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Jill Olkoski

Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

She currently owns Aldebaran Web Design in Edmonds (near Seattle WA) and enjoys educating her clients on topics related to small business website design.

In Jill's previous life, she spent 17 years in the engineering and quality organizations of a Fortune 100 tech company.


SEO Phone Spam – Are You Ready For Google’s Upcoming Platform Change?

January 13th, 2010

Phone Spam: A client of mine just received a cold call from a Washington state SEO company, who offered a free website review to see if his website “would be negatively impacted by an upcoming Google Platform Change”. Scary huh?

I called this particular company to find out a) what this mysterious “platform” change is and b) how they got websites prepared. Their answers made absolutely no sense to me.

So if you get a cold call from a company who tries to scare you into hiring them to do SEO work because of an upcoming mysterious (scary) Google change, do your homework, ask your web designer to check into them, or make sure you can independently verify all of their claims.

Google changes their algorithm all the time, and usually most of the changes are to improve the performance of their search engine. So if your website is not using “black hat” (unethical attempts to trick Google), you should have no fears of any upcoming Google changes.

J. Olkoski
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.

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