Does anyone believe an email like this? Someone I know got this email recently:
From: Google Info [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 6:19 PM
Subject: News – You’ve just been Googled
All search engines cracked.
We can send your web site to the top of Google legitimately before Christmas and keep it there.
Yes I mean the top.
Give me up to 20 keywords and the URL of your site and we will switch Google on and another 40 top engines to deliver immeasurable keyword targeted surfers to your web site to join and buy from you.
This works for replica sites, affid, php and asp and also joining and opt>in pages belonging to programs.
For each of your 20 keywords your site is guaranteed to appear at the top of Google.
Oh, okay. Let’s see. I’ll take the top keywords in porn, pills, and casinos (also known as the other acronym for “P.P.C.”). Also, how about Google, viagra, krankenversicherung, britney spears, matt cutts (no wait, I’m doing okay for that one), search engine optimization, and maybe just for fun, how about making me #1 for the phrase: “you would have to be on crack to believe all guarantees in spam emails about SEO.”