Say It With Beef Is In Trouble
For those of you who are short on time, I’ll give you the quick story, and the two expandable sections below will provide all of the details. I’m not asking for you to buy anything – seriously. Please read this if you have the time. Other than that, SHARE THIS PAGE. Share the CRAP out of it. If you know of an investigative journalist, let me know. Post this on Reddit, Facebook, etc. Just share it. I had an attorney contact me and say that I have a pretty solid case, but I can’t afford him. Justice shouldn’t just be for the rich.
Click to expand the following sections for the full story, and the short version can be found below.
What's This All About?
Curious how Say It With Beef went from the dream of a IT security engineer who was living in his car to a becoming a viral sensation? Interested in the deep, dark secrets of how to commit review fraud online, how Google up-ranks websites by BLINDLY gathering up reviews it finds on the site’s pages, and how an unscrupulous fellow Eagle Scout used them just to make a quick buck? Step this way, my friends – your journey is about to begin . . .
How Can I Help?
In each section below, I have pre-written material that you can copy and paste into the submission forms for each company, organization, or person. It’s pretty simple. If you have contacts whom you think could help (an insider, someone in the media, a rich uncle, etc), contact me via the final section.
I have a competitor, and for legal purposes, we shall refer to them as Douchey Douche Co. Some of you may have thought that we’re the same company. We’re not. Lately, he’s been creating loads of fake reviews on his site. Here’s why that’s a problem. On a private site, you can upload reviews in bulk, and there isn’t any verification to ensure that they aren’t fake. Google then BLINDLY gathers them from your site and up-ranks you for having more “user generated content.” It’s that simple, and it happens all the time.
That’s exactly what my competitor did to me, and as a result, he’s beating me in Google rankings for search results like “jerky flowers” and “beef jerky flowers.” I’ve lost a lot of sales and spent a bunch of money trying to fight him with ads, but that money is almost gone, and if nothing changes, I may go out of business. What he’s doing is illegal, and I’ve tried contacting Google, Shopify, Facebook, and even my Congressman, but I’m just one company with four employees, not Amazon. No one cares.
They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease. I need you to SQUEAK. That’s why I put together this page to make it dead-simple for you to email, call, or write letters to the people and companies below. I even put together pre-written letters so you can just copy, paste, and send. It doesn’t get much more simple than that. Check out the “How Can I Help?” section above for more details.
Please consider helping out. If it takes 15 minutes, I’d be surprised. This issue isn’t just hurting me – it’s hurting any other small company that tries to play by the rules.
Beyond contacting the people and companies in the section above, the biggest thing you can do to help is to SHARE THIS PAGE. I just want my story told. I want to put a stop to this and make a difference. Do you or someone you know work in the media? The more momentum I can get, the better chance I have of making an impact.
Thank you again for your help and your support of my business. I hope we’ll still be around the next time you need a way to Say It With Beef to someone special in your life.
Owner and Lead Carniflorist