SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Scams

You probably receive a number of emails every day offering SEO services. While many of these are genuine companies vying for your business, some really are scammers who will take your money and do nothing.

Every website needs SEO services (and more). There are some good reputable companies in NZ who provide great SEO services, including us.

It is therefore galling when we see overseas scammers pretending to be NZ companies and giving good SEO companies here a bad rap.

We have recently received numerous emails from Creative Zeald Ltd who claim to have an office at
Level 4, 147 Parnell Road, Parnell 1052, Auckland.New Zealand
with other offices in Christchurch | Wellington | Hamilton | Tauranga & Dunedin
and a global presence in Hong Kong & China | USA | AUS | UAE | Singapore

This is almost identical to numerous emails previously received from Page Port NZ Ltd. They were apparently headquartered in Napier with offices in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland. Wow! Such a busy company that no-one has heard of!

Both of these are overseas companies and do not have the NZ representation they claim. They are passing off as something that they are not. If not a total scam, it is certainly spam.

Don’t touch overseas SEO companies unless you know something about them. Get references if you can. Some will just take your money or lock you into long contracts.