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Is this a scam, she wants and answer today?!
[edited by: engine at 1:00 pm (utc) on Mar. 24, 2003]
[edit reason] no specifcs, thanks. [/edit]
The service on offer here is likely to be pay per click. The bottom line is you can get to the top for any word you want if you pay enough. If I have read this sone right they are offering to get you to the top on a search for your chosen domain name. Not much use if you ask me what about your products. You could even look at doing ppc yourself.
As a side not you may want to edit your post to remove the specifics you have mentioned and keep it general.
That sort of mention is not really allowed here.
e.g. company A has offered this service which claims that XYZ...
I'm not talking about this company in particular ;)
but people who claim guaranteed rankings within short spaces of time are scammers 99% of the time. They prey on people with little knowledge and experience of search engines and simply use whatever you pay them to pay the PPC engines.
>they have to put the people they say at the top of the search results
There are hundreds of companies who could get 'contracts' with the search engines mentioned above, which would mean that not everyone could be at the top. It would only take ten companies to have these contracts for the same words to prevent you from even getting a first page listing.
Ask them for an example of where these listings already appear for someone else. Look at the listings carefully and my money is on the fact that you will see 'sponsored listings' or some such next to the link - i.e. PPC or paid ad results.
Pay these people at your peril! Notice that the company themselves do not appear to be top of the engines mentioned for ANY keywords - wonder why that might be ;) you would think they would use this service themselves...
[You should not mention specific companies in your post. A mod will probably remove it you don't do it yourself]
[edited by: Receptional_Andy at 1:05 pm (utc) on Mar. 24, 2003]
If I offer to pay them more than anyone else for my terms they are under obligation to me. Simple as that. As engine said with requiring an answer now. That puts me off with any sales person, so much so I run a mile.
Wondering why it is cheap, well that is due to the fact that no one else will really want to pay for clicks/placement for your domain name. So from that perpective it is dirt cheap for them to promise your placement.
yes, and I have a special relationship with god because i am from <insert religious organization here>.
The only people with a 'special relationship' is a vendor such as overture or google adwords which provide paid results for the SE's above. Telemarketing, email advertising and other marketing needs to be critically analyzed for authenticity. There is no magic bullet for good search engine listings, and no marketing company has a special relationship with any search property.
Most of these places offer a money back guarantee, but I would not like to try and get my money back from one of them. They promise top position on one keyword, but for how long? If it is there for ten minutes per month, does that count that they have done their job? How much traffic would it bring you?