Keeping it Simple … Unsolicited SEO Help

Customers are always forwarding emails to me from companies who are claiming that they are contacting them in their best interest as they have done an SEO audit on their website, and can see that their website isn’t performing as it should.


1. The vast, vast, vast majority of these emails are spam and potentially dangerous

2. Interacting with spam emails (even to ‘unsubscribe’) will just validate your email address as active and monitored. You could result in a deluge of more emails as a result

3. If you aren’t happy with the service of your current SEO advisor, please allow us to rectify the problem first, or source an alternate vendor yourself – BUT please do not take advice from someone who you do not know, who has just sent an unsolicited email.

If someone arrived at your hall door saying they watched your house for the past few days and they can tell you have mould on your kitchen roof because of the way the rain hits the window, and you’ve probably got a tree root problem affecting your foundation because there’s a tree at the front of your house and they *know* trees and tree roots, so that’s definitely a problem…

Would you interact with them? Invite them in?

This is a growing catalogue of emails that have been flagged as problematic to help you see that other people are getting *exactly* the same formatted emails.

This list will help you see that they are not customized for you personally. And even if your website *is* suffering from a problem highlighted, that it wasn’t flagged based on a careful assessment of your website.



Hello,

How are you? Hope you are fine.

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

So I would like to get an opportunity to work for you and this time we will bring the keywords to the top 10 spots with a 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, 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. Word-Press is not installed properly, in the blogs
10. Website Speed Development (Both Mobile and Desktop)
Please check via Google Developers –
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/
11. Favicon needs to be changed too.
12. 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 spots 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 rollouts 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 you will not be contacted again.

Many thanks for your time and consideration,

Looking forward
Regards
[name]

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Hey there,

Not sure if you knew this but your website [your-domain-name] has some problems that you might want to consider looking into. I spent 2-3 minutes looking around and found:

– It doesn’t work properly on Mobile Phones, at all (which is how people browse the web these days).
– It doesn’t adjust properly when you resize the screen (Google recommends RESPONSIVE Websites rather than ADAPTIVE)
– It’s hard to read on larger displays
– The design looks really, really dated compared to some of your competitors.

I actually do web design as a living so I figured I’d reach out and let you know there’s serious room for dead easy(and affordable) improvement. If you would like, I can send you some of my previous work samples.

I can develop the website on a more advanced platform at an affordable price. That price also includes making it complete mobile responsive which will support all modern devices including all ranges of screen sizes.

Is that something you’d be interested in?

Regards,

[their name, which doesn’t match their sending name]
[their business title]
Email: [their email, which doesn’t match their sending email]

P.S: This is onetime email and you may ask us to “REMOVE” you from our mailing list.



 



Dear business owner of [your-domain],

How is it possible that your website is having so many errors? Yes, most of the people share their anger and frustration once they get my email.

Now, I will show you the number of broken links, pages that returned 4XX status code upon request, images with no ALT text, pages with no meta description tag, not having an unique meta description, having too long title, etc., found in your [your-domain-name].

If this is something you are interested in, then allow me to send you a no obligation audit report.

Best Regards,

[their name]

[their business title]



 



Hi,

I came across your website today when searching for “[random search terms]” and noticed a few key factors your website is missing that would help you out-rank your competition.

That’s a lot of calls you’re missing out on.
So I made a video showing why your top 3 competitors are outranking you.

Competitors:
A. [competitor name A]
B. [competitor name B]
C. [competitor name C]

Are you the right person to send this video?
If you are, please reply to this email and I’ll send it over to you right away. Otherwise, let me know.

Thanks and have a great day,

[their-name]