Do the right thing Google
There is something I have to get off my chest Google. I am a lifetime small business owner and entrepreneur. I have a little club management application called FirmPOS that has been on the Internet since 1998. I have been diligent to keep the website full of original, relevant content. I have tried to stay up on SEO best practices. I have always used white-hat methods in hopes of keeping my site visible to people searching the Internet for Club Management Software.
I have poured my heart into this work for almost 25 years. Working non-stop, 90+ hour weeks, month after month, year after year. I love my customers. I love to code... it's all I do.
My customers depend on FirmPOS, so I invest just about everything I make back into my little enterprise. This business is all I think about.
And you are killing it.
No one can find me because you have positioned all the 'pay to play' companies like "Wild Apricot", "Capterra", "Top 10" lists and of course, every single venture capital player at the top of the search.
Many of which don't even offer solutions for Club Management. Most are peddling gray-hat, pay-to-play "Best software" lists that point to their venture capital funded partners. It's getting worse every single day.
This needs addressed and changed quickly.
FirmPOS doesn't even show up in the first 100 results. No one can find my small business Google. You've buried my site under tons of non-relevant, gray & black hat content and I want to know why.
You are the Gateway to the Internet. "Just Google it" is what every person on the planet thinks when searching for what they need.
Either take money for advertisements or be the gateway to the Internet. Doing both is a huge conflict.
How can you not see that taking money for positioning and placement is a deep violation of your duties to provide a fair, even playing ground to anyone on this planet that works hard and does the right thing?
SEO is now dead and small companies like mine cannot afford to pay you for positioning.
Yet, in the same breath, you go on and on about equality and fairness to humanity. Who is going to help me? How will my little company survive? You have BILLIONS of dollars Google. Do you need more?
We need your help now.
Covid-19 has created worldwide chaos for the health club vertical and we are doing everything we can to continue building solutions for these wonderful people.
Growing a successful business is hard enough when the playing field is fair. I am carrying the weight of the world on my little shoulders and you are crushing me.
This has effectively made it impossible for my digital business to be found on planet Earth.
We need you to help us.
FirmPOS Software has been on the internet, offering relevant content for over 20 years. We have worked hard to build a mature, stable and innovative platform that is thoughtfully designed. We deserve placement that allows people to see us.
Please do the right thing.