Fake Google+ Profile Pictures

fake.profilesWhy would anyone want to put up a fake Google+ profile picture?

If a business owner or business put up a fake profile picture it would certainly create a reason for mistrust. I know I wouldn’t do business with someone who was lying to me, would you?

Many Google+ users have been reporting frequent notices about new followers that they don’t know and appear to be attractive young women.

False accounts are easy to identify with minimal profiles and no posts. Why create a false account or false profile picture? We don’t know it’s for some unknown purpose, but how do you know if it’s a false account?

Do you have a notice that someone is following you that you don’t recognize and they appear to have a reasonable amount of followers and maybe they have some what appear to be legitimate posts? After viewing their profile if there doesn’t seem like much to go on or maybe you just want to know more about the person you are doing business with – use their profile image!

This is a great use for Google’s new image search. Just drag the profile picture into the image search query field and Google will identify  its best guess for the image.

If you’re doing your homework on lice treatment companies in Virginia Beach and want to see if a company is being truthful go to their Google+ profile and check out their profile image!

Happy Halloween from the staff at Let’s Be P.A.L.S and remember let your little monsters enjoy their day and comb for prevention!

Google+ Page: Lice Treatment Let’s Be P.A.L.S

By:  Julie B

 

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Bad Mouthing the Competition – Is it a Good Idea?

bad mouthing the competitionWe recently had an interesting customer service experience to blog about. The takeaway to share with readers is this: NEVER bad-mouth your competitors!

In the professional services industry, I believe these same truths apply:

  • Your clients want to hear what you do well, not what others fail to do well
  • Your clients want to hear how you can add value, not where others stumble

If all else fails, resort to the lesson your mother taught you growing up: if you cannot say anything nice, do not say anything at all!

Directly criticizing your competition makes you look bad. It makes you look unprofessional. It makes you look weak and worried and undermines the actual words coming out of your mouth. As a customer, I stop listening. This does not help you accomplish your presumed goal of making a sale.

  • DO talk about your strengths
  • DO explain why your product is strong / solid / high-performing / a good choice
  • DO emphasize what you / your company has to offer

Here’s our pledge to you:  We invest in our development, strive to continuously improve & learn to be of as much value to you as possible.  You’ll never hear us bad-mouthing our competitors & belittling their work. We want to empower you to make the choice that is best for you & to help you get rid of lice so you & your family can get back to life

There is a fine line between “badmouthing” and “libel/slander”. Read about
When Does Bad-Mouthing the Competition Become Defamation? and what the Virginia Supreme Court had to say about it.

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We’re Google Plus Verified in Virginia Beach

Head Lice Company in Virginia Beach Locally Owned & OperatedLet’s Be P.A.L.S a Head Lice Treatment service in Virginia Beach

Is verified in Google Plus in Virginia Beach – Well, because the owners live, grew up in & work in Virginia Beach and take pride in servicing our local community!

Join us on Google Plus and add us to your circles.  If you aren’t on Google Plus or it seems too confusing or otherwise you just aren’t into it – you should be! Rank My Website a local Virginia Beach digital marketing company and #VA can help with all your social media marketing needs. They specialize in helping small businesses get optimized like Seashore Bikes & Golf Cart Service, Dr. Margie Corney and many others.

Other Head Lice Treatment companies might service Virginia Beach, but they aren’t locally owned and operated.  Read about the Benefits of Doing Business Locally.

Here’s how to tell if  a local business is Google verified in your area. See the screen shot below. Next to the name of the business is a badge with a check mark if you scroll over it a pop up appears that says “Verified local business“. The profile below for Margie Corney is  a personal profile and personal profiles do not have to be verified and you won’t find the verified badge on them.  What if someone puts a false name or a business name on their personal profile?

Well, now you’ll know how to identify it and for goodness sake – DON’T do it. Google has built it’s business around trust and you can’t use a business name for your personal account. Set up a page for that and get it verified in your area! Falsified information is a no-no. Here’s our personal Google Page Julie B

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