Even as I slowly walk out the door, those people who try and tell me what to do continue to pester me. Case in point, from a recent e-mail:
Dear business owner of monoblogue.us,
How is it possible that your website is having so many errors? Yes, most of the people share their anger and frustration once they get my email.
Now, I will show you the number of broken links, pages that returned 4XX status code upon request, images with no ALT text, pages with no meta description tag, not having an unique meta description, having too long title, etc., found in your monoblogue.us.
I have a large professional team who can fix all the above issues immediately at an affordable price. I guarantee you will see a drastic change in your Google search ranking once these are fixed.
If this is something you are interested in, then allow me to send you a no obligation audit report.
Guess what, Kris? You can show me whatever you want, and I couldn’t care less.
I’m sure that, over nearly 17 years, I have plenty of broken links (like the years of photos I lost) and whatever other gobbledygook you were talking about, but that comes with the territory. I write to impress readers, not Google searches.
So thanks to your “large professional team” in some Indian basement somewhere, but no thanks.
Now here’s where they tell me I can make some REAL money:
Hello monoblogue.us Team,
We would like to begin by congratulating you on maintaining a fantastic website. You are doing a great job.
We are contacting you on behalf of Blog Management, a platform that has helped process orders for more than 10,000+ publishers and website owners.
Currently, we are working with more than 47+ SEO and Digital Marketing Agencies that might be interested in placing guest posting and link-building orders on your website.
If you are interested in publishing high-quality guest posts and working with some of the best brands and agencies in the world, please respond to this email with-
Guest Posting Price & Text link insertions price
Do you accept Grey Niches- CBD, Crypto, Adult, Gambling Links?
Are there any Content Guidelines that you follow?
Thanks for your consideration,
Thanks & Regards,
Parama.Some content mill.
Something tells me those “gray niches” are where the real coin is.
And then we have one more. This guy is persistent.
I see your website www.monoblogue.us and its impressive. I wonder if advertising options like guest post, ad content are available on your site?
What’s the price if we want to advertise on your site?
Note : Article must not be any mark as sponsored or advertise or like that and we can only pay by paypal.
CheersMaking my website less impressive one blockquote at a time.
I think my IQ dropped two points when I read that one, Mr. English is my third language.
When I get these posts it makes me wonder just who is out there making a living on these things. Having been there once myself (“you’re doing it for the ExpOsURe!”) and knowing people are lucky if they get a penny every hundred words from these content mills, I’m half tempted to turn my website over to these guys and cash out. But my name would still be associated with it, so I’ll let them wait until the domain becomes available. (Or maybe I’ll buy a new domain just for funsies, sort of like making a mythical portfolio of the “pumpin’ and dumpin'” stocks I did once upon a time and see what kind of depressing dreck I get. Domain names aren’t that expensive. By the way, in rereading that junk fax post I remembered it had one of the best comment sections I ever had. I hit a whale of a niche that week.)
Why not? Maybe it will give me something to write about on my Substack and net me twenty bucks.