Why do vendors ask you to "allow them" to email you?

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Why do vendors ask you to "allow them" to email you?

GolfGearBox
Tourist
9 0 4

Everyday I get emails from vendors proclaiming my site is not ranking in search and there are numerous errors that they can fix. However, they all say the same thing "will you allow us to send you a report of the errors?". They emailed me to try to sell me on their service, why would they not just email me the error report? Is there some scam that I am not aware of that if I allow them to send their report they will do something nefarious?

 

Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide.

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Elias
Shopify Staff
2994 292 520

This is an accepted solution.

Hey, @GolfGearBox.

 

Thanks for reaching out and posting this question!

 

We would definitely recommend ignoring those types of marketing emails, as they are simply spam and junk mail. However, if you'd like to improve your site rankings in search engines, then we've got a guide on that here: Improving search engine optimization (SEO). Or, if you prefer to have someone more involved with your business, then you can always consider hiring a certified developer from Shopify Partners.

 

If you have any other questions on this topic, then don't hesitate to let us know!

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Elias
Shopify Staff
2994 292 520

This is an accepted solution.

Hey, @GolfGearBox.

 

Thanks for reaching out and posting this question!

 

We would definitely recommend ignoring those types of marketing emails, as they are simply spam and junk mail. However, if you'd like to improve your site rankings in search engines, then we've got a guide on that here: Improving search engine optimization (SEO). Or, if you prefer to have someone more involved with your business, then you can always consider hiring a certified developer from Shopify Partners.

 

If you have any other questions on this topic, then don't hesitate to let us know!

Elias | Social Care @ Shopify 
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 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
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GolfGearBox
Tourist
9 0 4

Thank you for the reply and I will avoid opening or responding to those spam emails. I will tell you that I've been very disappointed with the Shopify Partners that I have reached out to for basic suggestions and help. Almost every one of them has tried to upsell me in designing an entirely new website from scratch vs. providing solutions for my issue. In addition most are not transparent in their pricing which makes me more hesitant to use them. When asking for pricing to do a job many of them have said "What do you think it's worth?" I just want a solution to fix a problem from a reputable partner who offers truly transparent pricing. End of rant.