Ethical “White Hat” SEO Spam

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Sometimes, I find spam absolutely hilarious.

I mean, check this one out that came through our small business accounting software site. What really got me was the fact that it was sent from a gmail address and the reply to: field was the same gmail address. What’s even more interesting is that the actual address has always been a gmail if you do a search for this fellow, and the addresses just change. Seems rather “phishy” to me. Here’s the actual content of the spam email:

We would like to get your website on first page of Google.
All of our processes use the most ethical “white hat” Search Engine Optimization techniques that will not get your website banned or penalized.
Please reply and I would be happy to send you a proposal.

By now, if you haven’t junked it or laughed at it and then junked it, you would need to realize a couple things. First is that while white hat SEO is a great term, it doesn’t really fly in the face of those that have no inkling of what it is. The second is that spamming someone’s forms really isn’t considered “ethical” by any means so it doesn’t give credence to your SEO tactics. Last of all? Really. If you expect people to take you seriously for SEO, then you need to get a real website, with a real company name and be able to show up on the first page of Google for “best SEO company“. Let’s face it. If you’re truly good at what you do, you’d be there wouldn’t you?

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