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UH OH: Google Salesperson Promises “SEO Benefits” To Merchants Who Sign Up For New “Offers” Product

Posted on June 27th, 2011 by AndrewHazenCom  |  No Comments »

According to, Google is gearing up to launch its Groupon-killer, Offers, in New York.

After talking with merchants who have signed up to provide deals through Offers, we’ve learned that Google’s deals product provides merchants several key advantages relative to Groupon, advantages that could shake up the deals business.

We’ve also learned that at least one Google Offers salesperson in New York is promising merchants that signing up Offers will provide “SEO benefits.”

Specifically, a merchant tells us, the Google salesperson promised that merchants who sign up for the program will become “No. 1 in Google.”

We/I will be watching this very carefully!