10 Aug 2009
So this company calls me up on Friday afternoon and says:
Dubious company: Hi, we’re working with Google and we just wanted to let you know about a phrase that has recently become available which was last seen 11 months ago. It’s ‘marketing agency Surrey’. It’s a great opportunity. (There are so many lies in this opening sentence it’s hard to know where to start.)
Me: (Already smelling the BS) for what?
Dubious company: To get you higher up on Google.
Me: Hmmmm…right. So higher up the organic listings?
Dubious company: No. This is about sponsored links on page 1 of Google.
Me: Oh PPC then.
Dubious company: No. Sponsored links.
Me: (Totally cheesed off ) if you’d looked at my site you would have seen I’m an SEO copywriter. It’s what I do for a living.
Dubious company: (Aggressively) SEO is dead. And you of all people should recognise that…
Moral of the tale: If you receive a call from 020 7345 5163 don’t answer it.