As someone in the website design and search engine strategy marketplace, I am always curious when I get certain emails that come my way. Today I received one that made me laugh.
Free Website Analysis worth $399
Ok, so contrary to my own advice, I opened it. (There were no attachments!) The text of the email spoke of how ranking high in the search engines can be beneficial and how they could provide a free analysis of my website to make sure got good search engine rankings. At the bottom was the name of their website, so I went to check them out…
Here is what I got when I visited the website:
What? And you are going to help me get ranked on Google? How about finishing your pages!
Quite frankly, this is not surprising. There are a number of “SEO experts” out there that will offer you the sun and the stars, but with no validation at all. I mean if you can’t even get a simple website up and running, how are you going to offer me Search Engine Optimization?
I just found this amusing. What do you think? Should they at least have a website up first?