Why Does This SEO-Promoting Email Spam Beat Gmail’s Filters?

Author: Gab Goldenberg

I spend an inordinate amount of time deleting spam emails from my Gmail inbox.

Update: Someone said I shouldn’t try to get these guys penalized. Here’s my response:
They’re wasting my time daily and I should stand back quietly? It’s called protecting what’s yours. You don’t think house alarms are bad, even though they might embarass thieves or get them caught, do you? I’m protecting my time from thieves.

If my email is public and scraped, Gmail should still block the spam people send me. Since they’ve been horrible at stopping this for at least a year, and probably more like three years, I’m going to start posting these emails here and hopefully Google will improve its spam filters as a result. As I get more spam emails, I’m going to keep posting them here. And maybe these people will see their own emails scraped and rendered useless by their fellow spammers…

Up to June 12

from: Krista Pedersen krista@link-building-uk.co.uk
subject: New Trends – Quality SEO and Link Building

Hi Dear,

Hope you are doing well,

Wondering why your search engine rankings have dipped suddenly?

Watch out! You may still be unaware of the latest version of Google Panda 3.4 update!

Each year, Google changes its search algorithms innumerable times. While most of these changes are minor, every few months Google rules out a ‘major’ algorithmic update that affects search results in significant ways.

In short: Old Link Building strategies are passé. To stay ahead in the game, you need to be in tune with these ever changing prerequisites.

If you thought your website could get away with:

Links from pages having no content
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from: Imran Niazi imran.niazi@allianztechnologies.biz
subject: We want long term business relationship

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from: Maanika Singh maya.smoconsultant@gmail.com
subject: SEO Proposal For High Ranking

Hi,

I am Maanika, SEO Consultant.

Advertising in the online world is one of the most inexpensive and highly effective methods of promoting a business.

We are a Leading Indian Based SEO & Web Development Company and one of the very few companies which offer organic SEO Services with a full range of supporting services such as one way themed text links, blog submissions, directory submissions, article writing and postings, etc.

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from: Michael Dudley mdudley@nsphere.net
subject: Partnership Conversation

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from: camila@seopagerankings.com Camila Sodi
subject: link building services

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subject: OFF PAGE SEO PROPOSAL

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from: kim.palmblad@bredband.net
subject: Link Exchange Request!
Hi my name is Kim and I am the webmaster of Kimark Affiliate and I
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This is my link details:
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When you have put my link on your website you just email me your link
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from: jsmason0@gmail.com
subject: Sell Text Link Space !!
to: me, (CCed with dozens of others)

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Up to May 22:

Two from this person:

Hi,

This is Jenni.

I own many websites across various categories where I am currently
providing Ad space and would like to know if you are in need of the
same. I can offer Text links, In-content links, Banner Ads, and full
page Articles for your advertisement needs.

Kindly let me know if my offer interests you,

Thanks,
Jenni.
jennicaseo@gmail.com
Skype: syl_mike

Hi,

This is Jenni.

I own many websites across various categories where I am currently providing Ad space and would like to know if you are in need of the same. I can offer Text links, In-content links, Banner Ads, and full page Articles for your advertisement needs.

Kindly let me know if my offer interests you,

Thanks,
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Skype: syl_mike

Up to May 20 2012:

Subject: Hi
From: Paul Keyes webguypaul@yahoo.com
Hi! I was checking out your website — you have an awesome website! However, I see you’re not ranking well on Google, which means customers can’t find you! I can fix this for you by getting you better rankings and a ton more traffic to your website — fast! If you’re interested, please let me know.

Ironically this next one got marked as being a priority message by Google. #Fail #SpamInYourEye

Subject: Partnership SEO proposal at 20% discount
From: sales@kanhupanda.com – KPI – SEO Team

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Subject: Cheap Contextual Link and One Way Link
From: info@seoremoval.com

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Comments

  1. Could it be because Gmail has learned you are good at classifying this type of spam? Gmail's spam classification algorithm probably seeks to minimize the amount of candidates it sends a "potential spam" message to, so you would be a high-priority candidate to first receive quarantined potential spam emails of this type based on your good classification history.

    Comment by Brian - May 21, 2012 @ 2:11pm
  2. Bloggers are outing SEO companies left right and centre just to get a little fame and publicity. Even though I think these emails are annoying I don't think you should be taking it into your own hands to try and get them penalised. I use Gmail and the majority of these emails go into the spam box. I am sure not everyone has a squeaky clean past!

    Comment by Sammy - June 12, 2012 @ 6:21pm
  3. They're wasting my time daily and I should stand back quietly? It's called protecting what's yours. You don't think house alarms are bad, even though they might embarass thieves or get them caught, do you?

    Comment by Gabriel Goldenberg - June 13, 2012 @ 3:17pm

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