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How to choose a service on the Internet

Nowadays, electronic gadgets are firmly in use, and with them the Internet. There, according to the trend of the time, the service sector is also moving. Even in my small city with a population of about 100,000, I can’t say exactly where this company or company is located (and whether it is located at all). And will-not-will have to look for information on the Internet.

And here you can encounter the problem of the quality and reliability of information, find a company that really provides services for a long time, quality and established itself in the market, or you can stumble on incompetent specialists or an interlayer company that collects orders and sells them to other companies, or even all at swindlers.

And here it is important to know what to look for in order to protect yourself to some extent and find a really worthwhile offer. This will be discussed in the article.

I am going to build a country house, I decided to approach the issue thoroughly and conduct research before making a project in order to calculate the foundation correctly. The question arose – to whom to entrust geological surveys. As I said above – I do not know who in our city is engaged in these works and finding information is not so simple. Therefore, I decided to study the Internet.

I’ll note right away that the sites I reviewed below seemed personally dubious to me, but I can’t say that their services are of poor quality and all the more so as they are scams. I did not use their services and did not call them, did not request data. The purpose of the article and my task is not this. I need to select several trustworthy candidates and call them already and decide who to turn to. Here are described the reasons why I sift the sites (and candidates), or leave as a fallback (as in this case) and what criteria I pay attention to.

Dumping
The average price for surveys when ordering drilling of two wells is 30-35 thousand rubles. In this case, the price differed favorably and was almost 20% lower. This is not always an argument in favor of poor quality, but if others are added to this moment, and the price is lower than the market by more than 10%, then a reason to think will appear for sure. But since the expression avaricious pays twice immortally, the low price performs the main function of attracting customers very successfully.

Service selection

Regional service site pages
So, a search for “Wedge exploration” has given me a lot of offers from companies operating in the Moscow region. The average price tag did not fall below 30,000 rubles. As a result, I found a site offering services in the Klinsky district and made a bookmark for the future, because I wanted to do research either in the fall or in the spring. So the picture with groundwater will be clearer. So, here is this company:

Service selection

This is the first fishing rod you can fall for – regional pages. They are made for better search engine performance. But the only thing worth paying attention to is whether there is an office or a representative of this company in your city so that you can communicate with him personally. There may not be an office, but it would be nice to see at least reports on the facilities in which work was carried out by this company in your area. If none of this exists, then you can already start to suspect something.

The page does not contain information about surveys in Klin, the text is typical, as well as on the other regional pages. Here is one:

Service selection

But it is worth noting that the physical address on these pages is still present – ul. Mira 25 (an office building, it is logical that there should be an office), but there is no contact information, office number, and Yandex cards do not know anything about this company at this address, and this is the address of the office building:

Choice of services Choice of services

You could work hard and add your company to Yandex-cards, since you indicate the address of the office building. There are no restrictions on this. It is noteworthy that at the main address of the central office there is an entry in Yandex maps (that is, there is an opportunity, it takes 2 minutes), but there is not a single review, which is also confusing.

Everything is more or less clear here. Maybe there is no person to monitor the site, there is no time, the office has closed, and the data has not been removed, etc. .. In extreme cases, you can call or ask Telegram a question, they have such a contact. But there is already doubt, too, which is not particularly good for business, because I am a target audience and a potential client. We are going further.

Non-unique content
This check item I usually start with a photo. Often I finish them, because it turns out that everything is licked. In this case, I decided to stop at the photo I liked and check it. In the screenshot on the left:

Service selection

We search by the history of the use of the image in Yandex-pictures (you can duplicate the search in Google for accuracy):

Choice of services Choice of services

It turns out that at least 3 different sites use the same photo. What can it talk about? Either a certain office has several different sites collecting orders, or webmasters who made sites in one thematic niche saved up each other’s laziness and nonsense. I think that in this case the first.

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