I keep getting an email from an S.E.O.

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Plug-in saying that there are critical problems with my website.
Only problem is they want a few hundred dollars to fix these "critical problems."

Are there alternative ways to find out what these problems are.


Thanks in advance.
#email #seo
  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    This is spam. They send it to any one with public contact forms or information on their site. In hopes that some sucker will believe it and give them money. I get around 5 of these per day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
      It's spam, years ago these same types of scum bags tried to hold my computer hostage in hopes of getting money out of me. I wonder how many people these guys get to actually pay and if the ransom is paid do they stop hounding or do they just keep asking for more?
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  • Profile picture of the author gsinfovision
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    Originally Posted by domainscience View Post

    Plug-in saying that there are critical problems with my website.
    Only problem is they want a few hundred dollars to fix these "critical problems."

    Are there alternative ways to find out what these problems are.


    Thanks in advance.
    If the problems are that critical you'd have noticed them yourself - you don't need an SEO to tell you that you site has issues. If you suspect there are issues that you don't know about get it checkout by someone else, but not the spammer.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      If it's a plugin you installed on your site, dump it NOW. If your site truly does have issues, this plugin may be creating them.

      If it's just random spam, set up an email filter to block it or move it harmlessly to the junk pile.
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    I would just ignore this message and the sender. They're probably not trustworthy.

    What CMS is the site using? If it's WordPress you can try to scan it with Wordfence.
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    Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
    Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

    What's your excuse?
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  • Profile picture of the author ppcmanager
    Yes, sounds like promotional mailers sent out by SEO sellers. Unsubscribing would be a good idea (if the mail had this option ).

    You can try the HubSpot Website Grader tool to see basic analysis/report.
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