SEOs may find a niche calling for some seriously heavy work if the allowance of an Australian court to serve legal notice online catches on. American rapper, Flo Rida, failed to appear at an Australian music festival in breach of a contract for approximately $55,000. Without him being on the continent, serving him papers would have been unreasonable and expensive – something many people have exploited in the past to basically get large sums of money. Although they could have him barred from entering the country, they wanted their money back.
For the first time, so far as anyone knows at least, the court ruled he could be legally served via Facebook notification. While it sounds bizarre. There is some sentiment that this may prove to be one way to compel scoff laws of all types to appear in court. It has long been a problem for many process servers to locate people physically. Locating people online often proves easier as most people have some presence.
There is talk that within a few years, SEOs and other online specialists may be used to create a virtual bounty hunter team that locates and serves people online. It is a novel idea at the moment, but it may become something that proves effective. The notion that creating large highly visible communities to do nothing but serve legal notices on local and international levels is already being kicked around. It may not be a big deal for SEOs right now, but fore those that can rank such a community early, it could be huge in the future.