Heath Huffman - Latest Blog Comments http://www.heathbits.com/blog en-us New Business Cards - Marty Rogers <p>They're pretty damn sleek - what font are you using for the DoodleKit logo / header / title?</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:47:37 -0600 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/3725199/new-business-cards-#comment4260829 /blog/entry/3725199/new-business-cards-#comment4260829 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - bill <p>They are still up to their old tricks. Mine was delivered 20 days after the latest date they said they would deliver it. And then, it was by another company (Allied). While they did offer me $50 a day for every day beyond the promised delivery date, it doesn't make up for the hassle and aggravation.</p> <p>I signed my contract almost a month before the move date. The salesman had indicated it was similar to an airline reservation - the sooner I signed the contract the better they could slot me into their schedule. It was a lie. Don't fall for that trick!!!</p> <p>Also, I recommend with similar problems to complain to the Better Business Bureau and AMSA (Am. Moving and Storage Association). I didn't get any results until I complained to BBB - and then it was to promise a 'driver' 2 weeks into the future.</p> <p>Next time I'll go with someone else - like Allied.</p> <p></p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:07:45 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4243712 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4243712 SEO on Posterous - Why Is Google Not Ranking Posterous Sites? - Marty Rogers <p>R.I.P. Posterous.</p> <p>It was a great adventure. Sleep well.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:56:00 -0600 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/3333383/seo-on-posterous-why-is-google-not-ranking-posterous-sites#comment4204389 /blog/entry/3333383/seo-on-posterous-why-is-google-not-ranking-posterous-sites#comment4204389 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - Heath Huffman <p>Problem is that no cross country movers have good reviews. None of them. They are not many to begin with and almost anything written about any of them is a complaint.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:43:15 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4198195 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4198195 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - Michael Benner <p>This event shows the bad choice made in choosing a moving company. All this difficulties could have been avoided, if the service of a quality moving company is hired. Always look into the customer reviews on the company before hiring it.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:38:28 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4197968 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4197968 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - mark <p>I called several moving companies and only a handful replied and of those only North American showed up. The rep was polite and professional but the quote was much higher than we expected but with no other options had little choice. I rented a truck to move most of my shop equipment from NY to TN and we also brought all of our valuables and fragile items (guns, electronics, etc) with us. All I needed from the movers was to move trunks of prepacked items and the furniture. All of the trunks were labeled what room they were to go to. They arrived on time took a day to load and arrived at the destination quickly. The guys were nice enough and worked hard but that's where the good experience ended.</p> <p>Numerous items were damaged or missing. After several weeks I can conclusively say that one fan is missing completely another was destroyed and then hidden in a large trash can where we wouldn't find it until later. A set of shelves was destroyed and hidden in another trash can. Other items were removed from the crates they were in and were destroyed. Furniture was damaged by carelessly pushing it through doorways without taking off the door first. After I complained they took off the door but left without replacing it. They left trash everywhere: in a hurry to leave. After several days numerous trunks were missing from the kitchen and diningroom which I eventually found in the garage. They put trunks in the closest place they could find near their truck and I had to move trunks full of dishes upstairs with no equipment after I had paid them to do it. Two mattresses (one very expensive) were to have been boxed by them at an additional charge. They didn't bring any packaging materials so wrapped them in plastic wrap and pushed them on the dirty truck floor as the plastic peeled back. A $3,000 mattress protected by 20 cents worth of plastic wrap!</p> <p>I wrote to the sales rep to complain but he never acknowledged my letter so I can only conclude that this is normal and they don't care now that they have my money. For me that was the final insult: being ignored, and is the reason for this post. After paying them nearly $13,000 I'd expect not only better service but the courtesy of a follow up to see how things went and certainly at least a response to my complaint after I took the time to tell them what their people did. Thank God I didn't trust them with the most expensive, valuable or irreplaceable items. Looking back I didn't have many options but going forward I will make sure that I'm not placed in that position again. There's got to be a better moving company out there.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:32:43 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4187953 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4187953 Get Your Small Business Profiled On The Web - Heath Huffman <p>Hi Mike,</p> <p>Glad you liked Ben's presentation :). Actually, the ads on my site are using our ad tools that comes with the Business Plan. The free plan does have an ad on it at the top of the page, but its not like the ones you see here.</p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:30:13 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2690163/get-your-small-business-profiled-on-the-web#comment4184218 /blog/entry/2690163/get-your-small-business-profiled-on-the-web#comment4184218 Get Your Small Business Profiled On The Web - Mike Kohler <p>Really enjoyed Ben's presentation this morning at 1M Cups. I'm really curious about Doodlekit's free level. Is it safe to assume that this site of yours is an example of the free level? And that the Western Governors U. ad on this page is an example of how the free pages are supported? </p> <p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 15:25:21 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2690163/get-your-small-business-profiled-on-the-web#comment4183770 /blog/entry/2690163/get-your-small-business-profiled-on-the-web#comment4183770 SEO on Posterous - Why Is Google Not Ranking Posterous Sites? - Finn <p>I also experience that my blog is not indexed by Google. DuckDuckGo, Yahoo and Bing have indexed it alright. Twitter, Twylah and Identi.ca posts associated with the blog post get listed higher. Strange. </p> <p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:15:37 -0600 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/3333383/seo-on-posterous-why-is-google-not-ranking-posterous-sites#comment4151341 /blog/entry/3333383/seo-on-posterous-why-is-google-not-ranking-posterous-sites#comment4151341 Doodlekit New Release: New Feature Notes - CJ <p>In the pic in the about post what template is that being pictured..?</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:10:38 -0600 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/3597993/doodlekit-new-release-new-feature-notes#comment4138133 /blog/entry/3597993/doodlekit-new-release-new-feature-notes#comment4138133 SEO on Posterous - Why Is Google Not Ranking Posterous Sites? - Heath Huffman <p>Hey Geoff,</p> <p>The websites appear to be getting indexed by Google - If you do very, very specific content searches they will come up in the search results. So I don't think getting indexed is the problem - I think that for some reason Google doesn't like showing very many Posterous blogs in its search results. How or why it filters out these blogs I do not know...</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:04:01 -0600 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/3333383/seo-on-posterous-why-is-google-not-ranking-posterous-sites#comment4134953 /blog/entry/3333383/seo-on-posterous-why-is-google-not-ranking-posterous-sites#comment4134953 SEO on Posterous - Why Is Google Not Ranking Posterous Sites? - Geoff Jackson <p>We're also noticing this - we run quite a few Posterous blogs and getting them indexed in Google is almost impossible - this with backlinks from indexed sources, all with plenty of fresh, unique and original content - certainly worthy of being indexed.</p> <p>There must be some sort of devaluation for the Posterous network or some seriously poor markup that is screwing it's chances of getting indexed. Weird, because there are some Posterous blogs indexed...</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:09:36 -0600 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/3333383/seo-on-posterous-why-is-google-not-ranking-posterous-sites#comment4134083 /blog/entry/3333383/seo-on-posterous-why-is-google-not-ranking-posterous-sites#comment4134083 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - Paul <p>At the end of the day, North American Van Lines delivered our stuff 3 weeks late. A significant incovenience to our personal and professional lives, but not the end of the world. <br />The worst part of the move was dealing with the company representatives. Highly unprofessional. Every time we called, North American's representatives gave us the run-around. When we would call to find out about the status of logistics, they would just shrug their shoulders and tell us to call a different company phone number. This happened 8 times. They changed the delivery date at least that many times. We, then, had to coordinate each change with our new Condo Association, since 400 people share the same 2 elevators. <br />Finally, our stuff arrived today, and we had scheduled the elevator for a 4-hour window to move every thing in ... but they movers could not begin unloading our stuff. Why? Because they needed to be paid first ... with a cashiers check. After dozens of phone conversations with North American reps, no one told us to have a cashiers check ready. In fact, our contract says we can pay by credit card, which we eventually did, but not before several North American reps gave us their typical &quot;I'm sorry there's nothing I can do&quot; baloney. <br />In short, North American was able to deliver many headaches and excuses, but could not get us our stuff any where near the time the promised. The real shame is the the guys doing the heavy lifting were fantastic. They even took responsibility to solve the problems that corporate headquarters created.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:04:24 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4043393 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment4043393 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - Wayne Bieber <p>They moved us and said 4 days storage and 10 days before i get the Items,Well it will be 1 month until I get my things delivered. That is absurd. What should we do in the meantime. If I knew it was going to take that long I would of used another Company. If anyone is moving from Brooklyn do not, do not, use Approved Moving and storage on Kosciusko st. Jason who is supposed to be the GM didn't even care when I told him of the issue and not even a call. Please Please Please don't use that company.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:38:25 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3930103 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3930103 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - Heath Huffman <p>Excellent post Tom! I will be following up on all of these. Thank You!</p> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 21:44:10 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3505963 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3505963 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - Tom <p>Go to the above link to file a complaint with the FMCSA. Also post your complaint on movingscam.com and ripoffreport.com. Also keep all of your receipts and file a delayed delivery claim with them. You can get more than 900.00 for your delayed claim.</p> <p>NAVL On-Time Pledge: <br />When North American fails to perform transportation services within the period of time indicated on the Bill of Lading and Order for Service or on an addendum thereto, North American shall reimburse the shipper for reasonable commercial lodging expenses, 50% of reasonable food costs, and other out-of-pocket living expenses resulting from the delay, up to 100% of the linehaul transportation charge, and subject to the following notes:</p> <p>Note 1: This item applies only to shipments described in Item 102. <br />Note 2: This item shall apply only for shipments which weigh or are rated at 3,500 pounds or more. <br />Note 3: This item applies only to shipments transported between points in the United States (except AK and HI); and also between points in the United States (except AK and HI) AND points in Canada. <br />Note 4: Late pickup reimbursement applies only at origin residence; it does not apply on shipments loaded from SIT at origin. <br />Note 5: Late delivery reimbursement does not apply on shipments delivered to SIT at destination. <br />Note 6: This item does not apply on diverted shipments as described in Item 212 (Stopoffs or Diversions). <br />Note 7: This item does not apply when a delay is caused by conditions beyond North American’s control, including, but not limited to, circumstances as described in Item 114 (Impracticable Operations). <br />Note 8: When a shipment or portion thereof is lost or destroyed in transit, the provisions of this item shall not, apply to such shipment or portion thereof which cannot be delivered due to such loss or destruction. <br />Note 9: Reasonable dispatch rules contained in 49 C.F.R. 375.8 shall apply to this item. <br />Note 10: This item applies only when the shipper submits a written claim for reimbursement to North American within 9 months after delivery of the shipment.</p> <p>You can view and download their tariff at the following web address: <a href="http://www.northamerican.com/pdfs/NAVL_Tariff.pdf">http://www.northamerican.com/pdfs/NAVL_Tariff.pdf</a></p> <p>These are the rules and the tariff that is filed with the FMCSA and they must follow it. So keep you rreceipts.</p> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:05:56 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3502223 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3502223 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - Sherrie Holloway <p>Sherrie wants everyone that has ever used this company, with their terrible customer service,to feel free to list your concerns on here... these people have NO CONSIDERATION FOR THE TROUBLES THEY ARE CAUSING PEOPLE, EVEN WITH SMALL CHILDREN!!!! NO SENSE OF URGENCY TO COMPLETE A CONTRACT THAT IS OVERDUE BY ALMOST TWO WEEKS PAST THE DUE DATE TO DELIVER THEIR PROPERTY TO THEM. Now they are out of state with none of their items to use. Business owners have their business equipment in the truck sitting in KC, MO...while they are trying to &quot;work&quot; without equipment...what in the world would happen if this was an important person in &quot;their&quot; life? Like their brother or father? Bet it would get resolved really really quick....I think they need to be on TV as a CALL FOR ACTION to expose their lack of concern...!!!!</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:09:05 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3450343 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3450343 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - Marcie <p>My family had nearly the exact same experience with our move from Boston to Indianapolis. We signed a contract with a delivery date no later than 7/9. That date passed with the same scripted response that you received. When we were finally given a new date for delivery, we waited excitedly for the truck to arrive. Well, when the truck didn't show up after about an hour, I called North American and it was only then did they tell us that our belongings were still in storage in Boston! A couple of weeks after that we got a new delivery date and when the truck arrived, I nearly cried because I new something was wrong. It was some tiny little truck that couldn't possibly hold our entire shipment. Needless to say, it was another month before we got the rest of our stuff. During this entire time we got the run around and more scripted answers, nobody cared that we each only had 3 days worth of clothes and school was about to begin... It was a nightmare! Now, nightmare part 2 is taking place- trying to get some type of date as to when our damaged goods claim will even be reviewed! They haven't even reviewed it yet.. Scripted response... &quot;to be fair to our customers, we review them as they are received&quot;. What kind of BS is that? At least let me know you received it!! Thanks for letting me vent and know that I FEEL your pain.</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:08:36 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3445693 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3445693 North American Van Lines Review: Bad Movers, Bad Moving Company - The Wife <p>We signed a contract with them to ship our belongings, arriving in Seattle on a specified date. They have passed that date and have no intention of even starting the trip in the foreseeable future. Our truck is still in a storage unit in KC. Why do they have a contract with a date on it if they have no ability to resolve driver complications? Is there only one guy who drives to WA and he's on sabbatical? How could it possibly take this long for a large shipping company to find a truck driver? How long do they expect to keep us waiting? What has happened to our packed belongings sitting in the sweltering heat of who-knows-what storage facility in KC for 3 weeks (and counting)? We are incurring more costs every day. Not to mention our unlive-able living situation. They say it's unlikely to take &quot;months&quot;. Well, that's comforting...</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:14:38 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3433373 /blog/entry/2195603/north-american-van-lines-review-bad-movers-bad-moving-company#comment3433373 Never seen anything like this before.... - francis <p>oh, cold midwest... brrrrrr.... </p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 20:32:25 -0500 http://www.heathbits.com/blog/entry/427581/never-seen-anything-like-this-before#comment3380753 /blog/entry/427581/never-seen-anything-like-this-before#comment3380753