Yesterday I found out when he mailed me a glossy advertisement for the
service deparatment that the dealer where I bought a used car 6 months
ago made up a webpage with my first and last name as part of the url.
And my home address on the page.
I've gone to a lot of trouble to keep my home address out of the phone
book and off the web.
My name is in the high level domain area, between www and .com.
Do you think search engines will find it? So far I think they
Hard to say. When I first did web pages, where I list everything, I got
a lot of notice, but the web has grown exponentially since then and it's
hard to get noticed.
Tell the offended party to take it down but I have a phone line I use
for business that is listed at a locksmith's site and no matter what
I've done, its still listed and every few months I get a call for a
On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:48:11 -0800, "Jon Danniken"
Yes, it's just like that. www.MickyMouse.servicemyFord.us assuming
my last name is Mouse.
So they don't have to register the name, and put it on the list of
domains google starts crawling from??
How does the DNS find it then?
The first thing I would do is to call the dealer and ask them why they
did that and ask them to remove it. Then let them know why you will let
everyone possible know not to patronize their business because they
don't respect personal privacy.
Yeah, I'm going to do that, but first I wanted to know how annoyed I
should be, and how strongly I should point out to them** that they
risk harming a customer.
**Okay, now I'm going to be sure to tale to the Parts and Service
Director, instead of someone lower.
I'm 700 miles away so I can't really do that. :(
BTW, when I got to the webpage, there was nothing there except a
sruvey they wanted from me, in return for a free but unspecified gift.
Thie gift might be a rear-view mirror pine tree air freshener,
And google map instructions on how to get to the dealer. If I managed
to buy the car, surely I can get to the dealer again.
I thought maybe I'd be able to take my phone of their every 3 month
call-me list, to remind me I need an oil change, but no.
Likely some facebook/twitter devotee who thinks everyone's bowel
movements, cereal choice and activities by the second should be
publicized made the decision to have the program. I would make noise
until I got as high up on the food chain as I could.
There are various sites where you can post your experiences with
A good point. I do know about those pages.
In reply to your other post, the high level domain which is the part
with my name has to be registered, if I understood you correctly, and
that means for sure that search engines will read the new names on
the registration list and find this page eventually, right?
If you learn HTML you can put meta tags onyour webpage that speeds
things up a lot.
Bit here on the topic.
If you do your webpageon some word proceesors eg "Word", you can save
as a webpage and it puts some in automatically but mostly crap you
This guy does NOT want his page found. It should be easy to get rid of it,
or leave a blank page.
There was a day way back in the early browsing Internet, one day I entered
my name, gregs page, and found infosearch had found it. I was amazed. That
was it, there were no other gregs page. There was a time when google would
not recognize my gregs page. Now, when you search gregs page, it's right
back there near the top!
When I did my site there was a place to put in key words. My site always
comes up on the first or second page of most searches.
If interested, I'm taking orders again but only for awhile. Send me the
specs and I'll build it. Prices are negotiable.
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