SEO Scams to Beware of!

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SEO Scams to Beware of!

Have you ever received that unsolicited email or phone call from a random ‘professional’ SEO company who promises to register your website with over 250 search engines in order to boost your website’s ranking?

Such deceptive SEO offers are becoming more and more common these days. Below we have highlighted a few of the tell-tale signs which almost guarantee that the company you’re communicating with is probably a fake or scam.

Sign #1 – We’ll Register You with 250 Search Engines

Please be aware, you do not need to register yourself with 250 odd search engines! Sounds pretty awesome, but the fact is there are just a handful of search engines that actually matter. As long as you’re registered with these 3 – 4 search engines big search engines you are good to go.

Sign #2 – Your Website is Now Search-Engine Ready!

Don’t fall for this line. ALL WEBSITES ARE SEARCH ENGINE READY! What they are trying to tell you is that your website is now ready to be crawled by search engines… but as long as you have a website which is hosted, it is automatically ready to be crawled.

Sign #3 – You Must Register Your Site to Get Good Rankings!

True, it is good practice to register your site with a major search engine. However, registering alone will NOT improve your rankings. In order to get good rankings, you must have quality content and there must be some high quality links pointing towards your website… this is what Google consistently looks for.

Furthermore, even if you didn’t bother to register your site, as long as there are a few good links pointing to it, search engines like Google would definitely locate your site soon enough and index it.

Sign #4 – Registering Your Site is Super-Duper Complicated!

No, it isn’t. Try it… It’s actually pretty simple.

Sign #5 – We’ll Submit Your Site Every Month to the Same Search Engines!

This is just silly. Once your site has been indexed by a search engine, they will regularly come back to crawl your site. You do not have to do anything on a monthly basis. Just keep posting great content which attracts great links.

Sign #6 – Unsolicited Contact

Be extremely careful if random companies who you have never heard of contact you about SEO services. This is definitely a red flag. Google even warns people about such offers: Be wary of SEO firms and web consultants or agencies that send you email out of the blue.

Amazingly, we get these spam emails too:

“Dear google.com, I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in most of the major

search engines and directories…”

Reserve the same skepticism for unsolicited email about search engines as you do for “burn fat at night” diet pills or requests to help transfer funds from deposed dictators.

Sign #7 – No Phone Number, Email or Other Contact

Did you get an automated phone call? Or when you went to their website you couldn’t find any phone number to contact them at? No one to speak to directly?

This is almost a guarantee that the company (or person) contacting you is a fraudster. Ignore them!

Do you have any other recommendations for how to tell if you’ve been contacted by a scam SEO company? Please tell us in the comments below!

 

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