[thelist] Bogus web marketing company - can they have your website deleted from search engines?

Pamela Riesmeyer pjries at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 22:40:01 CDT 2011

Please forgive my jumping in here, but what does "verification by Google"
mean anyway? According to their Webmaster Tools Help page:
this is all that site verification covers (emphasis added, mine)
"About site verification
Because privacy is important to Google, we need to know you own a site
before we'll show you certain information about it or enable you to use our
tools. *Verification doesn't affect PageRank or affect your site's
performance in Google's search results*."

Nan, I think that these guys are really close to something that a lawyer
might be very interested in and I agree with Frank that it would be good to
let Google know about this as well.

Pam Riesmeyer

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Frank Marion <lists at frankmarion.com>wrote:

> Blackmailers. Nice.
> Well, seems to me that I might go pre-emptive and get verified by Google,
> then forward the email(s) in question TO google.
> A blackmailer feeds on fear. My life attitude is to shove my fear right up
> their nose. You want to expose me? I'll do it first. Then they have zero
> power over you.
> On 2011-10-17, at 7:14 PM, Nan Harbison wrote:
> > 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.
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