Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Have you been promised page 1 on Google?

Watch out everyone!  Don't fall for the age old promise of "page 1 on google".  It's a scam.  No company, including my own, should ever promise anyone anything on a search engine they do not own.  Google is bigger than all of us.

THIS IS FUNNY!  Keep reading...

I enjoy hearing from some of our website clients who are experiencing a 'local' newspaper company coming to them promising them page one on google....haha  sound familiar?

A couple instances really make me laugh;

1) The rep walks in and says 'get a webpage with us and we'll improve your rankings on google.'  So my client says ok, show me.  They pull up his website on google and it's already at #1.  He says, can you improve on that?  The rep walked out and my client couldn't wait to tell me the story.

2) Another client calls me claiming that the newspaper is promising her page 1 on google.... I search for her under the same keywords they would and guess what.....  Yep, you got it!  She is already listed on the first page of google, at #3 in fact out of more than 7,000 results.

NO ONE outside of Google Inc's team of expert programmers knows exactly how the formula works that determines who gets what spot.  Therefore, no one can promise anything from google unless they are willing to pay big bucks for the top ADS (and WHO clicks on ADS anyway?).

Look at it this way... Out of all the hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide that have been promised "page 1 on google" ... which 10 actually get it? (Since Google displays ONLY 10 results per page by default).

 If we have other Hale Multimedia clients out there who have been "promised page one on google", keep doing a great job of notifying me and don't buy into anything without checking with me like you do!  If you do some checking, you will probably discover that you are already on google, but if you are not finding yourself just let me know.  You should not have to pay money to be on google.  Trust us, we have never spent a nickel and we have thousands of high ranking websites all over the search engines.  After all, we have been doing this since 1996, two years before google came along.  We can help you. Call toll free 800 783-1103 or email brian@halemultimedia.com.

For more information on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) directly from Google, visit http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35291
and here http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=70897

Blessings to all,