1. As self-proclaimed local expert SEO firm with browser page title marked as “Home”.
2. "I’ve been an SEO expert for 17 years" (uh, Google just turned 15 this year)
3. "I am a DMOZ editor" (nudge nudge, wink wink I can help get you in…hey, is it still the 1990’s?)
4. “I’m going to sell you a domain name that will make you #1 on Google forever.”
5. From same SEO company as number #4, threatened a Kansas City law firm on voicemail: “Don’t mess with my boys” (really! proof right here)
6. They said they could get better pricing from Google than you guys could for Google AdWords
7. SEO ‘expert’ with an email handle:@aol.com
8. “We’re calling for Google to verify that your business listing data is accurate, please press 1 to continue”
9. “They said that they would buy my domain for me and give me hosting for free.” (really? will they hold your checkbook for you too?)
10. I’m a G+ expert (with all of 5 followers).
Be careful choosing your web design or Internet company in 2014. There is still a lot of snake oil out there, but at least some of it can still make us laugh!