I just received an unsolicited e-mail from a new link building service called Cruz Command. I’ll skip the rant about unsolicited e-mails and go straight to straight to their e-mail (I edited out the name of my site):
I have to admit, my first thought upon reading this letter was: “Are they the ones who have been reporting links to Google?” It’s no secret that something has been going on with some of the major link networks lately, but receiving a letter like this makes me wonder about a few things, like:
- Do they really know that I use a link building service for the site listed, or are they just e-mailing random sites hoping to get lucky?
- If they do know, then how? Did they join this network just to find out what sites the links show up on?
- Where do they get off sending me unsolicited commercial e-mails about their service? OK, I held off as long as I could. This e-mail is undeniably commercial, and there’s no way they sent it only to me. They have compiled some sort of list and most likely e-mailed thousands of website owners about their new service. This gives me a very bad first impression.
I think I’ll avoid Cruz Command, at least for now. What are your thoughts?