Why working with International SEO Vendors Can be Dangerous to your Business

If you’ve ever contacted us or worked with you, you’ll know that we don’t approach most clients first before they become clients.  We almost built out a sales force at one point to connect with businesses who might not know the value of search engine optimization.  However, we haven’t really built it out for a number of a reasons.  Nevertheless, we like how marketing has changed where your clients can approach you first because they’re VERY interested in your product.  Frankly, we might even be guilty of not being able to reply to all the requests and we apologize to all those out there that we haven’t been able to respond to.

On the flip side, we as well as many businesses probably get these type of emails or SEO soliciting on a regular basis:

Hello,

I am Ajay Singh, Business Development Manager. It’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

We are an online marketing firm with a special focus on Search EngineOptimization.
We follow a B2B model where in a lot of digital firms from US,UK, Australia etc.
outsource there campaigns for us to execute. We customize these services as per
the requirement of the end user.

After all “One size doesn’t fit all!”

We would assign a dedicated account manager for your campaigns who would assist through
all your campaigns.

Why us:-

* More than 8 years of experience
* Over a 1000 sites optimized
* Dedicated Account Manager
* 5 People Quality team to ensure high standards
* Registerd firm (We have well chalked out process and deliver work on time 99.9% times)

Do let me know your views and I would be happy to share our past work details,
Methodologies, client Testimonials & A Basic seo analysis report of your website.

I look forward to your mail.

Thanks & Regards
Ajay Singh
URL: urmansoft.net
MSN: ajaysingh_84@hotmail.com
Gtalk: ajaysingh4u
Skype: ajaysingh4u
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/urmansoft/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/urmansoft/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2221978/

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First off, Mr. Ajay Singh (or maybe it’s Ms.), but do I know you? You look forward to my mail? How about getting to know us first? Or getting to know our needs?  

The point of the post for the most part is that these vendors don’t put any care into getting to know us before spamming us a million times.  If they put that little care into the initial contact which is in our opinion one of the most important opportunities to create a relationship, I wonder how they’re going to treat your campaign?  It’s as simple as that.  

This is what we usually spend sometimes a little too much time doing with new clients (again) before they become clients. It might be why we haven’t made as much money as we probably could. We spend a lot of time understanding the needs of a client.

I literally had to create a folder called “cheesy vendors” for emails like this because I was getting way too many of them. Here’s a few more of them:

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From: seocompanyhotelal90@gmail.com
Dear Sir/Madam,

We are a fast growing company based in India with primary focus on Search Engine Optimzation (SEO), Link building and all Internet Services.

We have a dedicated team of 80 professionals to serve you in building appropriate links and developing SEO.

We can provide you with a fresh, professional image via a recognizable trademark or logo design. Our experts work to tight deadlines and are wholly dedicated to maintaining your online presence.

Most firms overseas have achieved a significant amount of savings by Outsourcing either complete or part of their work to us in India.
Other Affordable Search Engine Optomization Services provided by us:

1. SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
2. Link Building
3. Press Release
4. Article Submission/Article Writing
5. Blog Submissions/Writing
6. Directory Submission
7. Social Media Optimization.

Take advantage of our highly successful internet marketing service at very Affordable Prices.

If you have any query, we will be more than happy to provide you our quick assistance.

Kind Regards!

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Similar to Ajay above, this guy doesn’t even sign off with their own name. Ajay doesn’t even address us by our company name or my personal name. Is this a cultural thing to spam everyone possible for business? I wonder what the conversion rate on these emails are.

I love this one because they have no clue. They tell us they think we aren’t ranking at the top of our main keywords, but they didn’t even bother to look at our title tag because we rank #1 for both the main phrase “SEO Seattle”, but also the reverse of the phrase which we’ve ranked #1 for many months now (Seattle SEO).
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parul.mkt@gmail.com
Jan 5

to me
Hi,

We are an online marketing firm specializing in Search Engine Marketing Projects (Google PPC campaigns management and SEO).
I was visiting your website www.seattleorganicseo.com and realized your website was not 1st page on Google search engine for most of the keywords pertaining to your domain. I was wondering if you would be interested in getting the SEO done for your website.
We provide the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) solution with top ranking on major search engine as Google, Yahoo and MSN as per the current status of website and requirement. We have a dedicated team of professionals to serve you. Our SEO solution will help to increase the traffic and sales lead to your website
Let me know if you are interested then send me your full detail name and telephone no. etc. we will send you our company details if you find this information interesting to your business.

I look forward to your mail.

Thanks & Regards
Parul
Marketing Manager
parul.mkt@gmail.com
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Like I said, I could probably copy in another hundred emails here of all the solicitation I’ve gotten from some of these folks. Please bear in mind that I definitely am open to working with International partners and have multiple times. One of our best companies we outsource some of our work to is one that’s based in Thailand by a Dutch guy who has a team of mixed expats. But if these companies interact with us like this, I wonder how they’ll treat the work they actually conduct for us.

Something you should consider as well…

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