No comments on the services they provide, but I know Paddy who owns the company and he's a good chap.
Search for top-pile using the webmasterworld search engine and you will find reviews of their services.
Your best bet would be to do a search in Google for Top-Pile.
|They just sent me an eMail solicitation and I really don't know what to think either way. |
How did they get your email? ;)
Have you tried the search you recommend? I get nothing on a search for Top-Pile: zilch, zip, zero, nada, bupkus.
Good question. I don't know how they got my eMail address--it was sent to an address I use for anything useless/public. I have other more private addresses I use, but this one is wide open to any and every spam assault out there. I use it because incoming mails pass through my ISP's (Verizon) in-house and ever-evolving anti spam filters.
[edited by: luckychucky at 5:11 pm (utc) on Aug. 26, 2004]
This Google search [google.com] will get you 5-6 WebmasterWorld threads on Top Pile.
Just to satisfy my curiosity, could someone please explain why WebmasterWorld's onsite search function can't find certain posts that Google can- am I alone in thinking this is weird?
Found this, in a post from June 27, 2003:
> It's just unfortunate that top-pile is, well, a bit of a running joke in the SEO community (if we're being honest, and no deliberate nastiness intended)
You will generally get better results using Google than the WW site search. It's due to the complexities of search and the vast amount of info that must be sorted through by the search engine. Google is simply more capable.
There are many forums on the web that have information on top-pile, their optimisation skills and the seo industries general impression.
I don't know much about top-pile's optimisation services and have never used their SALSA service (sounds kind of exciting though!).
But I have used top4clicks which is what I assume this post is about since it is within the ppc forum, and I can tell you that top4clicks is excellent. Traffic levels could be better but ROI is truly excellent.
I now have 5 different campaigns with them.