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Should I believe

in top 10 rankings suggested by some websites?

     
4:11 am on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi webmasters
I'm currently looking for purchasing a service that help my website to be on the top 10 results of a keyword in Google, Yahoo Search. I have no experiences on it so could you, bros, give me advices.

Here is the email I receive:

Get top 10 rankings on Google and Yahoo with proven tools. Get top 10 rankings on Google and Yahoo with ....(obmitted) , the proven website promotion tool.

Thanks for helping this newbie from South Korea :)

9:09 am on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Greetings Friendabc,

and welcome

rule #1: Don't believe the hype (especially in an unsolicited email)
rule #2: do a google, yahoo etc. SE search for "top 10 ranking proven tools" or similar search you'd expect results on. Do they come up in the top 10?
rule #3: create a spam filter in your email junk mail or antispam program
rule # 4. delete original email without any further action. ;)
rule #5. Check around WebmasterWorld threads for tips and hints on how to really get worthwhile search engine results.

Good luck! :)

Cheers
JP.

1:42 pm on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi jpalmer,
Sorry that I replied late. I really appreciate your recommendations> I'm a newbie in SEO so ... :)

Thanks again and I'm reading Webmasterworld archives. This site is so great! so great!

friendabc.

12:33 am on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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there is no gurantee in being in top position, specially with keywords that have alot of competition , if a SEO firm claims that , then they should do business like this.
1.they wont charge you fully until they showed that their claim is rightous
2.give you a realistic timeline and expectations
10:24 am on May 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Top 10 today. The next day Top 20. Better concentrate on content. Tons of content so that you can have backdoor pages that might lead to home page because you might not know what keywords people are searching for.
1:57 am on May 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ask for samples of their work and then look at the source code. 9 times out of 10 you will find some version of spam or black hat activity. Also search for doorway pages, not necessarily on the same site.

I had one of those scammers call me a few weeks ago claiming to be able to get one of my client's sites to top 10 position (he was already ranking in top position so this person hadn't even looked at the site). I asked for samples of their work. Their text was bordering on gibbersih..I.e., keyword stuffing, which visitos will not put up with and can get the site penalized. They only charge $3000 a year for this "service".