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Got an ad deal offer but i feel it's fake
How do you handle this kind of emails

 1:14 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)


I had an email today which only says


I am interested in having a text link to my site on yours - blawidgets.com . Could you please tell me how much will that cost for a period of 1 month?

Thank you"

Now this is the first time i got an email like this but i don't want to reply cause of;

Senders has no name, just a thanks
It comes from a gmail domain
Their website didn't mentioned
Ad place they want didn't mentioned
Sender contacted me via my whois info not from my website contact form .

Would you waste your time to answer this kind of emails or what ?




 4:44 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I received similar emails in the past. They simply want to buy links for SEO purposes and are afraid to reveal their identity.


 5:05 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Would you waste your time to answer this kind of emails or what ?


For all the reasons you listed.


 5:12 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

No. You have to have some idea who you're dealing with, and if they're using your whois contact it might as well be spammers fishing for live addresses.


 8:00 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

My that website is PR 0 , seems i forget to add that info sorry.

@ Rosalind
Thats what i thought first, i keep my whois info private and its forwarded to my main email addy.

As i thought first which i am sure now by all your input i will not answer that.

Thanks all for your answers


 11:10 pm on Aug 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

If I get any fishy emails for advertising I ask them to pay upfront. They will normally show their true colors at that point.


 11:04 am on Aug 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

One should not generalize.

In the same way a decent client ( no meds / casinos / debts etc ) had sent a request for a textlink which earns monthly and in advance more than 1/3 of what adsense generates on the entire site.

Simply wish, there would be more like them.

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