Indian Internet Services Industry – Truth the Funnier Way
I was about to start a post on Link Building but just then I got an IM from this guy who has been bugging me for over 2 weeks; appears to be some middle-man who was asking for content writing projects. Let me tell you this guy has pathetic English and is trying to pitch me for being my content provider. Lame!
Today, I just thought I’d play along and try to chat with him in the same pathetic language of his. God I enjoyed and laughed; not at this person’s inability to communicate in proper English but the fact that this guy is trying to run a business that is purely language based and has been following up like crazy as if I’m a stupid who’ll fall for his garbage. It seemed to be more fun when I started with gibberish sentences of my own . I’ll tell why I chose to write about this funny incident after you read the conversation, which went on exactly like this – word by word:
freelancersrealm: Hello Abhishek
freelancersrealm: How’s u
me: me is fine // I got funnier right from the beginning
freelancersrealm: Actually we chatted before too but you was quite busy so cud not continue.
me: yes i was quiet busy so cannot able to talk at you
freelancersrealm: Hope you have some time Now!!
me: now i have the lot of time
freelancersrealm: Oh thanks
me: you go tell me what is your propsing?
freelancersrealm: Well I was looking for some work of content writing..if U can provide me ..
me: current time i have not a single project for outsource to you
me: you can send the few samples of of you work
freelancersrealm: no problem.
I send You before too but u did not notice i guess..
Well m sending again few sample of our latest work..
me: ok you can sending now
freelancersrealm: do give a look..at least
me: i will try look this time
freelancersrealm: Ok sure..
me: ok fine then ok
we chatted later one more time
just check your mail..m sending u few sample articles
freelancersrealm: done!! do give a look ..
me: can you say to me about your experience in field of the content writer?
freelancersrealm: Well “wisden Writer” is writing contents from different clients from last 1 and half year..but Some of My Writers are doing it from last 2-3 years too..And you are added in my Wisden Writers ID as well..
This ID is for Writers…
our website is also just started..
how much do you have experience of writing?
freelancersrealm: if You are talking about Me Only the Sir I dont write ..I have writers from different part of India
you working with freelancer and get projects for them
Sent at 22:07 on Monday
freelancersrealm: yes..but most of the writers are our regular..
Sent at 22:08 on Monday
me: so you are work is to middle man in projects
Sent at 22:12 on Monday
freelancersrealm: Well Not just as Middle Man.I hv to arrange Everything and soon planning a based firm in delhi.
Sent at 22:13 on Monday
me: so what will your role is? in a content writing company
me: ok those are fine
i will contacting you very sooner
Give us a chance at least to prove us
Now that is not something surprising. I keep on getting such lame pitches and follow-ups. And I feel sad about what is becoming of the indian IT services and Internet industry. If such people go out and start pitching to international clients then God save us and those clients too.
Content writing is an essential part of any intelligently planned SEO campaign. If you screw your content you screw your chances of being on top of search engines, after all they’re not fools who say that, “Content is King“.
1. An SEO who cannot speak or write correct English – how would he/she understand the correct combination of the keywords or how would he/she go about optimising your website’s content? This is true for most of the SEO’s.
2. SEO’s generally give guidelines to writers. You as a buyer should review them too, just to make sure the content you will get will mean something to the readers. Don’t fall for gimmicks like keyword density and keyword repition. Approve of only what English grammer approves of.
3. There is no such thing as SEO content – there is either bad content or good content which is liked by readers. Knock off such SEO’s.
4. Content writing is about aligning the content to your business goal, i.e. your SEO and Keywords should align with your business goals not the other way round as suggested by most junk SEO’s.
5. Most of the good SEO companies will bundle Content Writing Services with SEO, because they understand that both of them are inter-related and crucial for the success of your organic growth plan. Must Read: SEO is not about Packages
If you are about to outsource content writing work to India then please do so but not to weirdos like this one. Be very careful with the vendors you choose to work with. Content writing and SEO are two sectors typically which have been plagued in India.
There are good and exceptionally very good Internet services companies in India (like eRACHNIDA – www.erachnida.com) who care about standards and quality but most of them are full of jerks who’ll take up your SEO project for $50 (INR 2500) a month and write content for $0.50 (INR 20) per 100 words. What do you get in return? An all expenses paid trip to “This-ain’t-what-I-wanted Island“; beware, be cautious, be smart enought to ask the right questions while talking to your vendor.
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