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Weird notions that clients get hold of.

Got a startling e-mail from a client.

3:54 pm on Sep 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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This sort of ties in with something that redzone said in the "$95million SEO firm" thread

Got this e-mail yesterday. I'll print an excerpt.
"(How do you) keep us listed at the top of search engines?... I have spoken to internet providers and been told that one can buy a disc and no manpower time needs to be used. I would like to know."

Sheesh. The question is fine by me. But that statement? I'd love to know which software that is. What IP would say that? And NO manpower???? Hello? Does the disc float into its tray all by itself, auto-install, check your rank against the competition, analyse what they're doing and apply it to your site, FTP it over then wait for a re-index. Then start again??
The person who wrote that comes from a no-idea-about-PCs-or-the-Internet background so it's not their fault that they've been fed duff info, but the statement at the end is sooooooo vague I can't think of a way of replying to them without appearing ultra-sarcastic or incidentally impuning my clients grey matter. Every time I start to think about a response I get a mental 404/time out....................(whoops, just got another one.)
Oh well, I just hope that this 'disc' doesn't team up with the automatic gun, the self-designing robots, and that robot that runs on meat. :)

4:12 pm on Sep 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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That's that same mentality/IQ/whatever it is that brought us the notion that "....ya know the car makers have invented the engine that gits 200 miles to the gallon, but the dad-bern government won't let em release it to the public"!
4:55 pm on Sep 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Reminds me of the everlasting lighbulb...
5:00 pm on Sep 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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it slices, it dices, it walks you dog, washes your car, mows your lawn and gets you top ten rankings at all while you sleep!!

No manual intervention required - simply take the unopened package out of your mailbox and store it in a cool, dry place.

It's THE DISC...

order your copy now - only $29.95

Make cheques payable to oilman Industries

offer void where prohibited by law.

5:11 pm on Sep 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I would try to come up with something witty to say but hey my intelligence has just been annihilated by a disc - now is that soft, hard, dvd, cd, or cd-rom ya twit. ;)
5:13 pm on Sep 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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does it matter? the warranty is void if you open the package ;)
5:19 pm on Sep 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I can see the spam filling my mailbox now...


"The secret government tool that inadvertantly slipped into the hands of the public......THE DISC." Don't be fooled by imitators (The Disk, The Floppy, The CD-ROM, etc.).

Once you have THE DISC you have the world in the palm of your hand. Throw away all those out-dated items....Internet Spy Programs, SEO programs, Viagra, own your own online casino gambling software, winning lottery secrets, the National Enquirer, even the "Internet Toolbox".....they're a thing of the past!

Get THE DISC here....<a href="404.htm">outdated link</a>
Please accept our apologies in advance for all the pop-ups you're about to endure!


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