This is one in a series of posts reviewing and looking at how some of the SEO companies which use bulk emails/spam with ‘we can help your terrible site’ type emails really can (and actually mostly can’t!) help your site.
This time the email came in from a ‘David Bunn’ who was using an @bestdigitalgrow.com email address. The email came into my business account but was for my big Christmas site. (I often remove the last name of spammers for privacy, but I’m 100% sure this is a fake name.)
The subject was “Fix Error of your whychristmas.com” and it went:
I’m reaching out to you because I have a digital marketing plan that I think your audience would appreciate.
Would you be willing to receive a detailed proposal? I can provide the deliverable for you to review?
Digital Marketing Strategist
Best Digital Grow
Are you interested in a scheduled call or receiving a detailed proposal? Please reply with YES .
I have A LOT of email from spammers using the bestdigitalgrow.com domain in the last few months. And I’ve replied to lots of them, including this one, (it’s kind of my thing!) but I’ve NEVER had a reply from any of them…
Don’t they want my business!? Well, after some investigating, I think I might know what’s happened – more on this below.
But first, let’s take a look at their site.
Looking at Their Site
With SEO spammers, I also like to look at their sites, to see if they practice what they preach (I mean would you trust a plumber who had leaking and rusty pipes all over their own house?!); and also to compare their site with a site they say they can help…
It’s quite unusual for SEO spammers to use their ‘real’ domain when sending spam. Best Digital Grow’s domain is bestdigitalgrow.com and it was registered in November 2022 – so less than 8 months ago.
When I went to visit the site, I got a big warning screen as their SSL Certificate (the padlock bit) had expired. That’s not a good start!
But I knew what the warning meant, so clicked through as I wanted to get to the site.
This SSL issue also stopped the auto tools I normally use to scan for the quality of a site. But looking at the code it’s not good!
The site for Best Digital Grow is another in the line of “SEO spammers doing the bare minimum to throw a site together”.
SEO wise it’s TERRIBLE. The Meta title is ‘Digital Marketing – Just another WordPress site’ meaning they’ve not bothered to change the basic WordPress description. Talking of descriptions, there’s NO meta description tag (one of the most important SEO things on a page). The Heading 1 tag on the page is “Smart Partner For To Grow Your Best Business” which doesn’t really make sense, but makes more sense than much of the site (see below!).
On the site, most of the links don’t work (including to a contact page!) and it’s full of spelling errors, rubbish content, – some in the dummy filter latin. All that’s in the footer is “Allright Reserved -MJ”, erm, yeah.
What actual (not latin) copy there is often gibberish. Some highlights include:
The clean adventure from then to now could be credited to our personnel who carry innovative thoughts to the table, giving your logo the an awful lot wanted WOW factor.
Get More Customer Now & Lets 24 Hours Online
The greater optimized your web website online is for seek engines, the higher it’s far probable to rank for the ones seek phrases your best customers are typing into Google.
Lets Know How Much Our Archivements [that’s not spelt correctly!]
It’s like any content was put through a really bad online translator – perhaps it was!
The logo is, erm, ‘interesting’ in that it ‘Digital Grow Marketing’ (not Best Digital Grow) and that above the ‘o’ of Grow is a cannabis leaf! Now different people have different views on using cannabis. But it’s not exactly what you’d expect to find in the logo for an SEO company is it?!
But the most interesting thing to me through is the section on the site which details their ‘team’. They list three team members. All are obviously fake using stock images which come with the site (which are also used on the ‘testimonials’ which are all dummy latin).
But it’s the names of the team members which got my attention. They are “Ken Lambert”, “Mike Brits” and “Kate Miller”. I’ve had dealings with SEO spammers using ALL of these fake names!
I’ve had spam from a “Ken Lambert” when he was the ‘Business Development Manager’ of ‘The SEO Company USA / Digitally Ahead Team‘ (who also seem to be connected to another SEO spammer Crushaders Tech) and the Ken Lambert name also popped up in connection to another SEO spammer we’ve dealt with Devlimer.
I’ve had SEO spam from ‘Mike Brits’ (and Sam Brits) from a number of companies including Devlimer! And I’ve also had SEO replies from a ‘Kate Miller’ when dealing with The SEO Company USA / Digitally Ahead Team! I mean, what are the chances?!
Both of those companies have fake addresses on their site but are probably located in Mumbai.
(I’ve also had dealings with a ‘David Miller’ from Webtrolive Web Solution and ‘Mac Miller’ from Easy Ranking by SEO, two more SEO companies who also lie about where they’re based. I know Miller’s quite a common name, but…)
So is Best Digital Grow another company connected to The SEO Company USA / Digitally Ahead Team / Crushaders Tech / Devlimer (and possibly others)?! Hmmmmm.
Perhaps this could explain why I’ve never got a reply from Best Digital Grow. Is my email blocked by The SEO Company USA / Digitally Ahead Team / Crushaders Tech / Devlimer? And is Best Digital Grow related to them and so I’m blocked by them too?!
If so, that would mean that they’re sending spam to an address they’ve blocked from replying – more genius level stuff there folks…
Doing a Google of the domain, there’s a grand total of four main results! There’s their site, with a few sub pages. It shows that there is a dummy contact page on the site. It’s hilarious. The main title is “Get An Quatation” [oops]. There’s an address in “Los Angles” [oops] but the map on the page is for the London Eye (you know the big wheel you can ride on next to the river Thames). So more utter rubbish!
The other three results are from Trustpilot (where the only reports say they’re spammers!) and two sites which list spammy domains.
That’s not exactly good now is it?!
Best Digital Grow are SEO spammers.
They send out A LOT of spam.
I’ve not been able to see what they say about my site because they’ve never actually replied to me…
Their own site is full of basic errors and fake information. Some of it is actually comically bad.
They might well also be connected to other, serial, SEO spammers.
So if you get an email from bestdigitalgrow.com, the delete button is probably the best option.
But, as ever, the choice is yours…