Masha Lockwood mashalockwood548 at gmail
If you get an email from Masha Lockwood on your website or through an email that looks like this:
Hi "Your Site Name",
Hope you are doing well.
Your website can give you productive result in business. It sounds great! In addition, you want your website to remain at the top on the search engine.
Our company is here to help you out for the same. We work as per the Google webmaster guidelines and the latest updates of SE algorithm, where we will work for your website success and overcome the barriers.
Our packages are designed for a complete advance SEO experience which includes SMO, Brand management, Reputation management, SEO. In order to beat your competitor in todays competitive Online market we implement highend SEO techniques which includes Articles, Blogs, EDU& GOV links, Review posting etc. to deliver you tremendous result.
Following are some of the major factors which need to be overcome for your website.
1. Your website carries a lot of technical errors which is preventing search engine to crawl and index the pages properly.
18 people that have visited this site have received this communication.
Have you ever received this communication through email or email forms?
Ignore it! Why you ask?
The name of the company is not included in the email. Typically a reputable company will include their Name, Email Address, a working phone number, and a street address of their business.
Can you trust this company?
Have you ever heard of this company before? Do they have a WORKING phone number? Are they even real?
Can you trust the sender?
A good email system and a bit of searching would tell you that the ip address is from another domain and if you do a quick search on the reply to email address that this person or "SEO" company has been email spamming, forum spamming and more.
Is this company in America?
There's a good chance you are receiving this message in America, so the chances of you getting any money back from them is laughable. Unless you just want to throw your money into a hole, then leave them alone. Find a local SEO company that you can hold accountable if you are unsatisfied with the results.
Was this email written specifically for you?
These messages are usually sent to thousands of potential customers hoping for quick cash.
They mention "Technical Errors" that are affecting your rank
They usually do not describe the technical errors. They also do not note that almost every website has technical errors and the search engines do just fine figuring it out. https://sites.google.com/site/webmasterhelpforum/en/faq--crawling--indexing---ranking#valid-code
Even Google gets these spam emails
Web consultants or agencies that send you email out of the blue.
Be wary of SEO firms and web consultants or agencies that send you email out of the blue.
Amazingly, we get these spam emails too:
I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in most of the major search engines and directories..."
Reserve the same skepticism for unsolicited email about search engines as you do for "burn fat at night" diet pills or requests to help transfer funds from deposed dictators.
They claim they know the latest updates to the search engine algorithms
These algorithms are useless if everybody and their brother know how to game them. That's why they keep changing and are a heavily guarded secret.
Ignore it! Ignore it!
Sometimes the spam is intended to hurt the reputation of a competitor. That's why it's best to simply ignore email spam altogether.
If you feel that you were deceived by an email in some way, you may want to report it.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices in the U.S. To file a complaint, visit: http://www.ftc.gov/ and click on "File a Complaint Online," call 1-877-FTC-HELP, or write to:
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, D.C. 20580
If your complaint is against a company in a country other than the United States, please file a complaint at http://www.econsumer.gov/.