A sure sign you should run, screaming, from an SEO solicitation:
What are the danger signs?
- They used the word “Sizzlin” in a search engine optimization advertisement. That should scare you right off.
- They imply a guarantee of first page placement on Google. No one can do that. Read Google’s webmaster guidelines if you don’t believe me.
- They also imply that there are lots of other search engines out there (“& More!”). That’s true. But really only 3-5 matter: Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask.
- They refer to Ask as ‘AskJeeves’, proving they likely wrote this e-mail 2 years ago.
Oh, and they don’t list a web site for their company anywhere in the e-mail.
Do they actually lie in this e-mail? No. But it stinks…