From time to time, our team is reminded of a very depressing truth: Many SEO providers out there do scummy things. The latest reminder? Just the other day, we were talking to a small business owner, and he told us how skeptical he was of the SEO industry. At first, we couldn't understand why he … [Read more...] about How to Respond When Your Domain Is Held Hostage
When you receive an email from an unknown sender, what's the first thing you look at? Hopefully, it's the email address itself. After all, why bother reading the contents of the email if you don't even know who it's from to begin with? The sender's email address alone will tell you a lot about the … [Read more...] about Watch Out for This New Email Scam!
Have you seen an e-mail in your inbox offering a "free website audit"? Lots of small business owners are receiving these e-mails from various sources—some valid, but most not. Whenever a client calls us and says they were e-mailed about a website audit, or the "results" of an audit, we're … [Read more...] about Were You Offered a Free Website Audit? It's Probably a Scam
Have you gotten this phone call? Caller: "Hi, this is Alan from Vandelay Web Services. We scanned Google for your business and, according to our report, your business is not currently on Google." You: "Uh... That's weird because I work with an online marketing company that manages my Google listing … [Read more...] about How to Arm Yourself Against Dangerous Phishing Scams
Google's lackluster attempts to beat back the locksmith scam are misfiring and hitting honest locksmith companies instead. Don't you feel frustrated when you play by the rules but still get targeted by Google? The unfortunate reality is, due to how widespread the scam is, Google automatically puts … [Read more...] about 11 Ways to Fight the Locksmith Scam and Win
There's an ongoing, nation-wide locksmith scam that no one seems able to stop—not even the "almighty" Google. Perhaps you've heard of this scam already. After all, it's been a frequent topic for local news outlets in large and midsize cities spanning every corner of the country. A Brief Summary of … [Read more...] about Google's Incompetence: Hell for Legit Locksmiths, Great for Locksmith Scams
Cons and scams certainly aren't unique to the Internet Age, but it definitely seems like they're lurking around every corner lately. At one time or another, we've all received spam e-mails, Facebook messages, and phone calls from individuals who are posing as other people to trick us into giving up … [Read more...] about 7 Signs That Call From Google Is a Scam
How familiar with Google are you, actually? Not just the search engine—we're talking specifically about Google's policies as they pertain to your business. As a business owner, if you're not careful, ignorance or misinformation could wreak havoc on your online advertising efforts. Recently, Prospect … [Read more...] about Know Your Google