Back in October 2008 I wrote a post about Joe Lara a real plumber from Southern California who over night literally had his business destroyed.
Google to this day shows over 1,250,000 million pages that have that phrase in a blog post or web page. Most of them vicious attacks against someone whom the media gave the title to.
Yet, these attacks affected so many real plumbers. Since it has been quite awhile or at least it seems like it, I thought I would look at how the search engine rankings had changed for Joe.
In October of 2008 Joe The Plumber Joe Lara’s website ranked #1 in google today it’s lucking to be in the top ten on google.
It would have been really nice if Google, Yahoo and Bing would have created a business listing to show local business in your area. Instead you’ll have to wade through ton’s of garbage to find them.
You have of course Wikipedia which as always tries to capitalize on every search term the can. Followed up by the opportunists who create a site to ride the momentum of that search term.
Today, it crossed my mind again, so I did a check and found Joe’s site at #7 on Google, #2 on Yahoo, and #2 on Bing.
You can read my original post about Poor Joe The Plumber, I hope you’ll take the action I recommend and help to restore their web rankings.