So I’m sitting here in the world-wide HQ of CellCon Consulting, when a call from Waxahachie, TX comes in (214-903-4410) so I answer. It’s obviously a telemarketer call setter telling me my Google results are low and the information is incorrect. Of course, this is bull, because results are based on what people are searching for. But let’s play on.
She transfers me to a “Google Specialist” who tells me my Google Trust Score is way too low and he’s going to fix it. Of course, we come to the question “Well, I see you’re listed as a ‘miscellanous business’ – what is it that you do?
OK – point one – if you’re going to pitch me your services, and especially if they’re web based, look up my damn site first.
Anyway I tell him we’re a marketing firm – and a Google Partner.
“Oh….” he says “OK… I’ve fixed it now” (as I hear him typing.) I say “Great! Please tell me where I can see my Google Trust Score” “It’s ok, I’ve fixed it.” “No, please show me” – he hangs up.
Here’s the kicker. My web-form notification comes in. I have a new lead. From Mr “F88k you” and “f88k you” company (and yes, it was spelled out.)
Now here’s what Mr. Google Specialist doesn’t know. My system not only records the form information submitted, but also the IP address.
So, I’ve written and tweeted the company (it’s called egumball) and it’s CEO (John Bauer) to ask why his reps are so foul mouthed. Let’s see if he responds.