Friday, May 25, 2012, Intuit Websites and Go Daddy website builders

I just saw another commercial on The commercial does not promise that the world will beat a path to your door once they build your website. However these commercial indirectly mislead customers by saying they will 'promote' your website on Google, Amazon, Bing, Yahoo and so on. So they are inferring that you will get automatically seen for searches online. Well maybe, maybe not. It all depends, but that's another subject.

There are tons of these companies getting into the website design business. A few of them include Yola, Intuit Website, Go Daddy, Wix and many others. There is nothing wrong with these website template systems and for the most part with a little patience and some skill you can get a decent website up and running. Just keep in mind you do not own the website. You are leasing it. You are a web tenant. Also keep in mind they got your credit card number. So be careful and read the fine print. Ask questions. And if it is too good to be true then it usually is.

Footnote: These commercials also remind me of the get-n-shape machine commercials:
Rocket Ads in Just 10 minutes a Day
Jakes' Total Body Work Out
The Super Belly Cruncher.

Buy Now!, Buy Now! 

GEICO Commercials are just BAD advertising

GEICO sells auto insurance and does a pretty good job of taking advantage of seniors along the way. They also use some middle age and younger people, but the commercials that are shown the most feature seniors.

I am referring to the Insurance Taste Test Campaign. A fake taste test stand has been set up and people are asked if they prefer one cup of juice (or insurance) over the other. I have no idea what a high-price insurance tastes like, but I DO KNOW a commercial that is done in poor taste.

If a huge corporation like GEICO should not poke fun and take advantage of seniors. This is the lowest form of advertising.