@kev seriously, the only reasonable way to deal with those is just ignore (or mark as spam).
My question when I get those is always: okay, *why* do they want to boost their site ranking fast? Clearly they have some resources, and clearly they could invest them into producing good content instead?
The answer very often is: they're preparing a scam, and need a watering hole website with a reasonably good ranking.
I would bet that after a while the content there changes dramatically.
@kev in fact, it would be interesting to go through old historical e-mails like this and check what's hosted on those sites now. And how many of them are now flagged as scam/phishing/malware sites.
@rysiek oh yeah, absolutely. I never usually reply, they just get marked as spam. I just thought this one was so ballsey, I had to reply.
@kev oooh, another idea: if you get them often enough, take two of these and try to link one to the other.
Something like: "hey, thanks for reaching out. the blog post in question is already published and I'd prefer not to modify it, but I have this great other site scammer2.example.org, I could link to your site from there, Admin of scammer1.example.org?"
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