Don't Ask Googlers For Help & Lie To Them

May 5, 2010 • 8:27 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

There is a nice number of Googlers paid to help webmasters in the Google Webmaster Help Forums. In one Google Webmaster Help thread, a webmaster noticed his site dropped in the search results and came to the help area to ask a Googler for help. The issue is, he lied - and it was a bad lie.

He ended his post saying, "I know nothing about these SEO thing." But then Googler, JohnMu, looked at his web site and on the site it said that his company is a "professional SEO company." John said it well, so let me quote him:

I'm a bit worried. On the one hand, you mention that you "know nothing about these SEO thing" - on the other hand your site mentions on that you're a "professional SEO company."

That being the case, John has looked past the little lie and asked him to elaborate on his issue so he can help him out. Isn't it nice that even after being lied to, John wants to help him out?

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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