Hey guys, This is a little scumbag trick I told a friend to try when I was drunk last friday. My friend is unemployed but a very hard working and intelligent guy. He got made redundant just before christmas and he used to work in the warehouse at Comet (an electrical store that went bust here in the UK) He was on £325 a week here, working 40 hours a week and we got talking. He's pissed off at his situation and got talking to me about if I had work going. I told him I didn't but I'll help him out. I told him about SEO, gave him a very basic idea of it (what I tell my clients). It was a quick 10 min explanation, and then he was like "so how do you do it..." "I'm not telling you that, its not important. This is what I want you to do..." I told him to search Google for local terms. We all know the ones: Restaurants in ______. Gardening, dentists, salons, tanning...... told him to get a phone book and work through all the headings in there and collect the address, website, phone number and any emails on them and put them into a google doc spreadsheet. but only the ones already at the top. I then told him to write a quick letter saying something basic like Code: Hello, I'm ______, I am a search engine marketer right here in _______. For the past couple of months I have been working on your website without asking you or telling you until now, but if you search google for _________ in _________ you will notice you are now the number 1 result. If you would like me to continue this work then please contact me. _____ If you can't tell right now, i have got him pretending he did SEO work on sites already ranking #1. Anyway tonight we got talking about this and he actually did it. :sadwavey: He sent 130 letters out, 3 days after sending them he phoned them and also emailed the lot of them with the same text as the letter.... He got 9 meetings, closed 5 of them on £200 a month on a 3 month rolling contract. Now, I'm glad i can help a friend out... but I am fucking ashamed I came up with this. I really am a cunt inside. but I thought I would share the story, its an interesting one. I'll keep you updated on what is going on.