I am a Realtor® and I have a few websites. I am the primary care giver FOR these websites and am pretty proficient at getting them to rank high on search engines. Google specifically. In fact, one of my websites rank page #1 and spot #1 for a bunch of great search terms, (and several other sites are scattered among pages #1 and #2). Yay for me and my online presence.
Well, regardless of my placement in the search engines, I STILL get people (apparently they work for companies that represent the Google Search Engine) calling me asking if I want to pay them to get me to rank high in the search engines for certain terms.
What terms? Oh, the exact same terms that I ALREADY rank #1 for.
When I TELL them this, I get one of two answers:
- “Are you sure?” Um. Yes. I am looking at it RIGHT NOW.
- “Well, I see that you are there organically. Wouldn’t you like to pay for placement as well?” Um. Are you crazy?
Do these people own computers? Are their computers hooked up to the internet? Are they on?
Do they do ANY research on the people that they are trying to ask for business?
It would be like me going to a listing appointment at the wrong house with no CMA. It is completely irresponsible and an awful way to attract business.
I get these calls every day.
Why, oh why do they call me?