I regularly get emails forwarded to me by contacts and clients that say something like . . . (and I quote)
“I thought you might like to know some of the reasons why you are not getting enough organic traffic & most often you stick to Ad words to get more traffic which is quite expensive and the chances is high of getting a spam traffic as well.”
Ironically, it is these emails that are the SPAM, LOL . . .
Yes, I regularly get emails from people expressing concern about emails that they have received saying that there are various problems with their website.
“We have taken a close look at your website and it has these listed problems . . . “
The fact that so many people get the IDENTICAL email indicates that it is purely and simply SPAM.
They have NOT taken a close look, or even any look, at your website.
As I replied to one client . . .
It is just a scattergun SPAM approach designed to worry website owners into contacting them.
Out of the thousands of emails that they send, some people will get suckered into contacting them . . . and who knows what happens from there on !! LOL
If you are concerned about your website, then talk with the person or company that helped you to build it in the first place.
At Hotpink Websites, we have an open-door policy on this.
We also have a Quarterly Marketing Review with our clients to help keep on top of using their website to it’s best advantage.
Key SPAM Identifiers
Here are some key identifiers that these are SPAM emails and not to be trusted.
- The senders email address is usually gmail, and not linked to a valid business domain
- The salutation is not personalised with your name – because they do not know your name
- The salutation often is – “Hi <your-domain> Team”. e.g. “Hi abc123.com.au Team”
- You get the same email for 2+ websites
One emailer has twigged onto what I keep saying about SPAMers.
They added the message . . .
“P.S: – This is our marketing strategy to use a Gmail account. Once you reply us back, we will communicate with you through our corporate Email ID.”
Why are they embarrassed or afraid to put their name out there ?
Some are clever enough to write a followup email assuming that you would have contacted them, and wondering why you have not.
“Was expecting your email about . . . . “
So, again . . .
if you have concerns or questions, talk with the people who helped you to build it . . . or Contact Us at Hotpink Websites.
We are happy to advise and help.
Well, that is quite simple really!
What should you do now?
- If you have concerns or questions about your website, talk with the people who helped you to build it.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day.
Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick.
It would be funny if it weren’t so exciting.
Remember – It is just SPAM marketing