This morning I got a call from David. He congratulated me on my new website (my website has been online since 1998, so not especially new, but <shrugs>). Then he told me to go to this website
to put my new website listing on the Internet. And gave me a PROMO CODE that would save me the setup fee! Well, of course, I immediately went to that website and discovered that the listing setup would cost $300. So just think! I saved $300.
But wait! There’s more! It’s only $49.90 per month for the company’s Gold Level Program! Less than $50 per month to be listed on search engines.
Of course all the search engines on the Internet list your website for free — and do it automatically. But if you sign up with David, you’ll get to pay HIM for something you could get for free. He sounded like a nice guy, so I wonder how many people will seriously consider giving him their money.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but I do know people who sign up for these things. One guy I know pays “only $300” a month to be sure his computer is free of viruses. Someone from another country regularly logs into his computer to make sure this happens. Yikes.
DON’T agree to any of these magical services, ok? If your computer is giving you trouble, take it to your local computer repair place. If you want your website listed on search engines, just put it online. The search engines will find it and list it.