Of all the scams I know on the internet, among the worst (more so than even the African princes offering you millions to hold their money) are the Indians offering to improve SEO.
They must have their share of naive people who buy or I doubt they’d be spending this much time on the spam. People who have bitten have told me the work is shoddy and inaccurate, responsiveness is terrible and they often just keep the money without producing anything.
But the point for our kind of business is that SEO listings are useless on the corporate side, and of little use on the retail side without a strong brand and other internet strategies. Corporate buyers aren’t influenced by SEO, and there is too much noise on the retail side.
I know, you can point out an example of someone gaining business after they improved SEO. I can also point out people killed by lighting strikes and lottery winners who won $300 million on a dollar bet. What’s the point?
(As a test, I accepted an offer of someone in Mumbai to get me on Wikipedia. He wanted no money up front, and only $95 when I was satisfied. His promise of a draft the next week took three weeks. What he produced, based upon voluminous material I sent, was not even a full page that was large inaccurate, including the spelling of my name.)