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What Do You Think Of This?

I think if you read this Comment posting I received the other day, it might explain a few things.. Or come as a surprise to you.

“Google is now using business reviews to determine business ranking. People are trashing companies with reviews, Complaint sites and Blogs.We can help you defend your company by posting positive Reviews, Blogs and creating Websites to take over Search Results and control what people see about your company.

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How do posting positive reviews help in your businesses Google ranking?

1. Positive reviews increase your business rank by linking important and relevant websites to your website.
2. A constant stream of positive reviews improves your online reputation.
3. Positive reviews drive traffic to your business.
4. Positive reviews restore a tarnished reputation by pushing down negative reviews and links.
5. Helps protect against competitors or anyone else from attempting to ruin your ranking.

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Tired of review sites or need Reputation work? Hire us to knock them off the front page of Google under your search term.
Our company has been in the business of taking over the first page of Google for our clients for 8 years and knocking off complaint sites. We can do the same for your company and review sites.
We will create special websites and blogs and link them to the 15 thousand websites we already have. These websites will knock the review sites away and replace them with content you control.”

So, if you had your thinking cap on, you might realize that what you see in search results (aka “what’s at the top of page 1”) is all the result of games people play. Manipulation.

And that “real life testimonial” you read? A fraud? 100% bogus?

Kind of creepy, eh?

And what if those people “trashing” your product were real people exposing a flaw or defect?

:Imaginary conversation:Two old friends meet:

Joe: “Hey Bob, good to see you again! What are you up to these days?
Bob: “I am getting paid to trash people on the Internet!
Joe: “Pays well, does it?
Bob: “Oh, yes! Everyone wants higher Rankings. I can’t write ’em fast enough.

Kinda crazy.

Crazy games.

Sometimes it seems to me, the lunatics are running the asylum.

(You’ve heard the saying, right? If there’s a system, use it to your advantage. Don’t let it use you. [Modern ethics. When they say “use”, they mean “abuse”.])

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June 2, 2012 - Posted by | Internet, searching, tech

9 Comments »

  1. Paul I love this idea and I deal with clients all the time that I Know could be helped by this concept! Please email me as to how we set up a phone appointment :to discuss your service? Thanks!
    Regards,
    Tamara

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    Comment by Tamara Duquette | June 2, 2012 | Reply

    • Tamara Duquette,
      Um… I am sorry if I gave you the impression that I perform this type of service.

      However, I think were you to Search for “Google+business+reputation+services” (or similar) you would find those who do.

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      Comment by techpaul | June 2, 2012 | Reply

  2. ROFL..Perfect example….From the commenter above.

    I have seen this so many time…in other forms; so I am not surprised this is happening. Software given away at GOTD..the “Thumbs Up” and comments are manipulated by paid and/or friends of vendors to raise the numbers. If you “like” a certain company on Facebook you get a download site and code for a certain software. You have to “Like” even before you try.

    Just because you read it or saw it on the internet….doesn’t make it true or factual.

    Better off reading from these sites…:) Just got these from Gizmo. I have a tendency to fill up my MP3 player and phone with these for the summer/winter. Seems it’s the only time I can find to read.

    471 Places for Free eBooks Online

    Tens of Thousands of Free Kindle eBooks Online

    You do not have to have a kindle device to read kindle books. A kindle application is available for every major smartphone, computer and tablet.

    Now I do know some of Amazon’s offerings can be geographically limited(as in “US Residents Only” crap) so keep your eye out for that.

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    Comment by delenn13 | June 3, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Big fan of reading (I highly recommend people try it at least once) so I am going to feature these today.

      As always, thank you for sharing with us.

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      Comment by techpaul | June 3, 2012 | Reply

  3. OH and..Free game…Game Giveaway of the Day – Call of Atlantis Premium

    “This is one of the better Match Threes around, with Hidden Object elements included, excellent visuals and several different themes to explore. I highly recommend downloading and installing this game even though Match Threes have generally become rather two a penny.

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    Comment by delenn13 | June 3, 2012 | Reply

    • Ha! “Two a penny”.

      In my day, we said “a dime a dozen”…

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      Comment by techpaul | June 3, 2012 | Reply

      • Me too. However that is a quote from my game mentor, WhiteRabbit. The wrascally wabbit hails from the UK. :)

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        Comment by delenn13 | June 3, 2012 | Reply


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