We have been cleaning up for a couple of new clients lately after SEO scam companies have taken their money and damaged their sites’ reputations.
We will be posting a series on CrunchyData.com about how you can avoid SEO scams. Our first post is about those random email requests for link exchanges that you probably get on a regular basis: http://crunchydata.com/dear-client-please-ignore-those-link-exchange-request-emails/
One client has lost thousands of dollars a month to an SEO company who stuffed his site so full of keywords that he’ll never make it to the first page of search results. Not only that, the SEO company owner lost one lawsuit over “trademark trolling,” and is back in court over the same unethical business practice.
Another client paid another scam SEO company for backlinks and SEO, and in return, ended up with such obviously shady backlinks that we had to go in and remove them. Fortunately, his “SEO company” gave him the logins that they used to build the links.
This second company is run by a man who was not only convicted of and imprisoned for fraud, but whose entire family has repeatedly been convicted of swindling the elderly out of their life savings.
Please folks, vet your prospective SEO companies thoroughly before giving them any money!
Now I manage his SEO.
But I’m glad I found Tumblr—digging right in here. Would love to connect with all kinds of people, especially those interested in building small businesses, and if you have any Tumblr tips, I’d be grateful for your expertise.
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