. Throughout his sales management career, he has led several sales teams toward positive growth. His most recent accomplishment was with The Blue Book Network. In just two years, he was able to reverse an under performing region to one of the top regions in the company in 2015. Greg specializes in online marketing including website consulting, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and social media marketing.