You know, it must seem like the world of the longest running sports/crime blogger (me) would be glamorous and filled with non-stop fun each day.
Most days are spend cleaning out my email inbox, deleting all sorts of scam emails and solicitations for my business. One of the more common solicitations is from search engine optimization (SEO) companies, boasting that they can get me to “The Top of Google Rankings.” Great. What popular and/or profitable term are they planning to use? Hazing? Naughty cheerleaders? No one ever really says and when I email back mockingly and ask them, they never have an answer.
That is, until yesterday when I got the message below from Ophelia Renee, with the subject line “Quick question about your website badjocks.com”. So I had to open it. We have to give it to Ms. Renee, at least she is suggesting a term that BadJocks could rank better for: sami khedira muslim.
It’s right there in the email. With her help creating some strong, inbound links, we could own the Google rankings for sami khedira muslim. So I had to look up what, or who, sami khedira is and, according to our friends at Wikipedia, he “is a German footballer currently playing for Real Madrid and the German national team. He is considered a dynamic midfielder with ‘flawless aerial ability’ who can cover a lot of ground, recover the ball and quickly join in the team attack with his powerful mid-range shooting.” Oh, and apparently there are frequent questions about his religion.
All told, he sounds like a pretty good, but not great, soccer player and we had a story about him back in February because he posed for the cover of GQ with his topless model girlfriend. Yes, there’s a picture, but if you do the clicky thing, don’t forget to come back.
An interesting story, no doubt, but we really don’t see ourselves becoming the world leader in all things Sami Khedira . . . no matter how much you guys beg us.
So, no, Ms. Renee, we will gladly decline your offer for your services, but we will include your toll free 800 phone number and email address below in case any of our readers have a need for your “service.” But thanks for writing!
(This is the exact, unedited version of the email.)
Hello, my name is Ophelia Renee and I am an Internet Rankings Engineer. I performed a Google search for the keyword sami khedira muslim and upon perusing past the first page, I ran across your website badjocks.com. I see that your website is currently not listed on the first page for this keyword search.
The fact is that your ranking and search engine positioning is easily correctable. There is no reason that your website cannot be ranked in the top three positions for the keyword sami khedira muslim based on your website’s very quality content and solid structure. You have a very good website that is built to convert when it can be found.
Your website needs high quality one way inbound anchor text links. I can help you with this.
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The type of links are extremely important to achieving top rankings…and I can bring these quality links to your website.
I can prove to you how effective this system is, risk free.
Nothing beats performance and after you see what we are able to do for your business you will feel confident in the results we can achieve for your business.
Would it be okay if I were to give you a call or you can certainly call me anytime. I would love to continue this discussion over the phone with you.