10 May SEO Spam: How to Recognize and Avoid It
We understand the pressures your business faces over speeding up the process to make it to the top of Google, but we want to caution you over some new spam attempts circulating the internet. Have you gotten emails trying to sell you a "Get to the top of Google" scam and you were skeptical whether it was spam?
They may have claimed that they can scan your site and provide you with information that only experts can provide. They also may have claimed your website not being up-to-date, missing information, or lacking speed. These emails or calls may be full of promises about your business being able to leverage this success overnight and gain a large quota of sales quickly!
These scare tactics can convince anyone to jump in on the investment, but before you hand over any private or financial information we wanted to provide you with some valuable tips to help you recognize spam, as well as reasons as to why you should stick to the experts.
How to recognize spam:
- Unsolicited emails and/or comments left on your website from random companies or contacts that you have never had contact with before. These are often full of exaggerated promises that seem too good to be true - because they are.
- Consider the email address. For example, are they sending you an email from an unprofessional email address or a free service such as @gmail.com or @hotmail.com?
- Research their company and consider the professionalism or the lack there of, their website, social media accounts, and email addresses provided.
- Requesting private information too soon. For example, are they requesting your private or banking information simply after your first interaction? If they seem pushy at all - RUN.
Why you want to use SEO experts instead:
- You will be better off because the experts are not out to trick you, but actually want to see your company succeed. Our success is directly correlated with your company’s success!
- You will save money by not trying to find a quick fix that doesn’t work and results in you needing to start ALL over again. Invest your money the right way the first time and avoid detours along the way to your SEO success.
- Your company will grow when you avoid the shortcuts.
Bottom line, trust your SEO success with the experts. SEO isn't an overnight fix. It's about promoting your site and overtime beating your competitors in the Google race.
Remember: slow and steady wins the race.