I recently got a large email from a site called brain-fold where they sent me a large list of fake problems they detected on a blog that I run. I was so annoyed by it that it inspired me to create this new series of blog posts. If you work for this website, well done, you are the first website to be added to my shady outreach blog series. You have earned it!
For anyone who has gotten an email from this company Sales Team <[email protected]>, do not worry. Your website is likely perfectly fine. These guys are just trying to trick you into giving them some money that they do not deserve. Make sure to send this email right into your spam folder. If enough people do it, they will likely get flagged by Google as a spam email and we will be all free of these guys.
For the sake of complete transparency, here is a copy of the email that I received from these guys. It came with the catchy title of “Re: Fix website.com error”. Just to make you think that they were replying to some other error that they had already found. I am sure they will claim to have some exceptional SEO scanner that can do things that no other tool can.
For good measure, I checked their website and it is flagged as being unsafe already. At least they have been discovered for their shady tactics already.
Dear website Owner, Hope you are doing well. I am a digital media expert representing a very successful New York based website design and SEO company. I have gone through your website , you have a amazing website by look but this website need more technical improvement for that you have to entering into SEO (search Engine Optimization) so that you will get more traffic as well as more business. Now i am going to underline all the errors which your website contain- 1. We suggest implementing HTML headings. ( H1 (0), H2 (0), H3 (0), H4 (0), H5 (0), H6 (0)) 2. Your websites ratio of text to HTML code is below 15%. We suggest adding a lot more text to your website. 3. 12 images without ALT. 4. Your page does not utilize Schema.org markup. 5. External link (Follow-4,No follow-5). 6. You should have a favicon. 7. Your website does not contain a robots.txt file. This can weaken your SEO. 8. Your website does not contain an XML sitemap and that can weaken your SEO. 9. A canonical tag is set for this page, but it can't be reached. 10. You have not specified a language for your website. 11. This page does not have viewport meta tag or it has empty value. Probably, it will not look good on mobile devices and will get lower position in mobile search results. I have a large professional team who can fix all the above issues immediately at an affordable price. I guarantee you will see a drastic change in your Google search ranking once these are fixed. If this is something you are interested in, and then allow me to share our Methodologies and Prices. Looking forward to your reply. Thanks & Regards, Mark Lee|Digital marketing Advisor Web: www.brand-fold.com Phone: +1 (518) 620 1423 Skype: [email protected] Brandfold Digital Services| True Partner of Digital PS: It is an onetime cost of $150 to fixing the above stuffs. Caution: This is an advertisement and a promotional mail in adherence to the guidelines of CAN-SPAM act 2003. We have clearly mentioned the source id of this mail, also clearly mentioned the subject line, and they are in no way misleading in any form. We have found your email address through our own efforts on the web search and not through any illegal way. If you find this email unsolicited, please unsubscribe here: https://brand-fold.com/unsubscribe/