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Is this Link building outreach legit?

     
1:16 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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System: The following 11 messages were cut out of thread at: https://www.webmasterworld.com/google_adsense/4885208.htm [webmasterworld.com] by martinibuster - 9:11 am on Feb 2, 2018 (utc -5)


Hi guys. I just received this email. Iím wondering if this is a scam. If yes, how does the scam works?

Hereís the email:

Hi there,

I just read [my site article name], I think you had some great points which is why I think a collaboration between us could work well. I represent a digital marketing agency currently working with a major international fashion retailer who operates in the same marketplace as Topshop, River Island and ASOS.

We are in the process of securing sponsored placements for our client and we were wondering if you were interested in featuring such a post on your site. For the privilege of being featured on your site, we would be happy to offer a fee in the region of $65.

Kind regards,
Matthew
1:53 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This is not scam, its a standard outreach email asking you for sponsored post.
2:11 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I am always dubious of these emails asking to put advertising on your website. I've had several before and after I have requested information from them I've never heard anything back. In fact, I received such an email three days ago

"Hi Oscarfishlover,
I just read just got a 20 gallon - Oscar Fish Advice Forum, I've shown it to some colleagues and we think a collaboration between us could work well. I represent a digital marketing agency currently working with a leading auto retailer. We would like to feature a unique piece of content on your site on behalf of our client. For the privilege, we'd be happy to pay you somewhere in the region of $75.

Let me know your thoughts.

Best wishes,"
2:23 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Lol, what kind of information you requested that they dissappear ?
2:25 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Maybe information was the wrong word to use, I was basically asking them to send me the kind of material they want to put on my website.
2:36 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I've gotten similar emails. When I ask what site they'll want me to link to, I never hear from them again.
2:38 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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@Ironside
Medianet allows to place link ads like you do on your homepage? WoW, this is the gold mine.
2:48 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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When I get those emails, I google the person's name or agency name to see what comes up. Sometimes the email address can reveal a lot. @Ironside, for your fish site, have you identified online pet stores, fish equipment suppliers etc? Then you can contact them. I was told it's best to price out your ad slots in advance. Under the banner and top right sidebar would get more, of course. Define the type of ads you'll accept or exclude e.g. no animated or auto audio ads. And always retain the right to review the ad.

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4:17 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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5:40 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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SEOs are trading links. So, yes, this is clear scam.
8:45 pm on Jan 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I've had a few sponsored posts requested, although only one went all the way through so far. They offered to pay $66.36 (odd amount).
I had another who agreed to $70 and all the terms, then suddenly disappeared.

Both of the sites to be linked to weren't anything sketchy, and the posts are relevant to both my site and theirs, so not spammy either.