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I get crap like this all the time, but it`s more like "I found out someone listed me as having Genital Warts on you website when I (my friend, my boss, etc.) Googled my name. Then if a post gets removed for some TOU violation they blame me for still being on Google.
It`s surprising how many people don`t know that Google determines their listings by copying random information and that webmasters are not responsible for what content from their sites end up on search engines, how it is displayed, or where it ranks.
Also, if only the address were blurred out and the full text shown, it would have been easier to read, and probably a lot funnier.
Cakes all `round.
You kind of just look like a douche when you make such a big deal out of it, though.
Our friend Singh has just as much right to be #1 on Google as anyone else.
For that matter, on what grounds would the #2 site sue them? I hate it when people go around saying they want to sue this person or that but don`t have any actual legal reason to do so.
so Im guessing its something to do with a internet marketing buzz word or something...
i bet it was something drated up like guro
At least I got his frikkin name right.
Nattechs last post acknowledges that it isn`t illegal. He does show it being against google`s guidelines so they might have issues with it. Both of your last statements were pretty far off the mark.
You deal with it and stop whining. A business can advertise, buy or sell whatever it wants, its not limited to a "core" product. If it is making blatantly untrue advertising claims though, such as saying it sells cars when it actually doesn`t, you can sue for false advertising under the Trade Practices/Trade Descriptions Act (Oz) or equivalent local law, or complain to Dept Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading (again, or your local equivalent).
Ultimately though, too many people think they can sue when they can`t - in any civil suit, you have to prove personal injury, loss or disadvantage. Since the laundry didn`t actually sell any cars, the Judge would determine that your business was in no way impacted negatively.
"Avoid tricks intended to improve search engine rankings. A good rule of thumb is whether you`d feel comfortable explaining what you`ve done to a website that competes with you. Another useful test is to ask, `Does this help my users? Would I do this if search engines didn`t exist?`"
While it may not be illegal (false advertising certainly is), it may well be against Google`s acceptable criteria for ranking. The guy probably has recourse with Google to remove the site from that particular search result...
If a person went through all the trouble to travel to a dry cleaners to buy a car, I can understand your point. But on "Teh Internetz", another store is just a click away. Which is why this person so upset at being "Number 2" on a google search seems anal.
What if a dry cleaner on the south end of town started advertising... cars? They run ads, their website has the keywords, and when you look up in the yellow pages under cars, there they are. Not only are they there, but somehow they managed to get that nice bold listing. And they`re listed first in the newsapaper as a car dealer.
There`s only one other car dealer in town. The real one. He`s up north and has spent a lot of time and money on advertising, market analysis, mailings, etc. But somehow the cleaners gets all the attention. Most people go there first, only to find out it`s not true. Some of those people look again, some of those people say "I`m not buying a car in this town!"
Is it false advertising? Deception? Actionable?
I welcome your thoughts... (My analogy may not be `all that`, but you get the idea...)
"...you sound like your not very educated."
I love the people who say "your an idiot".
1. Learn to type English better - you sound like your not very educated.
2. Learn the law. You don`t have a leg to stand on in ANY court.
*Goes into Work from home program...*