5 Biggest Internet Marketing Scams

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  1. Edward
    July 18, 2012

    The actual guarantee of providing top Google ranking may be the most prevalent scam. There are lots of companies and individuals supplying SEO services who assure Google ranking, but I personally feel that it’s next to impossible. Ranking well could be assured but #1 not possible.

  2. David
    January 14, 2012

    There are also questionable costs for service that the unknowing consumer pays for. For example, in this day-and-age, why would a business pay $35/year for a domain name and email server support? (I ran across this with a client.) Consumers need to be aware of the costs they are paying for services, whether or not we call it a scam.

  3. keisha
    August 3, 2011

    Oh why haven’t I thought of fact # 1? Oh man, and look at those internet marketers that would use software just for quick submissions.

    • Paul Salmon
      August 3, 2011

      Automated and quick submissions are never the answer. If you generate enough backlinks, the search engines will find you automatically – and for free.

  4. Argie Monroy
    May 17, 2011

    I always come up with this sickening scam whenever I upon my email for a check . Literally, I dont really know where they came from and how they’ve got my email. All I know is that they just go barging in on my spam folder. Good thing I dont fall for them ;)

    • Paul Salmon
      May 17, 2011

      I used to laugh at them when I got them in my e-mail, but now I get so many that I just find them annoying. They usually end up in my spam folder as well.

      • Argie Monroy
        May 17, 2011

        Definitely .. usually when they go up to more than counts of 10, I would feel a bit irritated at the sight. I’m always expecting for some good things on my email but when these shows up, they’ll just take the good vibes off me.

  5. Shree
    May 13, 2011

    The guarantee of providing top Google ranking is the most prevalent scam. There are many companies and individuals providing SEO services who guarantee Google ranking, but I personally feel that it is next to impossible. Ranking well can be assured but #1 impossible.

    • Paul Salmon
      May 15, 2011

      I agree, it is next to impossible to guarantee a top Google ranking. Those that do are only in it for the money, with no return on the investment.

  6. Rojish
    May 13, 2011

    Still there are many people falling to such scam. I found a person who spend more than 100$ for getting his blog submitted to Google. The company he used made him believe that search engine submission is a very hard task and he have to use their service. Scam services make advantage of newbies.

    • Paul Salmon
      May 15, 2011

      SEO is huge if you own a web site or blog, and there are many scams out there that do promise good rankings for keywords. In reality, no one can promise good rankings, especially if a company uses black hat SEO tricks, like purchasing links. Eventually, search engines will find out and drop the site, and all the money spent by the web site owner is gone.

  7. raymund
    May 11, 2011

    I can still see scams under number 2. Promises of guaranteed number 2 ranking is purely a scam. But I still wonder, there are still people who are ignorant enough to avail scam SEO services.

    • Paul Salmon
      May 11, 2011

      There are always people who are starting out online, and can be manipulated but such promises. It is important to educate people on such scams to help them avoid such scams in the future.

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