I just received an unsolicited email from somewhere in India.

1) The #1 red flag – it is addressed Dear Sir/Madam
2) The #2 red flag – the bad grammar

This “feels” like one of those Nigerian email scams.
Here is what it looked like:

Dear Sir \ Madam,

We are a fast growing INDIA based Web Development Services company.

We provide complete Natural Link Building Solution in professional Internet Marketing Services with our core competency.

We have a dedicated team of 35 professionals to serve you. Our Link Builders who specialize in getting theme based targeted links for Client’s website.

Our Link Popularity Building Services is designed to increase your traffic and link popularity.

Our links are direct and search engine friendly as we do not get links which are with redirection script or with indirect.

We provide you one way link building with following essential parameters

Be careful – your web site is one of (if not THE) most important marketing tools you have.  There are many “black hat” companies out there that will make exorbitant promises about driving you up to the top of the search engines.  DO NOT fall into the trap of Dear Sir / Madam emails – you could seriously damage your site’s reputation.

Remember, any thing worth doing is worth doing right.  Most of the time it takes time and patience to drive you up in the search engines.  Link to credible sources and people you know.