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Anyone heard of this
company with exclusive rights to number 1 placement

 2:01 pm on Mar 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have been contact by a company, who have said "Due to the fact that our service guarantees the number one position on all
major search engines we are privy to certain information and certain policy
changes within the search engine positioning structure so that every time
the search engines add to there criteria of how they rank sites we can keep
existing clients at the number one position and also place our new clients
"We hold the intellectual rights to the programme so that we are the only
company that can do this."

Sounds like rubbish to me can anyone confirm this?

[edited by: agerhart at 2:06 pm (utc) on Mar. 11, 2004]
[edit reason] removed company name [/edit]



 2:06 pm on Mar 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

you might wish to edit out the company name specifics or I suspect it will be done for you :) Not really allowed./

>>Sounds like rubbish to me can anyone confirm this?

I might be tempted to use stronger words :)

Chances are they will pick terms that cost pence and can put you "to the top" all year. Trouble is no bugger ever searches for those terms :) Get the picture


 2:22 pm on Mar 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

thanks for the reply, the beleieve they have a program that puts you to the top of all major search engines that they have the patent to... I assumed it was just another take on the same seo marketers trying to get business


 9:41 pm on Mar 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Never trust anyone that says they can guarantee a number one position on all search engines. Sounds very fishy to me.


 1:35 am on Mar 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

its a scam - No one owns or buys their way onto
google except google.


 2:28 am on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

sounds like politicians.


 3:18 am on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

i got contacted by a similar company today. total joke--they were expecting to give me the hard sell and were quickly humiliated. told me they could make adds apppear along with google adwords on google searches..umm okay, and can i have some oceanfront property in arizone.

probably talked to the same guy


 1:05 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

I got a call (I think) from the same company yesterday. Quick check told me they were link farmers and doorway makers.

The sales guy actually pretended to be his assistant to make himself look more important. (left a VM and then called back) Problem was his voice was pretty distinct so he looked even more like an idiot.

Tried to claim he didn't know what a link farm was, I told him that was exactly why I didn't want to talk to him and hung up.

Anyone who claims to have technology to get you to #1 but won't tell you how they get you to #1 should be avoided like the plauge.


 5:17 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

i had the guy pull the assistant trick as well


 10:03 pm on Mar 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

I get similar sounding unsolicited mail all the time stating things like: "We've noticed that you're not at the top of SE rankings for your industry terms..."

I don't quite know how to break it to them that, actually, I am... >;->


 11:32 pm on Mar 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

same idiot company called again today with the same stupid line.

i mean really- if they did any research on our company they would clearly see we need know help in the serps(for now)


 1:19 pm on Mar 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I got the same call a while back, asked him to but his proposal in writing including the guarantee and send it too me........I'm still waiting for it.


 12:50 am on Mar 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Again, it is a scam, and every other one out there trying to sell something similar. Had experience with these type people one year ago. One deal going around is that you can buy the right to a keyword people will supposedly enter in the address bar for "widgets x" and your site appears. Only problem is in 2 areas:

How many people type search terms into their address bar?

Even if they do, it only works if the searcher has enabled a plant on their computer to enable it to work.

Not many do that, and even worse, a lot of folks these days shop from work, and most businesses would never enable such a plant.


 8:10 pm on Mar 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

I honestly think these people would have disappeared like so much venture capital and acceptable industry terms like "burn rate".

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