3 Signs You’re Being Spammed

When it comes to improving your website’s optimization, choosing a trustworthy, reputable SEO provider is key. Because search engine optimization (SEO) is a complex process, some companies use this to their advantage, relaying deceitful marketing messages in an attempt to trick those less knowledgeable about SEO. One of the most common tactics is to promise first page results on Google. While this is an appealing claim, it is a feat that cannot be guaranteed and is one of the top ways to identify an unreliable SEO company.

Here are 3 additional key ways to identify whether you’re being spammed by a SEO company:

1. The email was completely unsolicited.

Disreputable companies prey upon anyone and everyone with a website. They use email to convince you that you need their services or to scare you with generalizations about your website’s performance.

Rule of Thumb: If you didn’t ask for the information, question the sender’s motives.

2. The sender doesn’t offer a business name, location, or contact number.

Legitimate businesses want you to hire their services and want to get you on the phone to hear the inflection in your voice. They want to understand how you feel about what they’re pitching.  They’ll also likely offer references and results of past clients.

Rule of Thumb: If a company makes it difficult to learn about their services and refuses to talk to you on the phone, something fishy is going on.

3. The sender uses a free email service (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, etc.).

Any reputable company will have their own email accounts set up with their domain name (i.e. service@prosites.com). There is no reason or benefit for companies to use free email services, as they are unprofessional and more likely to be thrown in the SPAM folder.

Rule of Thumb: Make sure you’re communicating with a reputable company. Check their email address and be wary of anyone operating with a Gmail or other free email account.

When you receive emails marketing any service, be sure to pay special attention to notable traits that could suggest you’re being scammed. Before hiring any service, check the reputation of the company and be sure to ask for references.

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