Thank you Senator Rockefeller and Matt Cutts!By Eric Anders • Oct 12th, 2012 • Category: Advertising, COMMENTARY
If you're one of the tens of thousands of small local businesses or independent owner-operators heavily invested in experienced, well trained office personnel, moving and storage warehouses, trucks, moving crews and specialized equipment to meet your customers relocation needs, be sure to include Senator Jay Rockefeller and Matt Cutts when you give thanks tonight.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller sent letters to three major search engines based in the U.S. – Google, Yahoo, and Bing – alerting them to their how their popular online shopping services are being used by unscrupulous internet brokers and rogue movers to scam unsuspecting customers.
Included in the correspondence were the results of the committee's Staff Report on Internet Moving Brokers that was used as the basis to the two hour webcast hearing "Taking Consumers for a Ride: Business Practices in the Household Goods Moving Industry" held on September 20, 2012.
Using the examples consumer being ripped off by companies being investigated, Senator Rockefeller simply asked that each of the major search engine companies take a closer look at the issue:
At least one of the search engines has apparently has taken the Senate committee's finding about the online shopping experience to heart!
The next time you Google your company name to check on your company's (or your competitor's!) SEO or SEM strategy and search engine page rank, spend a few minutes with the SERPs and see what you don't see.
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