I was always hesitant to include a contact from in my website because in my past sites, I received more spams than legit messages.

And barely a week after putting up a contact form, proposals started coming in!

Let me share to you one example...

I got you on Twitter. I wanted to get in touch to see if you would be interested in being sponsored post on my sites. Allow me introduce myself shelina Lawrence and I'm a fresh out of blogger outreach service provider. I provide high quality guest posting service will earn you or your client’s, safe, relevant and authority backlinks that will not only improve your search rankings but will also buzz your brand and flood your site with referral traffic.

My SEO approaches are 100 % ethical and organic (White Hat) and I always update my skills with the changing updates in Search Engines Algorithms. I am familiar with latest search engine updates such as (Penguin, Panda and HummingBird). I have great expertise in optimizing website from Google and other search engine perspective. All my techniques are completely within Google guidelines.

Here I'm sending you some of my quality blogs please have a look.

1) bizcommunity. com
2) newsblaze. com
3) jacksonville. com
4) workingmother .com
5) behance. net
6) archilovers .com
7) houzz. com
8) houzz .com
9) blogtrepreneur. com
10) ibm. com

Please let me know if you are interested. I would be happy to discuss more for the article guidelines, word limit, time periods, publication schedule etc. in next mail. Also I would be happy to make a long term business relationship with you in future.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards!
Shelina Lawrence

Are you guys familiar with this woman's name? Are you also being contacted?

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doobie333 Premium
When I started I started getting phone calls. It got so bad that I had to disconnect that line. Emails are a lot less invasive but the one you received is much clearer than most.
GomMagtibay Premium
Yeah, clearer than others, making me doubt whether it is spam or legit proposal.
MarionBlack Premium
I get heaps of similar SEO offers. I just mark them as spam or delete them.
GomMagtibay Premium
Maybe I should just do the same. Mark them off as spam. We already have here what works, so no need for such help offers.
BeauAndNik Premium
The links she provided are other peoples sites, not her own. Perhaps she has an author account at those sites.. If this is the case then getting a blog on those sites with a link to your would be very powerful....

I would ask her to supply proof of a recently published post to any of those sites...

Also, look to see if she has used a link to her own site. Look at what email she is using... Anyone contacting you from a gmail account, or anything other than an actual site email, doesn't look legit (typically isn't).

Are they using broken English.. its a sign of unprofessionalism...

99% of Indian SEO's that are pitching to everyone these days are snake oil salesmen. there is a very small amount of Indian SEO's who actually know their stuff..
GomMagtibay Premium
Thanks for the "caution". I think you're correct. First, you mentioned about her using of free email like gmail. Second, broken English, I noticed some. Third, the first blogs looks like she's really working in those, but then I noticed she included big sites like IBM's. Lots of red flags, but I admit, I was a bit impressed the first time I read it.