Got a great spam message today. This site is using a DMOZ directory as their site.
The way it reads to me, I can 'renew' my listing with "them" for only $20 per day. I guess if I pay them $20 per day, they will submit my site to the DMOZ for me. Oh boy!
Anyone else get this thing?
The SPAM message:
Could you please be so kind as to click renew to continue listing your website in the TopSites.us
directory by Sunday, September 1, if you donít mind:
There is a submit form here, which I haven't copied, that lists my site info and has buttons to either Renew, Edit or Remove my site from their listing. Under the Renew button it states: *TopSites only costs $20 a day (invoiced monthly)
TopSites.us lists the top three million websites in the world. Only TopSites.us gives you:
Massive Reach: We display our listings billions of times a year. We guarantee to show your listing more than 10 million times a year.
Cost-Effectiveness: Your listing costs less than 75-cents per thousand impressions. That is the least expensive advertising you will ever buy. You want to bring lots of potential customers to your site in a cost-effective way. TopSites.us does exactly that!
Highly Targeted Leads: TopSites.us reaches customers when they are searching for what you are selling. That means high sales and low costs. More visitors become customers!
Highest Return on Investment: Independent research confirms that you get the highest ROI from online listings like TopSites.us. E-mail, banners and other forms of online advertising all have a lower ROI. And unlike direct mail, you pay nothing for mailing lists, printing or postage. No media buy returns better results than TopSites.us.
No-Risk: Cancel your listing any time for any reason and weíll refund the rest of your money--no questions asked!
Hassle-Free: You can change your listing anytime or even move it to a different category--for free--and your changes will instantly appear in the directory
People often ask, how can you guarantee to show my listing 10 million times? What if I am in an
unpopular category? It doesnít matter! Why? We continually flash renewed listings on our usersí PCs 24
hours a day, seven days a week--even when they are offline! That lets us display TopSites.us listings 42 million times in an hour. Thatís why we can guarantee to show your listing 10 million times a year.
Thatís not all. Every time one of our users searches for florists (for example) at any search engine (even Yahoo, AOL, MSN), they will see a list of TopSites.usí florists. Even if they search for florists at another floristsí site, they will see TopSites.usí florists. And if they click on any hyperlink on any website in the world containing the word florists, again they will see TopSites florists. How? It is all because of
TopSites.usí patent-pending AutoSearch tool. Want to see this marketing magic for yourself? Just click download. Once you have paid for your renewal, your site will appear there too.
Thereís more! We have an opt-in email list of users. Once a year we will promote your website to them.
All these marketing services are included in your $20 a day subscription.
"TopSites is the least expensive way Iíve found to bring buyers to my site. Iíve tried other online advertising companies and you beat everyone!"
--P.A., President, Go Software (g-o.us)
"TopSites makes my online marketing easy. I can change my message 24 hours a day so itís always up-to-date. And everyone who sees it is a pre-qualified prospect."
--N.B., CEO, My News (my-news.org)
Our editors choose you as one of the top websites in your category without charge. But if your listing expires, you may need to pay a $300 editorial review fee to get listed again. It can take two months for our editors to authorize a listing. And they may not re-list you if there are too many listings in your category.
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