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Fishing for Compliments

April 19, 2013


With a lot of work and long hours, we are quickly settling into our new home in Carrboro.  The parking lot berms are flowing, the stereo is pumping, and the wrenches are spinning.  As with all moves, home or business, things get lost and scrambled in the shift, and while most of the important things have been excavated, we are still missing one vital component: our Google presence.

It’s a weird world we live in, but like most businesses, large and small, our lifeblood is folks who find us on the internet, and since the move we have all but disappeared from Google’s algorithmic gaze.  Until the end of March, a simple Google search for “bike shop chapel hill”,  “bike shop carrboro”, etc. would yield a short list of local shops along with their customer ratings, and we were right up there with the best of them, but this “inter-city” move has proven a bit too complicated for the great oracle to fully conceptualize and all of our glowing reviews have vanished!

In the past, I’ve refused to fish for reviews, but these are exceptional circumstances and we’ve got to keep the doors open!

So, even though I feel like a slimeball for asking, here it goes: Please write a Google review for Back Alley Bikes.  It doesn’t even have to be a positive review, just an honest one (nobody’s perfect, after all).  Yelp is helpful too, but Google is the one that we really need.  Pretty please?

In case you need some motivational banter, there’s this:

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2013 11:09 am

    You owe me!

  2. April 19, 2013 11:32 am

    What is a google?

  3. April 19, 2013 12:18 pm
  4. Alex C permalink
    April 19, 2013 1:38 pm

    I have bad breath, so I’m glad I could leave the review online rather than make it in a face to face conversation and have it backfire on me. You all rock and deserve all the Goggle stars you get.

  5. Janet permalink
    April 20, 2013 5:20 pm

    How to you do the rating on google? I tried here,, but still couldn’t fingure it out and apparently others have too…Send us some instructions, obviously your fans would be glad to help…


    • Alex Cowell permalink
      April 21, 2013 12:45 pm

      Set up a google account first. When you sign in, search for back alley and click on the “review” link

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