We’re being spammed many times by lots of Indian Outsource SEO or Outsource Web Development companies.
Not only do we get countless emails, but we also now get quite a lot of form submissions.
One particular Indian outsource company that wants us to outsource SEO and Web Development work to them claims that they already work with our competitors. They seemed to have decided that form submissions are the way to get my attention.
Okay, it has worked.
The first few times I asked them to stop it, but now we’ve had multiple submissions over just last night and that is just crazy.
Goal Tracking Messed Up
Goal Tracking is a great thing for every website. I gave a presentation is Brisbane to the Brisbane Web Design Meetup Group explaining how and why every website owner should use Google Analytics to the max.
The way it works is to count each and every form submission as the “GOAL” achieved by the website.
Naturally we have Google Analytics with Goal Tracking installed. It helps us to measure the effectiveness of the website, i.e. the number of visitors (y) versus the number of enquiries (x).
These many bogus submissions making the number of enquiries (x) an unreliable figure and we now have to discount this number so we can compare it with past data, quite a pain.
Will we buy from these guys? No…
- Being harassed isn’t good. They’re unable to track who they’re targeting or just don’t care.
- I’ve asked them politely many times to stop contacting us, they seem unable to acknowledge or respect these emails.
- Working with a company that deals with competitors we’re outperforming isn’t good either. Why would we lower our level of quality?
- It seems a bit odd they’re chasing us to compete with their own clients. I wonder if their clients know.
BEWARE the outsourcing spammers! :)
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