I just came across one of the funnier SEO emails I have ever read. When I shared it with my wife we both laughed out loud, so I thought I would share it with you. Personally identifiable information has been removed to protect the guilty.
___________ are looking for sites that would be interested in publishing content on behalf of a number of the UK's major brands, including the likes of ________ and _________ and ___.
For a site such as ___________ we'd be prepared to pay up to £30 per article a month, every month, depending on the nature of the agreement.
Naturally, you would have a say in what content is placed on your site, we would simply provide you with useful, accurate and well written content.
To see how the links might look on your home page please visit _____________ (the articles are near the bottom of the page under the title ‘___________’).
The reason we are looking to pursue this relationship with you is because there are a number of sub-standard websites that are ranking higher in the search engines than our clients for their own products by using unethical techniques. It is our intention to address this imbalance and is why we are willing to compensate you on a monthly basis for the publishing of our content and links to our client's sites on your site.
If you feel this is an opportunity that you are willing to discuss further or if you have any questions about this proposition then please feel free to contact me.
________ _______, Media Buyer
Generally by the time an SEO is experience enough to be working with Fortune 500s and big brands they are smarter than to buy into the bogus ethics debate. But what was funny is the ethical links they were buying in the example site were not even for brand related queries...some of the anchor text was for core category keywords like life insurance and loans. :)
It was pretty stupid for them to publish their clients (and a published site with link buying examples) in that email. If I would have fully published it without redacting information that probably would have made their rankings a bit worse ;)
That SEO firm claims to be award winning...I shall send them an email asking if they seek nomination for the worst link request email award.
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