I really hate spam. I’m sure you do as well. So, I’ve made it a personal vendetta of mine to re-post some of the crap emails I get to my account. And, I’m not letting these people off the hook with their “We follow the can-spam act blah, blah, blah” either.
For this first example, Steve Rudolph sends me the following:
I am a professional link builder with a team of 20 link builder working under me, we have huge tie ups with USA and UK based web design firm and we provide 10000+ one way links per month.
I have a good solid on-going client base who welcomes you to contact for reference with 110% positive feedback.
Please let me know if I can be any assistance to you in any of your existing/future projects.
One Way Link Building Package (Mix PR from PR1 to PR4)
PR 1 = $ 1
PR 2 = $ 2
PR 3 = $ 3
PR 4 = $ 4
50 links = $100
100 links = $200
150 links = $ 300
200 links = $ 400
So give us a chance to build our long term business relationship, I am looking forward for your positive response ….
Thanks & Regards
P.S. This is an advertisement and a promotional mail strictly on the guidelines of CAN-SPAM act of 2003. We have clearly mentioned the source mail-id of this mail, also clearly mentioned the subject lines and they are in no way misleading in any form. We have found your mail address through our own efforts on the web search and not through any illegal way. If you find this mail unsolicited, please reply with “Remove” in the subject line and we will take care that you do not receive any further promotional mail.”
Let’s look at the subject line of my email:
Subject: Akismet: Spam – SEO Internet Marketing Services Contact: SEO Audit (Even Akismet can smell this crap on the Internet!)
So, in the subject line to which he refers here: “We have clearly mentioned the source mail-id of this mail, also clearly mentioned the subject lines and they are in no way misleading in any form.”
So, Steve, you said that you were interested in a SEO Audit, and had a budget of $5,000. Yet, in the message to me, no where do you inquire about wanting an seo audit performed for your company. Instead, you are trying to sell me link building services.
Just so that you know Steve, this is the classic definition of SPAM. Don’t worry, I am sure after people see this, you will get flooded with business. Congrats!