Jacob Kaplan-Moss

SEO scumbags

I wrote this post in 2009, more than 14 years ago. It may be very out of date, partially or totally incorrect. I may even no longer agree with this, or might approach things differently if I wrote this post today. I rarely edit posts after writing them, but if I have there'll be a note at the bottom about what I changed and why. If something in this post is actively harmful or dangerous please get in touch and I'll fix it.

Please die in a fire:

From: <…@hootsmart.com>

Subject: I would like to offer free SEO for the djangoproject.com

Hi Jacob,

I would like to offer my SEO services free of charge for the djangoproject and in return to have a link from the djangoproject.com web page to my own site.

1. I Would like to contribute free SEO advice to the project ( could write a paper on SEO techniques).

2. To get djangoproject on page 1 of Google for the terms: Web applications & Web developers.

What you do is hurting the Internet. Please stop.