OMG Craziest Google Local Business Thread

Linda Buquet

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I'm not even going to quote it because I don't want the guy's name or site here, but OMG.
Just need to read it for a great Friday laugh.

Just in a quick nutshell, the guy complains ON THE GOOGLE FORUM that he used blackhat software that guarantees a #1 in Google. He didn't get #1 even though he has 74,000 backlinks. Therefore he blames it on Google and said it's a bug that his site is not ranking #1 and DEMANDS Google fix the bug!

Oh and this is not some naive business owner. This is a guy that says he's an "SEO expert". He links to his site that was affected by the Google "bug" and this guys actually offers SEO services. Scary!

:rolleyes: Just OMG!

Uninformed and crappy SEOs like this are what gives the industry a bad name!
 

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I responded with some help, I recommend getting a minimum of 75,000 spam backlinks, I am sure then he will be number one. He only has 74,000.

Okay, just kidding, I didn't post that. However I feel very blessed to have the resource of this forum.
 

Linda Buquet

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Feel bad for him? He's making threats toward Ashley.

But ya treebles does have the patience of a saint.
 

Colan Nielsen

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Feel bad for him? He's making threats toward Ashley.

But ya treebles does have the patience of a saint.
I didn't see any threats. Must have missed those.

I was just implying that he is a lost soul.

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I was just implying that he is a lost soul.
Or should I say his SEOul..
 

Linda Buquet

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I didn't see any threats. Must have missed those
It was on the Webmaster thread. He kept threatening her on her personal profile. She posted a couple of his threats. Not killing threats, hacking type threats. Evidently he has a team that does that too.

SEOul.. LOL! You crack me up!:p
 
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WOW! Blown away at this human being's thought process and his replies:eek: His attitude is disgusting! A direct reflection of his work.

I will forever be so grateful that I was led to this forum so early in my learning.

P.S. The "SEOul" and recommending getting 75,000 spam backlinks made me "laugh so hard I almost spit out my coffee"!

Thanks for creating such a positive atmosphere and place to learn and grow for real SEO's, Linda!
 

Linda Buquet

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It fanned out. Sock puppets using fake names making other posts. Got much worse including threats to other Google Top Contributors and this nice little comment on my personal G+ page.

"Linda is a scallywag, who knows nothing about seo. DO NOT LISTEN TO HER JABBER"

Then it escalated on to gay p*rn hacking of the HVAC customers web site for refusing to pay up.
I saw it, it was nasty!

Some other people are reporting him (them) to the State District Attorney and FBI tomorrow.
 

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I'm pretty sure his ranting and posting on the Google forum is part of his backlinking strategy. Just think about it, he gets a lot of SEO and "ranking on Google" keywords right beside his domain name and company name. It's probably why he included his business name in the thread title. I can't think of any other reason why he'd do that.
 

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"Linda is a scallywag, who knows nothing about seo. DO NOT LISTEN TO HER JABBER"
scallywagseo .com is available, Linda. The name sounds pretty good if you ask me.

Motto: Scallywag SEO, we get ya' ranks back from the depths of the serps. arghhhh penguins and pandas ye' be warned!!!
 

Linda Buquet

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scallywagseo .com is available, Linda. The name sounds pretty good if you ask me.

Motto: Scallywag SEO, we get ya' ranks back from the depths of the serps. arghhhh penguins and pandas ye' be warned!!!
OMG Blake, that's just TOOOOO funny! :D

Joy as I explained in the thread with Google, I now believe this is an imposter/troll/character assassination attempt. No one could be that crazy. (There is soooo much more to it than I'm comfortable typing here.)

So the link drops were a negative PR attack, I now believe after I uncovered new evidence. Maybe by the HVAC custoner that got gay p*rn hacked. The HVAC site was pulled offline but I have Google cache copy of it and it's nasty! He also said in a Yelp review that the company in question was threatening his family. But now I think maybe that whole thing with the HVAC site hacking was fake too and part of the reputation attack. It's just crazy!

I have pages and pages of deleted threads, attacks, accusations and emails back and forth with some of the TCs at the Google webmaster forum. This is just nuts!
 

Linda Buquet

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Ya it got crazy. Some of the best threads were deleted. The others locked and all the users (or should I say the one user with multiple personas) all were banned. So things have settled down on that front.

But on other fronts... never a dull moment in GoogleLand! :rolleyes:
 
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I'm thinking you're right... that was my first thought too. It's like the old adage " even bad press is good press".

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I was just looking at his website and any one that offers pricing without knowledge of scope, issues, industry Etc has to be a little off, right?

Check out his pricing and services (broken on purpose) [nameremoved]. com/search-engine-optimization-pricing

Any SEO that throws around the word "Guaranteed" or "we can get your website to page 1 of Google for $250 per month" raises a scam alert in my mind.
 
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