iCopify.co, a name in the outreach content marketing and guest posting industry, has been linked to the rapid increase in spam emails soliciting freelance guest post reselling services.
Although the company advertises the service as ” Outreach” this couldn’t be further from the truth. Services offered on the platform don’t provide an outreach service as such, Rather, a Black hat paid links placement offering. (Choose your site and pay for the link placement)
The company, primarily known for content creation and distribution, is now under scrutiny for allegedly playing a significant role in the recent upsurge of unsolicited emails flooding website owners’ inboxes.
The practice of guest post reselling, whereby individuals sell opportunities for guest blogging to improve backlinks and online visibility, has gained traction in recent years. However, the darker side of this trend has come to the forefront, highlighting how unscrupulous players are capitalising on it to flood the digital sphere with spammy low-quality content.
Insights from industry analysts and experts have pointed fingers at iCopify’s involvement in this disconcerting phenomenon. The spam emails, often relentless in their frequency, entice recipients with a range of guest post/content placements with the inclusion of an embedded hyperlink.
“The problem arises when thousands of freelancers using the platform gain access to its site database. These freelancer spammers then send millions of spam emails to website owners globally,” said a leading news website owner who has chosen to remain unnamed.
“The platform “banks” of these freelancers sending out massive amounts of spam to website owners’ mailboxes in order to keep the wheels of its own business model turning,” he said.
Website and blog owners around the globe are receiving these nuisance emails by the hundreds every week. The freelance spammers pull paid links blog listings from the iCopify database and spam out them out by the millions in hope they might receive a response from site owners wishing to make an order from them. In a nutshell, it’s an attempt to “resell” the services offered by iCopify.
What is Guest Post Reseller Spam?
Guest posting spam, a growing concern in the digital realm, is becoming an unwelcome phenomenon for millions of website owners worldwide.
This pervasive issue involves the incessant influx of unsolicited emails from freelancers who aim to profit by offering to sell blog post placements on various websites. The sheer volume of these uninvited solicitations is causing frustration and raising questions about the integrity of online marketing practices.
The scale of this issue is staggering, with countless website owners reporting being bombarded by an excessive number of unsolicited emails from freelancers. These emails typically tout an array of guest posting packages and prices, hoping to entice overwhelmed website owners into purchasing their services.
Example Of Guest Post Reseller Spam Email.
Email Subject Line – Check My High Quality Site
|FROM – Harry Jacob
|Fri, 18 Aug, 22:53 (10 days ago) <Fake Name
Please check MY High-Quality site with DA and Traffic Please choose sir sites. to send me an Order. Sir My all sites are very high-Quality High DA Or high Traffic Or prices are very cheapest
Let me know if you need post on above sitesi am waiting for your good response
The above email was found to originate from a Pakistani national. Note the extremely unprofessional approach and him referring to a business as “Dear”. (Hi Dear)
It would seem these spammers simply have no idea how to reference a person or business appropriately. In fact. Many people living in the western world would be offended to be called “Dear”
Additionally, all of the listed website URLs (Low Quality, Highly Spammy, Fake Bot Traffic, Fake Metrics, Paid PBN Blogs) in the above spam email example are all listed on iCopify.
Furthermore, these reseller spammers also send massive amount of spam emails to website owners asking what the price would to be buy a guest post from the owner. If the spammer receives a response, they will promptly list the site on iCopify without permission.
Here is an example of one such email.
In light of the escalating volume of guest post reseller spam emails inundating website owners worldwide, those affected have come forward to address the issue. The relentless surge of unsolicited emails has prompted concerns among website owners regarding the integrity of legitimate guest posting efforts.
In an alarming statistic measured over the past three years by a leading online newspaper has uncovered over 6,000 email accounts registered with Gmail.com currently being used to send these spam emails. Often, the addresses use common alias email handles. (fake native English names) originating from India and Pakistan.
These handles also often announce themselves SEO professionals, content writers, digital marketing executives and expert outreach service providers. However, they are nothing of the sort. In fact, in today’s world they have now come to be known as “Guest Post Reseller Spam Beggars” looking to make a buck from black hat link placements on PBN blogs.
The ramifications of this discovery are profound. Legitimate guest post reselling services may now face skepticism, as the prevalence of spam emails muddies the waters for those looking to establish credible online partnerships.
The pervasive presence of subpar content threatens the integrity of websites that might unknowingly host such material.
As discussions around this issue continue, iCopify has yet to issue an official statement addressing the accusations. Nonetheless, industry leaders and content marketing professionals are rallying for enhanced oversight and accountability within the guest post reselling domain.
Blog Owner Struggle with Unauthorised Listings on iCopify
Private blog and news website owners are struggling with unauthorized listings on iCopify Amidst Fraudulent Reseller Claims.
Legitimate website owners are grappling with a growing predicament as they discover their websites listed on iCopify, a well-known player in the content marketing arena.
The problem stems from fraudulent resellers falsely claiming access to post content on privately-owned blogs, raising concerns about unauthorised use of these platforms.
In a disheartening turn of events, website proprietors are uncovering that their domains have been listed on iCopify without their consent.
These fraudulent resellers often based in India and Pakistan exploit the allure of guest post and content opportunities to attract potential buyers, often asserting access to private blogs for content dissemination. Unfortunately, these claims are misleading at best and deceitful at worst.
One particularly aggrieved blog owner has taken the initiative to reach out to iCopify after discovering their website’s unapproved listing on the platform.
This individual has clarified that their private blog is not intended for the sale of guest posts or paid links. The unauthorised inclusion of their site on iCopify not only jeopardises their online credibility but also raises concerns about the integrity of such practices.
Regrettably, the efforts to rectify this situation have been met with silence from iCopify. Multiple requests made by affected website owners to have their listings removed have gone unanswered, leaving them in an unenviable position.
The company’s unwillingness to take prompt action to address these fraudulent and un-approved listing has left the website owner feeling disregarded, unheard and of the opinion several laws have been broken.
This lack of responsiveness raises questions about iCopify’s commitment to maintaining a transparent and ethical platform. The current scenario underscores the pressing need for content marketing platforms to implement stringent verification processes to ensure that listings are accurate, genuine, and reflective of legitimate opportunities.
As affected website owners continue to grapple with unauthorised listings, the broader content marketing community is closely watching how platforms like iCopify respond to these concerns. Transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct must be prioritized to safeguard the reputation of both content creators and platform providers alike.
Online marketers, as well as website owners, are advised to exercise caution and due diligence when navigating the landscape of guest post reselling. As the online realm evolves, adhering to ethical practices and maintaining the quality of content remains crucial for sustainable growth.