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Lewi Shitlist for $150 of SEO Services

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by Drokush, May 3, 2011.

  1. Drokush

    Drokush Junior Member

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    Didn't want to do this, but the guy doesn't reply to PMs or emails, so no choice.

    In December, I bought SEO services from Lewi for a small, but difficult search keyword in google, "free xbox live".

    After telling him the keyword, he quoted me 1-2 months and $250 for a top 3 position or $300 for first. That should have told me he was inexperienced but i had to take the chance on an extra $50 on the already low quote for a #1 guarantee.

    We agreed on half upfront half after. I sent the $150 via paypal.

    At the end of the 2 months I had around 1500 backlinks (mostly cheap blogrolls) and was around 5th or 6th position on page 1. 2 Months later i asked him what was taking so long and why no more links were being built, and he gave me a list of proposed changes to my site, some content changes, link changes, and meta changes. I did all of them, and since that point has ignored all PMs and Emails.

    Anyways, just wanted to warn you all not to buy SEO services from Lewi, the low quotes he will give you is do to the shitty quality of his backlinks and the fact that after a few months of not really trying hes just going to scam you and quit.
     
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    Though I don't know why he has refused to respond to you but the fact is that ranking in the search engines is not that easy, especially when promises or contracts are made as to the desired search ranking position.

    Even google cannot guarantee that a particular site would rank very high in the search engines. Everyone is building backlinks to sites in order to boost search ranking. But the truth is that such links are not a guarantee that you would be sitting there on #1 position.

    Hope he responds to you as lives according to his promises but I dont think Lewi is the owner of Google.
     
  3. Drokush

    Drokush Junior Member

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    Agreed.

    Although he seemed very reputable and $300 for a top position is extremely cheap, so I figured I'd take a chance, I was hoping for at least first page though.

    I realize there is no way he could guarantee 100% first place, but he did, so he could atleast build me a reasonable amount of quality backlinks and reply to my PMs,
     
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    I understand your point. It would be very wrong on his part to have promised you such a thing. Search engine ranking is not a very simple thing as to promise someone and make a contract on that basis.

    Next time, do a contract for SEO services like profile backlinks, blog commenting, article writing, etc. Do not pay for search engine ranking because it is very likely you would be disappointed. If you you pay for ordinary SEO services without guarantee of google #1 position and at the end of the day you rise to that top position after those services, it is a good thing. But if you dont rank, you would also not be disappointed too much.


     
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    probably would have been better to have said
    ille get you in the top 5 also google changes things
    so often there's no way to always keep up.

    ide say if you hit position 5 and only payed half
    the fee - ide say thats still pretty good
    ps no1 can guarantee no1 you can only aim for it.
    weather or not he got you to position 5 on so called shitty
    links or not he still did something
    is rank 5 better than nowhere - could be worse he could
    have done nothing and ran with your money
     
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  6. Tony Barns

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    I was in the same boat last year although it did help me in the long run since it improved my rankings for several keywords.
     
  7. brent360

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    Of course nobody can guarantee these things--that's a given nowadays. However, the nature of this as a service agreement pretty much implies a guarantee on his service--i.e. either he delivers or he doesn't get paid.

    I suppose the half-up-front agreement implies an "at your risk, no guarantee" deal... but for someone to simply start ignoring you is just bad form. :confused:
     
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    I said i was top 5 for a bit. As in for a week or so before he stopped paying for the crappy monthly blogrolls and now I'm nowhere near page 1.
     
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    First of all - Nobody can guarantee you first spot ranking. Although they can try but nobody can guarantee it. Secondly for that keyword I would charge you a fortune and say i will take at least 6 months. Now since you cant go back and change all this just keep these things in mind.

    I hope Lewi either refunds your money or complete the task he promised.All the best OP
     
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    Using google keyword tool for that phrase (free xbox live) for which you wanted to rank, these are the results:

    Global search - 246,000

    Local search (USA) - 165,000

    Competition - 2/10

    CPC - $0.39

    Not very competitive, low CPC, however, never rely on a promise to make you be at the #1 spot.
     
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    hay beans still some of us
    good guys left , we maybe less
    in numbers - but were still here