What is a Paypal SEO Expert?

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Hello Everyone:

I got an E-Mail From Paypal touting their SEO experts.

I thought that was interesting.

Is this new? I guess I have been living under a rock.

https://cms.paypal.com/cgi-bin/?&cmd...chant_valuepro

CT
#expert #paypal #seo
  • Profile picture of the author Sushie93
    It is the first time i see this thing from Paypal, my first thought was that was from someone who want to pass for Paypal and make ad for its product but when i click your link, it was "https" link so it may be true...
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    I just got the same thing...never knew Paypal was in the SEO business!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sleaklight
    I got the same thing too, it feels eery!
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  • Profile picture of the author tecHead
    Pretty smart horizontal marketing, seems to me. I mean; with the reach of their brand and Google Checkout nipping at their heels, (even though Google had it much easier 'cause all they had to do was copy the trend setter),... why wouldn't they expand?

    Lesson to be learned, here.

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  • Profile picture of the author ryanlucht
    Holy crap yeah this is some great horizontal integration. I hope this works out well for PayPal, because it sounds like the classic Andrew Carnegie/John Rockefeller formula back from the early days of corporations and industry.

    I'll be watching this one closely. Smart business move for PayPal.
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    • Profile picture of the author ronr
      Doesn't Google own Paypal? I thought they owned everything. After all I had Google cereal for breakfast this morning and just deposited my paycheck in the Bank of Google.

      Just kidding. I work for myself, I deposited my Adsense in the Bank of Google

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      • Profile picture of the author SledgeHammer
        Originally Posted by ronr View Post

        Doesn't Google own Paypal? I thought they owned everything. After all I had Google cereal for breakfast this morning and just deposited my paycheck in the Bank of Google.

        Just kidding. I work for myself, I deposited my Adsense in the Bank of Google

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        FYI, Paypal is owned by eBay !
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  • Profile picture of the author PandoraHarper
    I too got something like this from them, today in fact. The scary part was that I have never gotten anything like that from them, and it first glance it appeared to be a scam.

    Up until today, I have only received "account information" emails from them. I wonder if the "my new business" phone call I had with a Pay Pal rep this morning had anything to do with the email I received later in the day. Naw, I've only been a subscriber with Pay Pal for nine fracking years.

    Still it seems weird when you suddenly start looking into a specific industry, and out of the blue a service provider suddenly emails you tips about the industry.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dixiebelle
      If you are concerned about it, forward it to spoof@paypal.com and ask them if it is from them. I have not received this as yet but if I do I will check with Paypal before clicking anything.

      It clearly states on the Paypal site, that if you received information from them, they will address you by name, not anything else.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jacob Martus
        It's legit. They are running some sort of contest where you submit your site and you get the chance to get to speak with an SEO expert that works for paypal is what I understood of it. But my question would be, how much of an expert can they be if they are working for paypal. You'd think the SEO experts would be out dominating the SERPS, or at least promoting their own SEO services rather than working for paypal.

        But I guess there are plenty of talented people out there that work for other companies. No idea why, but it's probably something to do with the way I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Legit one. Paypal may hired some people to provide this service. I didn't get this email.
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  • Profile picture of the author shakingspear
    I was wondering about this, too. I'm pretty wary of emails I get from Paypal, since there are so many spoofs. Pretty interesting that it's legit. I would love it if they outsourced this...
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Harper
    I am the OP. The email is legit folks. The question is when did Paypal get into the SEO business.

    And how is it that they didn't call one of us (well maybe they did..who knows).

    CT
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  • Keep in mind a lot of companies form partnerships with other companies, so that may be the case here. It seems like its an initial way for them to start gaining some exposure and I am sure you will probably hear more about their services in the coming weeks.

    That said, whatever the offer is I am confident that it will likely be more expensive and provide less results than hiring an expert that strictly does SEO work. Paypal is a merchant provider, and just like you wouldn't go to a Italian restaurant and order a Gyros. Hiring a merchant provider to help you with SEO work, is more than likely not going to be the best option for you or your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author CliveG
    Ask them for references and examples of previous work and the results they achieved. The answers should be interesting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
      Originally Posted by CliveG View Post

      Ask them for references and examples of previous work and the results they achieved. The answers should be interesting.
      Lol, yeah. And perhaps they want a fee for every organic click you get to your site as a result of their SEO services?

      Also, I would believe their SEO expert is someone from the WF, as I have difficulties seeing where else SEO experts might come from. (I don't think they breed them in tanks on an "SEO Island")
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