GOOGLE RANKING

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  1. BIGSHCLUNK

    BIGSHCLUNK FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Just curious, does a business's Google ranking come into play at all when you are looking for a product or service? I (kinda) get it for restaurants / hotels and the like. But I'm talking about anyplace else. You know.... building supplies, auto parts, farm an fleet. I was talking about it with another business owner today and we concluded that a good ranking does not seem to affect sales. This was prompted by a recent call I had from GODADDY wanting to handle all of our social media accounts for only too damn much money a month. Yes we do have a FB page for the shop (which is usually people asking stupid questions about something posted 2 years ago). We don't do snapchat or any other such nonsense. Maybe I'm just old...… :bs_flag:
     
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    • Lefty71

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      I don't think it means squat, or at least not yet. And keep in mind that saying you are old puts you in a very large, diverse group. :asskiss::elmer::carrot::mob:
      Now, get off my lawn lol!
       
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      • dryheat

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        SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a very confusing and highly competitive industry ... they will gladly take your money and it may or may not improve your rankings / sales. If you have your own website (not just a FB page) it can improve sales but the costs will often out weigh any additional revenue generation. (PS ... I have 44 years in the IT industry)
         
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        • BIGSHCLUNK

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          Yes we do have a website managed by HIBU (the main Yellowpages competitor). WE currently have a 4.5 Google rank.... I dont believe that "rank" has done jack $hit on terms of business. I get solicited weekly on improving our SEO. I cant fathom anyone else knows anything different from what they do. Altho I have heard a crap load of unsubstantiated claims. From what I've seen (been in business for 35 F'n years) it's more about how much $$$$ do you want to throw into it. As my dad (96 years old) would say... buncha bullshit....
           
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          44 years in IT, damn.
          Were you a mailman prior to 1985?:poke:
           
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          • Cranky

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            I generally look at the Google rankings but with a grain of salt but mostly ask people that I know if they've had any experience with a particular business. The way people are now a days, if they are in a bad mood when they go somewhere (which so many seem to be these days), it won't matter how nice they were treated or what happened to them...they're going to give a bad ranking.
             
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            That's funny. No I started in 1976 on IBM Mainframes using punch cards ... technology has advanced just a little bit since then.


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            • Lefty71

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              Amen to that! I used to work on dry cleaning machines that used punch cards. Even that was too difficult for me to understand, lol. Thank God I understoood the mechanical aspects of the machine, meaning luckily I got the steam, Perc, drain, recirc, refrigeration, yada, yada.
               
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