In my professional opinion someone should probably go ahead and beat the snot out of this caller. How about it, evolt:PA? That is, presuming they're in PA. On Oct 17, 2011, at 5:15 PM, joshua earl <joshua.earl at gmail.com> wrote: > I would have thought that it wouldnt be too hard for them to extort money in > this way. For anyone who is not prepared to pay they could utilise some > hamfisted dodgy SEO on the target domain certain to be picked up by Google, > resulting in a blacklisting. It would then be up to the business owner to > attempt to prove to Google that they weren't attempting to circumvent > google's search ranking algos - I think that it would be difficult to prove. > > J > > On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:44 AM, Nan Harbison <nan at nanharbison.com> wrote: > >> Hi all, >> >> >> >> I got this email from my sister, who is an acupuncturist in the >> Philadelphia >> area: >> >> >> >> I got a call from some bozo who said that since I was not verified by >> google that they were going to remove my listing under search engine for >> google for an acupuncturist within 15 mile of my address - so I called back >> and found that the company says they are working for google -which I later >> found out they are not but they still may have the ability to screw around >> with my listing unless I pay them money- my only concern is that I need >> people to be able to find me on a google search and they say they will >> remove my listing completely - it will not show up under any conditions - I >> feel it is a scam -what do you think? I figured you knew because you do >> search engine optimization for a living. I would appreciate any insights >> that you may know. >> >> >> >> Her website is http://www.riveroflifecenter.com/. I do follow SEO stuff, >> not >> for a living however, and I am not sure whether this bozo/company can >> actually ruin her ranking on Google. I did tell her to report them to the >> Better Business Bureau. >> >> >> >> Thanks for any insight you all might have on this topic! >> >> Nan >> >> >> >> -- >> >> * * Please support the community that supports you. * * >> http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ >> >> For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester >> and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org >> Workers of the Web, evolt ! >> > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !