Deceptive business practice? You decide...

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by BogeyMan, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. BogeyMan

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  2. K. L. Rocket

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  3. ThumperX

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    Yep! Pretty unfreaking believable, you google Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals and what you get is their business name with a hot link to Eagle Rider's Reservation form.

    Dubbelju has a fairly small advertising budget. This happened earlier in the season as well apparantly Google suffers from the same lack of integrity!

    BOO HISS Eagle Rider, you should be ashamed!
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  4. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    This is pretty common for google ads. You pay to display what you want and choose your keywords. In this case the display ad and keywrods are a competitors business name.
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    That's messed up. Seems like there should be some legal action that could be taken, but for a small business, paying for legal representation and the time spent fighting something like this could be too much of a burden. Shame on Google and Eagle Rider.
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    x a gazillion


    that is the example of SCUM.

    I would like to see "Google" place the page http://www.dubbelju.com/dubbelju_blog/eagle-rider-and-their-deceptive-marketing

    as a top result of when you search on Eagle Rider.

    in fact... I would like to see THIS THREAD work it's way to top results for when you search EAGLE RIDER.

    and Review Eagle Rider

    Eagle Rider Review

    and anything related to Eagle Rider like yelp eagle rider :deal
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  7. Jeff aka BOLT

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    Totally common... My competitors use my name and trademarks in their search terms. It's shit but legal. The more successful I am the more I drag them up with me.

    They can't use your name on their ads though. Google will boot that when you complain... but you have to Police it. Yahoo, Google they all work the same. You gotta catch the scum and turn them in.
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    A lot of people are
    Learning from Chinese business practices.
    Sorry for your loss of business.
    Cheers
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  9. fallingoff

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    Good idea
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    Gotta use the other unbiased search engines. Then again, if you pay google enough for advertising, why shouldn't your company come up first? Is there a law that google broke while operating its own site? Now the govt. tells you how a nd who pops up on the search site?
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  12. ontrip

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    Welcome to the Google age- Common business practice now, Try searching any product and you will see a competitor show up, thankfully most times you will see that it is a "paid ad"

    The newest category is the "geo-grid targeting" ads where by a compancy will send an ad to your smart phone if you physically go near to a competitor they have identified.
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  13. QSrider

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    It's not happening to me right now when I google Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals... There is no Eagle Rider anything popping up...
    Maybe Eagle Rider got banned from Google for a while... They would deserve it!
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    :rofl

    always welcome the anti-gvt folks to a common sense discussion.

    :clap
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    well in the meantime, the pro govt cows march right into the slaughter house.
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  16. Jeff aka BOLT

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    What should be legal... Search for dirt bike forum and get a list of them all

    What should be ILLEGAL... and it is NOT... Search for ADV and get ThumperTalk

    Thats my only gripe. When you search specifically on my CO NAME or my registered TRADEMARK I don't think my competitors should get slots 2,3,4,5 next to me.

    I pay for 1000s of search descriptors... but being no. one in my slot my cheap ass competition only pays for two key words... my name and my trademark. They are creating nothing... just pilfering my business. I create the demand and they just steal from my ad work. So YES they are scum.

    If the search companies won't act ethically then the scum bag politicians should put it into law.

    Anyone that ever built a business and worked for themselves would understand this. Well unless you suck and the only way you can compete is by paying a guy in a monkey suit waving your banner to stand in front of your competitors shop :lol3
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  17. lynch180

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    Old lurker, new poster......
    I came across this a while back and thought that it was strange that I could not find a company I was looking for online.
    Defo needs to be stopped!!!

    Thanks to all the ADV members for all the valuable info over the years:clap
    I need to start giving back............
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    WTF does an ad placed on Google have to do with elected politicians????
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