SEO spammers reaching my sites

Posted on Saturday, February 27th 2010 4:29 pm by menj in Internet

Lately, I have been getting these weird SEO spammers asking me to contact them if I wish to increase traffic to my site(s). These e-mails sure look fishy, here is one of them that I received today.

Felicia Sams wrote:
We are interested to increase traffic to your website, please get back to us in
order to discuss the possibility in further detail.

Website:
IP: 122.163.119.126

The e-mail came from seo.sales.traffic@gmail.com. Certainly does not seem to come from a reputable SEO company. So I did a search for this Gmail address and I found out that the problem was not new.

According to the site that I visited, several indicators that this e-mail is spam are:

  • The communication will normally come completely unsolicted via email or your website form
  • The sender usually uses free non-professional email address (e.g. @gmail.com)
  • They do not have their own website
  • No telephone number (or not a UK number)
  • No company name

I did one step further and made an IP lookup trace for the IP I got from that e-mail. Here was the result:

So do not reply to these types of e-mails. They want you to reply, because then they will add your e-mail to their harvest list and later spam you will all sorts of offers.

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    • alantanblog says:

      February 27th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

      I got this SPAM mail asking to increase traffic almost everyday!

    • Kenji says:

      February 27th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

      I did receive this kind of email regularly. It is funny that they use free mail services like Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo as their email address. How PRO can they be? 😛

    • seo freelancer says:

      April 10th, 2010 at 3:50 am

      I think this is blunt spamming. Usually, if it’s a free webmail then I don’t take them seriously right away. Now if it’s coming from a real domain name email address, then I might consider checking the website. Why are these kinds of spammers increasing nowadays?

    • Pino says:

      April 17th, 2010 at 6:02 am

      I receive this kind of email too. Fortunatly my email server put this rubbish directly in my spam box otherwise it was a problem.

    • best seo says:

      May 3rd, 2010 at 11:23 am

      look, we are working in the industry and when we use to assign some seo tasks to teams from india, pakistan etc, they are cheap and work fast. the problem is that there is any legal issue, they cannot be reached, therefore you need a lot of precustions before considering such an option. another big issue is that you may assign them a link and some achor texts and they might screw the things up, exposing your site to google penalties. so, seo it’s a lot more than just having backlinks 😀

    • Freelance webdeveloper says:

      June 21st, 2010 at 2:35 am

      Thanks for the warning. I’ve been getting these SEO spam messages very often lately. Fortunately, my gMail account puts them straight in the Spam folder nowadays, so I don’t have to worry about it. Still, there are probably quite some people who still take time to reply to such an e-mail. Such a shame, isn’t it?

    • Shay H says:

      July 24th, 2012 at 1:47 am

      How can i select best SEO company for my online business? I have been trying out many companies.
      But i am not happy with their output. Please guide me
      thanks.

    • Harriet W says:

      July 25th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      What’s the easiest way to know and understand what a ethical SEO company is?
      Is there a website with good references?

    • Milk84 says:

      July 27th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      I have some websites and want to out source my SEO to other professional SEO companies. But I have tried some of them, none of them was satisfactory, either too expensive or not offering good result.Does anyone know any good and not expensive SEO company? Thank you so much for the help!

    • Mc L says:

      August 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 am

      I want my website to be on top google and i am looking for economical SEO company to look after my website.

    • happyha31 says:

      August 3rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      A friend of mine asked me to find the best SEO company to increase web traffic. He wants his website to appear higher in the search engine. What is the very best company to help with this?
      I tried researching on google, however, it became clear that these SEO companies use their SEO tactics to make their company appear on the top of the search engine rankings. So I don’t know which to trust. Please help me! It would be much appreciated!

    • Ramblin Spirit says:

      August 3rd, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      While search for “Seo companies in London” on Google I came to know about http://www.nimtree.co.uk and their prices are really very low ( GBP 199) but I want to know if there is any other seo company so that I can compare and choose. Thanks in Advence
      I am looking for a good SEO company in UK for my website optimisation. Does anyone know any good low cost SEO company in UK?

    • RuMKilleR says:

      August 8th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      Hi everyone,

      My name is Adam. I own a skateboarding website and I am having trouble finding a reputable website design and seo company. I have tried freelancers and got scamed each time. So if anyone knows a reliable website design and seo company please let me know. I know its not cheap to have someone build a website. But I would really appreciate it if anyone could point me in the right direction.

      Thanks for looking at my post….Adam

    • stephen m says:

      August 21st, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      I am looking for a safe website that will help drive website traffic. I know there are many out there but to be honest most of them promise a lot but deliver very little or no result! Can anyone refer me to some company that will really to able to handle result-oriented SEO campaign and help drive website traffic?

    • slipknot0129 says:

      August 24th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      I want a seo company which is connected to medical marketing services, I require it as soon as possible, if any one of you have any experience so please help me to know site like this?

    • SKATEskum says:

      August 25th, 2012 at 5:38 am

      I want to know the Best SEO Company in Hyderabad and Their Prices for SEO Services in Hyderabad.

    • Mr SoLo DoLo says:

      August 30th, 2012 at 10:55 am

      I have Outlook 2003.
      I need a copy of every e-mail to go to a host e-mail address in our office.
      I do alot of e-mails a day.

      Is there a way that when a new e-mail is started it will have an e-mail address already in the “cc” section, similar to having a signature automatically in the e-mail.

      Thank you.

    • liza says:

      September 29th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      I am starting a small business website and I need basic SEO.
      I am planning to invest in further SEO efforts once the revenue justifies it but now I am only in need of the basic SEO. Thanks.

    • Squall Leonhart says:

      October 6th, 2012 at 4:29 am

      I really don’t want to change my e-mail address, but for the past several months I have been getting unwanted ads from companies I don’t know and ads that don’t make sense. At times I can opt out, but then someone else sends the very same ad, but from a different e-mail address. I have tried to e-mail back, but it doesn’t work. How can I stop this from happening anymore?

    • clntvrrt says:

      October 7th, 2012 at 2:29 am

      I am fairly intelligent, not by any means a natural at computers though. I am disabled and am looking for a job I can do at home on the computer (a Mac). How would I go about learning SEO so that I could be an individual provider of SEO services, are there classes for it, or online courses, and how hard/how long would it be to learn?

    • _marky_mark_ says:

      October 7th, 2012 at 5:42 am

      When i try to delete n e-mail the internet shuts down.

    • Sahil says:

      October 13th, 2012 at 4:45 am

      When I attached files and I would like to sent with email, and my yahoo is blocked ?

    • shahedC says:

      October 19th, 2012 at 1:12 am

      I’m getting e-mails from one of my old e-mail addresses in Outlook Express. I can’t find any place on that site that would make OE stop exporting those e-mails to my Yahoo account so maybe I set it up from Yahoo to begin with as an import. I need to stop receiving those e-mails because they are all spam and junk.

    • Erin says:

      October 22nd, 2012 at 11:30 am

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    • clntvrrt says:

      October 25th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      I want to find my friend by e-mail but don’t know how.
      Pleazzzz help!-_-

    • Moore, Ron says:

      November 4th, 2012 at 12:48 am

      Hello, Guys!

      Suppose I know only the E-Mail address of a specific person, so how can I find him on Facebook only with his E-Mail ID?

      Suppose, for example, an E-Mail is : person@yahoo.com and if I write it on Facebook search bar then it gives many many other people with the Facebook name of Person. So Which is the real Person with I’m looking for? How to find this?

      Regards,

    • Malcolm Hudson says:

      November 4th, 2012 at 11:05 am

      I would like to check my other e-mail throughout the day, so how do I do that with Qwest as my service at home.

    • Anny says:

      November 8th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Try to forward possible fraud e-mail to Chase bank. Response says sending is temporarily suspended.
      What;s going on?

    • Brody S says:

      November 19th, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Recently,I launched my new website,I want to promote it,
      Is social bookmarking helpful to me?

    • Roar me R says:

      November 22nd, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      I just received a notice from Mailer-Daemon that an e-mail was rejected do to it being spam, I have not sent out any e-mails from this site for some time. What is going on?

    • XplicitzZ says:

      November 24th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Friendster doesn’t give the exact e-mail address of its accounts. Could somebody give me the means of knowing the exact e-mail address of a friendster account. I badly need it. Thanks.

    • mike s says:

      November 24th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Several friends and family received a spam from my e-mail address that I did not send. Someone apparently got hold of my contacts and sent spam from my e-mail address. What to do?

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