Wednesday, June 20, 2012
One day I was googling myself (!) to locate a quick link to information, when I suddenly spied something quite curious in association with my name.
At the top of the page, Julian Ayrs was “tied in” with a bold eye-catching ad for a “tree trimming” service in the Valley (Los Angeles).
Next to the slick promo there was an icon which read:
Why this ad?
Being the curious individual that I am, I clicked on the link.
A google message informed me that since I made a “search” on “tree trimming” recently, the ad was generated automatically.
The search engine noted that I could block the ad if I chose to.
My knee-jerk reaction?
Of course, I’m going to zap it into smithereens.
The ad placement gave the impression that I was endorsing Jose’s garden shop and tree-trimming-service.
Google appears to be slyly using their client list to promote products they are also representing – without first obtaining the consent of the individual – or making any contractual agreements for fees and/or commissions!
Isn’t that illegal?
Stay posted for updates!
Posted by Julian Ayrs at 11:35 AM