Wal-Mart SEO Services – For Cheap Asses Everywhere

It’s official you can get just about everything from Wal-Mart, and SEO is not an exception. Aaron Wall posted on his blog today that Sam’s Club, owned by Wal-Mart, will now be offering search engine marketing services, no joke, check it out.

The only thing I picture when I think of Wal-Mart offering search engine marketing services is a child in a Chinese sweat shop boiler room banging away at a PC for 20 hours a day adding SEO to sites. I imagine the customer service will be – outsourced too. Today I actually had to stop and ask myself, what is this industry coming to?

After going over the description of the services offered;

  • Profile creation tool with unlimited updates - I’m really not sure what that is exactly, but I am guessing an account for each client where profiles are created and keywords are researched (I hope) and chosen.
  • Profile distribution to major search engines and online Yellow Page directories like YPGuides. – I’ve never heard of YPGuides before, after checking it out it’s just another yellow pages site – good idea for local search.
  • Hand submission of your website URL to the major search engines and directories. – K, I’m definitely seeing the kid in the sweat shop on this one. Come on, hand submissions to major search engines??? This is an archaic way of submitting a site for indexing; today webmasters rely on sitemaps and feeds to submit pages for indexing in major engines – but I’m sure that’s what they meant.

I am definitely going to be creating an account with a new site just to check out the services, heck for $25/month it’s got to be the best SEO service around. I’ll keep everyone updated on how good the services are and exactly what it is they do for $25/month.

Today I pray I won’t not find myself as a unionized Wal-Mart employee servicing SEO clients anytime soon!

2 Responsesto “Wal-Mart SEO Services – For Cheap Asses Everywhere”

  1. That’s pretty scary. Well, funny and scary. They seem to want to take over the world. What’s next? They gonna buy Google out and make a Walmart Search engine. Sheeeeeesh!

  2. Nice post. I agree 100%. here’s some more info on social bookmarking

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