This offer comes from Emma Smith (emmasmith076 @gmail.com) in my private email account.
Supposedly, Emma is a real person that did a little of Linkedin research and grabbed the opportunity of offering her help in boosting my blog’s traffic.
Note the bad grammar, the fake last name ‘Smith’ the catchy female picture, and the mention of ‘Paid blog posts‘ at $50 per post.
Disclaimer: The websites mentioned below are not even aware that Emma intends to bring them, clients, so don’t jump to conclusions that they engage in spam techniques.
You know what this means right? It is a black-hat technique that triggers a spam flag in Google. Already labeled as spam in 2014 by Matt Cutts, back then Head of Web Spam team in Google who defines and shoots directly at the guest posting technique. Emma is too young to have this knowledge.
Here is his famous post that changed SEO again: The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO.
Read below what Gary Illes from Google tweets on those links:
Be sure to avoid such practices to keep your site healthy.
The subject of the email is ‘Blog Posts Offer with Low prices.’ And here is the exact copy of the email received:
From: Emma Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2016, at 6:07 PM
Subject: Blog Posts Offer with Low prices
What’s going on? I hope you will be good.
I have found you by LinkedIn & would like to inform you I manage ads for a lot of quality blogs and work with numerous SEO companies. Is there anything, you might be interested? Do you currently need any paid blog posts to help boost your marketing campaigns? If so you can take a look at my few sites i.e.
1. http://www.pittsburghventures.com/ ( Business )
2. http://www.demandhealthyweek.com/ ( Health )
3. http://www.nogentech.org/ ( Tech , SEO , Web Tech )
4. http://www.interrogatemedia.com/ (General site)
5. http://www.maximumvelocityfilms.com/(Entertainment )
6. http://www.hockeysharks.net/ (Sports)
7. http://www.studentofcolor.org/ (Education)
8. http://keenanbuyshouses.com/ (Real Estate )
9. http://www.forex-e.com/ (Forex)
10. http://www.mycozyhome.org/ (Home Improvement )
11. http://www.himalayatravelclub.com/ ( Travel )
I’m charging only $50/post on any above site,
If you are interested in high-quality sites with a high budget, you can check me. I will provide you with high-quality sites just like business.com, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/, etc..
Let me know if you have any question.
From: Linda Price <web.onlineexpert @outlook.com>
date: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Promotional Paln !!
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