Thanks for the replies. I was not even considering using this, or any company for that matter. We've been doing our own work since 1996 and while I'm no expert I know that what they're promising is short lived at best. I sometimes like to let them rant on about how awful other companies are and what makes them so much better. I was especially disturbed this time though on the request for free product. That's a bit over the top don't you think?
I dont know if its over the top all the time. I have had clients pay me in cash and product. If its a product I can use I may even propose to the client that I will take part of my fee in product. Then again I work for myself and I can do that. Most "companies" do not work that way.
I generally do not gurantee placement, however, I explain to the client that if the search term is not competitve there is a good chance they will break the top ten.