Are KeywordSpy spamming you as well?

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  • August 31, 2008
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

KeywordSpy has been sending unsolicited spam emails and comment spam to a whole host of bloggers recently and I thought it was about time their practices were made public.

If you are getting spam from KeywordSpy leave a comment below.

This is the first email I got yesterday from “Kelly”, you can see from the referrer string they have just searched Google for anybody mentioning SpyFu, their competitor.

from Kelly <[email protected]>
to paltoft@*
date 30 August 2008 16:52
subject Contact Form Results

Kelly ( wrote:

It gives us great pleasure to introduce to you KeywordSpy, a search engine tool
that generates keywords for ad campaigns in the Internet’s most popular search
engine sites. KeywordSpy also generates information by using keywords in
identifying key competitors that may also be advertising in the same search

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If you have any question or may need additional information regarding
KeywordSpy please let us hear from you and we will be glad to respond or assist
you in your queries.

Thank you very much and best regards.


[email protected]

P.S. This is an advertisement and a promotional mail strictly on the
guidelines of CAN-SPAM act of 2007. We have clearly mentioned the source
mail-id of this mail, also clearly mentioned the subject lines and they are in
no way misleading in any form. We have found your mail address through our own
efforts on the web search and not through any illegal way. If you find this
mail unsolicited, please reply with “Remove” in the subject line and we will
take care that you do not receive any further promotional mail.

Referer 1:

Page visited 1:
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Keyword 1: spyfu

Barely 2 hours later “Jenni” emailed from the same address as “Kelly” to say this:


I found this great adwords tool for keyword researching & also its affiliate program. It really worked well earning me good profits. They track affiliate keywords on powerful networks like ClickBank, Commission Junction, LinkShare, PayDotCom, ClixGalore, ShareASale, MAXBounty, TradeDoubler, Amazon.
I noticed it when I read many people who use keywordspy are making very good revenue & can see who are the super affiliate, look at the keywords, the ad copies and setup similar campaigns.

In 10 minutes we can have a affiliate campaign setup that is already profitable.
It very useful for tracking what your competitor is doing, tracking all advertisers on Google in over 20 countries.
I could also monitor my competitor’s marking strategies. Therefore KeywordSpy can be used to imporove own PPC campaign by finding better keywords.

We could exchange some more ideas & tools if you have come across.


Just to make sure I didn’t miss the emails they were sent to my Branded3 address as well.

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