The Internet can be a very scary place. When you couple all the randos with email spam it is remarkable how difficult it can be to distinguish was is real and what is not real. Two days ago I registered a new domain that I will be building out over the next several months. I purchased this domain, and hosting, through BlueHost which is my preferred hosting provider. There must be a way that spammers can get the email of those that register brand new domains as I received this email earlier today:
This email is being sent out to you because search registration for your domain is pending.
Please register these domains to search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo ASAP to avoid late fees.
Registering for search engines would help you show up in search results and increase your online presence.
You can register your domain at: here
We sincerely appreciate your business! If you require anything, we are at your service.
Remember… If you do not register your domain with the search engines, it may not appear in the search engine listing when people are looking for you. Failure to complete your domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may make it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web. Complete your search engine registration today at: www.searchregistry.org
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First things first, you do not need to register with any website or domain to show up in search. In fact, my newly registered domain is already #1 in Google search for the name of the domain which is also a branded keyword. I did nothing but produce three blog posts. One of the things that Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other search engines do is send out spiders to crawl and index the web. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has repeatedly stated that Wikipedia never had an SEO strategy. He felt as it was Google’s job to crawl, index and rank Wikipedia. Instead of worrying about getting crawled and indexed by Google, or any search engine, webmasters should first work to create and publish amazing content that is desired by the website visitor.
If you receive an email stating that you must register your domain to rank in any search engine you should immediately delete that email. In fact, any type of email solicitation I get is deleted. If someone wants to sell me services they can reach me in a much more professional way than to send out a spam email to a large number of email address.
When getting started on building a web presence remember that content will always be king. If you publish two or three articles within a few days of going live with a domain Google will find you and rank your website in search. If you are a business looking to improve search rankings or get customers from search please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I have several SEO and internet marketing packages that will help you get more clients or business through Google search or the internet.