Saturday, July 5, 2008

5 Most HATED Companies Online

this was written by Rhea Drysdale. Please link to her marketing blog.

5. Verizon

Verizon sucks

Google Search: “Verizon Sucks” = 17,100 results
Google Search: “I Hate Verizon” = 7,530 results

TOTAL VERIZON SUCKS POINTS = 24,630

Best of the Worst:

How Bad Can a Cell Phone Company Get?


4. Wal-Mart

Walmart Sucks

Google Search: “Wal-Mart Sucks” = 19,100 results
Google Search: “I Hate Walmart” = 17,700 results
TOTAL WALMART SUCKS POINTS = 36,800

Best of the Worst:


3. Comcast

Comcast Sucks

Google Search: “Comcast Sucks” = 26,900 results
Google Search: “I Hate Comcast” = 10,900 results
TOTAL COMCAST SUCKS POINTS = 37,800

Best of the Worst:

Comcast Technician Sleeping on Couch:


2. AOL

AOL Sucks

Google Search: “AOL Sucks” = 41,000 results
Google Search: “I Hate AOL” = 10,800 results
TOTAL AOL SUCKS POINTS = 51,800

Best of the Worst:

Canceling AOL Account:


The MOST HATED COMPANY ONLINE is…




1. Microsoft

microsoft sucks

Google Search: “Microsoft Sucks” = 64,800 results
Google Search: “I Hate Microsoft” = 81,800 results
TOTAL MICROSOFT SUCKS POINTS = 146,600!!!

Best of the Worst:

Chris Pirillo Calls Microsoft Outlook Tech Support:



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UPDATE – Some additions to the list:

If you can think of other companies that should be on here, please share them in the comments below or on digg.

MySpace

MySpace Sucks

Google Search: “MySpace Sucks” = 110,000 results
Google Search: “I Hate MySpace” = 70,700 results
TOTAL MYSPACE SUCKS POINTS = 180,700
(I think we have a winner, can anyone beat it?!)

Best of the Worst:

The Megan Meier Story:

(thanks to Drew from Digg)


Google

Google Sucks

Google Search: “Google Sucks” = 132,000 results
Google Search: “I Hate Google” = 27,000 results
TOTAL GOOGLE SUCKS POINTS = 159,000

Best of the Worst:

Note: The Google Sucks results are tainted by posts like this one from a friend, Barry Schwartz, who purposefully wrote about it in a humorous post and encouraged others to do the same. Also, the sheer number of Google users that are technologically advanced versus say a Wal-Mart customer is probably a huge difference. This means when a Wal-Mart customer gets screwed they probably turn to a lawyer or watch group rather than their blog.

You’ve Been Googled:

(I posted a video about Google, but on further examination it was clear that the beliefs of Less Everything weren’t in alignment with those of the speaker. We personally love Google and use all of their tools, so it didn’t feel right saying negative things about them. Besides I used Google to google everything, which seems to negate many of these comments. Also… Steve made me do it! So, enjoy this cute puppy!!!)

3 comments:

Matthew Rathel said...

I like the idea behind this article, but the problem I see with your data is that it focuses on the most popular websites on the net...which will, by sheer numbers, have the most antagonists. I would like to see numbers done by percentages...which websites have the highest degree of unfavorable posts per user/visit.

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It might be a LiveJournal but it's the same pure anti-AOL content I'd put on my own website - if I had one.

anti-aol said...

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