Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Blogger beware- Google makes us stupid?

Just when I think I've read it all. I had an e-mail... me, retired teacher, blogger, senior health care & Hospice volunteer!

Jason Miller

 to me

Hello, my name is Jason Miller and I am an internet marketing specialist. I was looking at websites under the keyword elementary lesson plans and came across your website http://www.jilks.com. I see that you're not ranked on the first page of Google for a elementary lesson plans search.

I'm not sure if you're aware of why you're ranked this low but more importantly how easily correctable this is.

There's no reason you can't have a top three ranking for the keyword elementary lesson plans based on your site structure and content. You have a very nice site.
I'm talking about getting you ranked for ALL your keywords. Adding new backlinks on a steady and consistent basis from high PR quality websites is what produces the rankings you are looking for

The right kind of links are very critical in getting top ranking....and I can hand deliver these quality links to you.
I didn't send this email out to very many people but I am currently reaching out to a list of your 'keyword competitors' as well. But I do favor your website because I can see your website monetizing the targeted website traffic the keyword elementary lesson plans can deliver. [Do YOU believe this?!]

I have your contact information and phone number. Is it ok if I give you a call? [NO!]


Jason Miller
(480) 445-9297

P.S - If the tables were turned and somebody I didn't know came to me with a proposition, even one that was appealing, I would be hesitant because I would be wondering - what's the catch? What does this guy know that I don't.

[Buyer BEWARE!!!]

Now, my first instinct... Google it.
 I found experts  Spammers Still Hurting the Search Engine Optimization Industry
Who are telling us to watch out for spam. Not only is this wrong, but Bill Hartzer, recognized pro in the SEO field says,
"No wonder the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) industry has such as bad reputation. I am amazed that there are still so many SEO snake oil salesman out there spamming small businesses. Let me show you one prime example of some of the junk that people calling themselves “internet marketing specialists” and SEO specialists are spamming (sending unsolicited commercial email). "

As if I blog for money, traffic or fame! I blog for fun, to see what is going on in the world. I blog to see what people are interested in, to spread news, or to figure out if I should write a book about teaching. 

I refuse to use Google ads. They are making a fortune off of our blog ads, and our Google searches and becoming a monopoly. A US corporation making big profit off of our work and/or play. 
See also: Googleocracy or Googlearchy? (YouTube video)
Inverviews with university students and lecturers regarding the Google search engine's dominance of online research and services, whether or not Google's search methology leads to a reduction in information and cultural diversity, in other words, 'is google making us stupid'? Video also tackles such issues as censorship methods used by google and also individual usage of the search engine.

Jesse Hirsh "is an internet strategist, researcher, and broadcaster based in Toronto, Canada. He has a weekly nationally syndicated column on CBC radio explaining and analyzing the latest trends and developments in technology using language and examples that are meaningful and relevant to everyday life."


The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh dear Jenn - nothing escapes does it.

judy in ky said...

Hi Jenn,
I won't use Google ads (or any ads) either. I have received several emails of that type recently, and don't even open them. I write for myself and any readers who may come along... as do you. Keep the faith, Jenn!

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