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You Are not in any of the Top 14 SEs

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1:19 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My boss just sent me one of those e-mail - "you are not listed in some of the top SEs..."
I've requested a three-way call! This should be interesting....
Here are some of my questions:
1 - If we are not listed in the SEs how do you get our e-mail?
2 - Can you show us your website? Great - I see you are online. Do you have the google toolbar installed? What is your PR? (They don't have one) Since you are online can you go to Google to search KW1, KW2, KW3 - who do you see as #1
...

Anyway - if anyone else has some killer questions please send them along.
Thanks,
JP

1:27 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ask them how much traffic in % that you should expect from Google and then how much from the 50,000 directories they may submit your site to.

Make sure you have some current Google rankings in front of you so that you can make sure that they don't know what they are on about.

Open the Overture suggestion tool so that when they quote search numbers you know where they will get them from.

1:34 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you've been bumped by other sites, as opposed to penalized, you may want to take a quick look at the competitors, maybe they have something you don't.
Wow, I can't believe how many people are getting such wicked backlash from this. These employers and customers really need a slap in the face. We need to put our heads together and come up with a real "Understanding SE's for The Really Thick". I think a lot of us could benefit from that.
1:39 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ask them to rate each of the major search engines - good points, bad points.

If its their business then they will be able to reel off the answers :)

Try and stump them, ask them the IP address of the Yahoo crawler ;)

Craig

2:50 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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One client forwards similar e-mails to me all the time. Many turn out to be from the same company.

Their web site claims 'top results on Google' and gives a handful of keyword examples.

Of course, when you click thru you find the examples to be from 'google.there,' google.somewhereelse' and 'google.overthere,' markets in which the client is not at all interested.

Asking for a detailed walk through of their 'portfolio' might be interesting.

6:26 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It is just spam mails, i think.

I am getting quite alot of it recently on webmaster accounts on some sites I manage.(Some site call cool stats.)

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7:03 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>It is just spam mails, i think.

Yah, i collect them! Want some? ;)