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Google called my wife and wants to feature her business!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pandjmack, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. pandjmack

    pandjmack Newbie

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    So today my wife received a call from an upbeat lady from Google.. The lady stated that she was super excited and wanted to feature her business!. Has anyone ever had google approach them and ask if they could feature their business? Now they are going to be talking again later today sometime. I ask this because I am in offline marketing for google places optimization. and my wifes business was listed by me of course.

    I was just curious to see what type of exposure this could bring and or if this is some sort of sales pitch from another google places optimization or seo firm. I dont want to grab the phone from her and say "hey listen I do google places optimization yada yada." Anyone with relevant experiences please let me know.
     
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    Sounds like a bogus sales call. Don't trust those sneaky fuckers
     
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  3. pandjmack

    pandjmack Newbie

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    After thinking it through I think this might be the case. But its just very strange that someone would be targeting my wifes business. because it is very unique to begin with.. I will keep you updated on the call my wife has later on..
     
  4. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    I have never heard of google calling anyone with good news.

    be aware, be very aware lol

    but if it is on the up and up, Congrads :D
     
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    el_capitan Junior Member

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    Would love to know the outcome (scam or legit)?
     
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    i think want to advertize the new adwords epress
     
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    Yes, I get these calls all the time. At least 2-3 a week. They find all my websites and start calling. Either for Google Places Adwords or Google Shopping Adwords. Tell them to go pound sand.
     
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    So my wife passed me over the phone when the lady called back.. Really nice lady calling from Portland Oregon. After listening to her "pitch" and asking the question So your calling direct from Google? she said yes the Google department net visible I said oh I see So you want to feature us on Google but we need to to pay you? Yes she said for them to basically manage my ad words campaigns.. I started asking questions and she had no clue what I was asking.. Simple stuff.. actually like search engine optimization and organic search results.. lol quite funny actually..I did manage to get some info about them.. netbiz com and netbizfresh . Actually some good webcopy I will use.. Thanks for the call!HAHA
    But great girl doing her job.

    So to my initial excitement

    IF ITS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT PROBABLY IS!!!!
     
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    Uppa839 Junior Member

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    Well done to OP for following up. I have gotten a few calls like these but after some questioning they usually feel awkward enough to never call me again.
     
  11. Cleverchristopher

    Cleverchristopher Registered Member

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    Guaranteed a call from a local search SEO company. I have gotten these calls and many of my clients have reported similar calls. I have gotten real calls from Google to verify Google Maps info when they were on the rampage but nothing for over a year.
     
  12. vsaxena

    vsaxena Registered Member

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    I don't have a wife YET, but I tell you what. I'd rather my future wife cheat on me with the entire Dallas Cowboys than Google. Ughh. Ickyyy. 50 penises up her snatch... painful, but I can handle it. Google in her life? *DEVASTATION*
     
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    tundesline Registered Member

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    It might be those doing offline I'm. I heard bout the method. You pay them for setting up the campaign
     
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    tundesline Registered Member

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    I think there's money to make in that area
     
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    I would also like to speak to your wife. I have a bridge in Brooklyn, NY I'd like to sell her. Also, oceanfront property in Nebraska at a really cheap price.