Do they really want to advertise on my blog?
October 17, 2011 8:19 AM Subscribe
I received an email the other day from someone who claims they have a client who wants to advertise on my blog, which I only started a couple of months ago. I can't tell if it's legit, and I'm wondering how best to find out. I don't have any advertising on my blog, nor do I have any mentions of seeking advertisers.
posted by trillian to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here is the email, with a couple of things taken out and replaced by brackets:
I am the marketing executive of a very successful digital marketing and SEO company based in the UK. I would be very interested to find out what different marketing opportunities you offer through your various channels and would appreciate it if you could reply by email to me with some initial information.
We work with a broad range of clients across a wide range of different market sectors, so if this opportunity is of interest to you please contact me for a further discussion.
In this specific instance we are representing a client in the [industry related to my blog] industry and would be interested in your [URL of my blog] blog site.
I look forward to your response.
I Googled the woman's name and didn't find anything other than some Russian-language results. Because of that, and because my blog is so new, and the email is so vague, I'm thinking this is some kind of scam or something. Should I bother emailing back? If so, what should I ask at this point? If it is a scam, what would the scam be?