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Do You Receive Offers of Help at Your Internet Site?

I own my own site: Quirkyscience.com . You may own your own site. Do you receive offers to help you improve your site?

Be very slow to buy into it.

One of the best I've received informed me they analyzed my site. They then provided a bullet list of issues negatively affecting it. They invited me to have a tete-a-tete with them over the matter to see if we could strike up an agreement.

This was the best offer to date. But I did not accept it. Other than the cost, and the fact that I don't care to have anyone else involved, there were issues with this offer.

  1. I was expected to believe they analyzed my site. Perfect strangers.
  2. The offer was not sent as an email, but in the comment section of one of my articles.

Would a true professional do/not do these things?


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Comments

MegL wrote on July 21, 2018, 12:55 PM

I never even reply to these. I get LOTS of them. Some I get via email, because they have used the contact form on my site. I don't get any through comments. Your site is VERY high in the search engines. Just keep doing what you have been doing up to now.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 22, 2018, 5:44 PM

Good call on your part. No if they didn't email me personally and even then I would not want to pay for their expert services. They would have some kind of angle and it might be to make them a profit. If there were nothing in it for them, they wouldn't even make an offer one way or the other.

VinceSummers wrote on July 22, 2018, 8:15 PM

I advise my wife on phone calls and emails to not respond to offers, unless we, first, establish the contact.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 23, 2018, 7:50 PM

Yes, that is best. I will not subject myself to that kind of nonsense, or waste any time with them.

VinceSummers wrote on July 23, 2018, 8:27 PM

If I answer the phone and hear, 1. A pause followed by a sickening "blip", or 2. A crowd of people in the background, talking, or 3. A strong, very deep voice (always asking for money for the police), or 4. A very strongly foreign voice, often from India, asking to speak with Mr. or Mrs. Summers, I ***immediately*** without further inquiry, hang up.