Established businesses and websites get spam messages on a regular basis. There isn’t much we can do to prevent spam emails; however, email providers like Gmail do a relatively good job at moving these messages to a spam folder.
Spammers also reach out to businesses and website owners on social media. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are a few places where this happens. Jason Brown, owner of Review Fraud and Google Top Contributor, isn’t a great target for spammers. That didn’t stop one from reaching out to Jason.
Spamming an SEO Expert
The spammer reached out to Jason on LinkedIn. Here’s what he wrote: “Hello Jason. Are you looking for guest post websites?”. Jason replied, “No, they always find me”. Zing! What a great reply. Jason shared this short conversation through his Twitter. It’s funny that Jason called LinkedIn “SpamedIn”.
Had to poke a little fun with this SpamedIn message. pic.twitter.com/RED1iIQGWS
— Jason Brown (@keyserholiday) January 2, 2019
The problem with messages like these isn’t the offer itself; instead, the problem is with the service being done.
The spammer may offer a guest post on the businesses blog. The idea is simple: The business gets a free blog post and the spammer gets to include a link back to their own website. The businesses website probably has a higher domain authority; therefore, when the business links to the spammers website, it will raise the spammers website in search results. But the spammer may be working for someone else.
What if the spammer sells links to be included to the blog post? That’s exactly what spammers do. Guest posting isn’t bad. The hard part is determining who is a legitimate guest poster and who is a scammer who’s only interested in selling links.
Guest posting, or posting to a blog in general, can help raise a website’s ranking in Local search results. There are certain keywords that should be included the articles which correspond to what people are searching for.
There are numerous ways to raise your rankings in Local search results. Contact us to learn how you can improve your own rankings.
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