Google Webmaster Tools Threatened By Lawyer, Google Deletes Threat?

Jan 15, 2014 • 8:43 am | comments (17) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

google link jailI was following this entertaining thread at Google Webmaster Tools where a lawyer threatened Google with a massive lawsuit for not responding to his requests about Google Webmaster Tools.

The thread, at least the majority of it, is now deleted - which is rare and I only think Google can delete threads.

Here is the complaint, removing the site and name of the lawyer who is complaining:

Subject: I am going to sue Google Webmaster tools

Two months ago I submitted, my website to Google Webmaster tools. Once that was, completed I found an error stating unsupported format and I clicked on my site stating my website page doesn't exist. I went on the http//: clicked guess what? It works I complained to Google I was being nice about it and the company refuses to respond to my concern.

Not only am I Journalist I am a Lawyer that's my Google Username so when you hear the name Lawyer. If I were them they better start responding and to take my message very seriously

"Google Webmasters has until Thursday at 12 noon to investigate the errors involving my site. If Google fails to comply with my request I will be starting "Court Proceedings" if Google Webmasters believes that I am joking they can take it as a joke but once the papers are filed and served the joking will be over".

Google loves hurting businesses and sabotaging their reputations on getting people to view webpages. As far as I'm concerned in the 21st Century Google doesn't take their business seriously anymore. Google has hired employees who aren't dedicated or passionate for what they do. When it comes to legal matters I am passionate about that and I believe that the United States Department of Justice does a very good job cracking down on companies who manipulate and mislead their clients.

If I don't hear from Google by Thursday they're going to be sorry for crossing the line with me. I am going to do so much damage to this company that will later make them change their policy and reform their Webmaster tools. Don't screw with me because if you do you're going to pay for it. I don't spare my "opponents" I want no excuses and I don't want to hear your bull-shit stories.

Wow - yea - wow! I wish you could see some of the responses from the community there. It was pretty funny. Of course, Google did not respond to the thread but they must have noticed it because the thread is mostly gone.

As one person said, "It must have been locked/deleted as I was replying! Shame its gone, it was the funniest thread of the yr so far."

Threatening Google over something like this doesn't work well. But I guess in this case, Google must have taken noticed because the thread is dead.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Tools.

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Aqueous Digital

01/15/2014 01:48 pm

Nice one Barry - keep this here for posterity!


01/15/2014 02:40 pm

Advice from Google, here copied (somewhat ironically) from the Law Society's website: "Google offers advice on how to respond to reviews, including: don't get personal feedback is helpful keep it short and sweet" I guess Google doesn't want to follow it's own advice; unless you consider 'tearing it down' as keeping it short and sweet! Let's hope Google considers a less dispotic approach next time...


01/15/2014 02:41 pm

http//: lol


01/15/2014 03:40 pm

More power to this person. While certainly he/she is aggressive, he makes a very good point about how many of us feel these days: that Google has gone deaf and dumb with the people who helped them become the company they are.

Heywood Jablomee

01/15/2014 05:47 pm

This guy's a lawyer, yet has no sense of grammar? I'd love to see him in the courtroom. Must be a barrel of laughs.

Michael Martinez

01/15/2014 06:35 pm

All lawyers have grammars. They just may not resemble your own grammar. Grandpa said so.

Durant Imboden

01/15/2014 08:15 pm

What language did the "lawyer" use when he wrote his diatribe? (The rant reads like output from Google Translate.)

James R. Halloran

01/15/2014 09:32 pm

He's a "journalist," too, haha!

James R. Halloran

01/15/2014 09:34 pm

This guy sounds like a terrorist reading off a list of demands: ""Google Webmasters has until Thursday at 12 noon to investigate the errors involving my site. If Google fails to comply with my request...." Wow! No class these days.

Jacques Bouchard

01/16/2014 12:22 am

I wonder if he'll still sue.


01/16/2014 07:26 am

Lawyer: http:// Google: Did you mean "browser"?

Rahat Bashar

01/16/2014 12:22 pm

It seems that Google has disavowed his threat.

Manny Luna

01/16/2014 02:26 pm

Nice find!

Ashley Berman Hale

01/16/2014 04:18 pm

I think it may have been removed because the OP seemed to be mentally ill. Though it was a bit humorous at first, it became clear that he wasn't stable and it was potentially self-destructive.

Simon Sedorenko

01/16/2014 04:41 pm

Wow the mere fact that people believe this guy is actually a lawyer and his threats real is even more unbelievable.

Gracious Store

01/17/2014 12:41 am

This is interesting! Not so much what the lawyer said as to Google's response in removing the thread as you said the thread is gone. Why did Google remove the thread? Are they afraid of being sued? If that is their reason for removing the thread then the lawyer is correct in his claims and he is sure he has a case he will win easily. If this be the case, do we all need to be lawyers to get Google to listen to our complains and act accordingly. Did Google remove the thread so that no one can read the thread and refer to it in future? If that being the case, then Google must have some "skeleton" in its cupboard that he is hiding and do not want people to see Wow wow I once more re-echo your wow wow

Ken Ashe

01/17/2014 02:10 am

What an idiot... if he was serious

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