Loads of Hacked Local Cape Cod Websites

Just for kicks I ran some searches on Google looking for hacked local websites. Google found 321,000 documents just searching for Cape Cod viagra. I poked around the first ten or eleven pages of results to see who had been hacked and found dozens of local websites that were hacked with hidden pharmacy links. A couple of the more well known “Cape Cod” sites were: Cape Cod Potato Chips The … Continue reading

Bad Press: A Reputation Management Case Study

A client came to me a couple years ago regarding a problem he was having when people searched for his name on Google. In his prior job, he was accused of sexual harassment and the local newspapers had published articles about the case that included his name in the articles. This created a huge online reputation management problem for him. The sexual harassment case was dropped, his name was cleared, … Continue reading

Local State Rep. Domain Name Follies

This past week a domain name dispute of sorts involving Representative Cleon Turner and his opponent Patrick Foran showed up in the Yarmouth Register and on Cape Cod Today whose parent company is also coincidentally Mr. Turner’s web design firm. Apparently Turner had let his domain name (cleonturner.com) expire and Foran picked it at some point a few months ago according to reports. I have been involved in domain names … Continue reading

Local Search Marketing & Optimization

Local search is red hot right now. I have been optimizing local search listings for a number of local businesses lately. These businesses cover a wide range of niches, so I have had a really good look at the Cape Cod area local search listings scene. From what I have seen in my research for clients, there are many local businesses missing out on more customers by not optimizing their … Continue reading

Toyota Recall: Local Advertising Opportunity

Local car dealers should take advantage of this story… Last week when the news broke that Toyota would be recalling millions of it’s top selling models because of a “sudden acceleration” problem with the vehicle gas pedals or floor mats, I started to monitor the search results for “Toyota recall” to see who would be jumping on the advertising bandwagon first. I noticed a few things within the first two … Continue reading